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  • The Post Millennial Bill 21 is not the problem critics think it is Saturday April 6th, 2019
    Bill 21, “An act respecting the laicity of the state,” is ramping up for passage in Quebec. It will impose complete neutrality with regard to religion-signalling on the province’s public servants in areas such as elementary and high school education, the courts and law enforcement. Anyone presently wearing a visible symbol of their faith – notably the (visible) cross, the kippa and the hijab – ...
  • The Post Millennial Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and the problem of compelled speech Thursday March 28th, 2019
    One of my favourite Seinfeld episodes had Kramer joining an AIDS walk. But he refuses to “wear the ribbon.” People keep urging him to take it, and he keeps politely refusing. They become more importunate. He won’t budge. Finally, they get ugly and turn on him with menace: “Who doesn’t want to wear the ribbon?” one walker yells accusingly, as others press in on him.The scene is, of course, playe...
  • The Post Millennial Justin Trudeau is an actor, not a prime minister Monday March 11th, 2019
    Justin Trudeau’s “contrition” session with the press turned out to be a nothingburger. He did not apologize. He would only cop to an “erosion of trust” between his guy, Gerald Butts, and Jody Wilson-Raybould, implying that Canadians should be blaming Mr. Erosion, not him. He allowed as how “there is always room for improvement,” the kind of thing one sees written on one’s children’s report card...
  • The Post Millennial Canadian sports “experts” embrace misogynist practices to please trans activists­ Monday February 25th, 2019
    Months ago, I tweeted that sports would be “where the rubber hits the road” on deference to trans ideology, because affirmation in sport of biological males who identify as women cannot co-exist in harmony with a level playing field for women. That burning smell? Rubber is hitting the road—hard. The latest incident in women’s medal erasure comes from Connecticut, where two transwomen sprinters ...
  • The Post Millennial Trans activists hate these two powerful women Monday February 18th, 2019
    Today, Reader, I bring you a tale of two young women—one Canadian, one American. Both are as smart as the proverbial whips and, more important, heroically resistant to extraordinary pressure by trans activists to disappear them from public life.Their common “crime” is insisting on the right of women to be acknowledged as a unique phylum in the human biological kingdom, with lesbians as a unique...
  • The Post Millennial Trump, Northam, infanticide, blackface, and the fury of Democratic women Thursday February 7th, 2019
    If you watched Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, your eye would have been drawn to the cadre of Democratic congresswomen all dressed in white as a kind of upscale, sedentary version of the Women’s March, signifying their support of women and their #resistance to Donald Trump. All that was missing were the pussy hats.To me, it seemed kind of a sophomoric, ironically “Stepford W...
  • The Post Millennial “Toxic masculinity” in advertising: keeping women scared and men shamed Friday January 25th, 2019
    Some students of human nature believe that, because our ancestors could only survive as a species human through a constant awareness of danger, we are endowed with an inherent need to be in a “state of fear” about something or other, even if the objective danger is neither existential nor widespread. It’s certainly true that political movements often encourage a state of fear to enhance their i...
  • The Post Millennial Gillette has a problem with men, and now consumers have a problem with Gillette Wednesday January 16th, 2019
    In the last few days, the tables have been turned on Gillette, the world’s most famous name in razors. The company has been getting a very close shave from its customers. There isn’t a styptic pen in the world big enough to stanch the blood flowing from the myriad nicks they’re suffering as punishment for a short film ad they thought would capitalize on the #MeToo zeitgeist to good corporate ef...
  • The Post Millennial Endocrinologists warn against hormone treatment for childhood gender dysphoria Wednesday January 16th, 2019
    I have a transgender friend. She is now in her 50s, so has been taking the relevant hormones for more than 30 years to maintain her female appearance. What I like about Monica (not her real name) is that she is as disapproving as I am of the bullish trans activism that makes light of lifetime hormone usage, and the risks posed by such long-term usage.Monica made her decision as an adult with op...
  • The Post Millennial The American Psychological Association goes to war against boys and men Thursday January 10th, 2019
    The American Psychological Association (APA) has, for the first time in its history, come out with Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men. One does not have to have read the entire 30,000 word document to appreciate its thrust: “traditional masculinity” is bad for society as well as to boys and men themselves. Stoicism, competitiveness and risk-taking, the qualitie...
