The Ignorance Of The Regressive Left And Those Who Are Fighting Against It

The Ignorance Of The Regressive Left And Those Who Are Fighting Against It

"Tolerant" leftists shoot down differing opinions and stifle meaningful political discourse.

In the past few years, a large coalition of predominantly younger third wave feminists, college students, and social justice warriors (SJWs) have gained a larger influence on college campuses, YouTube, and the political community as a whole. This coalition of thinkers, who predominantly exist on the left, frequently focus on issues such as gender identity, racism, sexism, male and white privilege, and politically correct language, among others. This coalition has earned the name “Regressive Left” through repeating thoroughly debunked lies such as the gender wage gap and the sexual assault “epidemic” in our society, completely ignoring important problems facing males (suicide, child custody, workplace deaths, combat deaths, genital mutilation, homicide victims, homelessness, and schooling), initiating logically unsound attacks on western society and tyrannical attacks on free speech on college campuses, and generally refusing to engage with those of differing opinions. As a result of the Regressive Left’s influence on our society, political discourse has often shifted toward attacking different opinions, rather than engaging in productive discussions.

Pictured: Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters who interrupted and eventually shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos talk at DePaul University.

Examples of the Regressive Left’s influence are largely seen within the realm of college campuses, but they have also shown up in other areas of society. Amidst the University of Missouri (Mizzou) Protests last year, a Mizzou faculty member called for a journalism student taking pictures to be forcibly removed. Later, the Mizzou student protest group Concerned Student 1950 held a meeting advertised as a “town hall,” yet kicked all reporters out of the event. Recently, leftist students at Emory University protested and met with administration after seeing “Trump 2016” written in chalk on several areas on campus, citing they felt “intimidated” and “in pain” from chalk. Nutritional supplement company Protein World received backlash for its “Beach Body Ready” billboard, as feminists accused the company of “fat shaming” and perpetuating unrealistic body types in their advertisements. Despite 70,000 signatures demanding that the company remove the ads, the company has remained unchanged in their stance and actually expanded the campaign to strike against their critics. British scientist Matt Taylor, who was the first person to successfully land a space lander onto a comet, wore a Hawaiian style shirt with scantily clad women during an interview shortly after the successful mission. As a result, feminists and SJWs expressed outrage over the “sexist” shirt and he received persistent abuse on Twitter and other social media websites. He was later seen breaking down at a press conference, resulting in a sad ending to an incredible feat achieved by a brilliant scientist, courtesy of the “tolerant” Regressive Left. These are just a few of the widely cataloged events which reflect the Regressive Left’s negative influence on our society.

As a response to the nonsense spewed from the Regressive Left, there’s been a sharp growth in the diverse movements that fight against them, their conduct, and their repeatedly disproven narratives.

Thinkers Fighting Against the Regressive Left

Milo Yiannopoulos is the British and gay conservative technology editor at He’s recently grown in popularity due to his controversial coverage of GamerGate and his college speaking tour, aptly named “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.” His talks mostly consist of combating the false narratives that are repeated by feminists and the attacks on free speech by the Regressive Left as a whole. His talks frequently spark student protests at colleges around the United States. At Rutgers and DePaul, protesters supporting Black Lives Matter crashed the events. At DePaul, the protests got so out of hand that the event had to shut down.

Karen Straughan is an American YouTuber who also refers to herself as "GirlWritesWhat." Most of her material centers on anti-feminism and bringing light to the societal problems facing males, listed earlier, which they suffer from in far greater numbers than women.

Bearing is an Australian YouTuber who predominantly discusses third wave feminism and addresses other issues that are popular in the Regressive Left. His page has experienced exponential growth since its creation just under a year ago.

Christina Hoff Sommers is an American feminist thinker who has been a part of the feminist movement since the '70s. She sharply contrasts “equity feminism” with the “victim and gender feminism” espoused by more modern feminists. Although she advocates feminism when women’s rights are truly violated, such as situations in many third world countries, she vehemently opposes the modern third wave feminists who make up a large chunk of the Regressive Left. She often addresses problems associated with the societal treatment of boys, such as schooling style, discipline, and drugging of boys for relatively normal behavior in schools.

Sargon of Akkad opposes the Regressive Left on many issues. He frequently opposes third wave feminism, Black Lives Matter, anti-capitalism and anti-western narratives, and organized religion (including Islam). Additionally, he often discusses other cultural issues.

Blaire White is an American transgender girl who regularly speaks out against third wave feminism. Her videos also discuss transgender issues and often speak out against transgender people constantly victimizing themselves.

Paul Joseph Watson is a British thinker who works at InfoWars and who frequently makes YouTube videos that combat the Regressive Left, often opposing third wave feminism, anti-capitalism, and SJW perspectives on various cultural issues.

While I don’t endorse every single perspective of each thinker listed above, they provide important voices that fight against and that have diminished the legitimacy of those in the intellectually lazy and culturally tyrannical Regressive Left.

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'As A Woman,' I Don't Need To Fit Your Preconceived Political Assumptions About Women

I refuse to be categorized and I refuse to be defined by others. Yes, I am a woman, but I am so much more.


It is quite possible to say that the United States has never seen such a time of divisiveness, partisanship, and extreme animosity of those on different sides of the political spectrum. Social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are saturated with posts of political opinions and are matched with comments that express not only disagreement but too often, words of hatred. Many who cannot understand others' political beliefs rarely even respect them.

