Monthly Archives: February 2018

Is All Our Democracy Belong to Russia?

I cannot say I really care about the various Russian scandals. It’s not that I like Russia or think that it’s worth emulating. It’s a mostly terrible country which has never had anything resembling civil society. Many individual Russian people … Continue reading

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Is the Non-Binary Eating Itself?

Recently at a respectable (in the Victorian sense) supposedly feminist blog which I’d rather not link to, readers were advised to remember in comments to a post on childbirth that “not only women give birth”. A query about this odd … Continue reading

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Huh? Something About a Black Panther Movie?

I’m old enough to remember the very first incarnation of the comic book Black Panther. I don’t actually remember his very first appearances in the Fantastic Four (where he was a minor recurring character) but then in 1968 or so … Continue reading

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More on La Trêve

La Trêve is seriously getting under my skin. I’ve just seen the seventh episode. About halfway through the sixth and all through the sevent things get very harrowing and chaotic and I’m discounting lots of things I was assuming. This … Continue reading

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What’s La Trêve’s Deal?

I’m almost halfway through the La Trêve, a Belgium murder mystery (10 episodes) and I still haven’t figured out what it’s about. The story starts off clearly enough. A newly widowed policeman with a checkered past moves with his teenage … Continue reading

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Cognitive and Interface Dissonance

This is a pretty good article on the supposed feminist nature of the hijab. The way it is written is kind of agonizing as you can feel the author trying to make their way through a crowded place full of … Continue reading

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Nolympics

There’s an Olympics going on and I find I couldn’t care less, even though it’s the Winter Olympics which I used to enjoy much more than the summer version. I’m not even sure why they still exist… The peak Olympic … Continue reading

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