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Nurse jokes

May 25th, 2022 11:10 am | By

It’s so touching when a guy gets to combine his fetish with his job. Like for instance

Dr Jonathan Harrow MD, a man with two PhDs, who’s lectured on health at universities and had senior medical jobs all over the world and who mostly, it seems, presents and identifies as a man.

However, despite being so qualified in medicine, a few weeks ago he started a community job as a nurse practitioner. The role involves wearing a nurse’s uniform. He attended the interview dressed in women’s clothing…Since starting the job there’s been a common theme in his online posts – he wants people to validate his choice of wearing a nurse’s uniform, and alludes to the fact that

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A serious look

May 25th, 2022 10:31 am | By

God? Why God of all people? He’s the biggest mass murderer of all time.

As for good moral values, MTG wouldn’t know them if they bit her on the ass. They start with respect for others, and that’s not her style at all.… Read the rest

Trump to headline gun celebration

May 25th, 2022 10:17 am | By

Day after tomorrow.

Former president Donald Trump will headline a forum at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston this Friday — about a four-hour drive from where a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex., killed at least 19 children and two teachers on Tuesday.

Trump said Wednesday he would keep the appearance, in a post on his Truth Social platform.

Yeah he’s a tough guy, he’s not gonna let other people’s agony stop him dancing on the graves of a bunch of kids.

The Memorial Day weekend event is the year’s largest for the gun lobby meeting after cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s set to take place over three days and “showcase over

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Guest post: Overcoming the barriers

May 25th, 2022 9:04 am | By
Guest post: Overcoming the barriers

Originally a comment by NightCrow on Cotton ceiling tweet.

CM: I don’t see that the workshop is necessarily coercive. We have no information about the contents of that workshop. AB’s opinion that it must be coercive is not substantiated.

Here’s the advertisement for the ‘Cotton Ceiling’ workshop preserved in its original context. Full transcript below; all emphases added by me.

Overcoming the Cotton Ceiling: Breaking Down Sexual Barriers for Queer Trans Women, with Morgan M Page

Overcoming the Cotton Ceiling will explore the sexual barriers queer trans women face within the broader queer women’s communities through group discussions and the hands-on creation of visual representations of these barriers. Participants will work together to identify barriersstrategize

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When are rights born?

May 25th, 2022 5:44 am | By

Laurence Tribe explains what’s wrong with the claim that overturning Roe v Wade would be like the ruling that overturned “a long line of decisions that had blocked minimum wage and maximum hours and other worker-protection laws in the name of employers’ rights of “private property” and the “liberty of contract”.”

Professor [Akhil] Amar treats as laughably naïve the observation by ACLU national legal director and Georgetown law professor David Cole that, although “Parrish took away some rights of business owners … its real effect was to expand rights protections for millions of Americans subject to exploitation by powerful corporations.” Amar’s rebuttal? He says, and I’m serious here, that it’d be equally legitimate to say that “Dobbs’ real

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Pots and pans

May 24th, 2022 3:59 pm | By

You have got to be kidding.

This is an MP! Not your neighbor’s 12-year-old, but an actual LibDem Member of Parliament.

Does she think most people love others because of their gender, or even their sex? Because if so she has to think most people love roughly half the people they encounter daily, half the people they’ve ever met, half the … Read the rest

Equivalent to “sexual racism”

May 24th, 2022 11:07 am | By

Let’s revisit that article by Jo Bartosch last November about Stonewall’s calling a BBC investigation “equivalent to racism.” (It’s in the Daily Mail but you know the drill – the Graun won’t publish such things.) I did a post on it then.

Jo writes:

For many, it was a brave and long-overdue airing of an important and distressing subject: a painstaking investigation into claims that predatory trans women have been pressuring lesbians for sex, published on the BBC News website.

But a leaked email shows that the influential trans lobby group Stonewall attempted to suppress the investigation before it had even been published – and made the extraordinary claim that debating the issues was equivalent to ‘sexual racism’.

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When Nancy Kelley was all “Lesbians are akin to sexual racists”

May 24th, 2022 10:51 am | By

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one whose hair caught fire on reading that “it is similar to South Africa attempting to racially integrate society” tweet. Far from the only one. Much conflagration ensued.

Many furious replies agree.

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Cotton ceiling tweet

May 24th, 2022 9:11 am | By

The tribunal had a very interesting discussion today on the cotton ceiling and whether or not it’s coercive to call lesbians “exclusionary” for not wanting to have sex with men who claim to be women (aka “trans women” in the jargon). Ben Cooper questions CM (Cathryn McGahey QC) for a long time; it feels like shoveling very heavy wet snow.

One tweet and the rest as dialogue, with some punctuation and other tweaks for clarity which the tweeter doesn’t have time to include.

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Into bits

May 24th, 2022 7:34 am | By


A bench inspired by the final series of a Ricky Gervais TV show about loss has been broken into bits by vandals.

The After Life bench in Nottingham’s Arboretum was one of 25 donated to councils by streaming service Netflix and suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Nottingham City Council said the vandalism over the weekend was “unacceptable and heart-breaking”.

