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Guest post: Misusing the clout

Aug 23rd, 2023 5:21 pm | By

Originally a comment by Rev David Brindley on Suddenly policing feminism.

If your feminism is inclusive of all, then it ain’t feminism.

Caro also retweeted yesterday about a woman she described as courageous, and that was the correct descriptor.

However, she never sees as courageous those women who stand against men’s intrusion in women’s spaces.

Caro has enormous clout and contact in Australia but never uses that to support oppressed women like those in Tasmania and Victoria who are fighting for Lesbian meetings to exclude males, like Sall Grover, who is fighting for her reputation and her business, like Angie Jones who is harassed by politicians for being a Nazi because nazis happened to march past Let Women … Read the rest

Just wanna

Aug 23rd, 2023 5:08 pm | By

Yo Molly what’s up?

Love the necklace and bracelet.

Not so sure about that…erm…garment below the navel.

But he just wants to do sports!!!!

Trumps just want to be president and steal all the money. Men just want to compete against women and win all the prizes and money. Won’t someone think of the poor sad men and their dreams?… Read the rest

Consternation in Trump world

Aug 23rd, 2023 11:44 am | By

Trump’s habit of stiffing the help may come back to bite him.

The multiplying charges brought against allies of former President Trump and their mounting legal fees are creating consternation in Trump world — while presenting a real risk to the former president.

Trump has burned through millions of dollars in donor money to pay for legal fees as he defends himself against charges in New York City, Florida, Georgia and Washington, D.C.

But the former president, who has built a reputation for stiffing workers, has shown no interest in providing financial aid to former aides charged over their efforts to keep him in power. 

As Trump’s aid to allies trickles, some warn failing to take on their

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Tatchell defines women for us

Aug 23rd, 2023 11:15 am | By

No. Get out, Peter. You’re not the boss of women. Get out.

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Suddenly policing feminism

Aug 23rd, 2023 11:13 am | By


What is that even supposed to mean? Feminism isn’t “inclusive” – it’s not about men, and it disagrees with women who oppose feminism. No substantive political category can be “inclusive” in some over-arching way because it’s for X and against Y, so bang goes your inclusion.

Being “inclusive” in that broad sense just isn’t the goal, and never has been, and can’t be. I doubt that Caro herself is “inclusive” in that broad sense – we … Read the rest

Pink Mythology

Aug 23rd, 2023 10:02 am | By

Pink News of course is ecstatic.

Queer community celebrates Emily Bridges’ ‘sensational’ inclusion on influential British Vogue list

By “inclusion” of course they mean “inclusion” in the category “women.”

The “queer community” celebrates, they tell us – I wonder if the gay community does. Do gay men really want to have sex with trans men? Do they want to be bullied and called names and shunned if they decline to have sex with trans men? Is there a limit to their celebration of inclooosion?

Trans cyclist Emily Bridges has been included in a list of influential women by British Vogue magazine.

Which is stupid and insulting, because he’s a man. It also deprives one woman of a place on that … Read the rest

Trolling feminists was likely part of the point

Aug 23rd, 2023 9:38 am | By

Victoria Smith explains why we have to resist this crap.

At risk of promoting another outburst, I’d suggest that Bridges doesn’t deserve to be on Vogue’s list, either. Much as I’m aware this will lead to charges of being “exclusionary” — indeed, trolling feminists was likely part of the point — I don’t think that we should let these things pass. If it matters that women have power, and that exceptional women are recognised, then it also matters to recognise how and why we need lists like this.

I’ve been thinking “trolling feminists was likely part of the point” myself. First I was thinking “Why do they keep doing this shit???” – “they” being all the news outlets and … Read the rest

Fighting to end women’s sports

Aug 23rd, 2023 9:10 am | By

Colin Montgomerie perpetuates the lie.

There is no “ban on trans athletes.” Some sports have belatedly stopped letting men invade women’s sports.

And what the hell is a “trans cyclist”? Someone who drives a car in cycling races?… Read the rest

Powerhouse women

Aug 23rd, 2023 8:13 am | By

I’m so tired of the insults.

Don’t include men who say they are women in lists of women. Stop doing that. Just stop.

Here’s the incorrect aka dishonest Vogue headline:

He wasn’t “banned from competitive cycling,” and he wasn’t banned from women’s … Read the rest


Aug 22nd, 2023 5:38 pm | By

Uh, no they can’t.

