Supporting transgender rights doesn’t always mean being an ally

Maybe we’re returning to “normalcy”—Twitter is alight with arguments about transgender rights. Harry Potter author JK Rowling put transgender issues front and center when she responded to a Devex.com article which states that, “An estimated 1.8 billion girls, women, and gender non-binary persons menstruate, and this has not stopped because of the pandemic.” Rowling didn’t likeContinue reading “Supporting transgender rights doesn’t always mean being an ally”

My disagreements with MGTOW

What does it mean to be independent? A few months back I wrote that men’s roles are changing in unexpected ways. One example I gave are men going their own way (MGTOW). MGTOW are against marriage, and many eschew relationships with women altogether. They claim society is gynocentric: men being expected to accommodate feminism whileContinue reading “My disagreements with MGTOW”

The Red Pill: A controversial documentary about the men’s rights movement

The latest documentary by sometime feminist Cassie Jaye has caused no small amount of controversy. More so than previous documentaries such as Daddy I Do, where she criticizes purity balls and father’s attempts to protect their daughter’s virginity. Or The Right to Love, which supports the fight for marriage equality. The Red Pill looks at theContinue reading “The Red Pill: A controversial documentary about the men’s rights movement”

Can you believe in gender equality but not be a feminist?

If you believe in gender equality then you’re a feminist. If you doubt that then look feminism up in the dictionary. It’s a popular argument that’s difficult to disagree with without being labeled anti-equality. But does it follow that if you’re not a feminist then you’re anti-equality? It reminds me of the question, “How can you be moral if youContinue reading “Can you believe in gender equality but not be a feminist?”

Identity and Setting Boundaries

There are few things that can send people through the roof more than a perceived attack on their identity. I’ve long observed that my atheism can upset Christians who take my disbelief personally. Recently, George Takei (Lt. Sulu from the original Star Trek) ruffled feathers when he referred to African-American (and arch-conservative) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asContinue reading “Identity and Setting Boundaries”