A roundup of news and commentary from around the interwebs.
I did an interview with Dr. Charles Camosy of Crux on “left-wing social conservatism.” Some of you may be interested in it.
The UN, EU, and other international bodies continue to function as enforcers of the sexual revolution. From C-Fam:
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on LGBT issues, said gender is “firmly incorporated” in human rights law and that “it is the obligation of states to acknowledge and provide legal recognition of gender identity based on self-identification,” including for minors, during a press conference to present his latest report on gender to the Human Rights Council.
This was a salvo aimed at Hungary, which recently banned targeting LGBT propaganda at children.
Remember when mainstream media outlets reported on the “billionaire’s club” (Bill Gates etc.) meeting to figure out how to “curb overpopulation” about a decade ago? I wonder how that all turned out.
The Grade 9 math curriculum in Ontario, Canada now says that math can be subjective. From the Toronto Sun:
“Mathematics is often positioned as an objective and pure discipline,” reads a section of an online brief highlighting the ‘vision and goals’ of the updated curriculum.
“However, the content and the context in which it is taught, the mathematicians who are celebrated, and the importance that is placed upon mathematics by society are subjective.”
Math, it continues, has been “used to normalize racism and marginalization of non-Eurocentric mathematical knowledges,” and explains that taking a “decolonial” and “anti-racist approach” to teaching math will outline its “historical roots and social constructions” to students.
Maybe don’t send your kids to public school.
The war between old-school leftists (including so-called “gender-critical” feminists or “TERFS”—trans-exclusionary radical feminists) has ramped up at the U.K.’s flagship leftie publication, The Guardian. From The Spectator:
Fractious times over at Guardian towers. The long-running battle between Kath Viner, the paper’s editor, and Anette Thomas, the media group’s chief executive, concluded last month after the latter resigned over conflicting views about the Graun’s future.
It’s not just the boardroom where such clashes are being played out. Mr S hears word that the editorial floors of the Guardian and its Sunday sister the Observer have become riven with tensions over the perennial problem of trans rights. WhatsApp groups are ablaze with talk that Observer commentator Sonia Sodha could become the next feminist hounded out of the group, following Suzanne Moore’s purging in November.
Read the whole thing.
Jonathan Kay has a good piece in the National Post titled “The performative snobbery of social justice invades the supermarket.” There really is no public—or private—space that the woke will not try to colonize.
Speaking of which, gay rights activist and liberal writer Andrew Sullivan recently penned a column over at his Substack answering a question he often gets from woke trolls: “What happened to you?” What happened, Sullivan explains, is that he is not on board with the radicalization of the American elite against liberalism. He hasn’t changed—the Left has. It is a sobering read.