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17 July 2023
Vagina? No. It's called an 'extra hole'
Woke language claims to be inclusive at the exclusive expense of women, who must literally disappear: pregnancy, breastfeeding, female sex organs can no longer be named so as not to offend the trans and non-binary ultra-minorities. It is the latest ridiculous move of the dying patriarchy that has built itself up from the very beginning on the marginalisation and erasure of the feminine. It still tries, but it will not succeed
Transactivists are ridiculous: in order not to 'offend' the ultra-exiguous minority of women who declare themselves male while retaining the female genital organ, the vagina can no longer be called that. Bonus hole, extra hole: this is the term. Even front hole no longer suffices: its unserviceability must be better emphasised. A relentless work to erase women from language and the symbolic, a move in extremis by the patriarchy that has built itself from the beginning on the erasure and abjection of the feminine, [...].
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29 October 2022
The name of the premier
Giorgia Meloni is not a feminist. Her history is not this. She has not shared in the long battles over language, over declension into the feminine instead of the neuter-masculine. But language today is a battleground that structures the most important political issues. And it deserves further reflection on her part
Giorgia Meloni is not a feminist. That is not her story. No woman on the right or centre-right who has held important political office, from Thatcher to Merkel, has ever called herself a feminist. Hence the non-sensitivity to the feminine declination of office, to which feminism instead attaches importance. Even if Angela Merkel at the end of her long chancellorship, during a meeting with the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, agreed to call herself a feminist. According to Alice Schwarzer, founder of the [...]
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19 February 2021
"Gender? No thanks. Women and men. Modernising the language of politics
Radical feminism has long since stopped using the term 'gender' to refer to sexual difference. In fact, it no longer uses it at all: "women and men" or even "the two sexes" are words that are perfectly fine and have the advantage that they cannot be misunderstood. Language is the human environment, the world is built with words, which is why they must be chosen carefully. Since the 1990s, the word gender has been completely redefined. Mary Daly had prophesied: of [...]
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