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Not only about Karens

Dec 8th, 2022 6:09 am | By

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Yes, really, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said this. Not a random “activist,” not a confused journalist, not a once reasonable science blogger, but the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said this.

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When the speech is an encouragement to use violence

Dec 7th, 2022 5:16 pm | By

Reading the Essex Report Universities’ Legal Obligations in the Context of Trans Inclusion, Trans Equality,
and ‘Gender Critical’ Activities on Campus
[pdf]. It’s as annoying as I expected (and probably more so).

The right to freedom of expression, established under the European Convention on Human Rights, ensures that individuals can access information in order to form their opinions and identity…

Already we’re talking about idenniny.

Freedom of expression does not exclusively protect a monologue: it protects the exchange of ideas and opinions, including both speech and counter-speech…

That’s a stupid and tendentious way to put it. Of course it doesn’t exclusively protect a monologue; who said it did? That’s like saying “There will be no throwing of alligators at this … Read the rest

TIME heroes of the year

Dec 7th, 2022 3:26 pm | By
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Dec 7th, 2022 11:43 am | By

Ah yes, women=pollution. Beware beware, bring plenty of bleach to throw in their faces.

Essex reports on the report:

In light of recent debates surrounding freedom of expression, trans inclusion, and ‘gender critical’ debates on university campuses, lawyers and academics at Garden Court Chambers and the University of Essex have prepared a new report: ‘Universities’ Legal Obligations in the Context of Trans Inclusion, Trans Equality, and ‘Gender Critical’ Activities on Campus’.

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The taint of criminality

Dec 7th, 2022 10:43 am | By

Maggie Haberman underlines what a bad day Trump had.

First came the events in the city where he was born and raised.

Translation: his own NYC bit him in the ass.

In New York, the jury that heard the case brought by the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, deliberated over two days before returning guilty verdicts on all 17 counts related to a tax-fraud scheme, a sweeping condemnation of the company that bears Mr. Trump’s name.

The company will face a seven-figure fine, and the verdict could hinder its future endeavors. While convicting a company is not convicting a person — Mr. Trump himself was not charged in connection with the case — the taint of criminality

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In accordance with their expressed gender identity

Dec 7th, 2022 10:09 am | By

We can add US Rowing to the list.

Replies are incensed. Not a single “Yay great inclusive awesome yay” to be seen.

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A mother who once picked cotton

Dec 7th, 2022 9:37 am | By

Trump had a very bad day yesterday. First his company was found guilty on all charges – all nine or eleventy hundred or whatever it was. Then his candidate for Senator from Georgia lost lost lost lost lost lost lost.

One of 12 children born to a father who was also a pastor and a mother who once picked cotton, Warnock reflected on the unlikelihood of his path to the Senate. His mother was with him at his victory party, after she had the opportunity to again cast a ballot for her son.

“I am Georgia,” Warnock said. “I am an example and an iteration of its history, of its pain and its promise, of the brutality and the

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We were all told no

Dec 7th, 2022 7:08 am | By

Maya annotates Emma Barnett’s hostile interview of Hadley Freeman on Woman’s Hour:

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MALE athletes

Dec 7th, 2022 6:23 am | By

I am so tired of the dishonest way journalism frames the issue of men ruining women’s sports. For instance Reuters/The Guardian:

Transgender athletes will be able to participate in community sport in New Zealand in the gender they identify with and not need to prove or justify their identity, according to new guiding principles released by Sport New Zealand.

The guidelines do not apply to elite sport and it will be up to individual sports to define where and how transgender athletes participate, the governing body said.

“An inclusive transgender policy allows individuals to take part as their self-determined gender and not as the sex they were assigned at birth,” Sport New Zealand (SNZ) said. “It does not ask

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In crisis areas

Dec 6th, 2022 5:21 pm | By

That BBC list of women does of course have heroic brilliant women on it, a fact which I shouldn’t lose sight of in objecting to the Beeb’s inclooosion of men who claim to be women.

Aye Nyein Thu is a front-line volunteer in crisis areas of Myanmar, focusing on the remote and poor Chin State. She built a makeshift hospital with a small operating theatre in November 2021 and has since been treating sick and injured people.

Working in a remote area of Indonesia, Velmariri Bambari has been fighting for victims of sexual violence in Central Sulawesi. She has persuaded members of the local council to break with customary law and not impose fines on survivors of sexual abuse.


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Da hair, da lipstick

Dec 6th, 2022 5:10 pm | By

This guy thinks people are obliged to want to “date” him.

Nobody is obliged to want to date anyone. Beyond that, no one should even consider for a second “dating” this guy. He’d be drinking your blood within seconds.

