Category Misogyny

How “identity” became everything

“The phenomenon of the drag queen dramatically demonstrates such boundary violation. Like whites playing “black face”, he plays at incorporation of the oppressed role without being incorporated in it.” Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology – 1978 Three months ago, ABC news editor Don Ennis walked into work in a dress and a wig and told colleagues he […]

Women, know your place

Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas has changed its policy to allow transgender people to use the public toilets of their choice. This was reported with a sense of victory by Anna Waugh of dallasvoice.com, “the premier media source for LGBT Texas”. Anna Waugh’s article states: Transgender woman Paula Witherspoon got a ticket for using a […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO DENISE BROGAN-KATOR

This is my response to a letter written to Catharine MacKinnon by Denise Brogan-Kator. For clarity, I have copied Denise Brogan-Kator’s letter below (in italics), and my response to each point follows. A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me […]

Sexism at the BBC? Colour me surprised.

A sportsperson won a Wimbledon Singles title this weekend. In fact, it was her first ever Grand Slam win. A huge achievement for Marion Bartoli, even more so because she played the entire tournament without dropping a single set, a feat very few tennis players – male or female – have ever achieved. Unfortunately, the […]

Men don’t really understand objectification

The next man who mansplains to me about how men have it just as bad as women, I’ll point him in the direction of this article. As another woman put it, ‘these days a male Tory has more empathy for women than leftie feminists’.

RadFem 2013: we didn’t kill any men

On 8th & 9th June 2013 a conference for radical feminists was held in central London. ‘RadFem 2013’, as it was termed, aimed ‘to re-build a radical feminist movement and support the re-emerging interest in radical feminism among women.’ Its organisers claimed to be ‘committed to building a strong and vibrant women’s liberation movement and […]

Are transwomen women?

A good explanation, courtesy of Feminist Roar: http://ask.fm/FeministRoar/answer/42173373201