Maggie Gallagher's syndicated column retired

Maggie Gallagher’s syndicated column retired

Universal Uclick and Maggie announces the retirement of syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher’s column. Gallagher’s final column was posted online and published in newspapers on Wednesday, January 2.

By now everyone should know Maggie Gallagher as co-founder of NOM (National Organization for Marriage, but before that she was a syndicated columnist for over 17 years.

She began publishing a column twice a week, but for the last three years has written a column once a week. Maggie is particularly known for writing about life, sex, babies, marriage, and culture.

Gallagher has been force feeding her “values” to a national audience for too long, and in my opinion, I say good riddance.

Gallagher said: “When I first began this wonderful journey as a syndicated columnist, Sydney Callahan wrote to me to say, ‘This won’t be forever, at some point you will start writing columns about your kittens, and you know it will be time to stop, I haven?t yet reached the kitten-inspiration point, but I felt it was time to end on a high note – in particular to give myself time to write in longer format, to experiment with creative projects, and to use new media to reach my audience on a personal basis.”

You can check out Gallagher’s final column here, where she does not hold anything back. Here are a few parts that are exactly why we fell into dislike for her so many years ago:

“Without a powerful ideal of masculinity that points men toward marriage and fatherhood, more and more young men are deciding the hard work of becoming marriageable is not worth it: Porn, beer, video games with the guys, freedom and fleeting sexual encounters are good enough.

The most urgent overlooked need is the deep need of boys for masculine ideals. If civilization refuses to provide any, porn and video-game makers will step in to fill the gap.

Why should young men work hard to become protectors and defenders of women and children when American culture – and women – tells them they are not needed in either role?”


“Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise is not going to raise boys to be loving, reliable family men. Marriage is about settling for less but raising up an ideal much bigger and more important even than the most urgent whispered promises of romantic love.

Sex makes babies. Society needs babies. Babies need their mother and their father. Men and women need each other. We all need a strong marriage culture, whether we choose to marry or not.

If it is true that sex makes babies, then that is clearly the most important thing about sex, the thing around which a decent person or society will organize sexual values, behavior and norms.”

Oh Maggie, thanks for keeping it ignorant up to the very end!

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