Category Archives: Family

Cat-Owning Journalists Lecture Married Man…

Vice President Mike Pence has caused controversy by saying he does not eat alone with women other than his wife and he does not drink alcohol outside of her presence. Me, I thought the second claim was the weird one. … Continue reading

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NLSJ, Motherhood Edition…

One aspect of the neoliberal subsumption of feminist ideas is the demeaning of motherhood. Raising children, it is often argued or implied, is not enough for one’s existence to be meaningful. One must also work. That is true for some … Continue reading

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The Provocateur and the Pederasts…

Milo Yiannopoulos was a speeding car, destined to crash. The British controversialist has spun into his biggest scandal yet, as he has been charged with excusing paedophilia. Specifically, he claimed that older men sleeping with “sexually mature 13-year-olds” might be … Continue reading

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Cheating is Still Bad…

I don’t want to sound too cynical but love? It isn’t perfect. Relationships? They are hard. This has always been the case. Even in more traditional times a lot of marriages survived because of privately or implicitly acknowledged unfaithfulness. This … Continue reading

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A Frenchman Talks About Sex, With Predictable Results…

The Guardian writes on a history of sex by the French psychiatrist Philippe Brenot. It is astonishing how much garbage one can promote if it has modish implications. Consider this: In the animal kingdom, Brenot argues, there is none of … Continue reading

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Ménage à Terrible…

Laura Smith, in the Guardian, romanticises the open relationship of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. She approvingly quotes the author of The Second Sex‘s claim that it was the “one undoubted success in my life” and concludes that “there … Continue reading

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On “Getting Old”…

I am 25. I am getting old. Have often have you encountered this? If not with 25-year-olds then with 26-year-olds? Or, indeed, 24-year-olds? Or 18-year-olds? Me? I am 25. I am getting old. It is said with all the weariness … Continue reading

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