You see, I needed a self-centering hole locator to finish a rim joist on the deck we were building, and a pipe nipple, ballcock, and pipe dope for some plumbing repairs. I also needed to buttress a groin vault.
I am certainly not a ‘they,’ and I shudder to imagine a society that prefers to see me as a generic and inclusive pronoun, rather than a whole and autonomous person.
It cannot be stated strongly enough. There is no, not one, not even a wisp of a scientific discovery that requires we now understand sex and gender as two different things.
Nathanael Blake argued here this week that the Oxford comma is a crutch for bad writing, and I must protest. All things considered, this punctuation mark may be more divisive than partisan politics.
The Oxford comma is often superfluous and a crutch for bad writing, yet it has many partisans who want to force it on everyone.
The new book by former Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman, ‘The Assault on American Excellence,’ bizarrely avoids placing the blame where it squarely belongs—our morally bankrupt educational systems.
If the real goal is to reprogram thinking, filling hearts with fear about uttering any third-person pronoun is a good place to start.
Of course, I’d prefer my child read classic literature and learn history than sit around reading propaganda on an iPad, but we can’t return to a classical education in the truest sense of the phrase.
This effort to control language is a deliberate erasure of the identities of those who are happy to identify with our biological sex.
If the word for ‘mother’ falls out of fashion or is pushed out of language entirely, will our thoughts still be able to form the idea of mother without the word?
Even if Donald Trump had literally killed Elizabeth Warren, it would not be an extension or endorsement of the Native American genocide. And all he actually did was tweet.
On the big and small screens, new storytelling is losing its ability to saturate our culture and promote shared values.
Yes, the Christmas song asks a rhetorical question, but while communicating well-known truths about Jesus and his glory. It’s actually better than a lot of other favorites.
The flawed argument boils down to the idea that the ‘original’ intent of the founding fathers doesn’t matter, because they were imperfect people.
Words can now literally be defined with their antonym. We are a hair’s width and an ounce of stupidity away from ‘war is peace, freedom is slavery.’
Until the Austin bomber’s motivation is discovered, what he did wasn’t terrorism, and if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be charged as a terrorist.
Oprah, the high priestess of telling people what they want to hear, recently advised a 14-year-old girl, ‘The highest honor on earth that you will ever have is the honor of being yourself.’ False.
‘There is no need to alienate the many Americans who might be receptive to what is generally a popular cause, but who fear – rationally or not – that some of their rights will be stripped away.’
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