mari ruti and chris rock on porn and autism

I generally like what Mari Ruti has to say, and I’ve written about her stuff before (see here and here and here and here). She’s a Lacanian gender studies person, except that she writes clearly and has a lot of intellectual honesty. She has important things to say about the problems within gender studies itself.…

keeping up with dina

Dina is a really, really great movie about the essence of marriage: Dina is a middle-aged autistic lady on disability. Scott is a middle-aged autistic Walmart greeter. Neither of them have the social skills to be anything but sincere, which is why they’re such a cute couple. Dina’s been through some Bad Shit and been…

feminism can do better than “lol incels are pathetic”

I did see Ross Douthat’s stupid New York Times article about how the world would be a better place if incels had sex with robots or whatever. It was already kinda self-parody. Mary Elizabeth Williams’ response in Salon illustrates the liberal feminist style of not listening: Loathe as I ever am to invoke Douthat’s brand…

autism and nazism as inverse states of being

My reaction to Asperger’s Nazism was a bit this: She’s arguing from first principles, though. The details in Asperger’s Children do shed light on the creation of autism, in a way that’s pretty damning. The book puts Asperger in context, reconstructing his professional milieu. Who else was at conferences where he presented? What were they…

incels and choices

A somewhat disappointing trend is the feminist article castigating incels for their misogyny. Well…yeah, but it REALLY doesn’t help the cause for women to respond by emphasizing incels’ unattractiveness. Jill Richardson wrote a standard article in this genre: Want to attract women? Try not hating us. These are straight men who, frustrated by their lack…

rachel dolezal’s problem is white people’s problem

I liked The Rachel Divide, Netflix’s Rachel Dolezal documentary. The big question is, why won’t she just admit she’s white? She’s easy to hate for being dishonest and not getting it, but I think her upbringing makes her choices understandable and she’s a tragic figure. If your parents are white Pentecostals literally whipping black children,…

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