Gender

Chappelle Upstaged by Convict

Featured image If Dave Chappelle was convicted of a crime, the comedian said in his new Netflix special The Dreamer, he would claim to identify as a woman so he could be sent to a women’s prison and there make special demands of the girls. Chappelle is a highly original performer, but that has already been done. Back in 1980 in Los Angeles, Rodney Quine gunned down Shahid Ali Baig, a father »

No Dodging The Democrats’ Degradation, or, “We’re All San Francisco Democrats Now”

Featured image You would think a team named “Dodgers” would know how to dodge a culture war battle they can’t win (see: Target, Bud Light), but no, the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to get picked off in the most embarrassing fashion in a pickle-style rundown entirely of their own ineptitude. Surely the conservative (and Catholic) O’Malley family that used to own the Dodgers—before the onerous estate tax forced the family to sell »

Trans-Madness

Featured image I don’t know whether it is an overstatement to suggest people with “gender dysphoria” have a mental illness, or whether there is a social contagion at work (like the anorexia epidemic among young women a couple decades ago that ultimately faded out to a large extent), but scenes like this state legislator in Nebraska aren’t reassuring that there’s a rational defense of the trans-phenomenon. (Wonder what she will do when »

Bud Light Used to Know How to Lighten Up

Featured image Maybe the Bud Light marketing disaster—sales are down by about 25 percent since the Mulvaney Miscalculation—ought to be taken as an indicator of the larger capitulation of our culture to the nihilist left. Because once upon a time, about 30 years ago, Budweiser had a different perspective on the trans thing with this ad: Imagine the uproar if Budweiser used this ad today. Actually you don’t have to imagine at »

So, What Is a Woman?

Featured image The Daily Wire’s brilliant documentary What Is a Woman? stars Matt Walsh and was produced and directed by my friend Justin Folk. One might think that, after all this time, liberals would be prepared to answer that simple question. Not so. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona appeared before a House committee on Tuesday, and Congressman Andrew Clyde asked him that elementary question. Clyde couldn’t get an answer, although, to be »

A Walter Hudson footnote

Featured image Yesterday I posted video of the remarks of newly elected Republican Rep. Walter Hudson opposing the DFL bill seeking to establish Minnesota as a “trans refuge.” I posted the video here. It warrants viewing if you haven’t watched it yet. At about 1:00 of the video, Walter mentions “this interesting Venn diagram between what is considered gender-affirming care and what is elsewhere to be considered crime….” The author of the »

Walter Hudson is the man

Featured image The trans moment seems to me the culmination of the culture war. The denial of nature and reality, the destruction of the family, and the demand for our submission are what it’s all about. Minnesota’s manifestation as a “trans refuge” captures the moment perfectly, as does the utter capitulation of regnant institutions such as big business and the media. Newly elected Republican Rep. Walter Hudson has distinguished himself by his »

The Culture War About to Become Violent?

Featured image Whenever there is a mass shooting it is usually wise to wait until full details are available, as early reports are often wrong or incomplete. I did think it odd this morning that the mass shooter at the Christian school in Nashville was reported to be a female, as female mass shooters are extremely rare—only four in U.S. history according to one report I’ve seen. Then it was reported that »

Let’s go crazy, trans edition

Featured image Minnesota Democrats now control the political branches of state government and they have lost no time advancing the agenda of their crazed base. It is difficult to keep up with the madness. Most recently, they have made the national news with a “trans refuge” bill that is making its way through the legislature. The bill passed the Minnesota House early Friday morning last week. (John addressed the executive order that »

A lift too far

Featured image You may have heard about the Minnesota state court decision ruling that USA Powerlifting must permit the male trans athlete JayCee Cooper to compete as a woman. The decision has been widely reported in the national press. NRO’s Ari Braff, for example, has a story on it here. It is a story that has been reported in outlets including the New York Post, Fox News, NBC News, and UnHerd. Cooper »

The Sex-Change Lawsuits Begin

Featured image Survey data indicate that a high percentage of people who underwent sex-change operations when they were young eventually regret it. The data also suggest that most minors who express gender dysphoria have a multitude of problems, including, in many cases, autism. Yet sex-change clinics around the world frequently hustle disturbed minors into permanent, life-altering chemical regimes and brutally invasive surgery. Most people, if asked, don’t support sex change operations on »

Global Elites Conspire Against the Rest of Us

Featured image The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos kicked off yesterday. For a long time I didn’t take the Davos elite-fest seriously, but it has gained steam: This WEF summit features a record turnout from many of the most powerful government and corporate officials. There will be 379 public officials attending, including 30 heads of state, 56 finance ministers, 19 central bank governors, 39 heads of global organizations, including the »

Why No One Trusts the CDC

Featured image The Centers for Disease Control is one of a number of formerly-respected federal agencies that now have fallen into disrepute. CDC has become a tool of the Left in general, and the Democratic Party in particular, and it seems that the people who run the Centers are more interested in political activism than in disease control. Thus CDC’s latest initiative: a self-assessment tool for “LGBTQ Inclusivity in Schools.” (Via Breitbart.) »

Are There Transgender Mice?

Featured image Apparently there could be. Herewith the opening of an article just out in Nature magazine: The fraught quest to account for sex in biology research In 2016, pharmacologist Susan Howlett wrote up a study on how hormone levels during pregnancy affect heart function and sent it off to a journal. When the reviewers’ comments came back, two of the three had asked an unexpected question: where were the tissues from male »

Turn the Page

Featured image Jordan Peterson has been banned from Twitter for dissenting from gender ideology in the case of actress Ellen Page who decided to become Elliot Page, and submit to extensive surgery to remove her breasts and become as manly-appearing as possible.  I notice Page hasn’t been cast in many film roles lately, after a number of excellent performances over the last 20 years. The banning has gone beyond Peterson: Here’s my »

What Is a Woman?

Featured image It has long been supposed (mostly tongue-in-cheek, except for Freudians) that the great unanswerable question of all time is, “What do women want?” Forget that. Today the unanswerable question—not tongue-in-cheek—is, “What is a woman?” Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire has produced a documentary about this question which is out late this week. I haven’t see it yet, but I have seen some excerpts, and this short trailer makes one »

Has the Transgender Trend Peaked?

Featured image Surveys over the last several years have found an increasing number of young people  “identify” themselves as transgender or “non-binary,” with some surveys finding the number as high as 30 percent. (Most report it around 20 percent.) Some of this may be peer pressure and wanting to be part of the latest trend, the way every Oxford or Cambridge student used to become a Communist for a week or two. »