Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography But Still Supports Trump

April 07, 2018

The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers. Many commentators have pointed out the hypocrisy of Christian leaders who claim a moral high ground while supporting US...

How French Feminists Are Divided Over Catherine Deneuve’s Letter

January 13, 2018

Many prominent women are concerned that France's long history of “libertinage” is threatened by what they see as a witchhunt against men. The recent publication in the French newspaper Le Monde of an open letter by female writers and actors in defense of men’s right to pick up women...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Misconduct” and the Weinstein Effect

December 08, 2017

Orchestra conductors are leaders who conduct. Can they misconduct? The floodgates have opened on the question of a certain apparently endemic form of misconduct on the part of persons in a position of authority, in particular celebrities, whatever their field of work. On the same day that the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Charlie Rose “Feels” It

November 23, 2017

Charlie Rose’s contribution to modern philosophy: I feel, therefore we are. Today’s 3D Definition: Feeling Accused of being a sexual predator, television celebrity Charlie Rose appealed to what he claims to have believed were “shared feelings” with his victims. This is how he put it: “I...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Persecution”

November 17, 2017

The pastors weigh in for Roy Moore, the “unwavering” champion of explicit actions that, at least in one sense, were intended to bridge the generation gap. Today’s 3D Definition: Persecution Newsweek fills us in on the massive support Roy Moore has mustered from the Evangelicals in his...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “To Date”

November 16, 2017

At some point, the verb “to date” became a four-letter word and the idea of going out changed to going in. Today’s 3D Definition: To Date The Huffington Post reports on the Roy Moore sex scandal that has emerged in the wake of the Weinstein effect: “It was common knowledge that Roy dated...

Harvey Weinstein: A Sordid Reality in Hollywood

October 13, 2017

The sad reality is that the Harvey Weinstein story is arguably only the tip of the iceberg. There is something disturbing about the Harvey Weinstein case as someone who has finally been revealed as one of the most predatory monsters of the Hollywood scene. There is a litany of cases,...