mother baby

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 against it, not by lying down.” I thought of the...
Eastern model

Nick Wood: The East may succeed where the Soviets failed. Writing our obituary

There is a story about a man granted his ultimate wish – tomorrow's newspaper today. He turned eagerly to the racing page, planning to put all his money on a sure-fire winner. He placed his...
Year 1

Chris McGovern: Kids who can’t tell right from wrong? Poor not amoral teaching is...

According to, Richard Walden, the chairman of the Independent Schools Association, state schools are creating amoral children. Apparently, this is because they spend too much time on academic studies and too little time on learning...
Hillary Clinton

Kathy Gyngell: Western feminist outrage does not extend to dead Nigerian boys

I am not very good at ‘Twitter’. However I dutifully tweet every new post on TCW and click on my Twitter bookmark each day in the hope of finding out what’s going on in...
celebrity culture

Holly’s Letter from America: Parents must take the lead against trashy celebrity culture

Here in America, I tired of hearing about Miley Cyrus. And Justin Beiber, Selina Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, and all the other other teenage – or not-so-teenage – celebrities. Their dysfunctional relationships, audacious behavior, drug...
Traditional catholic values

Jack Regan: Christianity under fire. Why Harvard cancelled its black Mass

Whenever I hear a comedian making a nasty joke about the Catholic Church, a simple question usually comes into my head: would that comedian have the bottle to make a similar joke about Islam? Before...
surrogacy

Laura Keynes: Enter the surrogacy madhouse. Next high-flying women contract out pregnancy to safeguard...

The story of, Louise Pollard,  a surrogate mother who pretended she was pregnant and then faked having miscarriages to take thousands of pounds from couples has brought surrogacy back into the news. But how...
wedding

Harry Benson: Our tax system actively discourages marriage

New figures from the 2011 Census, released by the Office for National Statistics continue to underestimate the true extent of family breakdown, although they edge a little closer to reality. Out of the 6.7 million...
baby womb

Kathy Gyngell: A feminist dream. An abortion in your 30s, childless in your 40s?

Figures from the Department of Health showing that ever more women in their late thirties and forties are having abortions passed almost without comment last week. Ann Furedi, boss of The British Pregnancy Advisory Service...
school children in class

Chris McGovern: Call teachers by their first name? More nonsense from the language police

Hands up if you think that when pupils use the terms “Sir” and “Miss” in school, they are discriminating against women? Not many hands are being raised, I suspect. However, as always, our educational...