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Colleagues

Jun 9th, 2022 11:44 am | By

Vanity Fair on ructions at the Washington Post:

On Tuesday afternoon, Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey tweeted that he was “proud” to work at the paper, a place “filled with many terrific people who are smart and collegial.”

And a lot of other familiar names followed suit.

The public outpouring of Post pride—which I’m told political reporters were urging one another to take part in—followed executive editor Sally Buzbee’s memo reiterating workplace policies and promoting collegiality among staff. The memo dropped following a few days at the Post that have been, as one reporter described it, a “clusterfuck.” Dave Weigel, a national political correspondent, is, as of Monday, suspended without pay for the next month after retweeting a

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Cis journalists only

Jun 9th, 2022 11:21 am | By

Ben Hunte excitedly reports:

Exclusive: Trans Journalists Pull Out of Guardian Newspaper’s Pride

Cool that it’s exclusive. Congrats, man!

Also trans journalists is a nice touch. I prefer the real ones myself.

Freelance journalists Freddy McConnell and Vic Parsons said they were declining all future work with the UK paper “until it changes its trans-hostile and exclusionary stance.”

And they won’t be missed. They’re not journalists but ideologues.

McConnell and Parsons told VICE World News they believed a recent opinion piece was “misleading and discriminatory” about cis lesbians dating trans women and said it was “the final straw” for them. Published on the 29th May in the Guardian’s sister paper the Observer and online on the Guardian’s website,

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Dopy clumsy

Jun 9th, 2022 10:49 am | By

You were asking about Sophie Grace Chappell?

But latsot didn’t “misgender” people. Emily Bridges is indeed a man. He claims to be a trans woman, but that doesn’t make him a woman, it just makes him a man who claims to be a woman or a man who claims to be a trans woman, depending on how genuine his claim is.

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Say aloud what you are

Jun 9th, 2022 10:08 am | By

I’m reading a review of Jason Stanley’s How Fascism Works (not a very favorable review) and am brought to a stop by a quotation from White nationalist Andrew Auernheimer at The Daily Stormer. I know nothing of Auernheimer and little of The Daily Stormer. The passage quoted is…interesting.

Don’t sit here and pretend you’re a nice traditional girl when you fight against any implementation of traditional values. Say aloud what you are, on the streets, to your families, on social media: “I’m a despicable whore.” Do it before it is too late, because I swear to whatever gods may be that when the purge comes if you have been using traditionalism as a cloak for your

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Many other women and girls

Jun 9th, 2022 9:09 am | By

I wonder if the Jason Stanleys of the world ever publicly wring their hands over this kind of thing:

The Dorset teenager Gaia Pope was devastated when she learned a man she had accused of raping her had allegedly harassed and targeted many other women and girls, an inquest jury has heard.

Pope, 19, whose body was found on a clifftop in November 2017, 11 days after she went missing, had reported the rape because she wanted to protect others, jurors were told, but detectives told her there was little chance of the case succeeding and it would be traumatic to go to court, it is claimed.

A few months later, Dorset police posted on Facebook that the man

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“It is genocidal to”

Jun 9th, 2022 5:57 am | By

Jason Stanley is continuing his project of explaining that women are genocidal.

Did he pause to think about the possibility that women might have good reasons to refuse to be “inclusive” of men in all circumstances? In rape shelters and toilets and feminism? No, of course he didn’t, he simply went on telling the world that women who want to be able to say no to men are intent on genocide of trans people.

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Guest post: These are Utopia problems

Jun 9th, 2022 4:14 am | By

Originally a comment by Bjarte Foshaug on Underlined.

Lady Mondegreen #9

I hear this from gender identity activists, but I’ve never seen a single screenshot.

Sorry for sounding like a broken record, but to me this was one of the earlies warning signs that the trans agenda was of a very different nature from the feminist or anti-racist or LGB ones. When I started paying attention to social justice issues (with a special emphasis on feminism) in the aftermath of “Elevatorgate” and the ensuing Anti-Harassment Policy Wars, the women being targeted by MRAs never had any problem providing endless specific examples (in the form of direct quotes, screenshots etc.) of obvious, unambiguous cyberbullying, harassment, hatespeech, and threats. My … Read the rest



About your scope of knowledge and reading habits

Jun 8th, 2022 4:38 pm | By

Oh lord I’d forgotten Jason Stanley was this guy. I can’t keep track of them – the Daily Nous guy and Stanley and the guy in Vancouver and that other guy and the other one. But Jason Stanley is the hell yes I’m self-important guy.

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Pereira and Phillips

Jun 8th, 2022 4:11 pm | By

The Times on those two men missing, probably murdered, in the Amazon:

The Javari Valley in the Amazon rainforest is one of the most isolated places on the planet. It is a densely forested Indigenous reserve the size of Maine where there are virtually no roads, trips can take a week by boat and at least 19 Indigenous groups are believed to still live without outside contact.

The reserve is also plagued by illegal fishing, hunting and mining, a problem exacerbated by government budget cuts under President Jair Bolsonaro. Now local Indigenous people have started formally patrolling the forest and rivers themselves, and the men who exploit the land for a living have responded with increasingly dire threats.

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Even more lies

Jun 8th, 2022 3:41 pm | By

Also the lannnguage is merrrging.

Yes and we also use the same word for “wine” and “afternoon” and “stick” and “jump.” It’s uncanny what a lot of words we share. IT MUST MEAN WE ARE NAZIS.

