The White Supremacist site Stormfront.org incorporates images of the Parthenon and the Pont du Gard into their site’s logos, with the legend “Every Month is White History Month.” The implicit argument is that since white people built these structures, the white race is superior to other races.
A post on “neomasculine” website MattForney.com argues that we should be misogynists because famous philosophers throughout history, beginning with Aristotle and Plato, were misogynists. “Even if a position does constitute misogyny…it still could be true, and probably is. Just ask yourself: what would Aristotle think?”
Provoked by the University’s cancellation of a speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a group of right wing demonstrators held a rally in Berkeley, CA on April 15th, 2017. The stated goal was to protest what they perceived to be the infringement of free speech, but it wasn’t hard to see something much more abhorrent fueling the […]
As Pharos documented previously, Spartan helmets were among the symbols displayed by white nationalist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, and misogynisitc marchers in the April 2017 Berkeley protests. [Update: Read our response essay]
As reported by Mother Jones‘ Shane Bauer and at We Hunted the Mammoth, one group of “alt right” marchers at the April, 2017 Berkeley Protests waved a flag featuring a Spartan hoplite helmet, and another protester wore a replica of one. These protesters were on the same side as the leader of white supremacist group […]