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Guilty guilty guilty

Dec 6th, 2022 4:11 pm | By

Trump organization found guilty on all counts.

The counts are still being reviewed in the courtroom, but it is substantively over. The jurors are confirming one by one that their verdict has been read accurately. Donald J. Trump’s company has been found by a Manhattan jury to be a felon.

The Trump Organization has been in legal trouble for years, but this is the biggest rebuke yet. The company faces more than $1 million in penalties and it could receive blowback from its lenders and business partners.

Maggie Haberman observes:

Even without Trump personally being charged, this is a devastating day for him. He has long sought to avoid having criminality attached to his name in any way shape

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Dec 6th, 2022 11:29 am | By

The BBC list of 100 women

Erika Hilton, Brazil


The first black trans woman ever elected to a seat in the National Congress of Brazil. Erika Hilton is an activist who campaigns against racism, and for LGBTQ+ and human rights.


Efrat Tilma, Israel


As the first transgender volunteer in the Israeli Police, activist Efrat Tilma answers emergency calls and works to improve the relationship between police forces and the LGBTQ+ community.

It’s only 2% (I assume there are no more because the BBC says up front that these two are trans women and they don’t say that about anyone else) but it shouldn’t be any. It just shouldn’t. The whole point is to big up women because … Read the rest


Dec 6th, 2022 9:54 am | By

Open Democracy seems to have a branch (or perhaps it’s a rib) called open Democracy 50.50. Its Twitter explains it as

Feminist investigative journalism & frontline reporting. We are #TrackingtheBacklash against women’s & LGBTIQ rights – and challenging exclusion in the media.

So it’s not feminist journalism at all then. Feminism is for women, end of story. There is no law that says feminism has to dilute itself by adding LGB rights, let alone LGBTIQ rights, at least one of which negates women’s rights.

I did a post on trans-identifying Natacha Kennedy’s “journalism” yesterday. This one –

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Silencing the Karens

Dec 6th, 2022 9:13 am | By

Hooded progressives assault protesting women and steal their sign.

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Failed to disclose

Dec 6th, 2022 8:54 am | By


Trump did not disclose $19.8m loan

Donald Trump failed to disclose a $19.8m loan from a company with historical ties to North Korea, while he was the US president, according to a new report.

Documents obtained by the New York attorney general, and reported by Forbes, on Sunday indicate a previously unreported loan owed by Trump to Daewoo, the South Korean conglomerate.

Daewoo was the only South Korean company allowed to operate a business in North Korea during the mid-1990s.

Forbes revealed that Trump’s relationship with Daewoo is at least 25 years old. At one point, Daewoo partnered with Trump on a development project near the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Trump World Tower.

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Challenge patriarchal social norms

Dec 6th, 2022 7:44 am | By

What an unfortunate juxtaposition, especially for the UN Human Rights chief.

Maya alerted us to the ridiculous pairing.

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Sheep may safely graze

Dec 6th, 2022 6:59 am | By

All is not well on the trans progressive front. Nobody is progressive enough or trans enough or safe enough. There are no safe spaces. There are no space safes. All the wheels have come off, even the ones that never touched the ground.

Mermaids is refusing to let staff see a report into ousted boss Susie Green’s leadership because there are not “safe spaces” in which to read it.

You can’t trust anyone – not Susie Green, not staff, not Mermaids – no one.

Last weekend, a whistleblower told The Telegraph how Ms Green faced a staff backlash over her “incapable” leadership, culminating in the “nail in the coffin” report, seen by trustees.

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So amusing

Dec 6th, 2022 6:31 am | By
So amusing

Joanne Harris (Society of Authors important person) is still doing her Sneer At The Feminists thing.

Hur hur Hadley Freeman geddit – the fact that the Guardian wouldn’t let her write about gender ideology doesn’t mean she was canceled hur hur it just means she couldn’t write in the Guardian about an important trend harmful to women despite being a female, feminist columnist at the Guardian. That’s not being canceled hur hur.

It is too so funny hur hur!

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Dec 5th, 2022 4:29 pm | By

Lucy Bannerman at The Times reported in 2018 that Natacha Kennedy was “behind a smear campaign aimed at academics.” (I wrote about it at the time.) Cool to see Sally Hines citing Kennedy as a valuable source a couple of days ago, and even cooler to see Open Democracy publishing an article by Kennedy – an article throwing muck at feminist women who don’t kiss the asses of men who claim to be women.

A transgender lecturer orchestrated a smear campaign against academics across the UK in which universities were described as dangerous and accused of “hate crime” if they refused to accept activists’ views that biological males can be women, it can be revealed.

Natacha Kennedy, a

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