Responding to Some Pro-Abort Feminist Bloggers

July 21, 2017 Catholic Hulk 3

It occurred to me that RC has not had a blogpost about abortion, which is weird, because anti-abortion philosophy has been a conservative thing for many years. So to remedy this, I did a casual search over the web, looking to see what pro-abort feminists have been saying about abortion. I’m not impressed with the quality of their posts. Check it out. Tracie Morrissey from Jezebel writes: But who the fuck are you to actively [Continue reading]

The American Philosophical Association’s Explicit Bias about Implicit Bias

July 20, 2017 Bob le flambeur 0

“As philosophers, we are professionally involved in unearthing assumptions and values underlying ordinary thought and practice, and subjecting them to critical examination”: this is the opening line of the chapter on “countering implicit bias” in the American Philosophical Association (APA)’s just-released draft Good Practices Guide. What follows this opening line is an uncritical, and one-sided, presentation of implicit bias, leaving lots of “assumptions and values” to be unearthed by unmentionable websites such as this one; [Continue reading]

More on Transgenderism and Birth Certificates (Part I)

July 19, 2017 Lucius Vorenus 32

Since joining the gang here at Rightly Considered, I have been waiting for a suitable topic on which to make my first post. That opportunity came with the news that mere weeks after Canada’s Bill C-16 passed, there is an effort in British Columbia to remove sex/gender markers from birth certificates, allegedly because such markers constitute human rights violations. Alas, Catholic Hulk beat me to it, but I thought I would make a post anyway [Continue reading]

Necessities of Country Living

July 17, 2017 Federal Philosopher 5

My husband shot and killed a groundhog today. We just moved to a house out in the country, and it’s a work in progress. Part of the work involves protecting the integrity of the house from elemental and critter damage. My husband knows I’m an animal lover, and it’s not that he isn’t, but we all know that sometimes doing unpleasant things is necessary. I didn’t understand why killing the groundhog was necessary at first. [Continue reading]

The Metaphysics of Vagina

July 11, 2017 Catholic Hulk 6

Earlier I wrote about political vaginas (see here), a topic inspired by the case of Dawson v. Vancouver Police Board within British Columbia, Canada. This legal case recognized the product of a “vaginoplasty” as a vagina, which is kind of an eyebrow-raiser, because that constitutes some legal recognition for it as a vagina. As readers familiar with my writings might suspect, I took issue to that characterization, proclaiming that the alleged vagina is not a [Continue reading]

Inconsistent Thinking: Transgenderism and Birth Certificates

July 1, 2017 Catholic Hulk 3

Have you ever face palmed yourself so hard that it hurt? If not, check out this (link). I can’t tell if progressivists are really just trying to troll us. For those of you too lazy to click and read it, here’s the story – listen up. A birth certificate was issued in British Columbia, Canada, without a sex marker. Here’s the logic for why this was done: ““The assignment of sex in this culture is [Continue reading]

Why Feminists Are Not Even Hot, Ever

June 30, 2017 Pepe le Covfefe 31

Seriously though, they’re not. I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill feminist on Twitter-verse, nor even the scores of impressionable young women empowered by the cinematic display of strength and independence of Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Some of them are hot – I admit that. But I am not talking about them. I mean to speak about the theorists: those behind the lectern, in the armchair, or occupying the faculties of Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, [Continue reading]

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Some Musings on Miscegenation, Marriage, Mulattoes, Race and Sex

June 28, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 0

It’s Pride Week. It’s also been a little over two years since the June 26, 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that made same-sex “marriage” the law of the land. The newly “found” right to marry for same-sex couples was and still is much ballyhooed by members of the left as a landmark advance in civil rights and a natural successor to the 1960s civil rights movement, especially Loving v. Virginia, which struck down the [Continue reading]

Roger Scruton chats with James Delingpole of Breitbart

June 23, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 2

When the venerable Sir Roger Scruton speaks, I listen. One of my favorite spokesman for conservatism and always a gentleman, he shares his insight on the recent elections in Britain, Islam and the West, the state of the left, what it means to be conservative, and much more on James Delingpole’s daily podcast for Breitbart News. It’s definitely not one to miss. The scrutable Scruton’s a fount of wisdom from which anyone who endeavors to [Continue reading]

Free Agents Killmister and Ripley to Monash

June 21, 2017 Walter Montgomery 5

Daily Nous just reported the blockbuster pickup of the summer: Restricted free agents Suzy Killmister and David Ripley, two philosophers I’ve never heard of, just signed with Monash University. This will surely shake up the Philosophical Gourmet’s very objective rankings, due to be updated soon. Look for Monash to contend for the top spot in Australia, while UConn will have to do some quick work to avoid slipping into the forties amongst U.S. schools.