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An American Residuum
You gotta understand about biker bars. Well, maybe you don’t, but you ought to want to at least. They are the last redoubt of American civilization in an age of Snowflakes, Cupcakes, milquetoasts, mollycoddles, and fizzing herds of witless mall rats. My biker bar is the Iron Horse, just across the carretera from our house.... Read More
Kind of Weird, but Maybe….
Oh Lord, where is my Haldol? Recently I saw online a documentary on sex robots. The reporteress, a short-haired woman seething with quiet indignation, Viewed With Alarm the very idea. Progress is rapid on these love assistants, she said. They move. Some do, anyway. They talk, but not too much. Before long they will have... Read More
Will Deport All Woman
I love it. Of all the things about Trump that our silly-ass Aunt Polly media might have considered–policy toward China, relations with Iran, reform of taxes–they seemed most agitated about…his sex life. Yes. Sure, he is a misogynist, homophobe, Islamophobe, fascist, Nazi, anti-Semite, and probably kicks his dog. Maybe a cannibal. But the truly horrid... Read More
Unbiased Analysis
Having for decades been exposed to the hostility of radical feminists, to the enormous harm they have done the schools and universities and the military, to relations between men and women, to their ashen tediousness and endless fury, their victimhood, I finally began to yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take... Read More
Come morning, I receive emails from friends documenting the curious social transformation coming over the US. These missives usually accompany links to some new tragicomic antics. E.g., Harvard, once a university, lets students invent odd pronouns to promote gender equity. “He” and “she” represent oppression and lack of inclusion. Recently a friend, a Harvard PhD,... Read More
Comedy in Uniform
The military, once again, puts women into jobs the cannot do–this time, the Army’s Rangers–to advance the careers of political generals–among others, Maj Gen. Scott Miller, who oversees Ranger School. Or what used to be Ranger School. Writes Susan Keating in People magazine: “A woman will graduate Ranger School,” a general told shocked subordinates this... Read More
The Price of Matriarchy
The United States has embarked, or been embarked, on a headlong rush into matriarchy, something never before attempted in a major country. Men remain numerically dominant in positions of power, yes, but their behavior and freedom are ever more constrained by the wishes of hostile women. The effects have been disastrous. They are likely to... Read More
I Hear the Fat Lady Singing
Breitbart: A white man in Baltimore was sitting in his car when two female er, teens got into a fight. To continue this enterprise they climbed atop his car, perhaps mistaking it for a tree. He got out and asked them to take their dispute somewhere else, whereupon fifty er, teens beat him nearly to... Read More
A Cause of Delayed-Nausea Syndrome
I have just read in Army Times that, to my delight, the Army is making soldiers wear the prettiest red high-heels in the pursuit of gender-equality. Yes. They look like little girls playing with Mommy's shoes. It has something to do with understanding the psychological problems of women, a matter of importance in combat. It... Read More
More Dykes than the Zeiderzee
We have suffered for decades now the squalling of arachnid feminists (if arachnids can squall), usually lesbians but sometimes more-or less-normal women. For a while, however inadvertently, they made a degree of sense. All decent people (I hope) have supported equal pay, equal opportunity, and such. Unfortunately feminism has been shaped by awful dykes who... Read More
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Watching the Leper's Fingers Fall
Oh god. Oh god. Oh god. At Vassar some ditzbunny got blitzed, got laid, and a year later decided that she had been sexually assaulted. I guess she didn’t notice it at the time. You have to be alert to know when you have been raped. It can happen when you are distracted, maybe working... Read More
A Movable Concentrtion Camp
If you are a young man, and contemplate matrimony with the love of your life, it is well to look at marriage from the standpoint of reason rather than sentiment. Men are, after all, male, and occasionally capable of reason. The first question to ask yourself is: Why marry? What would you gain? Would your... Read More
More Social Engineering
