Quillette bills itself as a "platform for free thought."
"We respect ideas, even dangerous ones," the website reads. "We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange."
In an interview, Quillette founder Claire Lehmann told The Australian that her publication is "independent, not polemical, not writing on behalf of vested interests and reasonably centrist."
However, AllSides' initial media bias rating of Quillette is Lean Right. With headlines that include, "On Toxic Femininity," "Political Moderates Are Lying," "Privilege Versus Paranoia," and "Why Women Don't Code," an initial independent editorial review of Quillette lead AllSides to determine its valuing of free speech — not "right" speech — and exploration of ideas challenging modern-day progressive ideas warrant it a Lean Right media bias rating.
Worth noting: some on the team thought Quillette deserved a Center or Lean Left media bias rating. This is because Quillette features classically liberal arguments, but classically liberal ideas are now more commonly associated with the Right. Our confidence rating for Quillette's media bias rating is "Initial or Low."