Giorgia's father

Stigmatised also from the left is Rula Jebreal's vulgar attack that places the blame for an unreliable and absent father on Meloni. Absence that may rather offer a key to her political rise to control of a male party. And also her focus on motherhood

In her vulgar attack, stigmatised by the right and the left, Rula Jebreal claims -on the basis of a Spanish press scoop- that 'Meloni's father is a notorious drug trafficker/convicted criminal who has served time in a prison' when she 'states that asylum seekers are criminals who want to replace whites' (again for the record, Meloni has announced that she will sue Jebreal for attributing this statement to her). The right-wing leader has never made any secret of her abandonment [...]

Feminism and the Right

In response to Julie Bindel, who considers the wall erected by the transactivist left but also the risks of an alliance with the right: in Italy, the historical novelty -a right-wing woman premier, Giorgia Meloni- further complicates the picture. What to do then? What is happening in Spain over the horrible Ley Trans perhaps points to a good way forward for everyone

Julie Bindel and Harvey Jeni take the bull by the horns: given that for too long there has been no possibility of dialogue with the left, can radical and gender-critical feminism look to the right without taking risks? This is a theme that we in Italy are well aware of and that agitated the entire election campaign that ended with the landslide victory of a right-wing woman, Giorgia Meloni, who has never declared herself a feminist. The fact that today the right in Italy is [...]

SPAIN: SOCIALISTS AGAINST THE TRANS LEY

Unlike their Italian counterparts from the PD and the left who stand for free gender identity, the Spanish progressives break with the PSOE's transactivist policies in defence of women and children. In their manifesto the excellent arguments against what, if passed, could be the worst transactivist law in the world

Breaking with its party, the PSOE, and sending a signal to the women of the European left, who are generally aligned in defence of transactivist diktatism, the Federación de Mujeres Progresistas launches a courageous manifesto against the Trans Law wanted by the governing majority in Spain (PSOE and Podemos) and being approved by an emergency procedure, without an effective parliamentary debate or a wide public discussion. The initiative also comes in response to the clamorous break between historical Spanish feminism -united in the Contraborrado cartel- [...].

RU486 or abortion pill: myths, misunderstandings and business

Chemical abortion is sold as more free and self-determined, but it is not the solution for everyone: it is longer and more painful than surgery, sometimes less safe, and mostly serves to save the health system money, as the essay by three American feminists explains. Women must be guaranteed the right to be informed and to make an informed choice between the two options: here is a bill to make hospitals work

A few days ago we published 'When abortion matters to men'. In the post we mentioned the various methods of involuntary termination of pregnancy, including the abortion pill RU 486, also known as 'chemical abortion'. Chemical abortion is spoken of as a step forward in self-determination. Younger women in particular can get confused between 'morning-after' contraception (which must be taken within 72 hours of risky intercourse) and the abortion pill, with which pregnancy can be terminated up to the ninth week. [...]

When abortion matters to men

Totally ignored by the right and left in peacetime, the issue of abortion becomes central when men fight for their power. But if there is a 'Marche case' there is also a 'Emilia case', a red region: the same percentages of objection and no abortion pill in the consultatories. We women must not take part in this filthy dispute over our flesh, siding with one or the other supporters.

Women - or rather, so-called 'women's rights' - have been instrumentally thrown into the centre of this horrific election campaign, probably the worst ever. Not the low female employment rate, the gender pay gap, the lack of services that forces us into the living welfare part, violence and feminicide, the machismo of politics and all that we know and experience. The issue of issues is abortion, fished out of the oblivion in which it is normally confined -no party [...]

Perhaps gender identity does not exist

If it is the biologist Anna Fausto-Sterling, the first to speak about it in the 1990s, the inspiration of Judith Butler and the founder of gender theory, who is in doubt, then perhaps we are at a clamorous and definitive turning point. Stop trans laws before it is too late!

If Judith Butler is The Queen of Gender, Anna Fausto-Sterling is its goddess: zoologist, biologist and lecturer in gender studies -now at Brown University- starting from the rare genetic condition of intersexuality in the early 1990s, she was the first to attack the concept of sexual binaryity, arguing that sexuality is a spectrum and that at least five sexes can be identified ('come on, it wasn't a theory, I was being ironic, it was just a provocation' she later said. But in vain). [...]

Trans-Europe: Ireland, UK, Spain, gender laws high on political agendas

While the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss works to block gender self-certification in Scotland, the Iberian government prevents the parliamentary debate on the Ley Trans, which allows sex change even for 12 year olds, to go for approval in a hurry: that is why Spanish feminists break with the left and open dialogue with the Popular Party. Meanwhile in Ireland a professor is arrested for refusing to use fluid language

A teacher at an Irish Christian school, Enoch Burke, was suspended and then arrested for refusing to name a transgender student with a neuter pronoun. Meanwhile, new British PM Liz Truss is reportedly trying to block Scotland's plans to allow self-identification for transgender (self-id) people and has asked lawyers for advice on how to 'pause or prevent' the reforms. Truss, head of the equalities brief as well as a former foreign minister, was instrumental in ruling out [...]

