All posts by Liz Wolfe

Pro-life movement taking images of aborted fetuses to new heights: Jumbotrons – WASHINGTON EXAMINER

This week, Kentucky pro-lifers are pulling out all the stops to force the state’s last abortion clinic to close. On Friday, a federal judge ordered a buffer zone be created around EMW Women’s Surgical Center, Louisville’s sole clinic that performs abortions. Wednesday, activist groups Operation Save America and Created Equal will display images of aborted fetuses on a jumbotron outside the clinic.

But gruesome jumbotrons won’t do much to change the minds of moderates, and pro-lifers should reconsider their tactics if they want to have an impact.

Read the rest at: The Washington Examiner

Claremont McKenna disciplines students in the name of free speech – REASON

Claremont McKenna College recently suspended three students for a year and two others for a semester for their protest of Manhattan Institute Fellow Heather Mac Donald, author of The War on Cops and vocal critic of Black Lives Matter.

Claremont McKenna has taken a very harsh approach. This administrative action could have a chilling effect on future protests. Every student should have the ability to counter offensive, reprehensible speech with their own criticism.

Read the rest at: Reason

The feminist Bechdel Test makes films better – WASHINGTON EXAMINER

This week, National Review ran an article by Kyle Smith called “If You Like Art, Don’t Take the Bechdel Test.” The Bechdel test, although nothing new, was the subject of the article’s scrutiny. Apparently, a simple litmus test designed to help critics explore the role of women in Hollywood is the latest example of political correctness overreach.

But Smith’s analysis is far from the truth. The Bechdel Test is no example of political correctness infiltrating society and art — it’s simply a guide used by film buffs and critics to measure the role of women in a movie, based on whether two named female characters have a conversation with each other about something other than a man at any point.

Read the rest at: The Washington Examiner