Forgive me for politely providing you with the screenshots and evidence you requested, how terribly rude of me.
Unfortunately more often than not, becoming the token friend for someone with a long and deeply held viewpoint often results in that token being seen as special, and not like those other blanks, or becomes a justification for claiming their pain as her own and then speaks for them. Read more
Rowling’s comments are transphobic because they perpetuate a lot of dangerous old nonsense about trans people that’s been pretty conclusively debunked at this point, and there’s plenty of resources out there that illustrate that in detail (like this one, for example). But the problem isn’t just that she’s saying… Read more
I’m not sure what the point of the quoted bits are, but notice how she only really cares about trans bodies when it’s an example of male violence. She’s happy to cry at their pain, when it mirrors her own, and can be used as ammo, and then just as happy to go out of her way to support anti-trans programs, when it… Read more
Rowling has 14.2 million Twitter followers. She is not making an abstract point about feminism and activism. She is directly telling a subset of her followers that she genuinely believes that they have been tricked into transitioning from male to female, or that they want to be allowed to use the ladies’ room so they… Read more
“but are our resources really so scarce that we have no alternative but the most combative option possible?”
If you think “critiquing famous white people on social media” is the most combative option possible, clearly, you’ve suppressed the events of the entire previous year (not to mention most of human history), and… Read more
This. The whole problem that people have with Rowling’s argument is exactly why Izzard’s defense of her doesn’t work. Just because one group (women) have been historically marginalized doesn’t give that group the right to marginalize or exclude a different group (trans women). Yeah, sometimes being a woman is hard. It… Read more
Because it's Alan Moore. People seem to give him a pass on everything, even though he throws in all kinds of racist and misogynist stuff in his work all the time. Hell, the fact that I have to use more than one hand to count how many times he's used rape or sexual assault as a plot device is a problem.
Feinstein rode to power on the backs of the dead bodies of Harvey Milk and George Moscone
Given how Rowling’s supporters in the Labour Party joined together many times to stop Izzard getting a seat on the NEC this feels like when rich old Caitlyn Jenner (who Izzard has also defended as a brilliant campaigner) campaigned for Trump as a trans-ally even as he made life worse for transpeople before later… Read more
It’s frustrating to see people like Eddie prescribe to the “we need to compromise” bullshit that is so common in liberal ideologues- do you see that ever happening from TERFs? Whether is gender identity, or BLM/ACAB sentiments, standing firm on important issues will move the needle closest to our values, and conceding… Read more