Elizabeth, the last matriarch

The missing queen wielded her power so skilfully that it was invisible. A profound influence that never backfired. Wisdom, an iron sense of duty, pragmatism, emotional control and no narcissism: these are the traits of sovereignty that make her a model of female authority

Gaby Hinsliff for The Guardian Stop all watches. Unplug the phone. For once, the opening lines of WH Auden's poem, Funeral Blues, seem appropriate to the moment. Like it or not, much of public life will come to a halt in the days of mourning as broadcasters suspend their programmes and a state funeral is prepared. However long it may have been predicted, the death of the longest reigning monarch in British history is a moment [...]
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28 July 2022
Petrillo's stolen records: 'But I also won as a man'. Is this true? Here's the fact-checking
While the Olympic Committee announces a change in the guidelines on the participation of male bodies in women's sports, Valentina born Fabrizio Petrillo aspires to participate in the Paralympic Games in the women's category. To those who accuse her of wanting to win easily, she replies that she was winning even before the transition. But this is not the case: here is an analysis of Petrillo's times and how they are evaluated in the male and female categories respectively
After the international federations of swimming, cycling and other sports, even the Olympic Committee is backtracking on the 'inclusive' sport of male bodies in women's sports. Francesco Ricci Bitti at the head of ASOIF, the association that brings together the international federations of summer Olympic sports, announced at a recent conference the need to review the current rules on the participation of transgender athletes, especially MtF, men who 'identify as women'. Francesco Ricci Bitti said, "According to the human rights approach [...]
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4 June 2022
New records and Olympic ambitions: from Petrillo to Thomas, the 'inclusive' sport that excludes women
The incredible injustice of male bodies in women's sports continues despite the silence of the media. But voices of female athletes forced to compete with male opponents are growing
'Valentina' born Fabrizio: new Italian record and convocation to World Para Athletics By now, the victories in the women's category of 'Valentina' born Fabrizio Petrillo hardly make the headlines anymore. Petrillo, a man who identifies himself as a woman, already held the national record in several categories of women's running last year. Recent sporting chronicles report further improvements in his own records. Petrillo took part in the first round of the Fidal Regional Societaries in Forli (14-15 May 2022), where she recorded a new record [...].
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7 April 2022
Boris Johnson: No male bodies in women's sports
Following a letter to the International Cycling Union calling the rules on the inclusion of transgender athletes discriminatory, Boris Johnson declared that 'trans women', i.e. men born biologically male, should not compete in women's sports and that women are entitled to spaces dedicated only to them.
Male-born 'inclusive' women's sport is currently the subject of a heated debate in the British media, not least in view of the forthcoming national elections (May 2022). The scandalous victories of Lia Thomas in America had already caused a stir, but the prospect of a similar case in Great Britain has raised the attention of female athletes and all women, and has also forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make a statement on the subject. In this case, the protest of the female athletes, expressed [...]
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23 March 2022
'Lia' Thomas wins and the patriarchy rejoices
Not even the second scandalous victory of swimmer 'Lia' Thomas is enough to break the media silence on the incredible injustice of men's bodies in women's sports. In the meantime, Iowa has signed a decree to save competitions from these invasions. Another thirty or so US states are planning similar laws. And Australia's prime minister is committed to women's sport. BREAKING NEWS: FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS HAS REFUSED TO RECOGNISE THOMAS'S VICTORY AND HAS DECLARED HIS COMPATRIOT EMMA VEYANT (RUNNER-UP) THE LEGITIMATE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION.
"Lia" Thomas, THE trophy-stealing swimmer (see here), easily won the American University League (NCAA I) final, as predicted. However, she did not receive any ovations at the finish line. All the applause went to the girls, the real winners: runner-up Emma Weyant, Erica Sullivan (third) and Brooke Forde (fourth). The photo of the podium (top) is worth a thousand words: Thomas towers alone on the left, in front of the sign with the number 1, while the three girls embrace and celebrate [...].
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19 February 2022
Trans-athlete Petrillo wins it all. And - of course - thinks about politics
Fabrizio-Valentina Petrillo continues to rout opponents. Her last podium finish was at the 200m indoor masters championships in Ancona. She says that sport divided by gender is violence. And she proclaims her motto-manifesto: "Everyone must have the opportunity to determine for themselves who they are". Starting with gender
Between the Olympics and the DDL Zan last year, sports publications devoted a lot of space to 'inclusive sport' and to Valentina born Fabrizio Petrillo, presented as the 'first transgender athlete to wear the Italian national team jersey in an international competition'. Petrillo, who competes both in Paralympic competitions for the visually impaired and in the masters championships for female athletes over 35 (here is the entry of the athletes beaten by her male body), hoped until the very end to participate in the female category at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The qualification [...]
