You’re a progressive, a queer ally, hater of transphobia. But you can’t stomach Yaniv, clearly a paedophilic creep and out of order to make use of a human rights tribunal to get vulnerable women to touch his genitals. You’re also furious at the right and the “TERFs” saying “I told you so!”. You know that … Continue reading You oppose Yaniv. Let’s work backwards.
Patriarchy harms men too, we’re told. Men are taught to push down, hide, repress their emotions, and it makes them all pent up and angry. You would think that anger isn’t an emotion. Why doesn’t that count? Why doesn’t the fact that when England lose a football match, domestic abuse rates spike by 38%, count? In … Continue reading Men do not repress their emotions.
Graham Linehan asking this question on Twitter got me thinking about this, and I ended up thinking about a blog-post worth’s amount of stuff. I am a gender critical radical feminist – I believe that gender is an imposed hierarchy and not an inner identity. I believe in the complicated phenomenon of sex dysphoria, but … Continue reading How it Began: Seeing Gender Identities as False Prophets for Young People
A senior chief of police has said that “officers should not have to deal with reports of misogyny and it should not be a criminal offence, calling for them to focus instead on “core policing”". There are so many moving parts to this with serious repercussions that they’re worth laying out. To be clear, the … Continue reading The Misogynistic Hate Crimes debate
The gender debate is becoming 'too hot to handle'. Speak boldly on the matter only if you would also boldly enter a witness protection scheme afterwards. So, naturally, the whole thing has become juicy new ideological land for journalists and the media to approach bluntly and incompetently and then profit off the ensuing anger and … Continue reading What are the radfem debate sticking-points and why do we care so much about them?
"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