Conservative Snowflakes

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.Frank Wilhoit Urban Dictionary defines a snowflake as "a very sensitive person. Someone who is easily hurt or offended by the statements or actions of others". Urban Dictionary … Continue reading Conservative Snowflakes

Masculinity Unmasked

Masculinity is defined as the possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men. But, what type of men? In the documentary The Mask You Live In, director Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores the masculine qualities found in the United States today, asking the viewer to question the harm they are causing to boys. (The film is available online; … Continue reading Masculinity Unmasked

Down With The Royals, Up With Democracy

Pandas and royal persons alike are expensive to conserve and ill-adapted to any modern environment. This comparison of British royals to zoological specimens by novelist Hilary Mantel is but one of many ideas presented in Joan Smith's book, Down With The Royals. In three parts, Smith dissects the arguments for maintaining the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern … Continue reading Down With The Royals, Up With Democracy

The Powerful Need to Invalidate Social Movements

As a white man, I rank very high on the ladder of privilege. My skin color and my gender are just two aspects of my identity, which have been prioritized by Western society for centuries. I also benefit everyday from my sexual orientation (heterosexual), my nationality (Canadian), my level of education (two university degrees), my mother tongue (English), … Continue reading The Powerful Need to Invalidate Social Movements