Barbara Kay

Barbara Kay is a weekly columnist for the National Post newspaper in Canada and a regular contributor to the Post’s opinion blog, FullComment. Her writing also
appears in various publications and other opinion blogs, usually on the subject of cultural trends related to feminism and multiculturalism. She is a former college teacher of English Literature and Composition, and has a long record of service to voluntary organizations in the Jewish and general communities of Montreal, where she lives with her husband of
46 years (as of 2010). Her hobbies include reading, reading and reading plus enough gym time to satisfy the exercise nazis. Her favourite extra-curricular activity is hanging out with her son and daughter and their families in Montreal and Toronto, and even more so at the Maine beach house they all love.

Twitter is the new Colosseum
20 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abuse, free speech, social media
Few victims survive the onslaught. Ask Justine Sacco.

The slow, tentative return of women’s lost sense of sexual honour
16 Sep 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: honour, Jane Austen, modesty, sexual revolution
Something in our nature craves the constraints that produce the rewards an honour code confers.

Wicca, Raelism, Animism, Christianity…
13 Dec 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, Quebec, religious freedom
All must be accorded absolute respect, according to a draconian mandate from Quebec's education junta.

Blithely down the slippery slope
17 Nov 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia
The Royal Society of Canada recommends legalising euthanasia.

Donor offspring are people - with rights - too
24 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: donor anonymity, donor offspring
A Canadian provincial court rules that gamete donors may not hide their identity.

Judge rebukes ‘totalitarian’ secularism
23 Jun 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, education, religious freedom
The Inquisition makes a good match for the Quebec Ministry of Education.

Male Studies 101: the Titanic
16 Apr 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, male studies
A new academic discipline launched this week should analyze the patriarchy in the more complex and objective light it deserves.

Riled by the R-word
11 Mar 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, paraolympics
Disabled people need all the support we can give them. They don't need ideologues who teach that disability is a social construct.

J D Salinger’s American Dream
2 Feb 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, J D Salinger, obituaries
A quest for authenticity that turned prolonged immaturity into an ideal.

How to cure an addict: compassion or tough love?
26 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, drugs, harm reduction
In reality, a heavy dose of moralism and judgement works wonders.

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