At something called the Harvard Gazette, apparently a literary asylum for ed-majors, sociologists, and the mildly brain-damaged, the female inmates are riled because there are not enough girls in computer science. Yes, discrimination. Their eyes agleam with the dull light of incomprehension, they moo, “When you make computer science about creative problem-solving, when you make... Read More
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Unwelcome Facts from a Closet
Sigh. I have just read that a young woman named Sage Santangelo has failed the infantry-trainimg course for Marine officers at Quantico, bringing the rate of female failure to 29 out of 29. As an old hand with thirty years covering the military, I can attest that this vu is getting more deja all the... Read More
An Utterly Objective Analysis
The Revolution of 2019 began, curiously enough, in fall of 2019 when Mary Lou Johnson, the nine-year-old daughter of a ranching family outside of Casper, Wyoming, came home from her sex-ed class at Martin Luther King Elementary with a banana, a packet of condoms, and a book called Sally Has Two Mommies. Her mother Janey... Read More
"In a Closed System, Stupidity Tends to Increase Until It Reaches a Maximum"
In something called Upshot, apparently the love child of the New York Times, I find a piece by a negligible robot happily chronicling the failures of boys in school. This has become a ritual for feminists and pussy-whipped male Sonderkommandos. If smugness and condescension were oil, these tali-wagging unmen would be gushers, maybe a gas... Read More
Sigmund Fred Analyzes the Great Squirrel Cage North of Mexico
Oh, help. It seems that at Columbia University a ratpack of nursery feminists have got their skivvies in a knot because the library, Butler, is named for an, ugh!, man. Yes. It cannot be denied. In protest, these girls, apparently having nothing more important to do, have filmed “feminist pornography” in the library. A scandal... Read More
The Evidence Speaks, Loudly
Oh god, oh god. Death, taxes, migraine, sinlus drainage, beriberi, and Maureen Dowd, the resentment columnist at the New York Times. On the web I find her at some feminist bitch-in, called Are Men Obsolete? She has this to say to men: “So now that women don’t need men to reproduce and refinance, the question... Read More
Opinions from the Cretaceous
Last week I fulminated about the calamitous effects of the feminization of the schools, of turning the school into an emotional infantile crèche aimed at the fundamentally female goals of psychological conditioning, conformity, and totalitarian niceness. A lot of mail arrived, pro and con. Since schooling is of importance to the US, perhaps it is... Read More
Notes on the Pussification of America
It is time to get women out of the schooling of boys. It is way past time. Women in our feminized classrooms are consigning generations of our sons to years of misery and diminished futures. The evidence is everywhere. Few dare notice it. The feminization is real. More than seventy-five percent of teachers are women;... Read More
A Guide to Our Times
In 1950 America was conservative, prosperous and, superficially anyway, happy. The war had been won. America had no competition of any kind anywhere. Calm prevailed. The races lived separately with little conflict. Men went to work and women stayed home to raise the kids. The schools saw their job as teaching reading, grammar, spelling, and... Read More
A Long View of Women
Oh, sigh. One grows weary, or at least I do, of feminists who complain constantly of imaginary discrimination. It makes no sense. They are in almost the only place and time in which women are not mistreated. Those who do not read history may not know the extent to which woman really have been—tired word,... Read More
Toward a More Inclusive Sexuality
Having read the course listings for several departments of Women’s Studies at places that were once universities, such as Dartmouth, I am considering becoming a deep-sea squid. Many considerations recommend this course. Squids are more dignified than people. They make less noise. Universities run by squids do not have Departments of Lesbian, Gay, Cross-gendered, Transmogrified,... Read More
Soprano Nation
“All of the world's problems are products of the male ego,” said a swaggering bulldagger she-cop in Law and Order the other night. Average gringa. Actually, only some of the world's problems, as for example wars, are products of the male ego. Of course, a curmudgeonly male—though I don't know any of these—might respond, “Woman,... Read More
Same as Usual, but a Different "Some"