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24 January 2022
USA: the 'Lia' Thomas case, THE trophy-stealing swimmer
Will Thomas has found a way to break all records: calling himself Lia and beating his opponents, moving from 462nd place in the men's freestyle to first place in the women's freestyle. A grotesque injustice at the centre of a furious debate, effectively ridden by the Republicans.
Last summer there were raving articles in the media celebrating 'transgender athletes': men who, by saying they 'identify as women', had obtained permission from the IOC to compete in the women's category at the Olympics. There was the story of Petrillo, a man with a male body and a male registry, who hoped to participate in the Paralympic Games as 'Valentina' and create a case of Self ID in Italy (here). And then we told you about "Laurel" Hubbard's performative feat of the genre at the Tokyo Olympics (here). After the [...]
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4 August 2021
Tokyo: Hubbard's defeat isn't a victory for women
This defeat is, paradoxically, more useful to the cause of transhumanism than a victory would have been, since it will be used as proof that hormones are enough to make a male body 'equal' to a female body.
Gavin 'Laurel' Hubbard, as predicted by Feminist Post, was eliminated in the women's Olympic weightlifting (+87 kg super heavyweight) final, after a failed attempt to lift 120 kg and two failed attempts at 125 kg in the snatch. Curiously, this event was not broadcast live on RAI, despite being described as 'of historic significance' due to the presence 'the first openly transgender athlete to compete in an Olympic Games in a category of a different gender to that of his [...].
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2 August 2021
Tokyo: Tranny Hubbard loses but doesn't let the women win
Paradoxically, 'Laurel's' defeat is more useful to the cause of transhumanism than her victory. The transhumanists will use it to 'prove' that if a tranny couldn't win against women, then it's true that hormones are enough to make a male body 'equal' to a female body.
Gavin "Laurel" Hubbard, as predicted - not only by the IOC but also by the Feminist Post - was eliminated in the Olympic women's weightlifting final +87 kg (super heavyweight), after a failed attempt to lift 120 kg and two failed attempts at 125 kg in the snatch. The women's weightlifting final was curiously not broadcast live on the official RAI channel, despite being described as "of historic significance" precisely because of Hubbard's presence as "the first openly transgender athlete to compete [...]
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1 August 2021
Olympics, 2 August: the unmissable Laurel Hubbard, first trans athlete to compete!
Born Gavin, Hubbard has made a big splash in women's weightlifting ever since he self-identified as a woman. But he is not given as a favourite: maybe even for the IOC a gold medal would be embarrassing to explain in front of the world.
There is great anticipation for Monday 2 August, 12.50 pm Italian time, for the women's weightlifting competition in which the New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard will participate, celebrated in the media as "the first transgender athlete in the Olympics". Laurel, weighs 131 kg, will compete in the heaviest female category, +87 kg, in group A. In addition to the "first trans" title, Laurel has another record: at 43 he will be the oldest lifter in the Olympics. The other nine [...]
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16 July 2021
Too fast, too tall, too strong: An analysis of Petrillo's performance in the men's and then in the women's category #Olympics
A study by statistician Marco Alciator on the athlete's results before and after taking hormones and switching from the male to the female category based on his declared gender identity. Evidently, even with the lowered testosterone levels required to compete in the women's category, he is still unfairly advantaged. But the media rejoice at his easy victories.
When questions arise about the fairness of trans-identified male athletes competing with women, the usual reply is that their performance has deteriorated since their 'gender transition'. Considering the fact that sports competitions are divided by sex, namely the sexual difference of men's and women's bodies, and not on performance parameters, is it true that lowered testosterone levels would worsen the results of male athletes who say they 'feel like women'? The IOC's decision to admit these men to women's competitions [...].
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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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10 May 2021
Tokyo Olympics: men's bodies in women's sports. The first is Laurel Hubbard
A mediocre athlete in men's weightlifting, Hubbard obviously wins in the women's category. Protests grow, but four more T athletes prepare for Tokyo
Following the cancellation of the final qualifying events for the Tokyo Olympics, the sports pages are reporting that Laurel Hubbard (New Zealand) could become the first transgender athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Hubbard, son of industrialist and current mayor of Auckland Dick Hubbard, until the age of 34 practised weightlifting with mediocre results in the men's category as Gavin Hubbard, in 2013 undertook a "gender transition" and was admitted in the women's category of the [...]
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