Find-an-Issue

Because there's a lot of content on the site at this point, and because the titles don't always indicate exactly what an essay's about, and because most of them end up going a million different places by the end, it occurred to us that readers new to The 1585 might have trouble locating our thoughts on a particular subject (and that even regular readers might have trouble re-locating a specific point we made).

Below are links to all the work so far, organized by subject matter.  Ideal for brushing up on a subject you plan to have an argument about in the near future!  (Since many pieces concern more than one topic, there's a lot of cross-listing.)

Abortion

Affirmative Action

Beauty Standards / Body-Image

Coolness / Nerdiness


Feminism (specifically, academic/organized feminism; see also "Sex/Gender")
The 1585 Learns the True Meaning of Hallowe'en
The Absolute Last Thing I Will Ever Say about the Tired Subject of Feminists Vs. PUAs
"ARRRGH, FINE!!  I'LL WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT SARAH PALIN!!"
The Body-Image Essay to End All Body-Image Essays
A Brief but Necessary Logical Point about Vaginas
Hand In Hand Across The Bridge At Midnight
Holy Crap, That One Fat Chick Isn't Fat Anymore!
I Don't Want You To Be No Slave
If You Can't Fake Anything Nice, Don't Fake Anything At All
Lest You Drive an Angel From Your Door
Marriage and the Two Religions
Mayhem of the Antihookupites
Men without Parties
The Misadventure of the Crowded House
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
P.C. or Not P.C.?
The Perfect Storm
Reader Mail #01 (is it "Conservative" to criticize feminism?)
A Religious Conservative & a Relativist Liberal vs. Michael Jordan
The Requisite Valentine's Day Essay

The Secret Sexism of Sensitivity
Words for Women

Gay Issues

Guns / Violence

Intelligence vs. Stupidity

Liberalism and Conservatism (essences of)
300: Freedom Isn't Free-Association
10 Reasons Why Atheists Should Still Vote for Obama
"ARRRGH, FINE!!  I'LL WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT SARAH PALIN!!"
The Collapsible Triangle
I Used to Be a Conservative
Men without Parties
The Misadventure of the Crowded House
My Dinner with Sexo
Objectivist Overruled
On Patriotism
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments
An Open Letter to Our Rousseauist Counterparts
Reader Mail #01 (is it "Conservative" to criticize feminism?)
Reader Mail #03 (what do we think of Ayn Rand?)
Return of Son of "Not a Free-Speech Issue" One More Time Again
Something Else But Mad
That's Not What "Smart" Means
A Treatise in Support of the Idea That Constant Uncompromising Correction...
What are Liberals and Conservatives?
What We Talk About When We Talk About Bullying
Why Byron Is Our Mascot
Why I Didn't Go to Occupy Wall Street

Logic / Argument
10 Reasons Why Atheists Should Still Vote for Obama
The Absolute Last Thing I Will Ever Say about the Tired Subject of Feminists Vs. PUAs
Are You Not Entertained?
The Collapsible Triangle
"Confidence" Men: on Pickup and Unfalsifiability
For the Body, For the Hate
Hall of Frequently Misused Terms
How Heaven LOST
If I Was Twice the Man I Could Be, I'd Still Be Half of What You Need
If You Can't Fake Anything Nice, Don't Fake Anything At All
The Innocence of Facebook
Is the Readiness All?
Men without Parties
The Misadventure of the Crowded House
My Dinner with Sexo
Objectivist Overruled
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
On the Calling-Stupid of People
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments
An Open Letter to Our Rousseauist Counterparts
The Other N-Word
The Perfect Storm
Pump up the Volume: a 17th-Anniversary Retrospective
Reader Mail #03 (what do we think of Ayn Rand?)
A Religious Conservative & a Relativist Liberal vs. Michael Jordan
Return of Son of "Not a Free-Speech Issue" One More Time Again
Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That, Who's Afraid of a Complete Dumbass?
A Treatise in Support of the Idea That Constant Uncompromising Correction...
What are Liberals and Conservatives?
Why I Didn't Go to Occupy Wall Street
Yes, In Fact, You Do Have to Live Like a Refugee

