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.


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

Idiocracy

Tweeting Our Way to Justice

Tweeting Our Way to Justice

May 13, 2014

Whether or not it was Julie Burchill who described Stephen Fry as “a stupid

Cultural Caviar

Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl Gnomes

Steinbeck’s Dust Bowl Gnomes

May 06, 2014

“[W]hen Tom gives his famous ‘I’ll be ever’where’ speech, I always

For the Children

A Confederacy of Coconuts

A Confederacy of Coconuts

April 29, 2014

“I WANT TO BELIEVE,” announces The X-Files’ Agent Mulder, although

Trending

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,

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