The latest gender studies literature is indistinguishable from satire

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Julie Bindel, Spectator: Reading the back cover of the soon to be released Me Not You: The trouble with mainstream feminism, I assumed Titania McGrath had churned out a new book. But on further inspection I realised it is in fact the latest from Alison Phipps, Professor of Gender Studies at Sussex University – a disciple of the ‘sex work is work’ and ‘trans women are women’ faux-feminism cult. This book has clearly been written for the hard-of-thinking. ‘Privileged white women use their...

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Screwtape: ‘The state’s desire is dressed up as “concern”…’

Mar 19, 2020 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: The second contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous for professional reasons: Years ago, CS Lewis in his Screwtape Letters gave us insight into some of the correspondence from senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew and apprentice devil, Wormwood. We are able to catch up some years down the line as Screwtape muses of the gains that have been won in the destruction of the...

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Why aren’t women having more babies?

Mar 13, 2020 by

By Mary Harrington, UnHerd: Did feminism kill the birth rate? The circumstantial evidence is damning. The ‘Women’s Liberation’ movement kicked off in earnest in the Sixties and Seventies, demanding (among other things) free contraception and abortion on demand. And over the same decades, the fertility rate crashed. This should not be a surprise. Human babies take a long time to reach independence, which confers significant obligations on their parents. Before the existence of the welfare...

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The long march of men from the workplace

Mar 13, 2020 by

by Belinda Brown, The Conservative Woman: THERE has been seemingly good news recently of increasing levels of employment. It has been largely stimulated by the growing numbers of women entering the workforce. Men however, and by contrast, are making up an increasing proportion of those who are economically inactive. This is a trend which has been a long time in the making and should not be ignored.  […]  The result, for the last 25 years, has been the penalising of families, none more so...

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Hundreds Of Staff At The Guardian Have Signed A Letter To The Editor Criticising Its “Transphobic Content”

Mar 8, 2020 by

by Patrick Strudwick, Buzzfeed: Hundreds of staff and contractors at the Guardian have signed a strongly worded letter to the editor in protest of the newspaper’s “pattern of publishing transphobic content”. The letter, which was sent to Katharine Viner on Friday night, has 338 signatories from across multiple departments at the title, and in every region — from senior editorial staff in the UK, the US, and Australia to employees in the commercial, digital, and technical departments....

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Feminists fall behind their trans nemesis

Mar 5, 2020 by

by Paul T Horgan, The Conservative Woman: FOR quite some time, the feminist movement has moved away from equal rights and opportunities and focused instead on equality. There is a difference between the two. Equal rights means that a woman has economic and social rights undifferentiated from a man. Firms can no longer expect a woman to leave her job once she gets married. Equality means that it is seen that there is no difference between a man and a woman. The term is also misused to mean...

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