Browsing All posts tagged under »Katie Roiphe«

About Liberalism and Its Deterioration of Civil Rights…and Its Own Credibility

May 21, 2018

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Liberals are curiously less than rapturous about a political victory only they could have accomplished: the election of Donald Trump, a living caricature straight from the pages of a satirical novel, to the country’s highest office. Liberals do count as a victory, and have for a long time, laws that authorize the wholesale removal of […]

Katie Roiphe Rebukes the Trivialization of Due Process by Feminists but Is Scarcely Less Guilty of It Herself

May 12, 2018

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A recent post on this blog commended NYU Journalism Prof. Katie Roiphe’s essay, “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter feminism is bad for women,” published a few months ago in Harper’s. Certainly its observations about feminism’s “vicious energy and ugliness” are unimpeachable—and for their confrontational candor, remarkable. It feels as if the feminist moment is, […]

“Vicious Energy and Ugliness”: Candid Observations about the Feminist Movement by Prof. Katie Roiphe

May 4, 2018

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“[V]icious energy and ugliness is there beneath the fervor of our new reckoning, adeptly disguised as exhilarating social change. It feels as if the feminist moment is, at times, providing cover for vindictiveness and personal vendettas and office politics and garden-variety disappointment, that what we think of as purely positive social change is also, for […]

New York Magazine Writer Jonathan Chait Says “the Feminist Police Haven’t Gotten Around Yet to Tormenting the Innocent”

April 18, 2018

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The absurd quotation in the title of this post comes from a critique of an essay of Katie Roiphe’s published in Harper’s last month, which New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait calls “alternatingly brilliant and incoherent.” Whatever the merits of that characterization (which will be considered in a future post), it could certainly be applied […]