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Last three out

Aug 22nd, 2023 11:37 am | By

Ah good, they’re all safe.

Pakistan’s interior ministry says the remaining three people have been rescued from the cable car, meaning the operation has now concluded.

Life is precarious in mountainous regions with weak infrastructure. Homemade cable cars are abundant in north-western Pakistan.… Read the rest

Every word including “and” and “the”

Aug 22nd, 2023 11:28 am | By

The National (Scotland) publishes a sack of drivel by one Emma Grae about Graham Linehan the Heretic:

After I tweeted in defence of trans women following the jailing of convicted trans rapist Isla Byrson earlier this year, stating that painting all trans women with the same brush as her is equivalent comparing all cisgender women to Myra Hindley, he called me a “vichy feminist” and challenged me to name “a few more Myra Hindleys”.

What the hell is a trans rapist? Bryson is a real rapist. He’s a trans woman but he’s not a trans rapist. And that comparison is ridiculous. All women=half the people on the planet; all trans women=a tiny fraction of people on the planet.

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Origin myth

Aug 22nd, 2023 10:43 am | By

All the other Pythons went to the Imperial.… Read the rest

Trans heroes through history

Aug 22nd, 2023 10:11 am | By

The sack of Rome – the Black Death – crossing the Atlantic – the Hindenburg – trans people were front and center on all occasions.

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C’est quoi ce rigolo?

Aug 22nd, 2023 9:19 am | By

And at the same time everyone is pointing and laughing at the eleventy seventh idenniny crisis of Mx Knox.

Oooooooooooh does he? Despite having done so before, and before that, and…? How exciting!

The Star hastily closed comments, but not before one speedy responder had time to say “No one cares.”… Read the rest

Led to believe

Aug 22nd, 2023 8:56 am | By

This is so pathetically stupid and destructive.

That’s the first tweet of…I don’t know, forty? Fifty? Way too many. The point of it all, of course, is that terfs are evil and it’s all their fault.

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Stop those “riggers”

Aug 22nd, 2023 4:46 am | By

Trump uses racist tropes in his verbal attacks on prosecutors and similar.

Donald Trump’s aggressive response to his fourth criminal indictment in five months follows a strategy he has long used against legal and political opponents: relentless attacks, often infused with language that is either overtly racist or is coded in ways that appeal to racists.

The early Republican presidential front-runner has used terms such as “animal” and “rabid” to describe Black district attorneys. He has accused Black prosecutors of being “racist.” He has made unsupported claims about their personal lives. And on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump has deployed terms that rhyme with racial slurs as some of his supporters post racist screeds about the same targets.

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Do it to her

Aug 21st, 2023 4:42 pm | By


But Joanne Harris is herself white middle-class. She’s also female, which I assume “vulnerable” is code for. She’s playing the Karen card, because……………I have no idea why she’s doing that.… Read the rest

A pattern of behavior

Aug 21st, 2023 4:18 pm | By

Trump was trash-talking about Brian Kemp and Fani Willis just this morning.

Governor Kemp of Georgia is fighting hard against the Impeachment of the crooked, incompetent, & highly partisan D.A. of Fulton County, Fani Willis, who has allowed Murder and other Violent Crime to MASSIVELY ESCALATE. Crime in Atlanta is WORST IN NATION. She should be impeached for many reasons, not just the Witch Hunt (I did nothing wrong!). Willis should focus on out of control Murder, not “I will get TRUMP” over a Perfect Phone Call. Georgia does not deserve this GIANT MURDER WAVE!

He won’t stop just because he’s required to.… Read the rest


Aug 21st, 2023 3:53 pm | By

The BBC on Trump’s out on bailitude:

A judge in Georgia overseeing former US President Donald Trump’s election interference case has set a bail bond of $200,000 (£157,000).

Mr Trump and his 18 co-defendants have until midday Friday to surrender to a court in Atlanta.

The bail filing says Mr Trump can remain free pending trial so long as he does not attempt to threaten or intimidate witnesses.

But he will. He won’t be able to do otherwise. He doesn’t take orders from anyone.

Mr Trump is also banned from committing any crimes, and can only have contact with the other co-defendants in the case with lawyers present.

He’ll probably do both of those things too.… Read the rest