Monstrous Regiment of Woman: Interview with female former cadet

Women in the Military: “At some point during the training [female cadets] would have a crying fit, at which some men would feel sorry for them or would be like, “I don’t know what to do.” Other men would just look at them and be like, “Humph, she’s weak.” So I say it depends on the individual. Some who were sexually assaulted, it was basically … Continue reading Monstrous Regiment of Woman: Interview with female former cadet

How ‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Emasculated Men

Nineteen seventy-four was a grim year in the history of the Republic. An embargo had quadrupled the price of oil and touched off an energy crisis so severe that the state of Oregon banned Christmas lights as wasting energy. The president of the United States seemed to have taken part in a criminal conspiracy that would soon lead to his resignation.

And on television, things were really dire: that year saw the debut of “Free to Be . . . You and Me.”

“Free to Be . . . You and Me” was a piece of Ms. Foundation-produced feminist propaganda disguised as entertainment for children that first appeared on ABC 40 years ago this week, on March 11, 1974. It drew big ratings, leading to platinum status for an associated album, a bestselling book and many repeat airings of the show. Continue reading “How ‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Emasculated Men”

Insights on Downton Abbey

Americans by the millions tuned in to watch the premier of Downton Abbey’s fourth season, eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their household. According to press reports, 10.2 million Americans watched the first episode, catching up on developments since the end of the third season, which ended with yet another tragedy, this time the death of heir … Continue reading Insights on Downton Abbey