I Don’t Care About Celebrity Tweets

Every day there is a shitshow on the internet where some celebrity has made some evil, unforgivable tweet and the country is predictably clutching their pearls, gasping in astonishment and calling for a public execution. ┬áHuman beings have a remarkable tolerance and passivity toward actual atrocities but the moment you upset their sensibilities, their outrage … Continue reading I Don’t Care About Celebrity Tweets

Intellectuals Against Political Correctness

We hear a lot about "political correctness" these days. Antagonists of political correctness are usually thought to be ignorant, right-wing, slack-jawed yokels. (I'm sorry, the PC term is "academically challenged rural Americans.") Those who are hell bent on preserving their brand of "good old fashioned bigotry." Intellectuals, on the other hand, are generally viewed as … Continue reading Intellectuals Against Political Correctness

Puritanical Progressives are Killing Fiction Writing

Controversy over Netflix's new series 'Insatiable' ignited well before its premiere on August 10th, 2018. The series features an overweight and teased teenage girl who eventually loses weight and then seeks revenge on anyone who has wronged her. A petition on Change.org to cancel the show launched shortly after the release of the trailer and … Continue reading Puritanical Progressives are Killing Fiction Writing