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]

How to Thrive in Philosophy as a Woman

November 14, 2016 Federal Philosopher 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]

In Defense of Posting Screenshots: A Reply to Jon Cogburn

October 5, 2016 Touchstone 38

Rightly Considered (RC) has received a lot of attention in the wake of the SCP debacle. It was never our intention, really, to keep blogging about this controversy. But our original story on that has now been picked up by several national media outlets and widely read blogs (see here, here, and here for a few examples). In that story, we posted several screenshots of very hateful comments by philosophers that were directed at Prof. [Continue reading]

Should Christina Van Dyke Resign? We Report, You Decide

October 1, 2016 Touchstone 16

UPDATE: Edward Feser calls for Christina van Dyke’s resignation. We are, to be honest, bored of the Swinburne controversy. This, however, seems worth drawing attention to, but will (hopefully) be our last post on it. Our previous post, Did Swinburne get Swindled?, has received a lot of attention. Among other things, our post was the first to bring attention to Jason Stanley’s appallingly unprofessional comment—“Fuck those assholes”—about Richard Swinburne and conservative Christians. Several outlets have [Continue reading]