Gender Equality and Gender War

I have a piece up at First Things today on the sexual revolution, #MeToo, and why women are always the biggest losers in a sexually autonomous society. Here's an excerpt: The two most consequential gains of the sexual revolution in my lifetime have been birth control and pornography, both of which have radically shaped the [...]

7 Thoughts From the News Cycle

I will probably elaborate on some of these points in future posts. For now, I offer 7 stray observations on the last few weeks of American culture: 1) American manhood is in crisis. Men in our society lack religious affiliation, communal bonds, and healthy role models. As far as I can tell, sports, mass media, [...]

What’s Your Conscience Worth?

What’s Your Conscience Worth?

Bruce Springsteen says he won't perform for North Carolina, as long as the state upholds its recently passed law regarding gender and public restrooms. Springsteen is doing what millions of Americans are taught, in classrooms and in culture, to do: Standing up for his conscience, and drawing lines accordingly. But in our era, the question [...]

Gird Your Slander Like a Man

Gird Your Slander Like a Man

At the inglorious Slate.com, Mark Joseph Stern writes that Mets slugger Daniel Murphy cost his team the World Series--and that's a good thing. You see, the problem with Murphy is that he's a really, really bad person. Why? Because he still believes things that the Christian religion teaches! (Oh the humanity!) You know where Stern [...]