On Deadnaming and the Hypatia Debacle

May 9, 2017 Jan Sobieski IV 15

In the wake of the fallout from Rebecca Tuvel’s Hypatia article, “In Defense of Transracialism,” I became acquainted with another leftist neologism—”deadnaming.” What’s that? Apparently, it’s referring to a transgender individual by his birth name. That’s a big no-no. Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, is guilty of it in her paper. According to the apoplectic, Tuvel “uses vocabulary and frameworks not recognized, accepted, or adopted by the conventions of the [Continue reading]

Trick or Treat: Social Justice Warrior as Constant Cultural Appropriator

October 31, 2016 Jan Sobieski IV 20

Of offensive costumes and red social justice warrior cheeks Ah, it’s that time of the year again. Autumn is in full force: The leaves change color; the days get shorter; the weather gets colder; the social justice warriors (SJWs) croak louder, as the attire for the final day of October gets sluttier and more stereotypical. I am of course talking about that most socially unjust and frivolous of holidays, Halloween, and the torrent of pumpkin [Continue reading]