From the Writings of David Horowitz: May 10th, 2010


On December 14th, 2000, as the holiday season was getting into full swing in Wichita Kansas, five young men and women, all professionals with bright careers in front of them were taken hostage in a townhouse. Two criminal brothers held them at gunpoint, raped the women and made the men have sex with each other, [...]

The Language of Rape, Victimhood, and Survival


I was sexually assaulted when I was thirteen years old by someone I mistakenly believed was a friend. I rarely think about it. It happened, I got through it, and I survived.
NewsReal contributor Alex Knepper believes the word “traumatic” doesn’t apply to being held down and forcibly penetrated against my will.  What’s more, he thinks [...]

Hip-Hop Mogul Confuses Hate Speech With The Truth


Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons posted a piece entitled  “The Ugly Head of America” this morning on The Huffington Post.  It was a broadside attack on Americans for engaging in what he calls ‘hate speech’  towards the Muslim world:
The hatred and anger towards Muslims in this country and around the world has gone beyond the tipping point. [...]

Feminism: The Masquerade


You’ve got a long way to go, baby. And don’t you forget it.
This oasis of freedom and equality we call the United States? It’s all a mirage, says leftist feminist Jessica Valenti.  In fact, “We’re suffering under the mass delusion that women in America have achieved equality.”
Well, thanks for the armchair diagnosis, Jessica, but I [...]

Get ‘Em While They’re Young: Radical Feminism for 4th Graders


In 2009, Ileana Jiménez asked her class of high school juniors and seniors to write letters to President Obama about “the ways in which feminism might be addressed in the curriculum.”  Earlier this week she shared one letter on her blog, Feminist Teacher.
It is understandable that teachers cannot be expected to cram decades of struggles [...]