Cathy Young is creating Articles, blogposts, possibly videos
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Many of you know me from my writings for a wide range of publications, from Reason to Newsday to Time to The Daily Beast. But sometimes, there are things I want to write that don't really fit anywhere and would work best as a blogpost (with a repost on The Medium). Plus, there are great sites (such as Spiked) that either don't pay or pay a token fee, and unfortunately I'm not in a position where I can regularly write for free or for very low pay. So I am using Patreon to charge for items that are either unpaid or pay less than $100. At some point I may also start a video blog.

A little more about me. I was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1980. (Here's my Wikipedia bio.)  At the moment, much of my writing focuses on gender issues, where my outlook is either "equity feminist" or "egalitarian": against gender antagonism, for equal rights and responsibilities and for treating people as individuals first. (I am No. 2 on Amanda Marcotte's list of "women who work tirelessly to undermine equal rights for women," which translates as "women who have a different view of gender issues than Amanda Marcotte.") I also write about larger culture-war issues, the "social justice" movement, and identity politics. My other frequent topics include Russia and foreign policy in general.

One of my goals in my writing is to cut through left/right stereotypes and focus on the issues from an independent perspective. My politics can be described as libertarian/conservative, leaning more libertarian on some issues and more conservative on others, but I've been described as everything from a neocon to a radical feminist. ;-) I believe in judging people as individuals, not on the basis of membership in a group. I believe that reality trumps ideology, left or right. Perhaps most important, I believe that it should be possible for honest and intelligent people to disagree on political issues and respect each other.


Tiers
Preview of coming attractions
$1 or more per Article/blogpost/video 23 patrons
Excerpts from works-in-progress.
Signed copy of book
$20 or more per Article/blogpost/video 3 patrons
Autographed copy of one of my books: "Growing Up in Moscow" or "Ceasefire." 
Many of you know me from my writings for a wide range of publications, from Reason to Newsday to Time to The Daily Beast. But sometimes, there are things I want to write that don't really fit anywhere and would work best as a blogpost (with a repost on The Medium). Plus, there are great sites (such as Spiked) that either don't pay or pay a token fee, and unfortunately I'm not in a position where I can regularly write for free or for very low pay. So I am using Patreon to charge for items that are either unpaid or pay less than $100. At some point I may also start a video blog.

A little more about me. I was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1980. (Here's my Wikipedia bio.)  At the moment, much of my writing focuses on gender issues, where my outlook is either "equity feminist" or "egalitarian": against gender antagonism, for equal rights and responsibilities and for treating people as individuals first. (I am No. 2 on Amanda Marcotte's list of "women who work tirelessly to undermine equal rights for women," which translates as "women who have a different view of gender issues than Amanda Marcotte.") I also write about larger culture-war issues, the "social justice" movement, and identity politics. My other frequent topics include Russia and foreign policy in general.

One of my goals in my writing is to cut through left/right stereotypes and focus on the issues from an independent perspective. My politics can be described as libertarian/conservative, leaning more libertarian on some issues and more conservative on others, but I've been described as everything from a neocon to a radical feminist. ;-) I believe in judging people as individuals, not on the basis of membership in a group. I believe that reality trumps ideology, left or right. Perhaps most important, I believe that it should be possible for honest and intelligent people to disagree on political issues and respect each other.


Recent posts by Cathy Young

Tiers
Preview of coming attractions
$1 or more per Article/blogpost/video 23 patrons
Excerpts from works-in-progress.
Signed copy of book
$20 or more per Article/blogpost/video 3 patrons
Autographed copy of one of my books: "Growing Up in Moscow" or "Ceasefire."