There’s a sucker born every minute.
For just $99.00 and a used ticket stub for Wonder Woman, if you order by midnight tonight, you can enroll in a course on Healing Toxic Whiteness. It is taught by a young woman named Sandra Kim, a person of “multiple marginalized identities,” as she describes herself; with what psychiatric precision is unknown. Her website, Everyday Feminism, features her picture right up front: She’s a pretty young woman of presumably Korean ancestry, who also leads online courses on “Everyday Self-Love and Relationships” and “Compassionate Activism.” She claims a readership of 150 million people. The day I accessed her site, the heading asked me, “Is ethical non-monogamy for you?”
Not for me. Maybe veridical perjury, or blasphemous piety, or a Quaker throwing hand grenades, or a feminist making sense. For laughs, give me the humorless every time.
But I am “toxic,” according to her and others selling the new fashion in liberal millinery, because I am “white” (my Italian skin is rather dark), male (you bet), heterosexual (normal), and married (more normal). I shudder to admit that I am also an orthodox Roman Catholic who meets once a week with others of his tribe to offer up their cabal’s Founder in a bloodless sacrifice.
Toxic whiteness, indeed. I know what...