Bodies that don't count: Judith Butler returns to the fray

In a crowded lecture at the London School of Economics, the Californian philosopher and pioneer of gender theory reiterated the cornerstones of her thinking: the materiality of sex does not exist, women do not have the exclusive right to be women and must open up to other subjects starting with Queers and pro-Palestinians, transfeminism is anti-capitalist and anti-fa for a common fight against "fascist passions". And it attacks gender-critical feminism "allied with the Right".

At one point, it seemed that Judith Butler had changed her ways. The Californian philosopher, one of the most influential of the last thirty years, a theorist of gender performativity, who had arrived along a radical constructivist path to the negation of the material consistency of gendered bodies to the point of problematising and/or dismantling the subject 'woman' itself, had acknowledged: "My definition gave rise to two contrasting interpretations: for one, everyone chooses their own gender; for the second, we are all women. had recognised: 'my definition gave rise to two conflicting interpretations: for the first, everyone chooses their own gender; for the second, we are all completely determined by gender norms [...].

A new AGEDO?

The historic Parents of Homosexuals Association has worked extensively for the acceptance and non-discrimination of gays and lesbians and today dedicates many of its initiatives to children with gender dysphoria. With an essentially affirmative approach, that is, supportive of transition. In a recent webinar it was said perhaps one should break off relations with family members who object and that reasoning about the effects of puberty blockers is off topic. To mention just a few of the more surprising statements

AGEDO (Associazione Genitori Di Omosessuali - Association of Parents of Homosexuals) was an important organisation set up in 1993 on the initiative of Paola Dall'Orto, founder and president until 2007 and awarded the title of Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica in 2009 for her work: 'The aim,' she explained, 'was to help those parents who found themselves in the same situation as us: in a state of discomfort, often despair, and almost always ignorant about the subject [...] We thought we could help these parents to know what they were not [...].

The 'milk' of men

The English National Health Service ensures that the milk produced by a male body -stimulated with ad hoc drug therapy- is as good for the newborn as that of its mother, who is wiped out. Minimising the risks to the child's health largely offset by the ideological and symbolic benefits. It is the transhuman, my beauties!

Men's 'milk' is a perfect example of what we call transhuman. Women's milk, on the other hand, is human, all too human, it is the perfect model of the enduring human, and therefore natural breastfeeding should be degraded, mocked, stigmatised as something to be ashamed of and kept hidden. In fact, it is even a useless and unethical act. On the contrary, promoting and magnifying male 'breastfeeding' shows plastically the way forward. According to the prestigious journal Pediatrics, organ of the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is 'risky' to define [...]

How to convince progressives to give up gender

Terrified of transactivists and worried about sounding 'right-wing', left-wingers support the transition of minors even in the absence of studies showing that 'affirmative therapy' works and promotes the well-being of gender non-conforming girls and boys. "But everyone has a right to evidence-based medicine," argue some liberals determined to "break the spell". And they start DIAG -Democrats for an Informed Approach to Gender- to convince democrats in the US and around the world that continuing on this path is wrong and dangerous. For children and for the left. An article by Bernard Lane

A new movement of US Democrats wants to find out how to break the spell of gender ideology and bring the party back to the liberal values of science and reason. Democrats for an Informed Approach to Gender (DIAG) launched a project yesterday on X Space (Twitter) to commission research on how to more effectively reach out to left-wing voters who believe that science is now in favour of 'gender-affirming' medicalisation of gender non-conforming youth. "The only way to end this [...]

New York Times: Strong doubts about hormones for children with gender dysphoria

The world's leading woke newspaper has always unhesitatingly supported transactivist demands, starting with the indecent treatment of JK Rowling. Today the paper changes course and in a very long article criticises the 'affirmative therapy' (puberty blockers, hormones and surgery) for trans minors, giving a voice to some hitherto censored and ostracised detransitioners. Because by now even many Democratic voters have strong doubts. And there is a risk of losing many readers: "get woke, go broke".