It is not about reality. Fragile men hold nearly every Olympic record in sports in which men compete. In professional sports the sexes compete separately because otherwise there would be no women’s sports. On test after test of mental ability, men regularly outscore women: SATs, GREs, National Merit, and so on. In psychometry, it is... Read More
A Bried Explanation of All History
I sometimes think that the defects of men, and the virtues of women, are equally understated. An unreconstructed male will say that men have invented all sorts of things and built this and that, which is true. Feminists measure themselves by the extent to which they manage to resemble men, which is a mistake. Both... Read More
Personally, I'd Rather Have A Possum As President Of Harvard
It seems that Larry Summers, a timid man mysteriously president of Harvard, has suggested that men might be better than women at mathematics. He has been beset by the fanged mouselets of academe, and is now busily cringing like a puppy who has wet the rug. We must not mention what the correct do not... Read More
Jocasting About
It is becoming a constant, like gravity: Maureen Dowd opens her mouth, and I get email from guys saying, “Fred! Geez, man, how much do apartments go for in Guadalajara?” Maureen is the resentment columnist for the New York Times. She serves as newsprint megaphone for the angry, selfish, wretchedly unhappy career woman who can’t... Read More
Life Below The Rio Grand
Living in Mexico as I do, I often hear from North Americans that gringos move to Mexico chiefly for the women. Well, yes. The women are certainly an attraction. Indeed they are. The North American tendency however is to confuse women with sex. American men in the United States usually see Mexican women as LBFMs,... Read More
The Feminization Of America
If this is not unprecedented, I do not know of the precedent. What will be the consequences?Men have controlled the world through most of history so we know what they do: build things, break things, invent things, compete with each other fiercely and often pointlessly, and fight endless wars that seem to them justifiable at... Read More
Foundations Of Civilization Shaken
I am informed by the Harvard Crimson* that the boys among the studentry recently fashioned a large penis from snow on the grounds of the university. Grave consequences ensued. A great squealing arose, as if a Victorian spinster had found a man under her bed. There was righteousness enough to gag Jonathan Edwards. Feminists made... Read More
Facts From A Closet
Occasionally I have written that placing women in physically demanding jobs in the military, as for example combat, is stupid and unworkable. Predictably I've gotten responses asserting that I hate women, abuse children, cannibalize orphans, and can't get a date. A few, with truculence sometimes amplified by misspelling, have demanded supporting data. OK. The following... Read More
The Virtues Of Hardball
From time to time women ask me what to do about the possibility of sexual assault. While the prevalence of rape is greatly exaggerated by radical feminists, it happens. What can a woman do to avoid it? Common sense is a good beginning, of course. Don't walk on dark streets in questionable neighborhoods, for example.... Read More
More Reasons Not To Enlist
The military has fallen apart. It needs fixing. The Pentagon pretends otherwise.Because until after Desert Storm I wrote a military column that appeared in Army/Navy/Air Force Times, men still in uniform recognize my name and email me. The following are examples, with identification removed. The country will pay in lives for the things they describe.The... Read More
When Shadows Twist Through Medieval Twilight
Hooboy. I'm trying to understand the truculence toward men that is now the default position of American women -- the chip on the shoulder, the blisterish sensitivity, the vigilant search for litigable slights. It's tiresome. It's unwholesome. It approaches medieval dementia. What did men do? Nothing, I submit.Ponder the following phenomena:To begin with, there is... Read More
Not A Big Deal
A question that continues to get very quiet discussion in police departments is whether women belong in the police and, if so, in what jobs. A few thoughts: To begin, the integration of women has not proved a disaster, or anything resembling one. It isn't a huge deal. Mostly it has worked. A little perspective... Read More
The Sorrowful Rise Of Neuter Man
