Modest Proposals

Stephanie Stanley
A former professor’s unconventional, thoughtful, accessible political and cultural analysis for those outside the academy
Created 04 Jul 2021
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  • Toxic Anti-Masculinity
    18 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 0 3
    Since most of the media isn’t all that good at multi-tasking, I’m sure you’ve heard about Kyle Rittenhouse’s case quite a bit this week. If you’ve only heard about it in passing, or news coverage has ...
  • Return to Innocence
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    It seems like it’s been ages since there was a public backlash against the Netflix movie called Cuties. Those who criticized the film rightly said that the mass distribution minors performing erotic d...
  • If It Weren’t for Those Racist Deplorables!
    11 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Now that the dust has settled, it’s clear that the GOP did fairly well in last week’s elections. Republican contenders won some uphill races in blue states and districts Biden took handedly a year ago...
  • Woke Fragility
    08 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    This is the sequel to Woke Fragility: Part 1 What is Woke? Modest Proposals Woke Fragility It’s hard to go too long without some person, corporation, school, or government agency being accused of “goi...
  • Gaslighting in Education
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Critical race theory (CRT) isn’t new, but it’s widespread prevalence in the American education system is. Now some people are trying to convince us that angry, paranoid parents are mislabeling new tea...
  • Woke Fragility
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s hard to go too long without some person, corporation, school, or government agency being accused of “going woke.” And while most of us can tell that the ideas and policies those on the far-left a...
  • Burn Dinners, Not Bras
    28 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Okay, so before you pull out your high-tech pitch forks, hear me out. Yes, women should have the same rights as men, which includes being able to vote, own property, open bank accounts, and live their...
  • Outlaw Donuts!
    25 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    For the past year and half (and counting), we have been told that the most important thing is the public health. We have seemed to have forgotten that being healthy should be a means to an end, not an...
  • Oh Joe, Say It Aint’ So!
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Recently, the CEO of Southwest Airlines publicly stated that he personally opposed forcibly imposing a vaccine mandate on his employees, but President Biden said the vaccine mandate applied to all com...
  • Terrorism... What’s in a Word
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    As a political scientist, there are times when politicians, journalists, and commentators use a word in ways that proves they have no idea what that word actually means. I think even the woke left kno...
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