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This is brilliant and funny

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Z0rr0 Tue 09-Jun-20 19:12:41

https://excelpope.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/northerner-illuminates/

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Michelleoftheresistance Tue 09-Jun-20 19:28:12

This has led to the situation where if you refer to “men” everyone knows you mean men, if you refer to “transwomen” then every knows you mean transwomen and if you refer to “women” then thousands of people decide you’re an exclusionary bigot and try to get you sacked.

Excellent analysis. I also particularly liked:

as soon as there’s any sign of agreement between the less angry elements it’s likely to be derided by one of the many ideological extremists, who will rephrase the discussion through the prism of their own imagination and denounce one or both parties. It’s like a Catholic and a Protestant trying to organise their wedding, but they have to agree every detail with Ian Paisley.

Z0rr0 Tue 09-Jun-20 19:40:55

That was great and the shark bit made me snort.

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Hermanfromguesswho Tue 09-Jun-20 19:54:48

That’s brilliant!

Apileofballyhoo Tue 09-Jun-20 20:01:13

Makes me feel a bit depressed seeing it all laid out there like that. It's amazing really how short it is.

ScrimpshawTheSecond Tue 09-Jun-20 20:38:01

Gender was invented as a term to stop idiots answering “Yes please” to the sex question on forms.

Hahahaa! Excellent.

CaraDune Tue 09-Jun-20 21:07:46

gringringrin

OhHolyJesus Tue 09-Jun-20 21:29:38

This is so excellent. I'm going to print it off and post it to...well everyone I can think of.

What's the address for Pink News?

Igmum Tue 09-Jun-20 21:30:07

Loved it!

Stealhsquirrelnutkin Tue 09-Jun-20 21:37:41

Another twitter account to follow with enjoyment @ExcelPope

dementedma Tue 09-Jun-20 21:39:23

Excellent

JemimaShore Tue 09-Jun-20 22:16:39

I love ExcelPope. An example of a very fine man.

we should have him stuffed wink grin

7Days Tue 09-Jun-20 22:28:34

Every word of that is a gem

GeorginaEstonia Tue 09-Jun-20 22:40:12

Amazing. Spot on.

OvaHere Tue 09-Jun-20 22:51:41

That's great. grin

Shame he doesn't have plan for untangling the mess.

Z0rr0 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:10:27

Lol @ohholyjesus

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Voice0fReason Tue 09-Jun-20 23:21:11

I love that

SirSamuelVimesBlackboardMonito Tue 09-Jun-20 23:28:51

Brilliant.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Tue 09-Jun-20 23:38:52

grin Exactly as advertised! Thank you

locked2020 Tue 09-Jun-20 23:42:21

Brilliant

FannyCann Wed 10-Jun-20 00:08:58

"This is a like a great white shark swimming up and asking for a bite of your ice-cream, and your concerns that you might lose a chunk of your arm in the process being reframed as you being too selfish to share your ’99."

Love it.

testing987654321 Wed 10-Jun-20 00:15:29

Gender was invented as a term to stop idiots answering “Yes please” to the sex question on forms.

I am so nostalgic for those simpler days.

testing987654321 Wed 10-Jun-20 00:30:34

The approved term is “cis woman”, which suffers only slightly from no-one liking it, hardly anybody understanding what it means, and some transwomen adopting it for themselves anyway.

I was quite taken with this bit.

I do think it's hilarious if you have been following what's been happening, but I can imagine someone new to it just going "eh?"

Al1Langdownthecleghole Wed 10-Jun-20 08:34:01

TERF rhymes with ditch. Clever.

AsTreesWalking Wed 10-Jun-20 08:38:48

The whole thing strongly reminded me of the tone of "1066 and all that". A thoroughly good thing.

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