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  • National Post A sadly necessary handbook for men falsely accused of sexual assault Tuesday December 19th, 2017
    Liam Allan, a 22-year old London, England-area criminology student, spent two years “in a terrible form of limbo” when he was charged with 12 counts of rape, based on allegations by a woman (unnamed) with whom he had had a consensual sexual relationship.Had Allan been convicted, he’d have spent years behind bars and been permanently inscribed as a sex offender. In what seem...
  • The Post Millennial Why the CBC chose not to air the BBC documentary on transgender kids Friday December 15th, 2017
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  • CJNEWS INTELLECTUALS AGAINST ISRAEL VS. EZRA LEVANT Friday December 15th, 2017
    In The CJN’s Nov. 30 edition, prominent attention was given to the question of whether Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant is good or bad for the Jews. JSpace president Karen Mock opined that Levant’s “diatribes” and “intimidation” tactics “are an embarrassment to most decent people in our community.” I offered a different view in that feature article, and would like to elaborate on the reasoning b...
  • National Post Parents face scorn for worrying about letting their children change genders Wednesday December 13th, 2017
    In a December 7th article, sexologists J. Michael Bailey and Ray Blanchard, unafraid of taking on difficult topics, describe three basic types of gender dysphoria (which is when someone feels they’re not the same gender as their biological sex). Posted on 4thWaveNow, a discussion group for skeptics of the growing phenomenon of transgendered children and minors, their article lists the ...
  • National Post Germany was determined to expunge dangerous anti-Semitism. Now it's back Thursday December 7th, 2017
    Bad things that are tips of bad icebergs shouldn’t happen to good people. But if they must, it’s as well they happen to people with influence to command respectful attention. Gordon Wasserman (since 2011 Baron Wasserman) grew up in Montreal, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and joined the U.K. Home Office in 1967. He is presently a Conservative member of t...
  • National Post Germany was determined to expunge dangerous anti-Semitism. Now it’s back Wednesday December 6th, 2017
    Bad things that are tips of bad icebergs shouldn’t happen to good people. But if they must, it’s as well they happen to people with influence to command respectful attention.Gordon Wasserman (since 2011 Baron Wasserman) grew up in Montreal, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and joined the U.K. Home Office in 1967. He is presently a Conservative member of the House of...
  • The Post Millennial Group sue Mohawk council for potentially racist law Wednesday December 6th, 2017
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  • The Post Millennial Canadian universities have been zones of censorship far before Lindsay Shepherd Wednesday November 29th, 2017
    Advertisement SharesCanadas Long History of Ideological CensorshipThe Lindsay Shepherd affair at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), which I have written about elsewhere, has brought the issue of political correctness on campus run amok to a tipping point.Even the reliably left-leaning Toronto Star admonished the faculty and administration interrogators who bullied Shepherd for her attempt to e...
  • National Post Campus free speech advocates owe pro-life students their help Tuesday November 28th, 2017
    Amidst the deluge of Twitter postings around the Lindsay Shepherd affair at Wilfrid Laurier University, a Nov. 23 tweet struck me for its hutzpah: “In all of the media frenzy over #LindsayShepherd and #JordanPeterson, has anybody asked how young, vulnerable, often marginalized trans students of #WilfredLaurierUniversity (sic) feel?”Hutzpah, because the tweet’s author was qu...
  • The Post Millennial Justin Trudeau’s meaningless virtue signalling Tuesday November 21st, 2017
    Advertisement SharesIs Trudeau Right on Duterte?During a private meeting with Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, on his recent trip to Manila for the ASEAN-Canada 40th Commemorative session, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the human rights issues pertaining to the bloody drug wars in the southeast Asian country. Duterte’s notoriously harsh strategies for dealing with addicts and de...
  • CJNEWS The new face of Judaism Monday November 20th, 2017
    My Jewishly oriented attention was captured – and in short order captivated – by a five-part series in the Jerusalem Report, written by its senior editor, Amotz Asa-El. His crisply written essays, released between July and September, are chockablock with thought-provoking, even startling, ideas about the state of the Jewish People in both Israel and the Diaspora – as we were, as we are, as we w...
  • National Post Let’s hope Canadian courts see the true meaning of the niqab Wednesday November 15th, 2017
    As was widely anticipated, Quebec’s Bill 62, banning face cover in the realm of public services, will be legally contested: by an individual niqab-wearing woman, supported by the CCLA and the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering how his government too may “weigh in” on the challenge.Amongst the (anglophone) chattering class...
  • The Post Millennial Canada’s Governor Oversteps Mandate Friday November 3rd, 2017
    Scarcely a month into her tenure as Canada’s Governor-General, Julie Payette has stirred up controversy. As keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention in Ottawa, Payette recently exhorted members of the audience to help combat a variety of misleading beliefs, notably those she deemed especially foolish in regard to climate change and origin-of-life myths. I...
  • The Post Millennial Universities Becoming Hotspots for Intellectual Injustice Tuesday October 31st, 2017
    Back in 2005, in a column I wrote about political correctness on campus, I invited students to send me examples of pressure being put on them to conform with their professors ideology. It was an unscientific poll, given the inherent selection bias, but I did get over 100 email responses, many of which included precise evidence of a bias witnessed or experienced. Now, out of 500,000 s...
  • National Post The Jewish blindspot to the horrors of the niqab Tuesday October 31st, 2017
    Sir Salman Rushdie spoke at Montreal’s Jewish Public Library last week. We were two of an estimated 700-strong (mostly Jewish) audience. Rushdie’s insightful and entertaining address on “literature and politics in the modern world” was excellent, but the evening’s most noteworthy moment arrived with the Q&A, when, inevitably, his response was solicited regar...
  • CJNEWS I am Zioness, hear me roar Thursday October 26th, 2017
    What’s in a name? In identity politics, plenty. It’s confusing, for example, to keep track of the evolving nomenclature for the people we used to call natives. Once they were Indians, then aboriginals, then First Nations. Now they are indigenous (except for the Métis, who prefer the term “Indian”). Orientals became Asians. And blacks, of course, started out as cognitively neutral Negroes, self-...
  • The Post Millennial on Bill 62 the Government has done right thing Tuesday October 24th, 2017
    On March 8, 1979, 100,000 Iranian women marched in protest against new laws that had just been passed which made the hijab compulsory for all women. In 1982 the law would be extended to girls as young as six. Before the Iranian revolution, women in Iran looked like women in the West. The hijab and the niqab are modern inventions conceived as the outward expression of an anti-West, fun...
  • National Post Honouring Lord Balfour, who made Israel possible Tuesday October 24th, 2017
    This coming November 2nd marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, which with its portentous words, “His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people…” may be the most consequential foreign-policy statement in modern history. Theodore Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, famously said, “If you will it...
  • National Post The TDSB steps on another politically correct landmine Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Out of desperation to claim title as the most politically correct institution in Canada, the Toronto District School Board has made itself a target for mockery twice in the last month. Last week, the TDSB announced that, out of respect for Indigenous peoples, it was going to retire “chief” from its senior staff nomenclature, changing such honorifics as “chief of social work...
  • The Post Millennial Opinion: Newer generation requires discipline, moral agency and maturity Tuesday October 17th, 2017
    Last August, two law professors, Amy Wax and Larry Alexander, wrote an op ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer arguing that the 1950s prescription for success – get an education before you marry; marry before you have children; try to stay married for the sake of your family – was still the best recipe for success. As well, they said, young people should “work hard and avoid idleness,” and...
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