Yes, Abortion is a Women’s Health Issue

January 14, 2018 Touchstone 5

It is easy to criticize referring to abortion as a “women’s health issue,” as progressives like to call it. And conservatives are exactly right in their usual criticisms: First, calling abortion a “women’s heath” issue is a perfect example of trademark linguistic mendacity of the Left. Progressives know, if only by some slimy instinct in their corrupt souls, that language colors one’s perception of reality. Calling abortion a “women’s heath” issue shifts the focus away [Continue reading]

Are Homosexuals Sexual Cowards?

October 23, 2017 Touchstone 17

Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone. Bilbo Baggins: I should think so—in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anyone sees in them! There is a mystery to sexuality. A large part—perhaps even the largest part—of maturing into an adult [Continue reading]

Mills College and Academic Freedom

June 13, 2017 Touchstone 0

Sadly, the Mills College board of Trustees is scheduled to ratify its Financial Stabilization Plan, which includes terminating the Philosophy and Journalism Departments. It will also terminate tenured professors in those departments. In response, a petition has been started to preserve these departments in the name of academic freedom. I found this confusing. Although I think philosophy (and not journalism—lol) is “a cornerstone of a liberal arts education”, and I don’t want to see it cut, [Continue reading]

International Women’s Day: Taking Stock

March 13, 2017 Touchstone 7

I learned this year that International Women’s Day was March 8th thanks in large part to a number of gals on my social media platforms as well as virtue signaling men (i.e., emasculated losers) who are more than willing to capitalize on the day. Help me, Dear Reader, to understand what is being celebrated and why. I understand the reason Democrats have for employing identity politics—it is so that they can stay in office and pass the [Continue reading]

Doing Political Philosophy Right: Which Graduate Schools To Go To?

January 25, 2017 Touchstone 0

Some of us are occasionally asked what universities we recommend to right-leaning students who desire to work on political philosophy in graduate school. In no particular order, here is a quick list of schools that have some right-leaning faculty members conducive to doing political philosophy: University of Texas-Austin Baylor University of Dallas Arizona Arizona State Tulane UC Boulder Catholic University of America Bowling Green Georgetown George Mason (masters only) It probably does not need mentioning, but there are some fair-minded [Continue reading]

Hackslanger’s Fake Diversity Challenge

January 20, 2017 Touchstone 3

Apparently “philosopher” SJW-in-chief Sally Haslanger has issued a “diversity fund challenge” to any and all who are unfortunate enough to read her silly Facebook posts. As reported by Daily Douche, it reads: OK, so I’m pissed off, and this is what happens when I’m pissed off. I hear people in our profession complaining about how little diversity there is…right, got it. It is SO TRUE. But some of us have been working on this for [Continue reading]

A More Honest Statement from the APA

December 9, 2016 Touchstone 34

In a typical display of thoughtfulness, the American Politicized Association (formerly the American Philosophical Association) board of officers unanimously approved and issued the statement below concerning the election: Take a gander at the presentation titles they’re proudly advertising. We have taken the liberty to re-write the APA’s statement in a way that exposes their implicit biases, followed by a list of talks that might be advertised if the APA sanctioned a different political vision: 2017 [Continue reading]

How to Thrive in Philosophy as a Woman

November 14, 2016 Touchstone 12

In the wake of the election results, we realize that many women in philosophy might be feeling discouraged or even traumatized at the prospect of having Mister Serial Braggart Potty Mouth Trump as president, since his ascension to power will no doubt empower all men to go out in the streets and start grabbing women by the p*ssy. It is already practically impossible for a woman to survive in the field of philosophy for very long. Early drop out rates are much higher [Continue reading]

Mannesplaining Family Annihilators

October 25, 2016 Touchstone 33

Readers may be interested in this HuffPo gem by Kate Manne, which was sent to us. Who is Kate Manne, you ask? A quick Google search tells us everything we need to know: she’s another over-paid leftist political activist—and feminist, of course—at an elite university. In that sense, HuffPo is a suitable venue for her musings. But we live in strange times—times when Internet op-ed quality material by a misandronist gets contracted with Oxford University [Continue reading]

For the Record…

October 9, 2016 Touchstone 32

Update: We’ve been informed that our critics have abandoned the campaign to write an open letter. As such, we’ve removed the original text of the letter as a gesture of goodwill. You know, we’re trying to get back into the habit of making substantive posts, but our critics can’t stop trying to smear us. Jon Cogburn tried to do so by asserting, without even a hint of argument, that our publishing screenshots of Facebook comments of nasty and hateful [Continue reading]