For years, the New York Times has been the world's leading woke newspaper and has always unhesitatingly supported transactivist demands, jubilating critical voices. The treatment of JK Rowling is exemplary. In 2022 a very violent subscription campaign invited people to imagine Harry Potter without its creator: the ultimate in cancel culture (see here) A misogynistic and aggressive gesture - the initiative turned out to be a boomerang and many female subscribers threatened to cancel -. A few months ago The Daily published [...].

Men IntintA and other wonders

The health of 'Marco', a trans FtM who is five months pregnant with testosterone, and that of her baby are the least of the problems. What matters to the liberal press talking about an 'anthropological revolution' is whether 'Marco' is to be called mother or father. But only a woman can give birth even if at the registry office her name is male. In this nothing has changed since the dawn of time. In the meantime, the trans front is losing ground: in one year, the number of members of WPATH, the largest transgender health organisation, has fallen by 60 per cent.

La Repubblica online headlines with a triple somersault about the 'young man who got pregnant': pregnant is not dared even at the transphilic GEDI group. The story is that of 'Marco', a girl undergoing testosterone therapy to look more like a man: beard, graver voice -not to 'become male' because sex cannot be changed and every single cell will remain damned XX-. 'Marco' had retained his uterus and ovaries and following a hetero sexual relationship (a [...]

Child rapists: shock report in UK

In Great Britain, 18 rapes a day are committed by minors on their peers: in 2022 these cases numbered 15,000, almost always by very young males. A British police report shows how free access to violent pornography online is normalising criminal sexual behaviour in England and all other Western countries

For years, we have been reporting on the psychological and material damage produced on an entire generation by free access to violent online pornography, consumed by boys and girls from the age of 7 but also much earlier: gang rapes committed by minors are just the tip of the iceberg of this dramatic phenomenon, which has now been analysed and quantified by a study by the British police. On this topic you can find previous articles here, here, here and here. We were almost only [...]

New Hampshire: No more 'sex change' surgery on minors

The US state has passed a bill banning surgeons from performing operations on under-18 year olds such as the removal of ovaries and breasts for females and penises and testicles for males. The bill states that these operations violate the patient's 'informed consent' and points out that studies have not shown a decrease in the suicide risk of minors after the operations. On the contrary: the danger increases

