Grayson Quay

Grayson Quay

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Grayson Quay is a freelance writer. His work has been published in The Washington Times, The National Interest, Rare, and Townhall. He is a graduate of Grove City College, a former high school teacher, and a current M.A. student at Georgetown University. 

Recent blog posts by this author

It's Time to Stop Hating on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’

There are plenty of candidates for the worst Christmas song. “Do They Know It's Christmas?” comes off as the humanitarian equivalent of an “Arms of the Angels” ASPCA ad; “Here Comes Santa Claus” seems to be proselytizing for some kind of strange...

Rolling Stone: Men Who Abstain From Porn Are Dangerous Alt-Righters

There’s a scene in The Big Lebowski in which The Dude bitterly objects that the pornographer Jackie Treehorn, viewed by the local sheriff as an upstanding citizen who “draws a lot of water” in Malibu, “treats objects like women,...

Christianity and the Big Bang

I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “The Big Bang Theory: God spoke, and ‘Bang!’ it happened.” The implication was clear: in addition to being the least funny sitcom ever made, the Big Bang Theory is an attack on religion, an attempt by...

Daenerys Targaryen: A Cautionary Tale for Feminists

This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season Eight. Hands up if you’ve ever encountered some variant of the phrase “Yass, Queen! Slay!” “Slaying,” a term usually applied to bold, powerful, unapologetically ambitious feminist icons...

‘8 Mile’ and the Power of Logos

“In the beginning was the Word.” So begins John’s Gospel. In the original Greek, “Word” is logos, a word meaning precise, reasoned speech that brings order out of chaos. Jordan Peterson calls it “the articulated truth.” English poet Samuel Taylor...

How Totalitarians Force Confessions From Innocent People

I recently re-read George Orwell’s anti-Soviet fable Animal Farm for the first time since high school, and I found myself at a loss to explain one of the book’s darkest scenes to the student I was tutoring. In this scene, Napoleon (Orwell’s stand...

'Much Ado about Nothing': Shakespeare’s Answer to #MeToo

In one sense, the #MeToo movement seems like an inherently modern event made possible by a perfect storm of social media, sexual revolution, post-Trump outrage, and third-wave feminism. Its accompanying hashtag, #TimesUp, reinforces the idea of...

The Soft Nihilism of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

In 1971, John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with “no heaven,” “no hell,” “no religion,” and “nothing to kill or die for.” Thirty-six years later, the piano on which he wrote that iconic anthem embarked on a “symbolic road trip for peace”...

How YouTube AutoPlay Becomes Your Child’s Worst Nightmare

I myself am not yet a parent, but I can understand why parents often get overwhelmed. Far be it from me to judge any parents who feel the need to hand their kids the iPhone for a few minutes now and then. But please, keep your small children away...

Why the Gillette Ad Has Been Misjudged and Deserves a Second Look

When I clicked play on Gillette’s new ad, I was fully prepared to roll my eyes at it.     I was expecting something along the lines of Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick campaign, another example of (as several Twitter...

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