Discourse

Discourse is your destination for long-form ideas, free speech and open dialogue. Discourse features profiles of and op eds by the leading heterodox voices in the world today.


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2 days ago

Win or lose, Laurel Hubbard should not be competing in women's sports

At issue here is more than a few gold medals. What's at stake, fully and in a very real way, is the definition of the word woman and the female body.

Libby Emmons
9 days ago

Ben & Jerry's doesn't boycott any nation but Israel over human rights abuses

Ben & Jerry's boycott of Israel is one they can afford, but they would never take this approach with larger markets, like China, despite human rights abuses in that nation.

Barbara Kay
9 days ago

Progressive pints: The politicization of ice cream

Is it ridiculous that something as apolitical as ice cream has become so politicized? But Ben and Jerry's pioneered this path, and has always been synonymous with progressivism.

Melissa Langsam Braunstein
12 days ago

Antisemitism and the 'apartheid' libel

The attempts to falsely paint Israel through the use of labels such as "racism" and "apartheid" have a long and dark history.

Gerald M. Steinberg and Mike Fegelman
17 days ago

Feminism is erasing women

Real feminism has joined the progressive culture war and has left many women behind. Feminists shame other women for taking on even the slightest expression of traditional gender roles.

Jessica Swietoniowski
17 days ago

What the latest science on the so-called 'vegetative state' reveals about human dignity

If some patients whose consciousness was thought to be irretrievably lost can return from that great unknowing beyond, is it ever proper to withhold or withdraw care?

Charles C. Camosy
23 days ago

Happy belated birthday, Canada!

"Canada is the best country in the world." There, I've said it. And I feel I have to, as we rarely hear these words from Canadians themselves.

Rick Ekstein
23 days ago

Protecting women's rights is incompatible with defending gender self-ID

It is inconsistent to support the violation of the boundary between male and female as an identity that should be defended, and then grieve for the lost rights of people and children to have physical boundaries.

Jennifer Bilek
23 days ago

Professor could be dragged before Human Rights Commission after raising gender and race debates in class

Prof. Haskell at Wilfrid Laurier University has been threatened with charges that will bring him before the Ontario Human Rights Commission for raising gender and race topics as open to debate.

Barbara Kay
a month ago

Banning critical race theory is the only option left for parents who are ignored and scorned

Writers from either side of the political divide got together in The New York Times to denounce recent measures by GOP lawmakers to ban the teaching of critical race theory in American schools.

Libby Emmons
a month ago

Why I still love America

Happy Independence Day, America: Long may we be lovers of liberty.

Nicole Russell
a month ago

New York Times calls for Kamala to be held to lower expectations so she can succeed

Klein's argument is literally that Harris should be given lesser challenges so that she won't look like a failure when she attempts to attain the presidency.

Libby Emmons
a month ago

The woke transformation of the military weakens the armed forces and the nation

It's disappointing and disgusting to see the turn our military has taken. Each branch seems to be in a new war: who can out-woke the other by posting "inspirational" heartfelt recruitment videos.

Benjamin Bradley
a month ago

Woman charged with hate crime after 'transphobic' tweets

The police allege that the three tweets posted by Millar over the course of a year were "homophobic" and "transphobic" in a manner justifying criminal proceedings.

Erin Perse
a month ago

What the case of the Masterpiece Cakeshop says about the LGBTQ+ movement and free speech rights

When the gender-rights movement first got under way, their activists depended on society's commitment to free speech and conscience rights at a time when their own demands were unpopular.

Barbara Kay
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