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Catholics don't pray to Mary, and why it matters

I asked all my readers to say the Rosary every day, in the last Ruth Institute newsletter of 2016. (You are not a subscriber? Easily corrected… 441 more words

Catholic Controveries

Ugly, Poor, Ignorant and Black!

On Christmas day, I got a blistering email from a man who was angered by my column, ‘Psssst! Hi Sexy!’ He wasn’t vexed because I’d written off out-of-order men who call out to women on the street. 871 more words

Sexual Politics

Writing Out of Rage: How Sexual Politics Inspired “The Unraveling of Mercy Louis”

This essay was originally posted on March 30, 2015, but it seems appropriate to post it again as 2016 crawls off into the sunset.


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Authors As Guest Bloggers

12 Books of Christmas: Simulation and Simulacra

Recently I have become fascinated by the “Red Pill” movement and the “Alt-Right” – which is to say, almost Orwellian-newspeak terminology for misogyny and racism. There’s an awful lot of that going on at the moment, and I think everyone on my side of the aisle is a bit flummoxed about how to respond to some of the crazier things we read, especially because the sophistication of the presentation is getting very good. 1,375 more words


Trump Lessons 1: Is this sexist?

December 22, 2016

In this holiday season, I’m looking for silver bells and silver linings. Barring a half dozen dead hookers being found in a closet in Trump Tower, this practical joke on America is going to be sworn in as president on January 20th. 774 more words

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12 Books of Christmas: The Iliad

We are at an interesting moment in cultural awareness, where all cultural values in The West ™ are being renegotiated for new sensibilities and emergent values. 906 more words


Monday Book Review: "Loner" by Teddy Wayne (SPOILERS).

I have to start with a spoiler warning: it’s hard to write a review about Loner by Teddy Wayne without discussing the ending. I could see the ending long before I finished the book, and even when knowing the ending the real impact of the book is felt through the events that lead up to it. 817 more words

Monday Book Review