Category: Children

Sexualizing Children Desmond is Amazing

A theory behind why government is sexualizing children

Governments are enthusiastically weaponizing the Leftist trend of sexualizing children, because doing so dramatically increases government power. Yesterday I caught up with a month-old article from The Federalist, entitled The Pedophile Project: Your 7-Year-Old Is Next On The Sexual Revolution’s Hit Parade. The article details the myriad ways in which

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Our children are attractive targets because they don’t ordinarily die

Today’s middle-class parents have a unique cohort of obsessively loved children. No wonder they’re attractive targets to young men intent on inflicting pain. In America, we are experiencing something unique: For the first time in history, the clear majority of children die after their parents, not before. Before the modern

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Children’s literature: as didactic as ever, only with Progressive goals

Children’s literature once taught children to avoid danger and be good boys and girls; now it primes young people to accept a Progressive political agenda. The other night I went to an event at our local independent bookstore. I, along with about thirty other women and a few men, listened

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Progressive social policy ignores the dangers of birth control pills *UPDATED*

Glenn Reynolds is absolutely right when he wonders if birth control pills have contributed to the dramatic rise in strokes in young urban women. Today at Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds put up the following short post: A WORRISOME INCREASE IN STROKES among young people in large cities. The increase among women is more

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The Bookworm Beat 9/19/16 — the “we’re still singing” edition and open thread

The miserable sexism of Hillary’s supporters. I’ve agreed with myself to disagree with Jonah Goldberg about Donald Trump, while still greatly respecting and deeply appreciating Goldberg’s take on just about everything else. In the wake of Hillary’s 9/11 collapse, followed by her dehydration, followed by the media castigating as sexist

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The Bookworm Beat 12-12-15 — the “hopeful pessimist” open thread

[This is a long one, good for a cozy read on a winter day.] I’m a pessimist. I’ve learned through experience that most things go wrong, whether in the world or in my life. Still, I never completely lose hope. If I didn’t have hope, frankly, I would stop moving

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It’s okay to be judgmental — as long as you’re making the right judgments

“You’re so judgmental, Mom,” my teen told me yesterday.  The reason for this statement (and he totally missed the irony of his judging me for being too judgmental) was the distaste I expressed for Mark Zuckerberg. I didn’t defend myself against my teen’s charge. “You’re damn right I’m judgmental.  Zuckerberg deserves

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Don’t blithely believe the study that allegedly “proves” that religious kids are not nice people

Progressives are tremendously excited about a study that purports to show that kids raised religiously are less nice than atheist children: According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, children that come from non-religious households behave significantly more altruistically than those from religious households, as measured by

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Freddie Gray: Do two Washington Post reports connect the dots about what really happened to him? *UPDATED*

[UPDATE:  Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide.  I don’t think it changes the questions I ask below or the information I offer.  It simply means that, whether Gray’s death was purely accidental or the result of self-inflicted behavior, gross negligence, or homicide, he might have been more vulnerable

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