Category Archives: wokeness

Obituaries for the shunned

McSweeney’s has a pretty funny article, spoofing an obituary column,  on people who have disappeared from the Internet due to violations of Wokeness. Click on the screenshot to read them, and I’ll give a few examples. You might want to confect some of your own: Matthew Edwards, 41, was canceled early Friday evening after he […]

Ideology versus science (again): University of New South Wales urges professors to lie about the arrival date of Aboriginals

A reader sent me a link to an article from The Australian which, sadly, is behind a paywall (click on screenshot to see). It is the very height of shameless pandering to ethnic groups who accept false stories about their history, and it’s also the nadir of academic truth. (If you want a transcript of […]

Bari Weiss on art destruction

by Greg Mayer In tomorrow’s New York Times (online now), Bari Weiss writes about a decision by the San Francisco School Board to destroy a mural by Victor Arnautoff, a Russian-American-Russian artist who taught at Stanford from 1938 to 1962. Arnautoff led an interesting life. He was a White cavalry officer in the Russian Civil […]

The daily chuckle: Kim Kardashian accused of cultural appropriation for naming her underwear line “kimono”

Yes, even Kim Kardashian is guilty of appropriation, at least according to this article in The Daily Fail (click on screenshot): Once again we see people looking for an outlet for their outrage, and taking it out on garments that don’t even resemble Japanese kimonos, but simply bear their name. (It may be that the […]

After Harvard fired him as a house dean, Ronald Sullivan responds in the NYT

As you know from reading this site regularly (you do, don’t you?), Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan and his wife Stephanie Robinson were fired as deans of Winthrop House (an undergraduate residence) after Sullivan took on Harvey Weinstein as a client. Sullivan was the first African-American house dean in Harvard’s history. (My six posts on […]

The Gibson Bakery versus Oberlin College case: a good summary

Quillette is being unfairly demonized in many quarters as an “alt-right” site, with many of those who write there (and that includes me) compared to white supremacists. But the demonization occurs largely because the site doesn’t hew entirely to the ideology of the Woke Left. And yes, there are some conservative positions taken at Quillette, […]

A visit with Titania McGrath (Andrew Doyle)

Most of us have enjoyed the spoofs of “woke” culture by Titania McGrath, who has not only 289,000 followers on Twitter, but a book, Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. Here Peter Whittle interviews the person who created and is channeled through Titania, comedian Andrew Doyle, who writes for Spiked and previously wrote for “Jonathan […]

Oberlin given maximum punitive damages for wokeness stupidity. Total bill: $11.2 million + $33 million = $44.2 million

Four days ago I reported that a jury in Lorain County, Ohio found Oberlin College guilty of defaming,libeling, and slandering Gibson’s bakery, a local business where three Oberlin students had been arrested for shoplifting (and pleaded guilty). The college, although the students admitted guilt, then engaged in a pattern of retaliatory actions towards the bakery […]

When college virtue signaling goes too far: Oberlin fined $11 million for defaming a local bakery

On Friday, an Ohio jury awarded a bakery $11 million in the bakery’s suit over the unconscionable behavior of the local Oberlin College after three of its students were accused of shoplifting by the business (they pleaded guilty). The college, the jury found, engaged in a pattern of defamation and retaliation against the bakery, trying […]

The sewing and knitting communities go woke and toxic

If there’s any community more toxically woke than the Young Adult Fiction (YAF) community, it’s the online sewing community. Both of these groups of professionals and hobbyists have lapsed largely into Outrage Mode, and if you say something the slightest bit ideologically impure, you’re instantly demonized. (There are many exceptions, of course, but, afraid of […]