Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis

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.

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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 is part of the problem. The question came to my email box, from an advocate for boys’ and men’s issues who has become a personal friend. Terry Brennan of Leading Women for […]

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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 extent that children are rarely out of the sight of their parents. In the past year or so, we have reached the hover-or-face-the-police stage. Supposedly, we hover to protect our children […]

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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 encompassing the new calls for men to assist women – at least in theory. Writer Neil Lyndon recently commented on one disconnect between words and action in The Telegraph. After describing his own […]

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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. As I’m writing here at The Conservative Woman and as some readers might have read some of my other work, it might come as a surprise to learn that a feminist would […]

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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 Leak: the big business of shaming women just got bigger,” she writes: Ah ‘shame’ – it’s a funny and very cruel one. Despite all of the West’s progress in the gender equality […]

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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 out of our own eyes before pointing out the speck of dust in others’ eyes. My husband Jim and I have lived abroad many times and had long noticed how everyone would […]

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