From the latter, a post on the many many recent errors (factual, hegemonic, factual, fallacious, ill-informed nostalgia, practicing medicine without a license, keeps running columns by Professional Dipshit Ross Douthat). A sample:
Case in point, The Ethicist. We’ve all been excited to check out the new one. Her name is Ariel Kaminer, and her first advice-asker writes in with a query about his job as a wholesale distributor. “One of our good customers from India asked if the holy man from his temple could stop by to bless our place of business. We accepted his offer. He then added this caveat: The holy man would prefer that no woman enter that area of the building during the ceremony.” The shaman dude ended up cancelling, but “some women on our staff were insulted by our willingness to abide by this restriction.”
Kaminer advises “starting with: ‘Clearly what I did offended you, and I’m sorry. But to be honest, I don’t understand it as well as I’d like to. Explain it to me so I don’t make the same mistake twice.’ That might get things started.” I advise: Do not ask your female employees why they don’t like being ordered out of their own workplace by a random dude. The only thing this will “get started” is a vibrant workplace tradition of referring to you behind your back as Condescending Asshole…It’s really not their job to explain this shit.