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28 April 2022
Sargentini case: Saviano's deafening silence
Feminist journalist Monica Ricci Sargentini has been threatened with a sanction - three days' suspension - by Corriere della Sera for having shared the spirit of a protest initiative against an article published in Annex Seven in which the Neapolitan writer spoke of regularising 'sex work' as ordinary work. It would be important to know his point of view as a defender of freedom of opinion on the matter. But at the moment there is no sign
We know Roberto Saviano as a defender of freedom of opinion and of the press. This is how he has always presented himself. Not only because of the risks he has taken personally, but also because he has on several occasions defended freedom of thought by taking public positions, explaining that a journalist must 'be able to do his job without being attacked on a personal level, without a climate of threat' and complaining that 'any critical voice knows he can expect retaliation'. In recent days Monica Ricci Sargentini, a journalist [...]
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26 April 2022
Trans-medicine: the new lobotomy
According to Lisa Michele, the treatment of healthy minors with hormones is 'one of the biggest medical scandals in history' and can be compared to the lobotomy of 50,000 Americans in the middle of the last century: in both cases, no scientific evidence and serious harm to patients. In the meantime, a self-help website for parents of children with gender dysphoria has been launched in Italy.
Speaking of what she calls 'one of the biggest medical scandals in American history' (and not only American, unfortunately: the treatments she is talking about are also being carried out in Italy), the American feminist Lisa Michele makes a very strong comparison between hormone therapies for people with dysphoria (especially minors) and the surgical practice of lobotomy, a devastating treatment that was very much in vogue in the USA in the 1940s and 1960s. What you will read is a transcript of the video of [...]
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22 April 2022
The Zan bill returns to the Senate. Just as it was. And we are ready to fight again. Just like that
Irreducibles, Zan and the PD are back in charge. With the exact same text that has already fallen in the Senate. The real goal is gender identity and education in schools. And while most of the West - from Great Britain to Sweden, Finland, Australia and Florida - is backing down on self-id after having ascertained the damage it does to women, girls and children, Italy intends to import this out-of-date product.
War or no war, Covid or no Covid, next week in the Senate - presumably Wednesday 27th - the PD will re-submit the Zan bill. As it stands. No objections have been considered, let alone discussed. Gender identity - the thing they care most about, the real lintel of the law - remains at the centre, with training in schools and all the rest. The western world is backing away after seeing the damage caused by gender self-identification and self-id, a [...]
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20 April 2022
University of Barcelona: feminist professor boycotted by queer students
Another Stock case, this time in the Catalan university. Feminist writer and lecturer Juana Gallego was targeted because of her gender criticism. Cases are multiplying in all western academies, but the authorities are watching. The initiative in support of the teacher launched by Spanish feminism
Juana Gallego, writer and teacher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona -Master of Gender and Communication- is under attack by queer students who, before the beginning of the course, announced to the coordinator of the master that they would boycott her lessons because of the ideas she expresses in the media or in her blog. A story that recalls that of many other professors - the most famous case being that of Kathleen Stock - who have been removed from universities for their gender-critical positions. Of the question of [...]
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16 April 2022
New Jersey. Pregnancies in women's prison after arrival of trans 'inmates'
Two inmates pregnant in New Jersey women's prison after the arrival of transgender prisoners. Complaints of harassment by men who 'identify' as women and protests by guards were in vain. Gender self-determination weighs heavy on US prison system
Two inmates became pregnant after having sex with a transgender prisoner at New Jersey's only women's prison, the Edna Mahan Correctional Institution. This was stated at a press conference by the head of external relations of the state's Department of Corrections. It is unclear whether the inmates have had relations with the same trans-identified inmate and whether they intend to carry the pregnancy forward. Officials at the prison, which has long been in the eye of the storm over allegations of abuse, specified that the [...]
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12 April 2022
Towards the abolition of surrogacy: an anthology and a debate
CIAMS publishes a multi-voice book against the uterus for rent and discusses it in an open webinar. In the meantime, in Italy, which is preparing to "welcome" the Fiera dell'Utero in Affitto (in Milan on 21-22 May), two bills are already being discussed that would extend the punishability of the practice even when carried out abroad. And a popular initiative bill is on the way
While in Italy we are preparing to "welcome" the Fair of the surrogate motherhood, scheduled for 21-22 May in a place still unknown - we will know only at the last minute - and in addition to the two bills already under discussion in the Commission of Justice of the Chamber of Deputies, proposals that call for the punishment of "surrogate motherhood even if carried out abroad, is preparing a draft law of popular initiative with a collection of signatures for a definitive stop to the practice - we will soon give details - next 28 April [...]