Ever wonder why masculine men are dying out -- the old strong, silent type who rolled cheroots one-handed while roping dogies with the other -- and being replaced by delicate androgynous Ken-dolls who look like Tinkerbell with a flat chest? Or why women look increasingly . . . not masculine so much as sexless?Tell you... Read More
At Least There's One Rooster In The Barnyard
Why me, oh Lord? Doesn't Job handle the really awful tribulations? The other day I picked up a newspaper and found, page one, above the fold, that a three-star generalette in the Army, name of Claudia Kennedy, has her skivvies in a knot. It's because an unnamed he-general groped her years ago. Yep, he did.... Read More
More Letters From The Field
About our policy of putting women into military jobs for which they are not suited: It isn't working. It isn't coming close. Sure, many women many jobs in the service do fine work. They know who they are. So does everyone else. The others are the problem. Regarding which:For years I wrote a syndicated military... Read More
A Male's Perspective On A Bad Idea
If you were to believe those brawny viragos at NOW, you might think that universal divorce was a force for liberation of women, and just a splendid thing for kids. You know the line: marriage is the vilest form of chattel slavery, men molest their kids when they're not beating them like drums, and such... Read More
Thoughts On Our National Hysteria
I'm gonna smack'em, I tell you. Radical feminists, I mean. I'm gonna take a ball bat to'em. No. Wait. Better idea. I mean, this country invented the wood-chipper. And there's always a market for cat food. What astonishes me is how feminists have managed to poison relations between men and women. Somehow they have created... Read More
The Key Is The Distribution
Many more men than women become lead engineers and theoretical physicists. Is the reason, as feminists assert, that society, the universities, and the mathematical professions discriminate against women? Or is the reason that men are naturally better at mathematics? Those who believe discrimination to be the cause point out that the male mean (i.e., average)... Read More
Single Moms: Breeding Like Trailer-Park Amoebas
I'm trying to understand this Single Mom thing. I don't guess I'm having much luck. From time to time I watch the talk shows on the lobotomy box, mostly to depress myself and see how much strength of character I have. It takes strength, let me tell you. Not infrequently I find Oprah, looking like... Read More
Things Your Anchorperson Won't Tell You
Fred, I was perhaps one of the first commanders to have women in a combat command (the 3d Bde, 2nd Armored Div, called "Brigade 75") in Grafenwoehr, FRG, between April 1975-February 1977. In the Order of Battle Section of the MI Detachment which I commanded, the three enlisted intelligence analysts were unquestionably competent in technical... Read More
Cutting and Running, and Why Taipei Is Better
Mostly when I hear one of these radical feminist ladies squawking and clucking about whatever is disturbing her system at the moment, I don't listen a whole lot, because most of them have the insight of flatworms and run on pure bile. But I have to agree with them about marriage. It's probably a bad... Read More
A Proposal For An Experiment
Let's look bluntly (I'm not sure how you look bluntly, but I'm going to have at it) at whether women should be permitted in ground combat. And then I will make a splendid and fair-minded proposal, which will be applauded by radical feminists everywhere. My guess is that I'll be awarded life membership in the... Read More
Whither the Gals of Yore?
If one more woman tells me what no-'count, wife-beating, insensitive, violent, date-raping slugs men are, and how we're obsessed with the magnitude of our genitals, and fear commitment, and don't have feelings, I'm gonna take a ball bat to her. Then I'll get a Border Collie and a laptop, and go live in a log... Read More
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Fred Reed
About Fred Reed

Fred, a keyboard mercenary with a disorganized past, has worked on staff for Army Times, The Washingtonian, Soldier of Fortune, Federal Computer Week, and The Washington Times.

He has been published in Playboy, Soldier of Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper's, National Review, Signal, Air&Space, and suchlike. He has worked as a police writer, technology editor, military specialist, and authority on mercenary soldiers.


Personal Classics
Not What Tom Jefferson Had in Mind
Sounds Like A Low-Ranked American University To Me
Very Long, Will Bore Hell Out Of Most People, But I Felt Like Doing It
It's Not A Job. It's An Adventure.
Cloudy, With Possible Tidal Wave