Kathy Shaidle

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A blogging pioneer since 2000, Kathy Shaidle runs FiveFeetOfFury.com. She has been called “a purveyor of some of the most offensive racial stereotypes I have ever read” by Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress.


Scandal

The Moral Panic Truth-o-Meter

The Moral Panic Truth-o-Meter

November 18, 2014

On February 27, 2013, Canadian historian and (more or less) conservative

Hollywood

Someone’s Over the Rainbow

Someone’s Over the Rainbow

November 11, 2014

Which one is Rose McGowan again? It’s a complaint as old as Sunset

Scandal

Ghomeshi-quiddick

Ghomeshi-quiddick

November 04, 2014

Oh, great: another Canadian Muslim on a rampage. Don’t worry, I don’t mean

News

You Want a Fight?

You Want a Fight?

October 28, 2014

“It’s been a tough week for Canadian Muslims.” I sincerely wish I were

Vile Bodies

Useless Eating

Useless Eating

October 21, 2014

Only barroom bores bemoan the real-life dearth of science fiction’s long

Huh

Racist Seeks Racist

Racist Seeks Racist

October 14, 2014

So it looks like I’m not really white after all. Possibly not even

Hollywood

The Most Sensible Guy in the Room

The Most Sensible Guy in the Room

October 07, 2014

Irving Kristol (sort of) said, “A conservative is a liberal who’s been

Real Estate

The End of the Rainbow?

The End of the Rainbow?

September 30, 2014

One evening back in the late 1980s, I returned to my then-apartment on

Deep Thoughts

Great Smoking Guns of History

Great Smoking Guns of History

September 23, 2014

I quit smoking around 10 years after I quit drinking, but I miss smoking much

Oy Vey!

Cry Me a Rivers

Cry Me a Rivers

September 16, 2014

When I read about Joan Rivers’ death, my eyes welled up with stinging tears.

Cultural Caviar

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

It’s the Hole in Your Head that Worries Me

September 09, 2014

I met writer and photographer Rick McGinnis about ten years ago, but by rights,

For the Children

The Pied Stripper of Canada

The Pied Stripper of Canada

September 02, 2014

“Exotic dancers. They’re not exotic, and they’re not dancers,” explains

Cultural Caviar

The Real Black Sheep

The Real Black Sheep

August 26, 2014

In an interview last week with Taleeb Starkes, podcaster Adam Carolla asked the

Media

Here Comes the Mob (Again)!

Here Comes the Mob (Again)!

August 19, 2014

ThoughtCatalog.com has had a crappy week. Many people are suddenly hearing

Diversity Training

The French Ruining Toplessness

The French Ruining Toplessness

August 05, 2014

The Germans may or may not have preferred to march in the shade, but the French

Semantics

Who Gets to Name the Snow?

Who Gets to Name the Snow?

July 29, 2014

Here’s the fastest, surest way to identify the subspecies hackus

Oy Vey!

Comic Con Job

Comic Con Job

July 22, 2014

My version of Proverbs 30:18–19 goes: There are three things that I do not

Oy Vey!

Rape Quilt, Rape Guilt

Rape Quilt, Rape Guilt

July 15, 2014

So there’s a frickin’ rape quilt now. Remember the AIDS quilt? Back in the

Media

The Critics We Deserve

The Critics We Deserve

July 08, 2014

“Perhaps it all goes to show that the middlebrow is inherently

Another Apology

The Greatest Actor of His Generation

The Greatest Actor of His Generation

July 01, 2014

“This is just like a Hollywood awards show, but with fewer Jews.” You’d

Trending

Half Off Everything!

Half Off Everything!

June 24, 2014

Roughly half of the emails I get from my blog readers ask, “Where do you get

Scandal

Lying Whores or Whoring Lies?

Lying Whores or Whoring Lies?

June 17, 2014

Blogger Kate McMillan quips that “prostitution is to ‘sex work’ what

Zeitgeist

Permanent Devolution

Permanent Devolution

June 10, 2014

Scientific advances spur social mutations as surely as ergo prompters

Women

I’ll Take “White Women’s Problems” For $500, Alex

I’ll Take “White Women’s Problems” For $500, Alex

June 03, 2014

“I stand to win a great deal of money in a game show that will never be

Media Death

One Grey Lady Fires Another

One Grey Lady Fires Another

May 27, 2014

Within my lifetime, The New York Times will close its doors for good. “It’s

Catholicism

Pick Your Demons

Pick Your Demons

May 20, 2014

In 1997, my second book came out. It was a collection of columns I’d written

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