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.


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The Science of Cool

The Science of Cool

April 22, 2014

About 30 years ago, I set out to write an essay—that sounds so pretentious,

All About Me

How Uncanny Was My Valley?

How Uncanny Was My Valley?

April 15, 2014

Within the conventions of English drag comedy, the most familiar character is

Bizarro World

If You Can’t Beat ’Em…

If You Can’t Beat ’Em…

April 08, 2014

So I guess I finally have to write about Bruce Jenner. Tellingly, when I first

Ahhh!!!

The Magic Schlong

The Magic Schlong

April 01, 2014

As a teenager trolling for role models, I latched onto all the female

Cultural Caviar

It Takes a Village to Eat a Rockefeller

It Takes a Village to Eat a Rockefeller

March 25, 2014

I have no “guilty pleasures,” being long past caring what anyone thinks of my

Bitch, Please!

In Defense of Libertarian Brutalism

In Defense of Libertarian Brutalism

March 18, 2014

“[L]ibertarians can generally be divided into two camps: humanitarians and

Oh Canada!

Silly’s Punctured Romance

Silly’s Punctured Romance

March 11, 2014

One of my earliest articles for Taki‘s was called “The Week in Canadian Sex

Oy Vey!

The Anonymous Misogynist Online Army

The Anonymous Misogynist Online Army

March 04, 2014

Male readers who live and work in estrogen-rich environments may beg to differ,

Zeitgeist

Big Boob Is a Bust

Big Boob Is a Bust

February 25, 2014

As recently as the early 1970s, millions of Americans couldn’t say the word

Toeing the Line

50 Shades of Faggotry

50 Shades of Faggotry

February 18, 2014

It’s Black History Month, but gays are the new blacks, so let’s dip into some

Revisions

A Lust for Lolitas

A Lust for Lolitas

February 11, 2014

She was an atheist and I’m a (half-assed) Catholic, so neither one of us is

Obit

If I Had a Sickle

If I Had a Sickle

February 04, 2014

After tormenting the rest of us for nigh on a century, last week that

Oy Vey!

Organs of State

Organs of State

January 28, 2014

As Marx famously noted, “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as

Cultural Caviar

Psychos and Psychopaths of the Silver Screen

Psychos and Psychopaths of the Silver Screen

January 21, 2014

Samuel Leistedt has my dream job. The Belgian forensic psychology professor

Toeing the Line

The Irish Genocide Sweepstakes

The Irish Genocide Sweepstakes

January 14, 2014

Sure, the Irish are a little slow, but it took them longer than you’d think to

Oh Canada!

The Man Who Almost Became Toronto’s Crazy Mayor

The Man Who Almost Became Toronto’s Crazy Mayor

January 07, 2014

George Smitherman is supposed to be the mayor of Toronto. During the 2010

Looking Back

2013: Reminiscences and Prognostications

2013: Reminiscences and Prognostications

December 31, 2013

’Tis the season of reminiscence and prognostication. Let’s get the future

Pop Music

Whole Lotta White Privilege Goin’ On

Whole Lotta White Privilege Goin’ On

December 17, 2013

If the Jews really ran show business, then KISS would’ve been inducted into

Church and State

The Pope You Will Always Have With You

The Pope You Will Always Have With You

December 10, 2013

“Income inequality” has become the global warming of economics, so it’s

Idiocracy

Rivers of Cornflakes

Rivers of Cornflakes

December 03, 2013

I have it on good authority that some women find Boris Johnson irresistibly

Bizarro World

Air, Trees, Water, and Murderous Animals

Air, Trees, Water, and Murderous Animals

November 26, 2013

Charles Manson’s 25-year-old girlfriend Star says they’re getting married, but

Winning

Less Than Supreme

Less Than Supreme

November 19, 2013

I thought I’d stumbled into a black hole when I read about the white

Scandal

The Counterfeit Confederate

The Counterfeit Confederate

November 12, 2013

Being a crotchety old white racist and all, I don’t mind admitting that I

Looking Back

B-B-B-Bernie and the Squirrels

B-B-B-Bernie and the Squirrels

November 05, 2013

William Shatner missed his calling. It’s no secret that the Star Trek icon’s

International Affairs

United Negations

United Negations

October 29, 2013

So has everyone finally recovered from United Nations Day? October 24th seems

Europe

The Hate That the Hatred of Hate Speech Produced

The Hate That the Hatred of Hate Speech Produced

October 22, 2013

Apparently I was the only Canadian who wasn’t shocked when singer Steven Page

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