Poor Excuses for a Butcher: Gosnell is the Typical Abortionist

| April 17, 2013

First there was a complete media blackout on the Gosnell case (except in pro-life circles), and now that liberal outlets have been forced to comment on this case, they blame the pro-life movement for “creating” abortionists like Gosnell. This is so dumbfoundingly illogical and without any basis in fact. Easy access to abortion begets more […]

In defense of ‘leaning out': Moms differ in defining success

| March 20, 2013

Absolutely spot-on: In her book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg blames women for subconsciously self-selecting out of career tracks that lead to the corner office and the big bucks. By being fearful, unassertive, and hedging their bets in favor of flexibility for kids many of them don’t yet have, Sandberg says that women themselves are largely responsible for […]

Dead Women in Combat: Does Anyone Care?

| February 20, 2013

From Wesley Strackbein’s excellent (and sobering) historical commentary: Dead women — killed on the frontlines of combat — are no more a terrible sight to behold than dead men. So declared General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as he joined President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in announcing […]

Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces

| February 2, 2013

This testimony is nearly 20 years old but so relevant right now: I feel I have a basis upon which to comment, and I would like to read this statement: First of all, this subject should not be argued from the standpoint of gender differences. It should not be argued from the standpoint of female […]

Women at War

| January 30, 2013

Steven Wedgeworth has brought everything down to what’s at the core of the women-in-combat issue: G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “Feminists are, as their name implies, opposed to anything feminine.” We are now seeing this come to its most poignant fulfillment, as “women’s equality” has reached the point of the US government putting them in full […]

Why men fight

| January 30, 2013

Another excellent piece from Mercatornet: Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proclaimed that, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service,” Why is this necessary? How did such a “time” arrive upon us? According to theWall Street […]

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 […]