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Guardian journalist: Don't debate drag

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RoyalCorgi Mon 23-Dec-19 13:09:44

Guardian journalists, eh? They never tire of telling women to shut up:

happydappy2 Mon 23-Dec-19 13:22:10

The cats out of the bag now-what is the difference between black face & woman face?

CaptainKirksSpikeyGhost Mon 23-Dec-19 13:25:49

It's nothing new is it, it's a left leaning paper who are once again dictating what should and should be discussed in public, it's happened for decades.

koshkat Mon 23-Dec-19 13:30:25

You could have predicted that he would look exactly as he looks - bearded woke bro wanker.

FFSFFSFFS Mon 23-Dec-19 13:30:28

I genuinely find drag deeply offensive and am amazed that no one else does.

Its men wanted to be celebrated for fulfilling stereotypes that women have forced on them every single day.

I find zero entertainment in it at all.

It's just men wanting attention for doing what women do day in day out. Same old. Same old.

I"m genuinely perplexed that its not perceived as problematic.

skql Mon 23-Dec-19 13:30:40

"ok... i will tell you what can be debate or not.
and what language you can use.
and what conclusion you have to find."

koshkat Mon 23-Dec-19 13:30:51

Me too.

Fraggling Mon 23-Dec-19 13:35:03


Do they ever say that other historically oppressed groups cannot discuss things they are uncomfortable with?

Or is it just women?

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 23-Dec-19 13:50:22

You could have predicted that he would look exactly as he looks - bearded woke bro wanker

That's their uniform...

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 23-Dec-19 14:01:27

Hahaha he just blocked me for insulting him grin grin grin

EveryKingdomOfRain Mon 23-Dec-19 14:07:07

Oh ha, ha, bloody ha, ha.

I have a twitter account only to see what certain people I find interesting. I've never, ever tweeted.

I was reading his Twitter feed and this popped up.

Oh the irony. From a journalist and the po- faced Guardian.

EveryKingdomOfRain Mon 23-Dec-19 14:08:31

Sorry here is the image.

PotholePalace Mon 23-Dec-19 14:08:44

Yes, whatever you do, don't write about what your readers want.

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 23-Dec-19 14:13:46

So he blocked those of us who called him out, then he blocked the rest of Twitter! Obviously shocked and confused to discover that nobody agrees with him. What a loser! grin

endofthelinefinally Mon 23-Dec-19 14:18:59

Sharron Davies is getting a telling off from Lorraine Kelly for having an opinion on this.
Lorraine Kelly thinks dressing up in drag saves lives and is a lot of fun...

FFSFFSFFS Mon 23-Dec-19 14:19:03

Uhoh. Those pesky women have dared to disagree with him. So he's shut up shop.

Fab to see the Guardian continuing to do its best for free speech and women's rights.

WomanBornNotWorn Mon 23-Dec-19 14:29:09


Put up
Shove up
Shut up

CrissmussMockers Mon 23-Dec-19 14:32:33

I'd boycott the Guardian if I hadn't stopped buying it thirty years ago.

jadefinch Mon 23-Dec-19 14:53:34

this is what he posted and an example of a typical reply

CodenameVillanelle Mon 23-Dec-19 14:55:36

I don't like drag and I agree with the criticisms that it is a sexist parody of femininity and femaleness but I've read lots of critique from black feminists of the comparison with blackface. I don't think it's accurate or helpful.

boatyardblues Mon 23-Dec-19 14:59:18

That second tweet on your post JadeFinch!

EveryKingdomOfRain Mon 23-Dec-19 14:59:35

It's slightly ironic but I am fairly indifferent to drag. My husband on the other hand thinks it's "woman face" and offensive to women.

kalinkafoxtrot45 Mon 23-Dec-19 14:59:40

It’s a cheap laugh at women’s expense, which has had its time. Shocking (but not surprising) that a journalist would seek to prevent debate. Another beardy wokebro - we’ve come to expect it.

EveryKingdomOfRain Mon 23-Dec-19 15:05:17

Re straight cis people not being entitled to have an opinion on anything queer are my 2 very conservative gay friends entitled to have an opinion?

One in particular is very Douglas Murray style and really dislikes queerness, camp etc.

TheGoldenNotebook Mon 23-Dec-19 15:08:52

Straight cis women are not allowed to have an opinion on an aspect of the oppression of women. But any old dolt with a beard can.

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