"LGBT" now rolls off the tongue. Trans rights and gay rights are seen as intimately linked, both stemming from the same societal hang-ups and therefore mutually interested in teaming up with each other. Outlets which focused on news relating to gay rights, such as pink news, now also focus on trans-related issues and have a … Continue reading Why trans rights are NOT the new gay rights.
So, Michael Gove compares the risk and sentence-babbling stress of live interviews to entering a room with Harvey Weinstein and "hoping you leave with your dignity intact". The world is infuriated and he apologises. Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres tweets a happy birthday message to Katy Perry which references "bringing out the big balloons", beneath a picture … Continue reading Jokes for Women
I am not for a moment going to suggest that one of the main reasons being sexually assaulted or harassed by Weinstein is particularly bad is specifically because he is ugly. Being groped and made to feel unsafe by good looking men is not any nicer, and the fact that some men suggest this in the form … Continue reading Have you noticed how ugly Harvey Weinstein is?
I'd like to apologise to people who do not watch Game Of Thrones, I know it's irritating how the whole world continues to rant and rave about it and I thank you for reading this anyway - if you are. Through articles like this one, and this one (all quotes are from them), I've encountered time … Continue reading Daenerys exemplified the double standards we have in “Noble” traits in male and female characters.
The sun has come out in England. It's like feeling nostalgia on your skin. I love it, like everyone else. I'm at work, it's my lunchbreak, I'm walking across a campus in my sunglasses to eat my sandwiches in the sun, and I see a girl lying in a bikini. Despite the heat, I freeze. … Continue reading Why I’m a feminist and uncomfortable with half naked women: Liberal Feminism’s failings
What is not new, is that an event for women only has been shut down by men. An event for female game developers to host conferences and network has been shut down by men who have been made too intensely uncomfortable by the reality of women being independent beings seeking out and immersing themselves in some fun … Continue reading This is how men will take advantage of transactivist identity politics.
I am 23 years old and only started being interested in politics about 3 years ago, when I took a political philosophy module in my second year at university. Before that, I had no interest in it, I thought it was a 'hobby' of older people, like gardening, jigsaws and eating spam. So when people frowned at me for … Continue reading For young people annoyed at being told to vote.
The members of the royal family William, Kate and Harry, addressing the effects of losing a mother at a young age on mental health has been received as an admirable and hugely helpful gift to the fight to end stigma around mental illness. But, as someone who believes the current mental health crisis is intimately … Continue reading This mental health revolution will fail if it’s too individualistic.
Everyone hates the "Free Speech Bus". I guess it is a shit name. Emblazoned with the statements - which we must admit, would be read as trivial truths a couple of decades ago - "It's biology. Boys are boys... and always will be. Girls are girls... and always will be". At first glance it looks … Continue reading The difference between the “Free-Speech Bus” and Radical Feminism.
There's a thread of an eerily similar theme running through all the highly publicized liberal feminist messages and associated campaigns which are just, basically, very cringing. I couldn't quite put my finger on what exactly that theme was, but I've realised that it's simply that they're not radical - they don't and won't change any … Continue reading When feminism is cringing, it’s because it’s not radical. We can tell.