EPPC Briefly: Mary Eberstadt On Why Today’s Feminists Are So Angry

February 19, 2015



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Jailhouse Feminism
EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt takes a close look at the “remarkably aggressive and angry” tone of modern feminism: “In a turn that hasn’t gotten nearly the attention it demands, the language of contemporary woman has become a cacophony of rage punctuated by curses — especially when progressive-minded women are talking among and about themselves.”

Lent, Day By Day

For Christians, the forty-day journey of Lent is “an opportunity to reflect on how well we’ve each picked up the cross daily,” writes EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel. (Let Mr. Weigel’s book Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches provide a “fitting companion” for your Lenten journey.)

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Injudicious Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s extraordinary public comments “violate the judicial ethic of impartiality and require her recusal” from the marriage cases pending in the Supreme Court, argues EPPC President Ed Whelan.

The Submerging Democratic Majority
EPPC Senior Fellow Henry Olsen shows why the task for Republicans in 2016 and beyond “is to present a positive image of the party that incorporates healthy respect for private initiative with an eagerness to make government work for the average person and the struggling person.”

Borrowed Valor
In telling tales about their supposed courage under fire, Brian Williams, and Hillary Clinton before him, “are both liars and deserve contempt for trying to steal some of the honor that comes with military service,” writes EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen. (See also EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner’s reflection that, although Mr. Williams deserves accountability for his “serious offense,” he also deserves a chance at redemption.)

Ukraine: Disinformation and Confusion
Recent news items about the situation in Ukraine “reflect the success of the extraordinary Russian disinformation campaign that’s been underway for the past fifteen months,” observes EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel.

Modernity and Our American Heresies
Critics of America have often argued that the country is too individualistic and materialistic, doomed to a techno-obsessive liberal nihilism. But, as Peter Lawler explains in this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, the American story is really a tale of constant compromise between our Lockean and Puritan tendencies, accommodating the need for both freedom and community.

Commitment, Chastity, Mercy are the Building Blocks for a Happy Marriage
EPPC Fellow Mary Rice Hasson observes that, within a marriage, commitment “opens the window to enduring love” between husband and wife.

From Campus Bullies to Empty Churches
EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt explains one of the causes of declining church attendance among Millennials: “the social and other costs of being a known believer in the public square mount by the year – and students take note.”

God, Our Rights, and the Modern Liberal Mind
The notion of God-given rights, observes EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner, “is a philosophical thread that runs throughout the history of our country with astonishing consistency and, at least until now, a proposition very few people disputed.”

Islam as a Victim Civilization
EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen argues that President Obama’s comments comparing ISIS’s rampage to the sins of Western civilization is “reductive, ahistorical, shallow, tendentious drivel.”

Why Not Cut the Payroll Tax?
As conservatives debate the details of an effective and politically feasible tax-reform program, EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta makes the case that “an across-the-board payroll-tax cut would be a powerful pro-work, pro-growth policy.”


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