Research actually shows that women are slightly more likely to be pro-life than men. A problem that leftists have is that they claim to represent all women, all workers, all minorities, all gay people, etc. when it’s simply not true. By Matthew Yglesias Vox The gender gap on […]
Here comes another culture war escalation. The Week Staff September 19, 2021 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via Email With the Supreme Court poised to revisit the landmark ruling this fall, at least 22 states are readying to outlaw abortion. Here’s everything you need to know: Is Roe […]
By Joshua Prager, The Atlantic Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, never had the abortion she was seeking. She gave her baby girl up for adoption, and now that baby is an adult. After decades of keeping her identity a secret, Jane Roe’s child has chosen […]
This is really interesting. As the wider culture, particularly among the elite, has moved sharply leftward, the deeper red zones have at times taken a sharp turn rightward, and not just on abortion. How long before the system cracks? By Emma Bowman, NPR More abortion restrictions have been […]
Cambridge Will Recognize Polyamorous Partnerships and Other Domestic Arrangements With More Than 2 Adults
Polyamory is now working its way into the mainstream as well. By Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason Cambridge legalizes polyamorous partnerships. The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will become the second municipality in the country to legalize domestic partnerships between three or more people. On Monday, Cambridge City Council approved […]
The trans rights movement is the new gay rights movement, and the sex worker rights movement is becoming the new trans rights movement. I’m beginning to see articles like this in the mainstream press much more frequently. By Anya Jabour, Washington Post New York lawmakers are engaged in […]
Interestingly, Lyft has issued the following statement concerning the Texas abortion. If Roe is either de jour or de facto repealed, the culture wars and political conflict are going to escalate fairly dramatically. Dear Lyft Riders and Drivers, A new Texas law, SB8, threatens to punish drivers for […]
One thing that is really interesting is that while the general culture and institutions have taken a sharp turn leftward in recent times, the right-wing undercurrents have moved further rightward. This works in the favor of the pan-secessionist framework because of the escalation of tensions involved. A revival […]
Saagar and guest host Marshall Kosloff provide a quick rundown of the Texas abortion law and the Supreme Court’s handling of it. Just as a reminder, Krystal is on vacation and she will be back next Thursday.
Team Rising weighs in on the newly implemented Texas Heartbeat Act. It is one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation and allows private citizens to sue providers for abortions administered as early as six weeks after conception.
A great victory of the lumpenproletariat against the banksters. Team Rising reacts to OnlyFans dropping their planned ban on sexually explicit acts.
By Allan Stein Epoch Times Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he received a letter from the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services determining that genital mutilation of a child through gender transitioning surgery constitutes child abuse. Abbott had directed DFPS to issue a determination on the […]
Spreading ‘human rights’ at the tip of a bayonet: the LGBT agenda has now become a tool in Western foreign policy across the globe
By Glenn Diesen, Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. Follow him on Twitter @glenndiesen Russia Today When it comes to issues of ‘human rights’ and individual liberties, every country in the world takes a different stance. Culture, religion, and […]
A conservative Christian response to the trans movement. In my experience, the views expressed in this article are fairly representative of the “anti-trans” sectors of the conservative religious milieu. By Jim Arrington, The American Conservative The Supreme Court of the United States has once again revealed that they […]
Whatever one thinks about polyamorous marriage, this article is a must-read and an excellent discussion of how “our system” actually works. It also has a pretty good overview of the differences between progressives, liberals, social democrats, and neoliberals. By Michael Lind, Tablet Progressives could legalize polyamorous marriage by […]
So much for the Left’s fear of a socially conservative turn on the part of the SCOTUS. Notice that two of Trump’s appointees refused to hear this case. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to […]
If Roe is overturned, it just means that individual states will have their own policies, many of which will be more liberal than Roe. And if there was a federal ban on abortions, many liberals may well become states’ rights conservatives overnight. Activist, Lauren Windsor of The Undercurrent, […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Sometimes I can’t help but feeling like the Ebenezer Scrooge of Pride Month, pissing on everybody’s parade from my high horse of moral superiority. It’s not that I’m not proud of my people. Quite the contrary. We survived […]
Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing titled ‘Understanding the Fight to Protect LGBTQI+ Rights in Europe and Eurasia’.
From 27% to 70% in 25 years. Now if support for the overthrow of the government could only grow at the same pace.
Center for a Stateless Society In this episode of The Hadal Quadrants, host Leslee Petersen speaks to activists Kitty Stryker and Cathy Reisenwitz about sex work, decriminalization, and the bills FOSTA/SESTA and its impact on sex work and internet culture. LISTEN MORE
By Dan Boyce, NPR There’s a 6-foot-tall fence going up around the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch in rural Custer County, Colo. The people who live there say they need it because they’ve been the target of harassment since they relocated the trans-friendly ranch there in 2020. The perimeter fence […]
I have long believed that there will eventually be a movement to legalize polygamy in the US, between the polyamory movement, immigration from cultures where polygamy is acceptable, and the growth of religious and ethnic subcultures that embrace polygamy. Pan-African Alliance Black polygamy has been low key trending […]
By Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times The district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., moved to dismiss thousands of cases dating back decades, amid a growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to prostitution. The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would no longer […]
I always knew this would happen. I think we are moving toward a time when there will be more restrictions on traditional civil liberties, e.g. excluding “hate speech” from the 1st Amendment protections, restricting religious liberty in the name of LGBTQ rights, chipping away at the 2A, rolling […]
The fact that this legislation could not pass even in Arkansas, with a governor who is a former head of the DEA, indicates that the “cultural left” (or at least cultural liberalism) is now almost completely hegemonic, with the exception of peripheral institutional, socioeconomic, subcultural, and geographical sectors. […]
By Jamie Watters, The Guardian Asexual representation is becoming more common – but the orientation is still widely misunderstood. Not wanting sex is not the same as not wanting romance or intimacy – something, its advocates say, the rest of us would benefit from learning Yasmin Benoit realised […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss the latest updates in the ongoing scandal surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz.
