Co-ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice

| January 26, 2013

Thank God for bold John Piper: If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For […]

“The Woman’s Place”

| July 19, 2012

[Editor's Note: This is a post from the original LAF site that I meant to bring over to the new one but forgot. After a couple of reader requests, I managed to locate the original file. This is excellent material and illustrates why robust biblical womanhood negates any "need" for feminism. Women are already "empowered" thanks […]

A French Revolutionary Scolds Mothers

| May 13, 2012

On this day when we celebrate moms, it’s amazing there are women in the world who think motherhood is denigrating and without real worth: Simone De Beauvoir famously said that being a full-time mother should be illegal because too many women would enjoy it. Badinter does not advocate criminalizing motherhood. She just wants to keep […]

From Feminism to Gay ‘Marriage’

| May 11, 2012

In an article I wrote for the Colson Center, titled “How Gay ‘Marriage’ Became Plausible”, I explored some of the issues that are upstream of the same-sex marriage debate. What are the plausibility structures that have led to a state of affairs whereby people are even willing to discuss something as absurd as changing the […]

Too Feminine?

| May 6, 2012

In his parenting manual, Emile, the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued that men and women are made differently and therefore require different types of upbringing. He espoused what today many people call a “complementarian” view of gender, which refers to the idea that the differences between men and women complement and enhance each other. . […]

Abortion and Rape

| April 28, 2012

From Boundless.org: It’s widely held that when dealing with abortion, rape and incest are special cases. Most people will say abortion is the closest thing to a solution in such cases. Even those who disagree — who point out that an innocent child shouldn’t perish for the sins of his father — often share the […]

On moms who “don’t work”

| April 28, 2012

I realize we’re well past the Rosen “stay-at-home moms-don’t-work” kerfuffle (rainy season in Kenya means lots of power and Internet outages!), but there are several good commentaries I wanted to share. I’m still working on a long article about the whole false “work vs. family” debate. As anybody grounded in reality knows, all moms work. […]

Flesh Parades, Doug Wilson and Cinematic Nudity

| April 9, 2012

Douglas Wilson has some good things to say here about some of the issues upstream of the modesty debate, which echoes the concerns I raised in my article ‘Slutwalk and the Negation of Feminine Sexuality.‘ Wilson also helpfully reminds us that when a woman reveals too much flesh, it is often not because she has […]

Rich Women and Emasculated Men

| April 9, 2012

From Suzanne Venker: There it was in the grocery store checkout line, in all its glory — a Time magazine headline: “The Richer Sex.” The article is a reprint from Liza Mundy’s new book of the same name. What does it mean? That women “are overtaking men as America’s breadwinners.” Ms. Mundy wants you to […]

Why the Contraception Debate Isn’t About “Women’s Health”

| March 29, 2012

The hue and cry from the feminist corner during the debate over the Obamacare contraception mandate has painted religious conservatives as backwards, uneducated rubes who are out to prevent women from receiving quality health care. Never mind that the debate is not and never has been over women’s health care. The debate is squarely centered […]

The Long-Term Importance of Fertility

| March 24, 2012

I meant to post something about this during the squall that erupted over Obama’s contraception mandate, but that’s the same week a ship off Mombasa dropped anchor on the cable carrying high-speed Internet into Kenya, and life online slowed down to a crawl. That’s okay. Plenty of other folks took time to comment, both on […]

Unthinkable Thoughts : How feminism deforms intellectual culture

| March 24, 2012

Over the past few weeks, this column has on more than one occasion expressed agreement with Rick Santorum’s view that advances in birth control have had deleterious social consequences, most notably in contributing to the breakdown of the family. To our surprise, a not-insignificant number of our readers have pushed back against this idea, which […]

Satire and Sandra Fluke

| March 24, 2012

I realize the Sandra Fluke story is old news, but Amanda Read’s commentary capably rebuts the nonsensical arguments of feminists who insist that contraception is a “right.” No matter how many layers of sense well-meaning women vainly try to wrap it in, feminism remains a dirty trick that victimizes, objectifies, and degrades women to damsels […]

The History of Feminism

| March 24, 2012

From Visionary Womanhood: There isn’t a woman alive today who has not been impacted and affected by the philosophy of feminism.  Feminism began as a small movement of radical extremists sharing their viewpoint on what they believe is true feminism.  Their view has become the norm in our culture today and has worked its way […]

Obama’s Contraceptive Compromise: A Redistribution of Death

| February 20, 2012

From Doug Phillips’ blog: Several weeks ago, President Obama jumped into political hot water when he issued a regulatory policy under the new health care law, forcing religiously affiliated organizations to pay for healthcare plans that provide free contraception to employees, including the murderous “morning after pill.” Many religious groups found the policy highly offensive, […]