New Hampshire is preparing to ban under-18s from undergoing sex-change operations. Last Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to this effect, also with the help of some Democratic members. House Bill 619 prohibits doctors from performing 'any genital gender reassignment surgery', i.e. the removal of the uterus, ovaries and breasts in the case of women; testicles and penis for men, to anyone in the [...]
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11 June 2023
The British prime minister: 'We will guarantee women their reserved spaces'
Vigorous change of wind in the UK after years of prevailing Lgbtq+ misogyny: against the invasion of toilets, women's locker rooms and safe houses by men who self-identify as women, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promises a reform of the Equality Act. As demanded by a petition signed by over 100,000 people, it will have to be based on biological sex and not on 'gender identity'. Also announced are new guidelines on'sex education and alias careers at school: decisive issues in view of the upcoming elections
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has declared that he will change the Equality Act 2010 to protect single-sex spaces reserved for women, stating that biological sex is 'fundamental and important'. The move follows concerns about the lack of clarity in current legislation on the issue, which could allow so-called MtoF trans people to access spaces reserved for women even though they are biologically male. "I have been very clear that when it comes to issues [...]
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6 April 2023
UK: towards a legal distinction between 'born women' and trans people
The British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak takes a decisive step backwards on so-called 'trans rights' in the skin of women. And instructs the Minister for Equal Opportunities to prepare a change in the legal definition of sex by distinguishing it from 'perceived' sex. Even when the 'gender change' certificate has been obtained
British Minister for Women and Equal Opportunities Kemi Badenoch Rishi Sunak wants to create a legal distinction between women by birth and men who 'become female' on documents after obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). The new British prime minister has given a swerve to solve the problems caused by perceived legal gender recognition that does not match the reality of bodies: it was a few days ago the news about the independent enquiry [...]
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22 November 2021
USA. Parents sue schools that unknowingly encourage girls' and boys' transitions
This is happening in Kettle Moraine (Wisconsin), where the school district is encouraging 'non-conforming' minors to adopt names and pronouns of the opposite sex without informing their parents. The position of families claiming their educational rights - together with that of paediatricians opposed to gender affirming 'therapies' and athletes against trans people in their sports - will have considerable weight in the presidential elections: on these issues Biden has already lost Virginia.
Two groups of parents have sued the Kettle Moraine (Wisconsin) school district for encouraging underage students confused about their 'gender identity' to change names and pronouns at school without parental consent (career aka. see here). The lawsuit joins those of young female athletes deprived of potential sports wins and scholarships for admitting 'trans-identified' males into their sports (see here) and pediatricians threatened with 'discrimination' if they don't immediately initiate the [...]
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6 June 2021
California, Washington... soon to be male prisoners in women's jails across the US
A new Californian law allows males who self-identify as women to serve their sentences in women's prisons. Without hormones or surgery. Ditto in Washington - and so in Canada and wherever self-id is in force. If the US Congress passes the Equality Act, this will happen all over the US.
If something is written in the Wall Street Journal, perhaps it is easier to believe. Well, the prestigious newspaper dedicates an article to the absurd situation in Californian prisons: male prisoners, with their male bodies intact, who call themselves women and ask to be transferred to women's prisons on the basis of Bill 132, in force since 1 January. A situation which, if the US Senate approves the Equality Act enacted by President Joe Biden, could soon affect women's prisons all over [...].
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31 May 2021
I was the fastest girl in Connecticut. Until I had to compete with men
An omertous silence covers the scandal of the invasion of women's sports by male 'ultra-bodies'. But at last some female athletes, destined for certain defeat, are starting to speak out.
Anna Vanbellinghen is a Belgian weightlifter and at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo she will have to face New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, the first trans Olympic athlete, among her competitors. Vanbellinghen says that having any chance with Hubbard is impossible, that this is "a bad joke" for female athletes. She is the first of the Olympians to break the silence, and so far the only one. Vanbellinghen understands that trans athletes need to be able to compete and hopes that a solution will be found, but she can't [...]
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12 May 2021
Biden administration wipes out women and girls
Without any public debate and against the opinion of the majority of Americans, President Joe Biden is pushing ahead with replacing the word 'sex' with 'gender identity' in all administrative acts and documents, with serious impact on the lives of women and girls. All over the world, liberals and progressives are pursuing this same goal in the service of the trans-lobby.
It is happening. It's as bad as it looks and no one should be in any doubt. Everything Janice Raymond predicted in 1979 has come true. Everything you see published on the 11th Hour blog is reality. This is not at all a question of plot. On his first day in office, President Biden signed Executive Order 13988 on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Many of us, myself included, naively assumed that this would [...]
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6 March 2021
Sign up now, in time for 8 March! From women around the world to the US Senate: Don't pass the Equality Act! Gender identity' erases us
A letter to be signed immediately! (In the United States, the Equality Act, which has already passed the House of Representatives, is about to be approved in the Senate. As Feminist Post has repeatedly reported, the Equality Act, strongly supported by the Biden administration, effectively replaces the concept of "sex" with that of "gender identity", erasing women, girls and children and making being a woman a "choice" available to men. Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights, which has a network of 15,000 adherents [...]
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5 March 2021
Trans rights: a major issue in American politics
The American Democratic Party is being torn apart by the Andrew Cuomo affair, the New York state governor accused of harassment by three women, and by other important issues such as the diatribe between moderates and Sanders' left wing on the failure to raise the minimum wage. But it regains its unity on the issue of transgender rights, to which Joe Biden has been devoting extraordinary attention since the very first hours of his mandate, to the point of threatening sanctions against those countries that have [...]
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24 January 2021
Equality according to Biden: the right of men to call themselves women (and to win in all women's sports)
And Kamala? Nothing to say? "On social media, women have expressed relief at the end of the Trump era. Even Canadians have posted pictures of Kamala Harris and Jill Biden in outfits that represent progress. No true feminist would wear a black suit and red tie, after all. What America needs now are those jewel tones. I can't fathom what trauma we have suffered from seeing an egomaniac tweeting himself into the prison of the Internet ... If anything, it offered us the cue [...]
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