Reactionary Feminist

Mary Harrington
What happens to the sex wars when we stop believing in progress?
Created 21 Feb 2021
  • Matricide and the feminist case for virtue
    01 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 15 3
    This was meant to be August’s newsletter, but I was so burned out before holiday that I just didn’t have it in me. So, this one’s about books. Firstly, because I think I managed to forget in my last n...
  • The maiden, the mother and...the other one
    16 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 26 9
    It’s been a busy month, in which I wrote (among other things) about interwar attempts at utopia, how we’re all now Britney Spears, why perverts should make the case for respectability politics and the...
  • On Mothers and Political Violence
    16 Jun 2021 • 15 min read • 11 8
    Et in Arcadia ego: this month’s essays have mostly concerned how things that seem too good to be true often are too good to be true. Utopian communities fail, the rise of empathy in public life has no...
  • Three Arguments About Love
    05 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 15 18
    If you step back far enough, is progress even a thing? God knows In the context of technology that progressively removes natural boundaries on what humans can do, many of our once-nutritious ideals ar...
  • Staying Human in the Meat Lego Matrix
    07 May 2021 • 7 min read • 28 10
    I’ve had a busy month. At UnHerd I wrote about asshat cockerels and ‘toxic masculinity’, quoted a Nazi in defence of constitutional monarchy, blamed John Stuart Mill for Boris Johnson, and invited rea...
  • Go To Horny Jail
    01 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 13 9
    Lately I’ve been reflecting on two decades being Very Online , and have written a few things on the cumulative impact digital life is having on, well, everything. On this theme I wrote about the Sarah...
  • The Three Laws of Pornodynamics
    21 Feb 2021 • 6 min read • 12 5
    Welcome I’ve joined the rest of the world on Substack, and if you’ve signed up for this – my first newsletter – you can feel vaguely proud that you were into the Harrington phenomenon before it was co...
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