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Guest post: That body is not a shell or a husk

Mar 24th, 2024 11:16 am | By

Originally a comment by Your Name’s not Bruce? on Seen using a loud hailer.

To be fair, events like the one “Dr.” Ikharia* was protesting do indeed represent a threat; a threat to her credibility and livelihood. Not that anyone claiming to be “trans, nonbinary” should have much credibility left to defend, let alone a “doctor.” But she is right to see this conference as a direct rebuke of what she’s doing. If the tide is indeed turning, then “gender affirming” clinicians are at risk of being left high and dry, without the institutional support to which they have grown accustomed.

Dr Ronx, 40, presents alongside twin doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken on the popular children’s health show

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Oh no, not The Look

Mar 24th, 2024 10:24 am | By

Willoughby sees what isn’t there.

It would be funny if it weren’t so disgusting. A bunch of smiling women, and loony man who hates women sees “psycho coldness.”… Read the rest

The real suicide figures were discussed inside

Mar 24th, 2024 9:57 am | By

The people behind yesterday’s conference:

The “show more” is just the source: (Dhejne 2011).

But wait.

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That’s pragmatism?

Mar 24th, 2024 9:28 am | By

Labour continues to be confused about what the word “woman” means.

And while a proud socialist, [Angela Rayner] is clear that first and foremost she’s a pragmatist. “Ideology never put food on my table,” is one of her top lines. Another: “We can’t fix everything overnight.” She has also said she is “hardline” on law and order, and pro-security (her brother served in Iraq). When I ask how Labour will handle the accusation from Tories that “Keir doesn’t know what a woman is”, she says, without acknowledging any shift, “Yeah, sure. We have biological women and we have trans women. And they’re both women: one is a biological woman through sex, and one is a trans woman who has transitioned.

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Seen using a loud hailer

Mar 24th, 2024 6:07 am | By

The binder-promoting doctor (Dr Ronx Ikharia) was at the aggressive “protest” yesterday. The Daily Mail is the source:

A CBBC presenter has been accused of leading a transgender rights mob that yesterday set off smoke bombs and tried to storm a conference on gender issues.

Dr Ronx Ikharia, who presents Operation Ouch!, was seen using a loud hailer outside a meeting of doctors and academics at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.

Police and security staff clashed with dozens of activists who set off smoke bombs and tried to get into the building, but no arrests were made.

Just imagine if the people inside had been holding a trans conference and the people outside had been gender … Read the rest

BBC Three cheering for binders

Mar 24th, 2024 5:43 am | By

Oh, your ribs are popping out and you can’t breathe? Well try this other binder.

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Turn the suspicion inward, buddy

Mar 24th, 2024 5:04 am | By

The campaign to make everyone stupider continues.

The “disproportionate representation” of William Shakespeare in the theatre has propagated “white, able-bodied, heterosexual, cisgender male narratives”, according to researchers in an £800,000 taxpayer-funded project.

Funny how they never mention class, isn’t it. Could that be because they are all, to a person, bourgeois as fuck?

But that’s not the real issue. The real issue is that Shakespeare is not “disproportionately” represented. His representation is proportionate, because he was better than anyone else. He just was; sorry if that hurts the feelings of people who aren’t as good at their jobs as Shakespeare was at his.

The researchers want to challenge the “normative trend” in “classical theatre” arising from “

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Failing to mention

Mar 23rd, 2024 4:11 pm | By

Oh really. Two women? Are you sure about that?

Nope they’re not women.

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Guest post: The communal belief system cannot suffer the heretic

Mar 23rd, 2024 1:38 pm | By

Originally a comment by Nullius in Verba on We’re not confused or misinformed, we’re not believers.

I just listened to an old TEDx talk, and an observation stuck out: “When you start to humanize your enemy, you in turn may be dehumanized by your community.” When you start to treat the enemy (i.e., gender skeptics) as humans having potentially reasonable concerns and moral perspectives (i.e., as humans rather than transphobic demons), you lose status within your own group.

It’s the same phenomenon that leads to purity spirals, witch trials, and heretics’ exiles. It’s why apostasy is the gravest sin. To admit the possibility that the enemy is merely an opponent and not The Adversary signals to the group that … Read the rest

Oh THAT pocket

Mar 23rd, 2024 10:41 am | By

I can’t get enough of the Trump Shouting He Does Too So Have 500 Million Dollars story.

After having reached out to several guarantors and 30 suretors for help posting his $464 million New York bank fraud bond, Donald Trump suddenly wants everyone to know he actually does have the cash.

In a bizarre rant on Friday morning, the man who was found to have defrauded banks and investors by overvaluing himself and the value of his properties claimed that he had accrued the wealth by way of “HARD WORK, TALENT, AND LUCK.”


The confession directly contradicts a filing from his legal team last month arguing that it would be “impossible

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Don’t you mean “a smoke bomb”?

Mar 23rd, 2024 8:53 am | By

The Telegraph:

Doctors at a gender-critical conference were ambushed by “aggressive” masked protesters who let off a smoke bomb and had to be held back by police. Dozens of officers were required to prevent the demonstrators gaining entrance to the first conference of the Clinical Advisory Network on Sex and Gender conference held on Saturday in London.