As a female, Republican, college student, I feel I receive the most confusion from others regarding my political opinions. Whenever I post or write something supporting a conservative or expressing my right-leaning beliefs and I see a comment has been left, I almost always know what words their comment will begin with. Or in conversation, if I make my beliefs known and someone begins to respond, I can practically hear the words before they leave their mouth.

"As a woman…"

This initial phrase is often followed by a question, generally surrounding how I could publicly support a Republican candidate or maintain conservative beliefs. "As a woman, how can you support Donald Trump?" or "As a woman, how can you support pro-life policies?" and, my personal favorite, "As a woman, how did you not want Hillary for president?"

Although I understand their sentiment, I cannot respect it. Yes, being a woman is a part of who I am, but it in no way determines who I am. My sex has not and will not adjudicate my goals, my passions, or my work. It will not influence the way in which I think or the way in which I express those thoughts. Further, your mention of my sex as the primary logic for condemning such expressions will not change my adherence to defending what I share. Nor should it.

To conduct your questioning of my politics by inferring that my sex should influence my ideology is not only offensive, it's sexist.

It disregards my other qualifications and renders them worthless. It disregards my work as a student of political science. It disregards my hours of research dedicated to writing about politics. It disregards my creativity as an author and my knowledge of the subjects I choose to discuss. It disregards the fundamental human right I possess to form my own opinion and my Constitutional right to express that opinion freely with others. And most notably, it disregards that I am an individual. An individual capable of forming my own opinions and being brave enough to share those with the world at the risk of receiving backlash and criticism. All I ask is for respect of that bravery and respect for my qualifications.

Words are powerful. They can be used to inspire, unite, and revolutionize. Yet, they can be abused, and too comfortably are. Opening a dialogue of political debate by confining me to my gender restricts the productivity of that debate from the start. Those simple but potent words overlook my identity and label me as a stereotype destined to fit into a mold. They indicate that in our debate, you cannot look past my sex. That you will not be receptive to what I have to say if it doesn't fit into what I should be saying, "as a woman."

That is the issue with politics today. The media and our politicians, those who are meant to encourage and protect democracy, divide us into these stereotypes. We are too often told that because we are female, because we are young adults, because we are a minority, because we are middle-aged males without college degrees, that we are meant to vote and to feel one way, and any other way is misguided. Before a conversation has begun, we are divided against our will. Too many of us fail to inform ourselves of the issues and construct opinions that are entirely our own, unencumbered by what the mainstream tells us we are meant to believe.

We, as a people, have become limited to these classifications. Are we not more than a demographic?

As a student of political science, seeking to enter a workforce dominated by men, yes, I am a woman, but foremost I am a scholar, I am a leader, and I am autonomous. I refuse to be categorized and I refuse to be defined by others. Yes, I am a woman, but I am so much more.

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10 Microaggressions That I'm Completely Over You Saying

No, you're not being sensitive, that was actually kinda rude.


I have always noticed little phrases that make me tick a little bit. You know, the ones that make you tilt your head a bit and think "Did they really mean that, like I think they meant that?" but then you just brush it off. However, the other day I was having a conversation with my best guy friend. He was explaining to me a funny story involving his older brother and at one point I said "I relate" to which he responded, "it's different for girls."

Wait, what?

Here are some subtle, everyday micro-aggressions that are getting a little old:

1. "You don't get it, it's different for boys."

Honestly, you're right. It is different, and that's why this comment bothers me, because it shouldn't be different for guys. We should be held to the same exact standards and experiences.

2. "Is it like... that time of the month?"

What if it is? That shouldn't be any of your concern. You mean to tell me you wouldn't be a happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine if it felt like there were jackknives playing hopscotch in your uterus? That's what I thought.

3. "Don't be such a girl."

That's exactly what I'm going to be. Partially because I am a girl, and partially because whatever it is you're trying to force me to do, I genuinely don't want to do. Leave me alone.

4. "Lol am I totally being friend zoned right now?"

Hahahahaha... yes. Just because you're a boy, I'm a girl and we have struck up a conversation does not mean there are butterflies going crazy in my stomach, nor will I reconsider my "friendship" status simply because you have verbally stated it. Sorry, not sorry.

5. "Are you sure you want to wear that?"

Oh, this? You mean the article of clothing I purposely picked out of my closet and have put on my body and not taken off? No, I'm actually not sure if I want to wear it yet. I'll let you know at the end of the night.

6. "Why don't you smile more? You're cuter when you smile."

And you're cuter when your mouth is shut and you're not telling me what to do. Also, I always look cute.

7. "You're being dramatic, it's not that deep."

Fun fact: It's actually as deep as I want it to be. Everything you say is up for my interpretation. I don't know how you're thinking or how you want me to process what you're saying... so if I think it's that deep, it's that deep.

8. "Well, you do this better than I do anyway."

First of all, you're most likely not even trying. Second, I don't know what I'm doing half the time and I asked you to do it for a reason. So, just do it.

9. "How could you possibly not want children?"

By not wanting them. See? That was easy to understand.

10. "There's no way you guys are 'just friends'."

There actually is a way. By being friends. The same way you're just friends with your bros and with that girl in your math class that sends you the notes. Friendship is very much possible.

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To be completely honest, I've said some of these phrases. Some of them even to men. Every day I try to stop myself, even if it's mid-conversation, from saying phrases like such because every little step is another one towards a society that doesn't need to demean one gender in order to be "funny" or "relatable."

I don't expect there to be a magical day in the future where none of these phrases are spoken, but the less they're heard, the better.

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