Katherine Baker

Katherine is a freelance writer who lives in Western Pennsylvania. 

Recent blog posts by this author

Gender Studies at the Grocery Store

Trader Joe's is an American grocery store chain known for its good prices but also, uniquely for a grocery, for paying their employees well enough that they seem to enjoy their work. This makes for a distinctly upbeat atmosphere that adds to the...

Christmas Predators, Parasites, or Magi?

A couple of years ago there was quite a kerfuffle about the holiday duet, “Baby, its Cold Outside." This song, from 1944, features a dialogue which some people might describe as a man trying to talk a woman into staying longer at his place...

Tech and Role Reversals Have Made Both Sexes Unattractive

Transsexuality affects around 0.6 percent or an estimated 1.4 million of the 327 million people in the U.S. and yet the media and the radical left has curiously made trans people’s experience central to our imaginations and regularly...

Saving Private Ryan: Virtue and Valour Against ‘Toxic Masculinity’

When my 16, 14, and 12 year-old sons asked me if they could watch Thor: Ragnarok for a second time, I reminded them that it wasn’t likely to improve upon second viewing, and they good naturedly agreed. Their next choice was Saving...

Is Meryl Streep Right in Saying That Women Can Be Pretty Toxic?

Meryl Streep, highly acclaimed actress and outspoken progressive, said in a public interview recently: “We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity... because women can be pretty [expletive] toxic."   "It’s toxic people,”...

The New Moralism of Female Leaders

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to recognize women and celebrate their presence and contribution in society. This year it would seem that women have more than ever to celebrate, particularly considering the female surge into the...

Nine Ways to Actually Help a Friend Through Tragedy

Life is suffering. Tragedy awaits us all.   I know from personal experience. Four years ago, my 37-year-old husband was killed in a car accident on a snowy road. Our children, aged 12 to two, were with him but were unharmed.  ...

How #BelieveAllWomen Could End Up Hurting Women

Feminists often argue that women are inherently subjugated to men due to men’s average larger strength and size. The ##MeToo movement (with its other hash tags #believewomen #believevictims) seems to imply that the presumption of innocence should be...

Teaching Children 'No' in the Era of #MeToo

Children aren’t born knowing what no means. You have to teach them. But how? For starters, you have to know what it means yourself. Most people seem to think no means something such as: “I say no and the other person will obey me because they...

What Every Young Man Needs to Know

In this Art of Manliness Podcast, Brett McKay interviews Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, who gives his theory on why he is so popular with young men: …the problem with the narrative that grips our culture at the moment is that we fail to make a...

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