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Why the Culture War was over before it began

I am not a supporter of “Whig history;” I do not, by any means, believe that time naturally progresses towards greater human liberty, and whenever I hear some well-meaning liberal making this argument, I assume that they are probably looking … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Jargon

A while ago, I did a series of posts on the uses and misuses of academic jargon; I established that all disciplines eventually develop hazes of impenetrable terminology, that some jargon came across as more authoritative than others, and, finally, … Continue reading

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Different Things To Different People

The British Empire had, for all intents and purposes, already been dead and gone for forty years by the time that I was born, but the older generations of white, English-speaking Canadians with whom I interacted as a child still … Continue reading

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Problems At Home And Abroad

One of the most frequently-cited arguments against western feminists is that we are overly concerned with the (allegedly-minor) sexism problems of our home countries and insufficiently concerned with the True Suffering of women abroad (specifically in majority-Islamic countries). Now of … Continue reading

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Concerning Mathematical Illiteracy

You will not be surprised to learn that in the course of my work as a tutor, I have encountered a great many people who are not particularly skilled in mathematics*. Most of them are blasé about this: they will … Continue reading

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Gendered Reactions to my Transgenderism

Over the past year and a half, I have noted with some amusement the differing ways that the men and women in my life have reacted to news of my transition. The women, in general, have tended to be quietly … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Feminism

Feminism, as a process, involves interrogating society, identifying structures which contribute to the oppression of women (or to gender inequality more generally), and acting in order to excise, or in some way modify these structures. Some of these structures are … Continue reading

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