Skip to content

Love it: Postmodernist p̶s̶e̶u̶d̶ theorist Slavoj Zizek’s plagiarism from SPLC “hate group”

My latest for the Weekly Standard:

What is funniest of all are the labored efforts of mainstream left-of-centrists to raise more questions about Zizek’s exposers than about the 65-year-old Slovenian postmodernist and hot scholarly property who has garnered professorships of various kinds at prestige universities—ranging from the University of London’s Birbeck Institute for the Humanities (where he’s director), to the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland (where he teaches not just philosophy but “psychoanalysis”), to Princeton, Columbia, NYU, the New School for Social Research, and the University of Michigan here in the U.S.A. That’s probably because, well, Zizek is, for left-of-centrists, one of us, more or less, whereas his chief outer, Los Angles blogger and columnist Steve Sailer, is well on the right ideologically, although not so far right as American Renaissance, which can boast a coveted “hate group” designation from the winger-witch-hunting Southern Poverty Law Center.

Slavoj Zizek in Liverpool cropped.jpgPosted by Charlotte Allen


Women: “We don’t need feminism” Feminists: “You dumb broads have poor reasoning skills”

This Tumblr page is driving the victim industrial complex nuts:

Brink posed in photos as a series of different women holding notes scrawled with sarcastic anti-feminist rhetoric.
and this:

Ah, the good old, my-hitherto-personal-good-fortune-means-no-one-with-whom-I-share physical-characteristics-is-oppressed-either argument.

Of course, the plural of “anecdote” is not “data” and this young woman is clearly blind to the struggle of others. Moreover, it is precisely this false sense of security that leaves many women vulnerable and without knowing where to turn when in need because, although things may be going well right now, for women that can all be taken away at any moment.

and this:

[E]very so often, I’ll see something that I find so ridiculous that the little flame in my belly — usually set on simmer — heats up to high.

Silly anti-feminists! They need more indoctrination by us feminists about how they actually are oppressed, except that they just don’t know it. It’s those poor reasoning skills.

h/t Cathy Young

Posted by Charlotte Allen

Women who post sexy Facebook pics of selves judged less competent–also, sun rises in east

Um, this is actually considered a problem?

Women can’t get ahead no matter what they do, and this is a society where women who are sexual (or present themselves sexually) are judged. They’re sluts, they’re easy, they’re vapid and shallow. But on the flip side, women who don’t take enough care in their appearance, who dress sloppily, who don’t fit the required metric of how women should look, are also criticized, and here’s where this study starts to fall apart.


Women and girls have heard that they need to hide their bodies from sight in order to avoid ruffling feathers for too long. Studies like this one identify a known issue, but they often fall short of the mark when suggesting resolutions: Why is the solution to sexism covering up and hiding women’s bodies? Why isn’t it fighting sexism?

How about if women dress neither sluttily nor sloppily but try to look attractively professional?

Instead of like this:
Study: If You Post A Sexy Profile Picture, Your Peers Will Get Judgey
Isn’t it pretty obvious who looks the more “competent” to do an adult-world job?
But that kind of facing reality would that would wreck the man-blaming (or “society”-blaming) feminist worldview. Women wouldn’t be able to present themselves as someone else’s victims. And it would also throw a monkey wrench into the latest feminist meme: “I should get to do whatever I want, and you shouldn’t be allowed to judge me.”
Posted by Charlotte Allen

Why I’d take Betty Friedan any day over today’s whining feminists–Betty Friedan could write

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

I’m not a feminist — that’s an understatement — but I sometimes get nostalgic for feminists.

Not today’s feminists, though, but the feminists of yore — of what’s called “the Second Wave,” the radical women’s movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. It’s not that I agreed with what those Second Wave feminists advocated: It mostly consisted of throwing away your makeup, ditching your husband, and going to live in an all-women, macrobiotic-diet “collective.”

It was because those old gals could write. Their ideas might have been repellent, but they expressed them in bell-clear, eloquent English that any professional writer would envy.

Posted by Charlotte Allen







Woman whose 3 shelter dogs died buys a 4th from a breeder–and gets slammed by PC police

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

The last months of all three dogs’ lives were miserable for the animals and extraordinarily costly for their owner. Yogi required nearly three years’ worth of chemotherapy for his lymphoma. Clarence was afflicted with both epilepsy and pancreatitis. Mookie’s last two years were marked by seizures and constant trips to the veterinarian.

So after Mookie died last November Auerbach decided not to undergo for a fourth time the anguish of adopting a shelter dog with an unknown history and unknown medical problems, but to buy her next dog from a breeder instead. She bought a 2-year-old French bulldog named Pony who needed “re-homing” because she was the wrong colors for showing.

From the reactions that Auerbach got from other people, you would think that she had strangled her grandmother to come up with Pony’s purchase price.


“I am appalled that this was published and cringe at the damage it will cause at the shelter/rescue level,” wrote one commenter who identified herself as a veterinarian. “[P]eople like you should not own a pet,” wrote another.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

Fat lady in bikini: No, the world didn’t end, but she still looks terrible–sorry!

I usually don’t blog about people’s personal appearances–but when you blog this:

I wore a bikini in public. While being fat.

And post this photo:

038And then write this article for the Huffington Post, featuring the same photo–well, you’re inviting people to blog about your personal appearance.

An indeed people have. Yahoo News reports that the article, by writer Jenny Trout, received “more than 350,000 likes on Facebook thus far, along with 45,000 shares and thousands of supportive comments.”

Sorry, but I’m “un-supportive.” She looks God-awful in that photo. If your weight is north of 200 pounds, you should not wear a bikini. Period. Bikinis are for young people with slender figures. All the “You go, girl!” Facebook likes in the world aren’t going to change that.

Jenny Trout is apparently happily married, to a husband who likes her just the way she is. I’m delighted to hear that.

But I’ll say it again: She looks God-awful in that photo. And the emperor has no clothes.

Posted by Charlotte Allen








“Immature” man actually wants to have sex with his wife–but “I’m watching a ‘Friends’ rerun”!

Why do women get married if they don’t want to have sex with their husbands?

Someone claiming to be the wife took the spreadsheet to Reddit and, under the username throwwwwaway29, shared it with the /r/relationships community, writing: “My husband [M26] sent me [F26] an immature, inflammatory email as I was driving to the airport for a 10-day work trip. Now he has cut contact.”Sex? ...or sex not. A spreadsheet

If I were this husband, I’d “cut contact,” too.

There are only two excuses for not having sex with your husband: 1) being really sick; 2) being dead.

Posted by Charlotte Allen




Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.