Political Correctness
300: Freedom Isn't Free-Association
The Absolute Last Thing I Will Ever Say about the Tired Subject of Feminists Vs. PUAs
Be Yourself?  Screw Yourself!
The Body-Image Essay to End All Body-Image Essays
Hand In Hand Across The Bridge At Midnight
Holy Crap, That One Fat Chick Isn't Fat Anymore!
If I Was Twice the Man I Could Be, I'd Still Be Half of What You Need
The Innocence of Facebook
I Used to Be a Conservative
Men without Parties
Mere LULZ Is Loosed upon the World
The Misadventure of the Crowded House
More and More Do I Realize: the Paris Hilton Essay
My Dinner with Sexo
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
On the Calling-Stupid of People
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments
An Open Letter to Our Rousseauist Counterparts
P.C. or Not P.C.?
The Perfect Storm
Reader Mail #04 (affirmative action, race on campus, "white guilt")
A Religious Conservative & a Relativist Liberal vs. Michael Jordan
The Requisite Valentine's Day Essay
Return of Son of "Not a Free-Speech Issue" One More Time Again
Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That, Who's Afraid of a Complete Dumbass?
That's Not What "Smart" Means
What We Talk About When We Talk About Bullying
Why Byron Is Our Mascot
Why We Shouldn't Accept "Fat Acceptance"
Words for Women

Pop Culture / The Arts
300: Freedom Isn't Free-Association
The 1585 Learns the True Meaning of Christmas
The 1585 Learns the True Meaning of Hallowe'en
The Absolute Last Thing I Will Ever Say about the Tired Subject of Feminists Vs. PUAs
Are You Not Entertained?
"ARRRGH, FINE!!  I'LL WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT SARAH PALIN!!"
ASMR: Turn Up Blue Tomorrow
Be Yourself?  Screw Yourself!
Cock Mobster: the Girls Gone Wild Essay
"Confidence" Men: on Pickup and Unfalsifiability
The Dorks Awaken, Hopefully
The End of the Other N-Word?
Hand In Hand Across The Bridge At Midnight
Holy Crap, That One Fat Chick Isn't Fat Anymore!
How Heaven LOST
The Innocence of Facebook
Men without Parties
Mere LULZ Is Loosed upon the World
The Misadventure of the Crowded House
More and More Do I Realize: the Paris Hilton Essay
Objectivist Overruled
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments
Pump up the Volume: a 17th-Anniversary Retrospective
The Perfect Storm
Reader Mail #03 (what do we think of Ayn Rand?)
Why Byron Is Our Mascot
Why I Didn't Go to Occupy Wall Street
Worst. Decade. Ever.

Power
Be Yourself?  Screw Yourself!
The Body-Image Essay to End All Body-Image Essays
A Brief but Necessary Logical Point about Vaginas
The Collapsible Triangle
"Confidence" Men: on Pickup and Unfalsifiability
The Dorks Awaken, Hopefully
For the Body, For the Hate
Hand In Hand Across The Bridge At Midnight
Holy Crap, That One Fat Chick Isn't Fat Anymore!
I Don't Want You To Be No Slave
If You Can't Fake Anything Nice, Don't Fake Anything At All
I'm Nice Men
Is It Me?  It's Him, Right?
Lest You Drive an Angel From Your Door
Men without Parties
Mere LULZ Is Loosed upon the World
Objectivist Overruled
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
On the Calling-Stupid of People
On Performative Masculinity
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments
An Open Letter to Our Rousseauist Counterparts
Reader Mail #03 (what do we think of Ayn Rand?)

Return of Son of "Not a Free-Speech Issue" One More Time Again
Something Else But Mad
A Treatise in Support of the Idea That Constant Uncompromising Correction...
We've Got Magic to Do!
What We Talk About When We Talk About Bullying
Words for Women

Race and Racism

Religion (broadly speaking)

Religion (counterarguments to or satires of specific theist positions)

Sex / Gender (see also "Gay Issues")
The 1585 Learns the True Meaning of Hallowe'en
The 1585 Sets Out to Make Fun of Dating Advice and...
The Absolute Last Thing I Will Ever Say about the Tired Subject of Feminists Vs. PUAs
"ARRRGH, FINE!!  I'LL WRITE AN ESSAY ABOUT SARAH PALIN!!"
ASMR: Turn Up Blue Tomorrow
Cock Mobster: the Girls Gone Wild Essay
"Confidence" Men: on Pickup and Unfalsifiability
Hand In Hand Across The Bridge At Midnight
Holy Crap, That One Fat Chick Isn't Fat Anymore!
I Don't Want You To Be No Slave
If I Was Twice the Man I Could Be, I'd Still Be Half of What You Need
I'm Nice Men
I'm Sick of This "Bro" Shit

Lest You Drive an Angel From Your Door
Marriage and the Two Religions
Mayhem of the Antihookupites
Men without Parties
More and More Do I Realize: the Paris Hilton Essay
Of Course I'm Afraid of You
On Performative Masculinity
On White Males and Imaginary Arguments

A Pragmatic Pro-Gay-Rights Argument for Straight Men
The Requisite Valentine's Day Essay
The Secret Sexism of Sensitivity
"Spank Me Harder, Jesus!"
What We Talk About When We Talk About Bullying
Words for Women

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