Valley City (N.D.) Times-Record editor’s piece is nearly impetus for new IV Words monthly feature, too.

There are jackasses and there are jackasses. And then there’s the editor of the Valley City (N.D.) Times-Record, Iain Woessner, who has thrown a huge, filthy, ugly ball of entitlement, homophobia, misogyny and sexual repression out into the world with his recent anti-Pride-Month column.

Woessner’s opinion piece nearly inspired me to make this the inaugural post in a new “Neanderthal of the Month” feature, but I feel compelled to write about too many privileged, self-important white men as it is. Woessner’s piece simply suggests a more misogynistic, sexually repressed twist on the theme.

Seldom have I read anything quite so ferociously anti-LGBTQ+, anti-women and flat-out anti-human as this piece of crap. Its unrestrained bassackwardsity would make any attempt at refutation laughable itself.

That’s my opinion. I invite you to form your own. (Review a PDF version here.)

Neanderthal of the Month Iain Woessner

Please share your comments and reactions directly with Mr. Woessner if you feel so inclined:

Valley City Times-Record
146 Third St. N.E.
Valley City, N.D. 58072
701-845-0463 or 800-254-0674

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Martin C. Fredricks IV

Martin C. “Red” Fredricks IV here. I’m husband to an amazing woman who is also my best friend, dad to three outstanding kids, Fargoan (North Dakota, that is), proud introvert, veteran messaging strategist/copywriter, blogger ( nonprofit founder ( and big-time reader. As they say, if you're gonna write good stuff, you have to read good stuff. A ginger, too - ergo the "Red" - although some of it's going white. Cinnamon-Sugar, I call it. Tattooed to boot; seven so far. At age 54, I'm stilling crankin' AC/DC & Metallica, but now and again I spin some Eric Church and Black Uhuru, too. I love hanging out with my (much) better half, spending time with our kids, writing, hiking, riding my mountain bike and reading.


Paul · June 8, 2022 at 3:12 pm

What a jackass. Unfortunately there’s a paywall and I wasn’t able to go in and respond to the editorial.

    Travis · June 9, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Here you go,
    Valley City Times-Record
    146 Third St. N.E.
    Valley City, N.D. 58072
    Editor –

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