Thursday, May 16, 2013
• Wikipedia’s Separate “American Female Novelists” Category Is Way Sexist
Thanks to the diligence of an intrepid (read: bored) late-night Wikipedia user — who also happened to be a New York Times reporter — the massive info website is under fire for quietly moving the women in the “American novelists” category into a separate one, “American women novelists,” because apparently the uterus is its own genre. As the user pointed out in the Times, a whole range of female writers, the authors of iconic, amazing novels, no longer existed on the main American novelists page: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ayn Rand, Ann Beattie, Aimee Bender, Amy Bloom, Judy Blume, Alice Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Higgins Clark, Harper Lee, Anne Rice, Amy Tan and Donna Tartt, among 300 others.
Monday, December 17, 2012
• Camille Paglia Wrote a Wackadoo Rant About Katy Perry and Taylor Swift
Camille Paglia has claimed that she has the right to call a woman who was date raped a "stupid idiot," she gushes about Sarah Palin like she's an Ayn Rand heroine ("So she doesn't speak the King's English - big whoop! There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes"). In short, Camille Paglia is as crazy as a sack of ferrets, and she is worried about you, Middle-Class White Girl.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
• • Anna Breslaw’s 600-Word Sprint: The Devil and Ann Coulter
Atlas Shrugged |
First Amendment absolutists might argue that preventing someone from speaking at a college—even Ann Coulter—violates the basic tenets of anti-censorship and the principles of free speech.And yet, the impressionable nature of 18-year-olds, never to be underestimated, should not be left out of consideration. They’re at times susceptible to joining crusades led by unrelenting, harsh, anti-humanist rhetoric. Just look at how many of them like Ayn Rand.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
• • Burlesque
Atlas Shrugged |
Who is Steve Antin? Much like the oft-asked rhetorical question from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (“Who is John Galt?”), it is not one that will provide you with any conclusive answers to the mysteries of our world, like how a movie like Burlesque got funding. But the answer is that Steve Antin both wrote and directed this Cher-Xtina sh*tshow, and that's who he is.