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10 April 2022
USA: woke capitalism threatens democracy
The case of the super-gay friendly Disney is emblematic, in revolt against the new Florida law that hinders teaching about gender identity in schools. The majority of American companies are pro-LGBTQ and are preparing strikes and reprisals against the popular will that goes in another direction. A real class struggle of CEOs and managers against the majority of citizens: Darel E. Paul's enlightening essay. Not to be missed
Schwa, gender-neutral bathrooms, queer theories, intersectionality, pro-sexual exploitation industry 'transfeminism', all the 'first-world problems' that the world of political correctness cares about go beyond left/right politics. They are the manifestations of a new economic power that experts call "woke capitalism". We present a summary of "Capital woke in the 21st century," an essay by Darel E. Paul, professor of political science at the prestigious Williams College, which examines the question of [...]
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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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6 April 2022
There is a war in Ukraine. Do you go to Prague to rent wombs?
Sold as 'altruistic' - but with 'reimbursement of expenses' equal to Ukrainian rates - GPA could become a new business in the Czech Republic given the tragedy in Kiev, where children are not picked up by clients frightened by the conflict. With all-inclusive packages, including cultural attractions and good restaurants. Meanwhile, in Spain, a Supreme Court ruling reiterates the severe condemnation of the practice of "reducing women and children to merchandise".
A very recent ruling by the Supreme Court in Spain states that the surrogate motherhood violates the rights of mothers and children "treated as mere commodities", reiterating the ban. The High Court affirms that this type of contract "causes damage to the best interests of the child and an exploitation of women that is unacceptable" and violates the fundamental rights recognised by the Constitution and international conventions on human rights, and therefore "is therefore manifestly contrary to our public order". Both women and [...]
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2 April 2022
Biden: yes to hormones for girls and boys
Unlike Sweden, Finland, the UK and Australia, pioneering countries which, in view of the damage caused by drugs on children with gender dysphoria, are returning to the priority of psychological therapy, the US is pushing for immediate pharmacologisation. And they call it "children's right", saying that any other approach is "discriminatory".
The US Department of Justice released a document endorsing the 'affirmative' approach to transitioning children, which involves immediately prescribing puberty-blocking drugs and hormones to girls and boys who say they are uncomfortable with their gender, skipping the psychological assessment so as not to delay medicalisation in any way. Abigail Shrier broke the news on Twitter (see here). Once again, the Biden administration has gone against the grain of countries pioneering gender identity, [...]
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1 April 2022
Generation Porn
A young woman tells how the consumption of pornography has influenced her sexuality and relationships, distancing her from the truth of her body. Convinced to believe that "porn is sex and sex is porn", her only desire is to please and look cool, accepting male violence as normal.
As in second-wave feminism, the issue of sexuality has returned to the forefront of girls' minds. Intensely practised in the 1970s, that territory was later abandoned in order to invest energies in other themes, first and foremost that of work. In the meantime, pornography has spread, especially since the birth of the web, reaching unimaginable levels of diffusion, heavily influencing the free search for pleasure of girls and adolescents. If for males the models borrowed from consumed pornography [...]
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31 March 2022
What does Jada think?
The feud between the two males on the Oscar stage - the mocker Chris Rock and the "knight" Will Smith, who "avenged" his wife who was teased for her alopecia - has gone round the world. To her only the part of the apple of discord. But the issue of aesthetic violence deserves to be explored and this would have been an excellent opportunity. Missed
Will Smith's slap on stage at the Oscars. The debate - was it a gag or was he serious? The turmoil backstage. The actor's repentance, his tears. A Hollywood story scrutinised far and wide. But the feelings of Jada Pinkett, Smith's wife, mocked by Chris Rock for her pathological alopecia, have not been addressed. All the words for them - the mocker and the avenging knight - and none for her. She writes about it here [...]
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