The New Inquisition

Walter Olson posted:

Brown University assistant professor Lisa Littman’s research, subjected to peer review, accepted and published in the journal PLOS One, “explored the reportedly growing phenomenon by which clusters of socially connected teenage girls, some beset by autism spectrum disorder and other mental health challenges, suddenly express feelings of gender dysphoria apparently without having experienced these earlier in life, as is more commonly the case.”

At, Jeffrey S Flier writes:

“Dr. Littman’s preliminary research suggested that this often occurs after heavy exposure to social-media content extolling the benefits of gender transition….[Following criticism by activists on social media and after hearing directly from unnamed individuals] Brown University deleted its initial promotional reference to Dr. Littman’s work from the university’s website—then replaced it with a note explaining how Dr. Littman’s work might harm members of the transgender community….
“Increasingly, research on politically charged topics is subject to indiscriminate attack on social media, which in turn can pressure school administrators to subvert established norms regarding the protection of free academic inquiry. What’s needed is a campaign to mobilize the academic community to protect our ability to conduct and communicate such research, whether or not the methods and conclusions provoke controversy or even outrage.”

More. David E. Bernstein writes:

Establishment voices that are usually raised very quickly at any hint of the politicization of science from right-wing political sources were notably silent. But can you imagine the reaction if the study had been one favorable to, say, same-sex marriage, and the same thing had happened after conservative evangelical Christian activists complained?

Gail Heriot writes, “This reminded me of when I drew the ire of transgender activists two years ago.”

Unintended consequences.

30 Comments for “The New Inquisition”

  1. posted by Matthew on

    I told you they were fascists. I warned practically the entire internet that the Regressive Left was up to no good and that they were going to stab gays in the back. You refused to listen. Instead, you attacked the messenger while the War on Homosexuality slowly but surely revealed its left flank. This is ex-gay therapy, and at this point denial is a form of complicity.

    This is why homosexuality is the only normal form of human sexuality, and jenn-durr needs to go the way of words like “negro” and “oriental” and fall out of polite conversation. Like, now.

  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    The New Inquisition

    Good to see that the Catholics are bouncing back and being Catholic once again. Nobody expects the New Inquisition!

    • posted by Matthew on

      Protestants, Mormons, and Muslims are just as bad if not worse. All non-Jewish religious belief is both blasphemous and racist, including atheism.

  3. posted by Jorge on

    Just when I was thinking of being back-handed toward a friend who does nothing more consistently than stepping on sacred cows and questioning the ordinary.

  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Sacred cows make the best steaks.

    Particularly red heifers without blemish (פָרָה אֲדֻמָּה‬).

    A fundie clown named (oddly) Clyde Lott was actually trying to breed one back when in order to accelerate the Second Coming.

    He didn’t succeed, and there’s no record of whether the steaks were any good.

  5. posted by Chang on

    Matthew comes off as racist and trollish

    • posted by Matthew on

      Says the imperialist warmonger who refuses to condemn Chinese imperialism in Africa.

    • posted by Matthew on

      You goyim need to stop projecting your racism onto the Jews.

    • posted by Matthew on

      Anyone who isn’t Jewish is a racist. That means you, too, goy boy.

      There are no Jewish racists because Jews cannot be racist because racism = power + prejudice, and only gentile heterosexuals have the power to oppress.

      • posted by Pressed on

        The Palestinians would probably disagree with you on the power to oppress.

        • posted by Matthew on

          P*l*st*n* is a racial slur used to justify the illegal theft of Jewish land from Jew.

        • posted by Matthew on

          The power to oppress requires strength in numbers. Whites, non-black POC, gentiles, and heterosexuals have that. Gays, Jews, and black people don’t.

        • posted by Matthew on

          The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Yasser Arafat’s uncle, was a Nazi sympathizer as were many Muslims. Pale-Swine-Nazis is what they are. Anyone who supports them is a racist, plain and simple. Goyism is a form of racism. If you are not both Jewish and a zionist, then you are a racist. The persecution of Roseanne Barr is because of antisemitism because she had the nerve to made fun of a gentile woman who pandered to a country that kills gay people.

        • posted by Matthew on

          There are 2 billion Christians, 1.5 billion Muslims, and 15 million Jews on this planet. We still have not replenished the numbers we lost from the Holocaust. So shove your racist sexist antisemitic homophobic terrorist loving propaganda up your hemorrhoid-ridden ass, goy boy. Antizionism is not just antisemitic and therefore racist since all Jews are people of color, it’s homophobic because Israel is the only remotely gay-supportive country in the Middle East, and it’s Christians and Muslims alone who are holding back progress, not Jews. Gays and Jews make Western Civilization civilized, so if you don’t support Israel and the Jews, you don’t just hate Jews, you hate gay people, too.

        • posted by Matthew on

          And it looks like the Germans, the former enemy of the Pale-Swine-Nazis’ current enemy, are up to their old tricks again.

  6. posted by Chang on

    Why won’t white men respond to my Grindr profile? Maybe if I project my own anti-blackness onto them a little bit harder, they’ll respond.

    • posted by Chang on

      This above post was not written by me. I suspect that it was written by Matthew.


      1. How do you know that I am not Jewish?
      2. How do you know what I feel about foreign policy?

      It seems that you are making lots of assumptions, and coming off as being racist and a troll.

      • posted by Matthew on

        No one who is actually a practicing Jew could be anywhere as dumb as you are. I’m not the racist. You are. Leftism is a form of racism. It patronizes minorities.

      • posted by Matthew on

        Chang is a Chinese name. China is an imperialist dictatorship.

      • posted by Matthew on

        Communism is a form of imperialism.

  7. posted by Matthew on

    Asians are white and are responsible for fomenting anti-black bigotry.

  8. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    I have to say, having read the Quillette article and thought about it, that Theodore Hill’s complaint and the surrounding circumstances sounds more like an academic tempest in a teapot than it does evidence of a “New Inquisition”.

  9. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Speaking of President Trump, Andrew Sullivan has an interesting op-ed on the current situation.

    • posted by Matthew on

      Who cares what turncoat Andy, aka Barebackus Maximus Gluteus, has to say about anything? He has been dead to me ever since he called for an invasion of Israel in the Oscumba administration.

  10. posted by Chang on


    How big is your sword?

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