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
This is an excerpt from my conversation with Aella.
By Cathy Reisenwitz, AVN Whorephobia is Real. Sex Addiction is Not. On March 16, Robert Aaron Long went on a deadly rampage at three metro Atlanta erotic Asian massage parlors. The myth of sex addiction and racist hysteria around sex trafficking hysteria have a body count. By perpetuating […]
By Vishwam Jamie Heckert, Gavin Brown, Lewis Call, Laurence Davis Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived […]
The way the trans athletes drama will probably unfold will be something like this: More and more red states will ban transwomen from participating in women’s sports. Then the federal courts will step in and declare such bans to be discriminatory and unconstitutional. Sports leagues will adjust by […]
Not sure about the source on this but the story seems to be legitimate. Snake Baker, Daily Stormer I wish we could say “at least we’re getting funny headlines in 2021,” but these are all headlines we could have had going all the way back to 2017. Other […]
I’ve often pissed off social conservatives by defending the rights of cultural groups who favor these kinds of “alternative” family arrangments to do their own thing, just as I have pissed off leftists and progressives by defending the rights of cultural groups who favor polygamy, arranged marriages, and […]
Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Valentine’s Day is a bitch for the weirdos and trust me dearest motherfuckers, they don’t come much weirder than me. I’ve long fancied myself a hopeless romantic with a heavy emphasis on the hopeless angle, but lets face it, […]
I have noticed that in relatively recent times the sex worker rights movement has grown significantly. I expect this to escalate in the same way that the gay rights and trans rights movements did previously and, like the TERFs vs trans conflict, the SWERFs vs sex workers conflict […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Even a bitter Queer curmudgeon like myself has to begrudgingly admit that we’ve come a long way, baby. I don’t know if I can join the chorus of pretty pink-washed celebrities in singing “It gets better!” After all, […]
By Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press Washtenaw County’s new prosecutor says his office will no longer pursue charges against adults who engage in consensual sex work, a move that national advocates praised as a win for marginalized people. The policy directive that Prosecutor Eli Savit issued Thursday applies […]
Keith, Emma & RJ 01/01/21 – We’re back in business, historic spike in drug overdose deaths under COVID-19, governor Sisolak shut down Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the least sober place on the planet, Carl Jung and the origins of mental illness, Don Wells just died of […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Maybe you missed it, but there is a second terrifying virus spreading like spilt milk across the media zeitgeist. A hip new mental illness plaguing that precious resource known as teenage girls. All across the country our precious […]
Glad to see AOC taking the actual libertarian position on this issue as opposed to the SWERFish feminazi position. By Lucy Diavola, Teen Vogue Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined the discussion around a viral New York Post hit piece targeting a New York City medic who started an […]
As I have said many times, the function of the Supreme Court is to arbitrate public controversies for the purpose of formulating a position that reflects the dominant consensus of the power elite and “educated classes.” Leftists and rightists who get so worked up over Supreme Court nominees […]
By Cathy Reisenwitz I intended to write a very short history of pornography censorship and obscenity in the US. As I mentioned in Why you can’t flash yo titties on Zoom, I’ve been mildly obsessed with pornography censorship ever since I tried (and failed) to find consensual non-consent […]
By Walter L. Williams, The Guardian Native Americans have often held intersex, androgynous people, feminine males and masculine females in high respect. The most common term to define such persons today is to refer to them as “two-spirit” people, but in the past feminine males were sometimes referred […]
By Cathy Reisenwitz, Sex and the State If you want to change people’s minds it’s often helpful to understand what they think and why they think it. It’s helpful to know the reasons they’ll give you. But it’s even more valuable to understand the emotions behind the reasons. […]
Good luck with getting Kamala to roll back any aspect of the police state. By Cathy Reisenwitz Kamala Harris’s election as U.S. vice president is truly historic. Harris is the first woman and first Black American to serve as vice president, the first Black woman ever even nominated […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist […]
By Chase Strangio Out Kamala Harris has spent her career building the carceral state. She is a skilled prosecutor, a believer in punishment and prisons, and has specifically targeted trans people and sex workers in the past five years. I believe that people can evolve but I don’t […]
The gay mayor vs the SJWs. Break out the beer and popcorn. It’s interesting to see a mainstream progressive like Krystal or FDR populists like Thomas Frank pointing out what I have been saying for 20 years. Krystal Ball gives her thoughts on the allegations against Democratic Congressional […]