#ThirdWednesday

#ThirdWednesday Speakeasy

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So I went to the December Midlands Libertarian Drinks (#ThirdWednesday) on Wednesday, and it was a rollicking success. So many people turned up that it was somewhat manic, but in a good way. The atmosphere was jolly, partly because of the festive season, and partly because everyone was very happy that Britain wasn’t going to […]

Culture

I was a Charlie’s Angel myself

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One of the Telegraph’s many feminists (not even from the Wimmin’s section this time) is angry that women – feminists even! – are still keen on That 70s Bikini Show: Why do feminists still love Charlie’s Angels? The first complaint is that the three angels were forced to do the bidding of a faceless, powerful […]

Culture

Fighting what you are

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I’ve noticed how progressive feminists who want to break down the ‘gender divide’ and fight gender stereotypes often embody, when you closely at them, certain traditional feminine stereotypes. A recent example happened with Flora Gill, daughter of AA Gill and Amber Rudd, who made the news recently when she complained about a man who took […]

Censorship

Facebook and libertarianism

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So I’ve tried to open another Facebook account, not linked in any way to Hector Drummond, purely because there’s a sports group I’m in that uses the evil thing. After a few days, the same thing has happened that always happens: ‘We want to confirm it’s you, please upload a photograph of yourself so we […]

Arts

Rabbit punch

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Florid feminist reviews John Updike’s oeuvre: Had we forgotten, as a society, that the 1971 sequel to Rabbit, Run contains a scene of Rabbit reading The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass out loud while a black man rapes a hippy girl who, earlier, spent several pages speaking entirely in rhyme? I don’t think we, […]

Culture

Boys don’t cry

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So my son said they were shown Greta Thunberg videos at his school the other day. I asked him what the reaction was. He said, ‘Nobody gives a stuff. Nobody cares about what she’s saying. We were all just making fun of her’. This cheered me up greatly. He didn’t say that because I’ve forewarned […]

Culture

The brave man bravely comes out in his brave fight against something that requires bravery to even talk about

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The Telegraph reprints another piece of social activism disguised as journalism: Christopher Eccleston has been praised for raising awareness after speaking out about his long battle with anorexia and how he once contemplated suicide. Literally half the article consists of praise for Eccleston for doing this: The actor has been praised by fans, with many […]