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8 October 2021
Marina Terragni: 'There is a desire to give women, their hearts, their difference'.
Entrevista con la escritora sobre la Decreto de Ley Zan, el lenguaje de la inclusión, el feminismo y la transfobia. "No soy un género, soy una mujer".
Artículo original aquí Marina Terragni me corrige inmediatamente: "No soy una feminista histórica, soy feminista y punto". Desde mucho antes de que el tema se pusiera de actualidad en Italia con el Ddl Zan, Terragni -que es escritora, y profesora de filosofía- se ha ocupado de la cuestión más controvertida del mundo feminista occidental, la identidad de género: un concepto que ha divisido a las feministas en dos, las que creen que la categoría de mujer debe replantearse y ampliarse [...]
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7 October 2021
We women, the 'Privileged
Transactivism defines being born a woman as a 'privilege' that must also be open to those who have not had this unspeakable good fortune. It's the old envious story, or patriarchy. But talking about privilege is a step forward in clarity. If the world needs women more and more, then the real women will be 'them'.
There is something good here. In these years we are resisting the invasion of being a woman by men. In reality it is just the latest figure in the old envious story of all time, or patriarchy. Men have always wanted to appropriate the being-woman and her creative power, exploiting women's bodies in every way and occupying the centre of the world. The good thing is that today language reveals this movement in all its clarity. Today a significant number of men are asking to [...]
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2 October 2021
Don't say woman: The Economist against neo-language
Referring to The Lancet, which was flooded with protests for using the expression 'bodies with vaginas' instead of women, the British weekly attacked the linguistic innovations against women, calling them 'dehumanising'. White fly among the big western media who continue to censor any voice critical of the transactivist diktat. For opportunism, or fear
'Bodies with vaginas' is a strange way of referring to half the human race. Yet it was the expression that The Lancet, a medical journal, chose to publish on the cover of its latest issue, explaining to readers that 'historically, the anatomy and physiology' of such bodies had been overlooked. After complaints about dehumanising language, The Lancet apologised. But it is not alone: a growing number of officials and organisations find themselves speechless when it comes to using the [...]
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30 September 2021
Spain: Psoe feminists put obstacles in the path of the Trans Law
After the recent about-turn by the Spanish socialists, who had come out in favour of the Trans Law, the party's feminists are reopening the debate, proposing amendments against gender identity for the next Federal Congress. These have met with grassroots approval, while the leadership is currently silent.
The feminist collective of the PSOE presented amendments to some points of the programme at the party's 40th Federal Congress that would violate equality policies. In particular, the aim is to avoid "the introduction of formulations that imply setbacks for equality policies" and therefore for "the guarantee of women's recognised rights". "Replacing sex with gender" explain the signatories "prevents a proper analysis of the social, economic and political reality in the face of inequalities" as well as "jeopardising the necessary disaggregation [...]
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23 September 2021
Purpose of the veil: to show off what it conceals
Veiling is pornographic in itself. Because it highlights what it conceals: sex. And it divides women into good and bad. Liberals who speak of "choice" perpetuate a patriarchal practice of which gender identity is the ultimate expression.
There is one thing that Covid has proved: a masked society does not work. Supporters of the veil were immediately enthusiastic: "Yes, you see, the mask is like the burqa, but yes, it's the same, it's fun to feel more laïcard (secularist), what do you think?". But comparing surgical mask/full face veil is more or less like comparing a nose scarf on a cold winter's day and a burqa(...) Same with the statement that the Afghan burqa protects women from sexual harassment [...].
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21 September 2021
Hormones for children: we can no longer remain silent. Appeal-denunciation by French intellectuals against 'the serious drift'.
Some fifty doctors, psychiatrists, thinkers and feminists are rebelling against the 'ideological stranglehold on children's bodies' and the mythology of transgender children. One day, they explain, we may regret having remained silent in the face of this 'theft of childhood', a medical and ethical scandal.
As we have already reported (see here) in many Western countries there is a sharp slowdown in the face of children's transitions, despite the recent "pilatesque" sentence on the Keira Bell case in the UK (see here). A further signal comes from France: together with the Observatoire des discours idéologiques sur l'enfant et l'adolescent, a group of professionals and researchers on childhood (doctors, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, lawyers, judges, public school teachers, philosophers, sociologists, etc.) about fifty personalities from that country are protesting against the discourse on the "self-determination" of [...].
