Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer who contributes commentary to WORLD and oversees WORLD's annual Children's Book of the Year awards. She also writes novels for young adults and authored the Wordsmith creative writing curriculum. Janie resides in rural Missouri.

A pervasive theory with no moral core

Worldview | Postmodernist dogma is everywhere now
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/23/20, 11:26 pm

I read about it two years ago on The College Fix. An academic article called “Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon” had been published in a feminist journal. It was about “dog rape,” apparently. Were college professors actually writing—and publishing—stuff like this? Right-wing education sites buzzed about it for days until the punchline hit: the doggy piece was a hoax.

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Election chaos ahead?

Elections | Get ready for a rough ride
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/10/20, 03:16 pm

In 1876, the United States celebrated its centennial with parades, speeches, and an Exposition in Philadelphia, open to the world. But the general election that year was no cause for celebration. 

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Human fragility

Race Issues | Listening to each other may work where dogma fails
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/27/20, 04:00 pm

Humans share many traits in common, but each human is a universe unto himself, a peculiar mix of experiences, prejudices, pains, pleasures, and conflicts. That’s why it’s a mistake to judge another human by one’s own dogma. 

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