Category Archives: Wendy McElroy

Skepticism and Criticism of Eugene Kanin’s Study Of False Rape Reports

[Shorter Amp: Eugene Kanin famously found that 41%, or perhaps 50%, of rapes reported to police are false. Kanin's study is both badly designed and unverifiable; more reliable studies have found that between 2% and 8% of rapes reported to … Continue reading

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False Allegations Of Rape Not Common – Or Are They?

The Countess As I had expected, the news about the woman who has been ordered by a judge to take her children to see their father, the man who had raped her, is bringing out the claims by men’s rights … Continue reading

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Pedophilia Fears Contributed to Child's Death

It’s a rare day in Mudville that I agree with Wendy McElroy… The toddler wandered from her nursery school, Ready Teddy Go, through a door left open. A bricklayer named Clive Peachey drove past her in his truck. At the … Continue reading

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The narrowness of "equity feminism"

(This is the third of three posts on “equity feminism” and “gender feminism.”) (Part one) Part two) Ironically, although self-dubbed “equity feminists” often say they’re continuing the traditions of first-wave feminism, it’s doubtful any first wave feminists would have signed … Continue reading

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Wendy McElroy unskeptically says our age lacks skepticism

In her latest column, foxnews anti-feminist (and “ifeminist”) Wendy McElroy tells the story of Norma Khouri, a longtime con artist who wrote a fraudulent account of honor killings in Jordon. Wendy’s point is that people nowadays aren’t skeptical enough: The … Continue reading

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Wendy McElroy on Koss: Seven mistakes in two sentences

I don’t expect Wendy McElroy to report anything accurately (she does write for FOX, after all). Still, her discussion of Mary Koss in a recent Foxnews column included two sentences, which were a simply amazing example of McElroy’s inability to … Continue reading

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Ampersand has been readings stuff lately, oh yes, my precious, he has been

PinkDreamPoppies wrote earlier this week that “vacuums are from hell.” He didn’t know the half of it. (Via Skippy). Echidne of the Snakes celebrates the latest milestone in women’s sports: The Lingerie Bowl. Check out Noli Irritare Leones for a … Continue reading

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Can conservatives be feminists? (redux for the 100th time)

So, anyhow – can conservatives be feminists? My answer is “yes, but.” Yes, in my opinion, conservatives can be feminists. But, in my opinion, most of the conservatives who call themselves feminists aren’t. Why? Because feminism is – and always … Continue reading

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Further thought on that Wendy McElroy column

Sara at Diotima, who says I’m her favorite lefty blogger (aw, shucks!), has a good point about the Wendy McElroy FoxNews column I blogged about yesterday. The McElroy column, as you may recall, is premised on the idea that Christian … Continue reading

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Why don't anti-feminists know anything about feminism?

Wendy McElroy, in her latest FoxNews column, is worried that mainstream feminism is going to reject Christian feminism. Who is a feminist? The answer is about to expand to include Christian feminists. Zealots who patrol the ideological walls of established … Continue reading

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