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18 September 2021
Hormones to children: UK judges wash their hands of them. Court of Appeal ruling on Keira Bell case
In response to the Tavistock Clinic's appeal on the Keira Bell ruling, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is they, not the courts, who must decide whether a minor is able to give consent to experimental 'therapy' that blocks development and initiates transition. But the debate is now open. And the fear of lawsuits by repentant minors -detransitioners- induces the medical class to caution.
The English Court of Appeal has partially overturned the judgement that had given right to the young detransitioner Keira Bell (here is her story) against the Tavistock Clinic that, when she was 16 years old, had hastily introduced her to therapy with puberty blockers. With a pilatesque and merely formalistic judgement, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is up to them, and not to the courts, to establish whether a minor can access this 'therapy' with hormone blockers. It must be the doctors and not [...]
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16 September 2021
PORN REPENTANTS
Young men are increasingly aware of the dangers of pornography: addiction, erectile dysfunction, difficulties in real relationships. After the surge in consumption during the Lockdown, services to stop pornography are booming in the UK: from psychotherapy to apps that block sexual content. But addiction starts at a very young age
Men who say no more to porn: apps and psychotherapy to help them Young men increasingly aware of the dangers of pornography. After the surge in porn consumption during the Lockdown, services to help men stop using porn are booming in the UK: from psychotherapy to apps that block sexual content. But addiction starts at a very young age During the Lockdown, pornography consumption surged: in March 2020, the website Pornhub, for example, recorded a sudden increase in traffic of more than 20%. [...]
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13 September 2021
Save us from the Taliban. But also from Judith Butler
Pakistani Bina Shah's splendid reply to the Californian philosopher who, in a controversial article in the Guardian, stated that 'the category of woman must be redefined' to include those who 'perceive themselves' as such. But Afghan women, says Shah, are oppressed precisely because of their actual female bodies. A harsh invective against Western neo-colonialism, that of gendering and transactivism, which is looming on the horizon.
In a much-discussed article published in the Guardian, Judith Butler stated that 'the category of women needs to be rethought', as well as claiming that gender-critical feminism is allied to fascism. And here is Pakistani Bina Shah's reply. Yesterday I wrote an angry tweet. Afghan woman: Save me from the Taliban Judith Butler: We'll redefine womanhood, you'll be fine It went like this: 'I just need to know how Judith Butler's definition of woman applies to Afghan women [...].
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11 September 2021
Rebecca Solnit refuses to talk to me
Disaster of identitarianism: I was supposed to interview the American essayist at Mantua's Festivaletteratura but, 24 hours before, she cancelled the meeting, opting for a speech without a debate. They told her I was 'transphobic' and that she would get into trouble. Here are my questions, which she had wanted in advance: you judge When I announced on Twitter that I would be interviewing Rebecca Solnit at the Festivaletteratura in Mantua, one user warned me: "A transfeminist open to debate?". I would never have imagined that 24 [...]
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11 September 2021
Rebecca Solnit refuses to talk to me
Identitarianism disaster: I was supposed to interview the American essayist at Mantua's Festivaletteratura but 24 hours before the meeting she cancelled, opting for a speech without a debate. She was told that I was 'transphobic' and that she would get into trouble. Here are my questions, which she wanted in advance: you judge.
When I announced on Twitter that I would be interviewing Rebecca Solnit at the Festivaletteratura in Mantua, a user warned me: "A transfeminist open to debate?". I would never have imagined that 24 hours before the meeting, with no respect for my work, Solnit would have refused the dialogue - opting for a short speech without a debate - because, according to her, I am 'transphobic'. Dear Twitter friend, I should have listened to you. Things like this have happened to many others, and many times. JK Rowling, a [...]
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10 September 2021
Adoption Buttigieg? Almost certainly it is uterus for rent
First of all, they are twins: and twin births are rare. Even rarer are adoptable twins. According to Jennifer Lahl, founder of Stop Surrogacy Now, the American politician and her husband have resorted to surrogacy, a fact about which ambiguity is maintained. A choice from which many questions arise
A few days ago, the photo you see here went around the world: Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Glezman Buttigieg posing with two newborns, with headlines such as: "We welcome our twins". (see here). The articles report the couple's statements on social media in the light tone of a feel-good story. Statements that are intentionally unclear about how the twins, a boy and a girl, 'arrived'. Although the couple had previously spoken [...]
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