by Anthony Esolen, Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member
This article was first published at the public discourse on
Lust perverts language itself, calling sex “safe” or “protected,” and cohabitation “honest,” and relationships “mutual,” which are nothing but forays into a jungle, where the strongest and most cunning survive.
Several weeks ago, Saint Valentine’s Day at my school came and went. There was no dance. There was no concert. There was no ice cream social. There was no party for trading little gifts. There was no showing of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon or Marty or Goodbye, Mr. Chips or Casablanca. There were no foolish and innocent flirtations on the way to class. (more…)
Colleges and Labor Markets Should Adjust to Women’s Needs
By Napp Nazworth
This article was first published at The Christian Post on December 11, 2012.
There is not a “war on women,” but there is a “war on women’s fertility,” Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist and president of the Ruth Institute, believes. Rather than view fertility as a problem to be solved, Morse argued Friday, fertility should be viewed as a gift from God. Colleges and labor markets should, therefore, adjust to the biological needs of women. (more…)
by Samantha Schroeder, Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” Summer Conference 2012 alumna.
Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh made a comment toward the end of his talk show blaming feminism for “ruining women.”
Limbaugh commented on feminist academic Camille Paglia’s article in The Hollywood Reporter. He read excerpts from her article critiquing American pop culture, citing it as the source of poor role models for young men and women, and the inaccurate portrayal of a “manliness” epitomized by the Twilight series: (more…)
This article was first published at Mercatornet.com on April 13, 2012.
A social conservative decodes the racket that passes for an answer to her questions about liberal causes.
In my work as a social conservative, I have been puzzled by some of the rhetorical strategies of my opponents. Sometimes I feel my head spinning, as if I have been going around in circles, with no obvious conclusion in sight. I have been seeking the key to understanding them, a Rosetta Stone that will allow me to translate what otherwise appears to be mere hieroglyphics. (more…)