I Don’t Thank Slaves, Rape Victims or Soldiers

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Rape, slavery and war all involve abuse of human bodies. We would never praise rape-victims for giving pleasure to their rapist, nor laud slaves for being good whipping boys. Ayami Tyndall explains that, by the same logic, he cannot praise soldiers for having their bodies and minds subjected to horrific abuse.

The misandry of Code.org

Close up of woman eye with futuristic interface showing binary codes and circuit board

As women and girls grow ever more special in our culture, the fix is now in on getting more women into the field of computer programming. Since we can’t ask them to compete with men or each other to earn it, we can now simply pay off the teachers who might refer them.

Art imitating life…and afterlife


With the recent publication of my novel, Oh Hell, inspired by the suicide of Thomas Ball in June 2011, it seemed right to update an article that appeared here just over one year ago, entitled, Only one thing left…. (Oh Hell spoiler alert.) Shortly after Thomas James Ball’s death on June 15th, 2011, I read […]

Alimony slaves can do it!


Men stuck in debtors’ prisons for failure to pay either alimony or their wives’ debts sometimes found a way out by putting their lives at risk on the battlefield. Robert St. Estephe reports from the trenches.