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‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

‘Inclusive’ is bullshit

Not often do I ‘go off’ at (het) women, but the one time that I do, is their insistence that everything be either male/M2T ‘inclusive’. They need to wake up and smell the patriarchy on this one. This post is really a follow-on after reading Meghan Murphy’s post on “27 years after the Montreal Massacre, … Continue reading

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists and their supporters basically protest for a ‘no boundaries’ platform – that trans have access all areas, and never mind anyone else’s needs. Nowhere is this more obvious than recent protests and terrorist actions by transactivists – they even target organisations that are trans-friendly, GallusMag has more on the failed molotov cocktail bombing in … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Following on the official announcement from Conway Hall yesterday, here is a more detailed examination of their decision to reverse the booking for the Radfem2012 conference. Statement Regarding RadFem 2012 In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall

Conway Hall have put up an announcement regarding the conference. It seems that feminists are not allowed to meet unless there are males present (does anyone else’s mind go to eunuchs/harem?). “Not satisfied” is not the same as “does not conform to”, because they do not have grounds. Comments moderated, may even be turned off. … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and the freedom to debate transgenderism

Radfem2012 and the freedom to debate transgenderism

Reposting the CiF article by Sheila Jeffreys in the Guardian yesterday (for those who may not have seen it). Avoid the comment thread, it is beyond the usual ‘Misogny Is Free’ standard of comments at the Guardian. Let us be free to debate transgenderism without being accused of ‘hate speech’ Researchers and theorists who question … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and the right of freedom of association

Radfem2012 and the right of freedom of association

There have been the usual cries of “transphobia!” over the internet within the last week or so regarding the forthcoming Radfem2012 conference in London. Article 11 of the Human Rights Act ensures that everyone has the right to freedom of association (or protest) as long as the purpose is non-violent, and is in the interests … Continue reading

Greer on being ‘glitterbombed’

Greer on being ‘glitterbombed’

Earlier this month in Wellington, New Zealand, 73-year-old feminist Germaine Greer was ‘glitterbombed’ by transgender activists who call themselves The Queer Avengers. The ‘retaliation’ was not for any current controversy, but for “an attempt to highlight Greer’s transphobia in the past“, which sounds more a vendetta than any form of genuine activism. Trans activists rarely … Continue reading