Great article about trans issues in the New Statesman

(20 Posts)
iisme Mon 16-May-16 16:22:15

www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/05/what-gender-anyway

Very thoughtful and carefully argued.

geekaMaxima Mon 16-May-16 20:04:55

Thanks for sharing that. A very interesting read.

shins Mon 16-May-16 21:52:13

Great read, thanks. Articles like this are more likely to plant doubts in the minds of those who unthinkingly swallowed the transactivist line up to now than the angry ones (much as I sympathise with the angry ones).

Iggi999 Wed 18-May-16 19:38:39

flowers

cadno Thu 19-May-16 13:53:46

But as Sarah S. Richardson explains in her book Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Female

Also author of the book, Sex Itself: The Search for Male and Female in the Human Genome

HermioneWeasley Fri 20-May-16 22:17:03

There have been a few thoughtful articles about this, but they're not getting the oxygen they deserve.

RiverTam Fri 20-May-16 22:24:53

Also this one in the Morning Star.

shinynewusername Sat 21-May-16 00:17:13

Amazingly, Sarah Ditum, who wrote the New Statesman article, has said on Twitter that she has not had a lot of abuse, to her surprise. Maybe the tide is turning?

almondpudding Sat 21-May-16 00:30:08

I wonder if many of the women who were supporting genderism thought that it would never actually happen? A sort of rebellion and way of calling other people bigots but that would never really come to anything,

Now Obama and the U.S. government are backing the notion that gender identity is self defined, are they maybe a bit freaked out?

Sunnsoo Sat 21-May-16 00:33:26

I didn't like it. It was badly laid out, with no clear argument.

singingsixpence82 Sat 21-May-16 00:44:38

Good article in the Morning Star I thought.

Darrowisred Sat 21-May-16 06:13:02

Here's another good one opinion.injo.com/2016/05/256010-no-transgender-bathroom-debate-not-equivalent-blacks-civil-rights-fight-1960s/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=ods&utm_term=ijamerica&utm_content=journal

tinymeteor Sat 21-May-16 08:46:44

The Sarah Ditum piece is fascinating, thanks for posting

HermioneWeasley Sat 21-May-16 16:13:23

Yes, I thought the morning star article was excellent

shinynewusername Sat 21-May-16 20:45:50

According to this article, the big US chain Target are being boycotted "ever since the CEO changed the public restroom policy to allow patrons to use any bathroom they choose, according to their gender identity."^

Darrowisred Mon 23-May-16 21:22:00

The morning star is getting tonnes of abuse and bleats of 'hateful transphobia!' on its Facebook page. The good thing is these voices are outnumbered by intelligent, reasonable commentary from women.

HelenaDove Tue 24-May-16 01:48:19

Fab article from Miranda Yardley.

www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-8244-The-trans-conundrum-what-is-the-real-meaning-of-gender#.V0Ojq_krLIW

grimbletart Tue 24-May-16 11:13:11

Oh dear

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/23/people-to-be-asked-about-gender-identity-in-census/

Now the census is falling for the "I am what I say I am" rubbish.

Iggi999 Tue 24-May-16 12:57:42

I saw that - on the Wright Stuff, ironically, making a change from them using stuff posted on here!
That is worrying.

Kennington Wed 25-May-16 16:18:50

The telegraph article is a wind up. Many of the words have no actual meaning and can be interpreted in a number of ways.

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