Video footage showed the protesters, dressed mainly in black and waving flags, blocking the entrance and jostling with police.

Other video footage, which the Telegraph apparently hadn’t seen, showed the protesters doing their best to smash the glass doors at the entrance and very nearly forcing at least one door open.

Held at the headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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Both sides

Mar 23rd, 2024 8:41 am | By

And here’s the view from the other side of the doors.

I have to wonder why the police are all bunched up at the back doing not much, instead of at the front keeping the “activists” from smashing the glass doors and entering the building.

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“What happens if they break the glass?”

Mar 23rd, 2024 8:35 am | By


I guess they’re team Do All the Harm You Can?

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No not you, get out

Mar 22nd, 2024 2:40 pm | By

This is just unabashed sadistic bullying.

They booked the stand at least three weeks ago, and the bullies wait until the last minute to say “Nope we changed our minds hahaha neener neener.”

Filia’s statement:

Women’s rights charity FiLiA had booked a stand at Plaid Cymru Conference, hoping to use the opportunity to talk to delegates and Plaid Cymru politicians about a range of grass roots campaigns they support.


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Guest post: We’re not confused or misinformed, we’re not believers

Mar 22nd, 2024 2:00 pm | By

Originally a comment by Your Name’s not Bruce? on Care is needed.

The guidance follows the BBC apologizing to Rowling twice last year. The Harry Potter author was accused of transphobia by trans rights advocates, but the claim was not properly challenged by presenters….

This is what happens when the accusation is simply repeated without challenge. It becomes taken for granted, in a smoke/fire sort of way, that Rowling must be transphobic if all these people are accusing her of being so. By assuming they are acting in good faith (or at least pretending they are), they fail to check whether or not her statements are “transphobic” at all. In bypassing this crucial step, they short-circuit their fact-checking process … Read the rest

A rebuttal

Mar 22nd, 2024 10:53 am | By

Gender activism:

Radio-Canada’s headquarters in Montreal was vandalized by far-left extremists last Wednesday, an act claimed online as a rebuttal to the controversial report on gender transition therapy for minors. 

Sounds like Samuel Johnson dissing Bishop Berkeley by kicking a stone and saying “I refute it thus!” (A story that’s probably apocryphal.) I rebut your controversial report by smashing your windows, so nyah!

An anonymous submission was published to Montréal Contre-Information’s website titled “Radio-Canada has blood on its hands: a look back at the shop windows destroyed on the night of March 12-13.”

The letter confirmed that activists destroyed the windows of the Radio-Canada building in response to the organization’s “decision to use its broad platform to amplify

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Care is needed

Mar 22nd, 2024 10:38 am | By

BBC finally gets a clue.

BBC presenters have been told to challenge guests who accuse others of transphobia after the broadcaster admitted that news items on J.K. Rowling fell short of its editorial standards. In an internal briefing note, BBC journalists and production teams were advised that “care is needed” when people are labeled “transphobic” and the term should be interrogated during on-air debate. The advice featured in a nine-page document on “reporting sex and gender” circulated to the BBC newsroom late last year.

Better yet they could just stop using the word at all. The whole point of it is to convince everyone that it’s both evil and irrational to be aware that men are not women. That’s … Read the rest

Send cash, he’s down to his last 500 million

Mar 22nd, 2024 8:22 am | By

Trump admits – or rather brags – that he has the money. He just doesn’t want to spend it. He wants other people to do that, like the many gullible people who respond to his pleas for cash for his “campaign” (his campaign to make everyone else pay his expenses, that would be).

Former President Donald Trump claimed early Friday morning that he has “almost” $500 million in cash, undercutting his lawyers’ claims that he would not be able to comply with the $464 million judgment against him and his co-defendants in the civil fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

You’d think he wouldn’t want to claim that, seeing as how he is at the … Read the rest

Issa biological issue

Mar 22nd, 2024 6:58 am | By

[Edit: Sorry, I seem to have forgotten to include the source!]

Oh Jeeezus christ.

This is just reducing a really serious issue to –

Interviewer tells him to answer the question.

Well look, everybody knows there’s a difference between sex and gender, and I absolutely understand that, and respect that, we will not be going down the road of self-identification –

Interviewer asks “Are trans women women?”

Well look Harry –

Interviewer says “It’s a fair comment, it’s a fair question.”

Look…forrrrrrr…as you well know, the overwhelming majority of women, it’s

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Unreliable, procedurally improper and based on a flawed premise

Mar 21st, 2024 3:45 pm | By

Sir, it’s not our fault that you exaggerated the worth of your properties.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is pushing back on Donald Trump’s “extraordinary” request for a stay of his $464 million civil fraud judgment, arguing the former president’s recent request was unreliable, procedurally improper and based on a flawed premise.

“There is nothing unusual about even billion-dollar judgments being fully bonded on appeal,” Senior Assistant Solicitor General Dennis Fan said in a filing this morning. “Defendants object to a possible ‘fire sale’ if they were to sell assets to generate cash to use as collateral for a bond or as a deposit —but the alternative would be to shift the risk of executing on defendants’ illiquid

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