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Jason Stanley is of course

Jun 8th, 2022 3:20 pm | By

One, Putin probably also thinks dogs are not cats. Two, the feminist women you’re smearing aren’t “anti-trans”: we’re against the empty, brain-dead ideology that says men are women if they say they are and women must agree no matter what, and be punished and ostracized if we refuse.

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Jason Stanley compares feminists to white supremacists

Jun 8th, 2022 10:48 am | By

Yale philosophy bro Jason Stanley tweeted a faux-naïve question about why it’s always women who dispute claims about trans women, and never men. I’m giving the gist because he’s now deleted it (and of course insulted the feminist women who replied) and I don’t have a screenshot handy.

The question was so faux-naïve (he must know perfectly well why), and the deletion so quick, that it seems highly likely he did it on purpose – a tiny little one act drama in which Yale stud asks thoughtful question, transphobic witches respond with their phobic witchery, and he deletes the innocent tweet with regret about all the witchy phobicry. Misogynist prick. I daren’t say that on Twitter but I can say … Read the rest



Because airplanes

Jun 8th, 2022 10:18 am | By

Oookaaaaay

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) said this week that he opposes gun control in response to mass shootings because the country did not ban airplanes after they were used in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The country didn’t ban them but it sure as hell did put a lot of new restrictions and checks in place, which, funnily enough, is what gun control means. It means control, not elimination.

Also: guns have one purpose, which is to shove metal slugs into living flesh at high speed. That’s not the purpose of commercial airplanes. The purpose of commercial airplanes is to move people and goods around. The people who flew them into buildings were not using … Read the rest



Maybe he should be

Jun 8th, 2022 9:31 am | By

Maggie Haberman and Luke Broadwater at the Times a couple of weeks ago:

Shortly after hundreds of rioters at the Capitol started chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” on Jan. 6, 2021, the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, left the dining room off the Oval Office, walked into his own office and told colleagues that President Donald J. Trump was complaining that the vice president was being whisked to safety.

Mr. Meadows, according to an account provided to the House committee investigating Jan. 6, then told the colleagues that Mr. Trump had said something to the effect of, maybe Mr. Pence should be hanged.

Because he was dragging his feet on the whole steal the election thing.

It is

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Parallels

Jun 8th, 2022 8:33 am | By

What’s wrong with this headline? (Aside from the fact that it’s too long for a headline.)

‘I’d be BANNED from swimming if I had as much testosterone as Emily Bridges’: Olympian Sharron Davies slams trans cyclist as ‘NOT female’

It’s not a slam. It’s just a simple, humble, obvious fact. Men are not women. Women are not men. Adults are not children, children are not adults. Stones are not flowers. Squirrels are not hammers.

Anyway. The Mail goes on:

Between 1975 and 1985, Davies missed out on a string of medals while competing against East German drug cheats. She now believes there are parallels between the state-sponsored doping campaigns of the Cold War and transgender athletes taking hormone-suppression medication in

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Underlined

Jun 8th, 2022 6:18 am | By
Underlined

Owen Jones gets a little ahead of himself.

It’s not a fact that X people will read this and not care about that. You can’t call a prediction a fact. You especially can’t call a prediction a fact when it’s as tendentious as OJ’s. He doesn’t know what gender critical people will or won’t read, and he doesn’t know how we will or won’t react to what we read. In short it’s a really stupid argument to claim that This Evil is underlined by my prediction that X people will do Y and react Zly. You can’t underline current evils with your claims about what will happen tomorrow.… Read the rest



Profiles in chickenshit

Jun 8th, 2022 5:14 am | By

Bros before hos, I guess.

Of course I don’t. Nobody does. That’s not “courage,” it’s triumphant cheating. It’s a man cheating women, and courage is not the quality it requires. Narcissism and entitlement, yes, courage, no. Utter contempt for women, yes, courage, no.

David Bradford is the fitness editor for Cycling Weekly. Men helping other men cheat women in sports: what a picture.

Updating: Forgot his follow-up.

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The cyclist from Wales

Jun 7th, 2022 4:36 pm | By

Emily Bridges seems to feel terribly sorry for himself:

The transgender cyclist Emily Bridges feels comments made by Boris Johnson over whether she should race women were the catalyst for a wave of violent threats and has also revealed she wanted to compete at the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Maybe it was Bridges’s decision to race women that were the catalyst for a wave of threats. That’s not to say that threats are ok, but it is to say that his decision to race against women wasn’t Boris Johnson’s doing, and that maybe he’s not the innocent victim in this scenario. Maybe he should stop pitying himself for a minute and think about the women.

Some of those

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The same opportunities

Jun 7th, 2022 12:15 pm | By

ITV is really knocking itself out on the Emily Bridges front.

I forgot to comment on ITV’s provocation in the previous post about this one. Of course he wants special treatment: he wants to be allowed to compete against women even though he’s a man. That’s very special, and very unfair to women.

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Not an explosive athlete

Jun 7th, 2022 11:21 am | By

Notice the weird gentleness in the voice of the interviewer – as if Bridges were not just a woman but a particularly fragile, traumatized woman who needs special sensitivity and care. I don’t think that’s how tv news interviewers normally talk to their subjects.

And Bridges claims his “performance has decreased massively.” He claims he’s lost more aerobic performance “than the gap is between male and female athletes.” I don’t believe him.

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