The transgender trap, Part 2

Nov 4, 2021 by

by Belinda Brown, TCW: This is the second part of a two-part essay prompted by the resignation of philosophy professor Dr Kathleen Stock, who was hounded out of Sussex University for saying people cannot change their biological sex. Part One was published yesterday.  YESTERDAY I discussed how lobby groups, whose programmes of ideological training are funded and disseminated by our government, are able to groom and recruit the youngest and most vulnerable children, and co-opt their families in...

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How feminism ate itself

Sep 22, 2021 by

by Kat Rosenfield, UnHerd: The call for intersectionality was the movement’s death knell. More than anything, the social justice landscape is defined by one alchemical process. A viral essay is condensed to a catchphrase, which makes its way onto everything from T-shirts to coffee mugs to embroidery samplers — until all of us see it and think we know what it means. Ten years ago, this process worked its magic on a piece written by Flavia Dzodan, giving a wave of up-and-coming feminists...

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How Judith Butler’s gender theories sidelined women

Sep 16, 2021 by

by Raquel Rosario Sanchez, spiked: […]  Butler, like other postmodernists, promotes the idea that ‘discourse’ constructs reality. She argues that reality can be torn apart by subverting the linguistic categories used to describe privilege and oppression… …Sadly, throughout much of academia, Gender Studies is now dominated by Butler and her disciples. Her triumph as a scholar has disconnected Women’s Studies from the material conditions of half of the world’s population....

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The silence of Western feminists is deafening

Aug 17, 2021 by

by Joanna Williams, spiked: The Taliban is ripping Afghan women’s freedom away from them. Where are the protests? Women are no longer seen on the streets of Kabul. Since the Taliban captured the Afghan capital, women stay at home out of fear of being beaten. ‘In the past 24 hours, our lives have changed and we have been confined to our homes, and death threatens us at every moment’, says one terrified Afghan woman. Female journalists report having had their houses searched. In the space of...

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Feminism’s Last Battle

Jul 26, 2021 by

by Abigail Favale, Public Discourse: We are witnessing a kind of last battle, a feminist Armageddon that will determine whether feminism, as a movement centered upon the wellbeing of women and girls, will endure into the future or self-immolate. Only a return to realism can provide a stable definition of woman, the requisite ground for effective feminism. Since its inception in the nineteenth century, feminism has been roiled by in-house quarrels. In the movement’s first wave, centered on the...

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Lower age of consent declaration has support of LGBT groups

Apr 17, 2021 by

from The Christian Institute: A global LGBT group has thrown its support behind a statement calling for ages of consent to be lowered around the world to allow adolescents to engage in sexual activity freely and without “stigma”, it has been revealed. A declaration by the UN’s Women’s Rights Caucus called on “governments at all levels”, as well as the judiciary, non-governmental organisations, the media and businesses to promote a range of extreme policies on sexuality, radical gender ideology...

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