“Ballade of the Modern Female”

By |2018-09-20T11:20:57-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Feminism, Poetry|

She’s earnest for equality And vigilant for women’s rights; She frowns on all frivolity, Of justice she is keen to scale the heights, And to this end she sat up nights And studied law—you get the gist— And now she’s qualified in slights. They say she is a feminist. […]

“Radical Marriage” & the Modern Heresies of Love

By |2019-03-11T14:42:59-05:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Feminism, Literature, Love, Marriage, Mitchell Kalpakgian|

In Natalie Fenollera Sanmartin’s bestseller The Awakening of Miss Prim, Miss Prudencia Prim has accepted a position as a gentleman’s personal librarian in the small village of San Ireneo. In the course of the several months she lives among these countercultural, politically- incorrect inhabitants who homeschool their families, practice old-world gracious hospitality, live balanced [...]

The Feminist War on Science

By |2018-11-05T00:51:28-05:00April 20th, 2018|Categories: Feminism, Paul Krause, Science, Truth|

Feminists conclude that human biology must be transcended in order for women to be free—indeed, that there needs to be a wholesale revolution against biology and human nature itself if women are ever to be free... “In This House, We Believe: Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights, No Human Is Illegal, Science Is Real, [...]

Making Britain Great Again: The “Deplorable” C.S. Lewis

By |2018-04-23T14:40:46-05:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Faith, Family, Feminism, Sexuality|

Compared to today’s decidedly pragmatic US President, the tradition-minded Cambridge medievalist proves to be more exclusive and more provincial, for it is the creator of the beloved Narnia series who would resist tenaciously any attempt to flood his country with Norwegians, however law-abiding and productive. So before preaching the Benedict Option or crusading for pro-life feminism, let the [...]

The Taming of the Adolescent Male

By |2018-02-13T22:07:37-05:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture War, Equality, Feminism|

The largely-forgotten rules of etiquette were part of an overall project of turning testosterone-driven male lust into meaningfully-directed male courtship. Parents have to remember that teaching their children how to dance, how to date, and how to court and be courted is their job… I had to apologize for my species again today. Not the [...]

The Trump Victory & the Coming Hysteria of the Abortionists

By |2016-12-11T23:29:03-05:00December 11th, 2016|Categories: Abortion, Bruce Frohnen, Donald Trump, Ethics, Feminism, Senior Contributors, Supreme Court|

If President Trump performs on his promise to appoint sensible Justices to the United States Supreme Court, and should Roe v. Wade thus fall, this will only be the beginning of a veritable war by the abortionists on the courts, legislatures, and public... A friend of mine, who enjoys irritating me, recently handed me a book review [...]

How the Hook-Up Culture Is Damaging Women

By |2016-07-22T22:43:06-05:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Culture War, Feminism, Sexuality|

A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. —Henry David Thoreau, Walden A few months ago, a young woman at Stanford University [...]

Hobbits and Heroines

By |2019-09-28T09:50:40-05:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Books, Christianity, Featured, Feminism, J.R.R. Tolkien, Joseph Pearce, StAR|

Ever since I arrived at Cambridge as a student in 1964 and encountered a tribe of full-grown women wearing puffed sleeves, clutching teddies, and babbling excitedly about the doings of hobbits, it has been my nightmare that J.R.R. Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century. The bad [...]

You Throw Like A Girl!

By |2015-01-06T01:26:16-05:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Feminism, Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg|

The feminist movement may have been started by women with legitimate gripes but it has become reactionary to the point of the absurd. Early on as the movement began to pick up steam it meandered into an ill-advised liaison with Marxism. Licentious cohabitation yielded a hideous progeny, a hydra we call “radical feminism.” The [...]

The Genuine Epidemic of Street Harassment

By |2014-12-10T12:24:39-05:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Feminism, Sexuality|Tags: |

A multitude of people saw the YouTube video, or read the story in the news, about the actress who took part in a planned, secretly filmed ten-hour walk through Manhattan that—as expected—resulted in a substantial number of comments, catcalls, winks and what not from men she passed. The filming was arranged by an organization [...]

Republicans, The Pill, and the War on the Family

By |2014-12-05T03:52:49-05:00December 5th, 2014|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Catholicism, Family, Feminism, Politics|

Why did Republicans do so well in the 2014 elections? Among the reasons emphasized by pundits and operatives on both sides of the political aisle has been the ability of Republican candidates to counter effectively the charge that they would escalate the so-called “war on women.” A key example cited by both left and [...]

The Conservative Vision of Hayao Miyazaki

By |2019-05-14T13:42:32-05:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Environmentalism, Family, Featured, Feminism, Film|

Last year Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement with the release of his final film The Wind Rises­. This film is one of the most perfect and poignant works of motion picture art, live or animated, I have ever seen. The film reawakened controversy in Japan over Mr. Miyazaki’s political views. At [...]

Benedict XVI: Feminist

By |2018-11-14T17:50:17-05:00September 14th, 2014|Categories: Communio, Feminism, Peter Strzelecki Rieth, Pope Benedict XVI|

One of the greatest lies propagated by Western liberal media is that Pope Benedict XVI was a crusty old miser and “patriarchal” figure who upheld ideas and practices demeaning to women. This lie is, of course, most harmful to women, who—in Benedict XVI—had an advocate unlike any Pope in recent history. Nothing could be [...]

Say it ain’t so, Stan!: A Female Thor

By |2014-12-29T14:01:30-05:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Bruce Frohnen, Culture, Feminism, Film|

Marvel Comics has announced that its superhero Thor—you know, the Norse god?—is getting a sex change. Well, not exactly. First off, it is no longer Marvel Comics, it is Disney’s Marvel Comics. Which obviously explains a lot, here. The House of Mouse decided years ago that it would be happy to be the House [...]