The authority said the bench was donated to the park in January via the Ricky Gervais show Afterlife. Ms Wynter added: “It’s been a symbol of hope and support to many people off the back of the series, which shone a light on loss, bereavement and mental health.”

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Feu des ordures

May 24th, 2022 7:15 am | By

Ricky Gervais has thrown a stone into the festering pond.

Oh but

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Cis baron trans woman

May 23rd, 2022 3:55 pm | By

Heads he wins tails she loses. More on that hereditary baron trans woman guy, this time from Sam Leith at the Spectator:

Matilda Simon has applied to contest the next by-election for hereditary peers, in the hope of taking her hereditary seat as Baron Simon of Wythenshawe.

Waltzing Baron Matilda.

Matilda began life as Matthew Simon – becoming on the death of her (then his) father the second Baron Simon of Wythenshawe. But she has since transitioned and become Matilda Simon. And the Lord Chancellor last week approved her claim to the peerage and therefore gave her permission to stand the next time a seat becomes vacant among the hereditaries in the Lords. (That hereditary peers now have to

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The Self filter on belief

May 23rd, 2022 11:04 am | By

There’s a very particular difficulty with holding Trump to account, that is probably more acute than with most crooks. Just Security explains:

To prove that Trump criminally obstructed the electoral count proceeding, prosecutors would need to convince a 12-person jury that he acted “corruptly.” According to the D.C. courts, this means that “the defendant must use unlawful means or act with an unlawful purpose, or both” to obstruct the proceeding. In addition, the “defendant must … act with consciousness of wrongdoing,” which is defined as acting “with an understanding or awareness that what the person is doing is wrong” (emphasis added).

You can see where this is going to go.

In other words, it is not enough

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Wait for the beard

May 23rd, 2022 9:55 am | By

Women are women. Men are not women. It’s pretty simple.

Man jumps up to explain in a very loud voice that this guy over here says he’s a woman so that’s all there is to it, sucks to be you.

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Dropping every day

May 23rd, 2022 9:27 am | By

Birds are falling out of the sky in India.

Rescuers in India’s western Gujarat state are picking up dozens of exhausted and dehydrated birds dropping every day as a scorching heatwave dries out water sources in the state’s biggest city, veterinary doctors and animal rescuers say.

Doctors in an animal hospital managed by the non-profit Jivdaya Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad said they have treated thousands of birds in the last few weeks, adding that rescuers bring dozens of high flying birds such as pigeons or kites daily.

All heatwaves today bear the unmistakable and measurable fingerprint of global warming, top experts on quantifying the effects of climate change on extreme weather said on Wednesday.

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The effects are visible

May 23rd, 2022 9:11 am | By

It’s been hot in India.

While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began early this year with high temperatures from March, when the first heatwave arrived.

Average maximum temperatures for the month were the highest in 122 years.*

The Centre for Science and Environment, a think-tank, says that early heatwaves this year have affected around 15 states, including the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, usually known for its pleasant temperatures.

The effects are visible. Farmers say the unexpected temperature spikes have affected their wheat harvest, a development that could potentially have global consequences given supply disruptions due to the Ukraine war.

The heat has also triggered an increase in power demand, leading

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Lucky Worcester

May 23rd, 2022 8:00 am | By

Fabulous headline:

Friar Street is set to become the home of new vegan and queer space

Vegan and queer. All the fun in one place! Should we call it queegan? Veer? Vuighur?

A NEW vegan deli and non-binary clothing shop is set to open in the city centre. 

I don’t much fancy the idea of clothes and deli in the same space. Feels a bit nauseating somehow.

Flo will be opening up in Friar Street offering a safe space to the LGBTQ+ community.

Who’s Flo? Why are we suddenly talking about her instead of the deli-clothes mashup?

Owner Rie Vockins named the new store after their grandmother who was called Florence and called it a ‘phoenix from the flames’ after

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We, our, everyone

May 23rd, 2022 7:06 am | By
We, our, everyone

We shouldn’t have to spell it out, Planned Parenthood defiantly yells.

Maybe not, but the fact remains that in this environment you do have to spell it out, yet you carefully never do. Including in this stupid evasive ad.

Who are the “we” in OUR bodies and OUR futures? Who are the people you’re talking about? Is there a word for them? Can you tell us what it is?

Actually your message is far from clear. It’s deliberately obscure. Yes, universal health care is a good thing; agreed. Everyone should have access to it; agreed. Abortion, however, is not something Everyone needs. It’s something women need, and for that reason, it’s something women have had to fight for. In other … Read the rest

Using your words

May 23rd, 2022 5:57 am | By

An interesting item from the Allison Bailey tribunal.

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May 22nd, 2022 4:28 pm | By

Oh does he, does he really.

The pull-quote under “Emily” Bridges reads:

“I want to inspire people to be who they are.”

Really. How odd. How odd that he wants to do something he’s doing the opposite of in that very cover photo. If he wants to inspire people to be who they are then why not start with himself? Who he is is a man, but in that cover photo he’s pretending to be a winsome delicate young girl with seductive parted lips. (Do men ever pose like that? Passive, mouth ajar and ready?)

I wonder if there’s some way we could inspire him to be who he … Read the rest