It's Not A Zero Sum Game
Mar 16, 2018
What's in a word? Why I don't care and neither should you
Last night I attended an excellent panel discussion organised by the redoubtable Woman’s Place UK , on the subject of the proposed ch...
Feb 15, 2017
How do they know who to kill?
A video is doing the rounds, in which a white person with a lifetime of male socialisation behind them – in other words, someone at the ...
Nov 4, 2016
"TERF" was always going to go mainstream
So, Glamour went there. It printed a piece in which women are called "TERF". It was inevitable that the word "TERF" ...
Jan 28, 2016
The Olympics, Maria Miller, and sleeping under bridges
Let me just say at the outset: I don't really care about sports all that much. I don't watch it, much less play it. The only ...
Jan 6, 2016
What the Cologne mass sexual assault tells us about culture - our own
One of the only times I physically intervened between a man and the woman he was assaulting was in Munich. A young man had made a remark to...
Jun 13, 2015
This evening I’ve been thinking about Jen. I met her when we were both 17, as part of a Roots program – a summer trip to Israel for US...
Apr 13, 2015
Dr Christian and the Cartesian Dualism of the Gender Identity Debates
Implicit in the discourse of gender identity is the understanding that the mind, or inner feelings produced by the mind, is who ...
Mar 26, 2015
Censorship: it's bad, because it can happen to men
Having recently written about what qualifies as free speech and who we generally take to have a right to it, I was grimly amused to read...
Jan 21, 2015
Today is the anniversary of the death of George Orwell, so it seems like a good day to tackle a topic that he is famous for defending: ...
Oct 23, 2014
What is sex?
The word sex has many meanings. From the OED: 1 a. Either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and many...
Sep 16, 2014
Radfem panic: when demands for inclusivity are a cover for moral disgust
‘70% of communication is nonverbal’. I really hate that cliché, because I’m a words person. To me, carefully chosen and lo...
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