  • The Post Millennial Maclean’s magazine encourages women to regret having children Monday January 7th, 2019
    The article’s headline was meant to grab women’s attention, and I am sure it did: “‘I Regret Having Children’,” a feature article in the February issue of Maclean’s mag, throws a positive light on what the author, veteran journalist Anne Kingston, seems to believe is the opening salvo in a brave new epoch of female liberation, the desanctification of mo...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: The debate over “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is tone deaf Monday December 17th, 2018
    Baby, it’s cold outside. Seriously. I live in Montreal and it’s extremely cold outside. We’re also deeply into pre-Christmas festivating, which naturally involves multiple inescapable encounters with the eponymous holiday earworm, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” an allegedly rapey song so widely discussed it has its own recognizable acronym, BICO (as in “Bro...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Can conservatives and liberals really be friends in 2018? Monday December 10th, 2018
    A dialogue between two former enemies, “Can You Love the Person You Love to Hate?” published by the New York Times, has attracted a lot of attention. The protagonists are female writers who used to spar angrily on Twitter, then found, when they met in person at a conference, that they actually liked each other. Are there lessons here for those of us who find Twitter combat with hat...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Women are not “womxn” no matter what activists say Sunday December 2nd, 2018
    Activists at some British universities have decreed that the words “woman” and “women” are not inclusive enough in today’s gender-fluid world, so have introduced “womxn”—pronounced the same as “woman” and “women”—as a replacement. Some cultural groups immediately jumped on the bandwagon: Her Stories, a feminist organ...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Shared parenting after separation – Canadians want it, but Bill C-78 stubbornly clings to outdated winner-takes-all model Thursday November 22nd, 2018
    Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act had its first reading on May 22. It is now in Committee with witness presentations underway. Everyone agrees that government reforms on divorce law were necessary, as Canada’s Divorce Act has not been re-evaluated since it was passed in 1985. Given the rapid pace of socio-cultural change in the interim, it seems more like a century ago than a m...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Britain’s refusal of asylum to Asia Bibi is the modern equivalent of Canada’s rejection of the MS St Louis Jews Saturday November 10th, 2018
    Almost ten years ago, Asia Bibi was an obscure farm worker in Pakistan, whose name would, in the normal course of events as we understand them in the West, remain completely unknown apart from her family and local fellow Christians throughout her entire life. But if you are not Muslim in Pakistan, there is no such thing as a “normal course of events.” You keep your head down and yo...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Who really won the Munk Debate on populism – and why Saturday November 3rd, 2018
    Friday night’s Munk debate between David Frum and Stephen K. Bannon at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall had, as its topic, “Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist, not liberal.” It was a remarkable event for a variety of reasons. The debate was a win for free speech First, because it actually took place in this era of easy deplatforming. Bannon is a cont...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: “What’s in a Residential School’s Name?” – The Talk that the University of Winnipeg Club Didn’t Want Their Members to Hear Sunday October 28th, 2018
    On Oct 23, the University of Winnipeg Club, a dining and social club, with membership open to all university employees, cancelled an Oct 25 talk scheduled as one of its “Hot Lunch Speakers Series”. The deplatformed speaker is University of Manitoba Sociology of Education professor and Senior Fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Rodney Clifton. The topic...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test – mocked by Trump and rejected by the Cherokees Sunday October 21st, 2018
    Elizabeth Warren seems to have definitively thrown her political hat into the 2020 presidential ring. As of now, she’s out there front and centre. Elizabeth Warren seems to have definitively thrown her political hat into the 2020 presidential ring. As of now, she’s out there front and centre. One thing she knew she had to deal with proactively was the issue of her alleged Cherokee...
  • The Post Millennial KAY: Should Brett Kavanaugh have stepped down after being confirmed, as Jordan Peterson suggests? Monday October 15th, 2018
    Some Facebook threads I started by posting pro-Kavanaugh pieces ended up occupying a good part of my time last week. With comments split pretty evenly between sympathy for him and sympathy for her, the subject became a kind of gender Rorschach test for the #MeToo era. What impressed me in these exchanges was the absolute faith invested in personal demeanour as a litmus test for arriving at mor...
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