Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Leslie Loftis

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Leslie is a once and future American expat, most recently in London. She is also a lawyer and former local political campaign operative turned freelance writer. She currently lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband and their four children. Find her on twitter @AHLondonTX.

Leslie Loftis: Conservative women are a deadly threat to the liberal elite

Where are the conservative women? It might seem an odd question to ask on a site called The Conservative Woman. We are right here. And that...

Leslie Loftis: An unaccompanied child is reason to call the police in the US. British mothers watch out

Readers might have heard about American helicopter mothering trends in which parents, usually mothers, constantly supervise all aspects of their child’s life, to the...

Leslie Loftis: Mothers speak up for their sons – and enrage hardline feminists

I can still remember when the feminist line was “women don't need any help from men”. Now the new line is #HeForShe, a hashtag...

Leslie Loftis: Monica Lewinsky did not turn me off feminism. But her bitchy female detractors surely did

Last week, a young grad student here in the United States interviewed me for a study on feminists who had read The Feminine Mystique....

Leslie Loftis: Nude celebrity photo leak. Shame is not just reserved for women

Emma Barnett on the Daily Telegraph Wonder Women page thinks that hackers stole naked pictures of celebrities to shame women. In “Jennifer Lawrence Photo...

Leslie Loftis: If Britain were a US state, only Mississippi would rank as poorer

Back when I was an expat blogger, I had a series called Sawdust and Planks, a reference to the admonishment to pull the plank...

Leslie Loftis: ‘Ebola’ missionaries are not idiots. But are their motives sound?

Conservative writer Ann Coulter was up to classic form earlier this month. For anyone not familiar with the American pundit, she uses harsh rhetoric...

Leslie Loftis: Only Gaza’s dead provoke the media and Western protests. Far greater Arab slaughter is ignored

The Daily Mail headline caught my attention: "Apocalypse ignored: As Gaza grabs the headlines, epic slaughter engulfs the rest of the region. But where...

Leslie Loftis: Obama opens US borders to children. Now he faces four separate crises

The southern border of the US is currently open to children. The reasons vary from the political to the criminal.  President Obama did an...

Leslie Loftis: Hillary and Chelsea. A feminist dream ticket lacking the common touch

Two months ago, even two weeks ago, if anyone had mentioned that a Hillary Clinton candidacy was beatable, I would have laughed. While I...

Leslie Loftis: Rape is never trivial. Adam Boulton please note

Last week Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress Angelina Jolie co-hosted a conference in London, End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The conference sought to...

Leslie Loftis: Fathers and children. Both losers in the brave new world of designer babies

Last week, Alexis Madrigal summarized the stunning innovations in human fertility treatments in the Atlantic. For those with enough money, science offers many new...

Leslie Loftis: Bringing up baby in a war-zone. Don’t talk to me about maternity leave

Save the Children published their 15th Annual State of the World’s Mothers Report that finds under 5 and maternal mortality highest in war torn...

Leslie Loftis: Uber-feminists discover caregiving. The sex wars are redefined

Among CS Lewis’s impressive collection of insightful quotes is one about resistance, “You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk...

Leslie Loftis: Promiscuity comes at a high price – emotional as well as physical

Be true to yourself. Do your own thing. Let it go. These are the modern mantras that many repeat to be brave enough to...

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