One reason many younger women…

A Twitter thread by @WTFoucault

One reason many younger women don’t understand gender critical feminism is that women often only come up against the biological basis of our oppression when we have children. Before Read more

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Christ, this insistence that feminism…

A Twitter thread by @WTFoucault

Christ, this insistence that feminism act as unpaid carer to all other activist movements – and sacrifices, without complaint, its own interests in doing so – is precisely why Read more

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I still don’t know what…

A Twitter thread by @elizamondegreen

I still don’t know what it means to treat someone “like a woman” in settings where sex doesn’t and shouldn’t really matter.

Treating TW as women in settings where Read more

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Man debates whether women should…

A Twitter thread by @cache_pas

Man debates whether women should be “allowed” to speak freely.

In related news, misogyny is alive and well. 🙄

Thread.

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I once asked someone who…

A Twitter thread by @hatpinwoman

I once asked someone who was, at the time, a dear friend of mine what a woman was, if biology had nothing to do with it. She answered that Read more

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@radicalhag 1/ Your thread reminds…

A Twitter thread by @Dr_Kate_Newey

1/ Your thread reminds me of a striking passage in J S Mill & Harriet Taylor’s Subjection of Women: “The masters of women wanted more than simple obedience, and Read more

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This is really worth a…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

This is really worth a watch – time well spent. So basically queer theory is just more ignoring the elephant in the living room, with a large topping of Read more

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I keep seeing these sanctimonious…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I keep seeing these sanctimonious throwaway remarks about “our new understanding of gender” (which seems to mean we ooh and aah over the details instead of abolishing the fucker.) Read more

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Women are oppressed *by* gender…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

Women are oppressed *by* gender *on the basis* of sex.

How are people so fucking confused?

Lets do patriarchy 101 shall we?

Patriarchy is a system of *male dominance.*

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This is a perfect illustration…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

This is a perfect illustration of the conceptual mistake made by liberal/equality feminism, viz. the inability to think difference free from hierarchy of value.

If you think difference equals Read more

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Day 2, 02/01/2020 More on…

A Twitter thread by @ariana_erbon

Day 2, 02/01/2020

More on child marriage:

https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/where-does-it-happen/

As soon as puberty hits and girls have their menarche, girls might be expelled from their homes during their periods or Read more

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If we want fair play…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

If we want fair play for both women and trans women, then it is time to confront the “trans women are women” mantra head-on, highlight why it is misogynistic Read more

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Are some males Women? Thread:…

A Twitter thread by @hogotheforsaken

Are some males Women? Thread:

People with certain anatomical characteristics – including vaginas, vulvas, clitorises, uteruses, and with the capacity to menstruate, get pregnant, give birth and breastfeed – Read more

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“While I never really believed…

A Twitter thread by @WomenReadWomen

“While I never really believed the cliché about women being good for only one thing, that sentiment kept creeping into my fantasies.

It’s called forced feminization… transforming the loss Read more

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I’m a woman. I think…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I’m a woman. I think “adult human female” is an excellent definition of ‘woman’.

It’s precise.

It’s dignified. I’m a fully human grown-up person with a female body.

It Read more

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Further thoughts on ‘educate yourself.’…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

Further thoughts on ‘educate yourself.’

Not only do trans rights advocates not actually seem to understand *our* position and represent our arguments correctly, it is also becoming increasingly clear Read more

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Women and the public loo…

A Twitter thread by @7Wimpund

Women and the public loo — a little thread 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏽‍♀️🚽🧻❌🍆

Please enjoy my little tweetumentary

The campaign for toilets was not about having a whizz, lads, it was about Read more

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Dear “educate yourself” brigade, we…

A Twitter thread by @ladyduckpojok

Dear “educate yourself” brigade, we have and if anything we are more conhinced than ever than female ppl exist as a coherent sex class, have rights that can exclude Read more

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Which group of people are…

A Twitter thread by @hatpinwoman

Which group of people are ostracised from feminist spaces, shamed, called bad people and made to be afraid by many who consider themselves progressive?

A) women who believe in Read more

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Women and the public loo…

A Twitter thread by @7Wimpund

Women and the public loo — a little thread 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏽‍♀️🚽🧻❌🍆

Please enjoy my little tweetumentary

The campaign for toilets was not about having a whizz, lads, it was about Read more

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THREAD “I don’t care what’s…

A Twitter thread by @CSockpuppet

THREAD

“I don’t care what’s between people’s legs.”

That assertion – heard so often from the Other Side — bothers me. Every time. Gives me a frisson of doubt. Read more

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I finished reading Men Trapped…

A Twitter thread by @hatpinwoman

I finished reading Men Trapped in Men’s Bodies. It was quite gruelling to read.

Here are some things women should know:

There is NO aspect of being female or Read more

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It used to be that…

A Twitter thread by @ladyduckpojok

It used to be that ppl who were deemed soulless (women, black ppl) were not granted civil rights and treated like full human beings.

Do people without gender identity Read more

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Let’s talk about the transgender…

A Twitter thread by @WomenReadWomen

Let’s talk about the transgender connection to anime, porn, pedophilia, and autogynephilia. If you have the courage, search “futa porn.” This is significant to those with anime avatars that Read more

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Today, because #WeWillBeHeard A list!…

A Twitter thread by @therestofus5

Today, because #WeWillBeHeard A list! For the more impressionable (we get it, we’ve all had to work through stuff) amongst us:

1. If a man wants to be like Read more

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Men demanding women treat males…

A Twitter thread by @ladyduckpojok

Men demanding women treat males as women if they so wish and include them in our feminism, kill several birds with one stone:

– feminine men cease to be Read more

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So, about Grace Lavery. A…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

So, about Grace Lavery. A little epistolary tale on egregious narcissism….

In 2018, a Queer Studies professor at Penn State called Christopher Reed, published a document on his university Read more

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Some thoughts on respect and…

A Twitter thread by @elizamondegreen

Some thoughts on respect and recognition and social movements…

Respect is rooted in recognition: recognition of what’s shared and recognition of differences, where these differences matter.

The women’s rights Read more

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Self-id is a misnomer. Anyone…

A Twitter thread by @elizamondegreen

Self-id is a misnomer. Anyone can “self-identify” however they please—as a precious child of God, Python fan, diva, heir of the Enlightenment, a man or a woman or neither, Read more

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‘Centre trans voices,’ they say….

A Twitter thread by @Lachlan_Edi

‘Centre trans voices,’ they say. ‘Speak to trans people. Listen.’

I have. For years now.

Admittedly, more so than ever before over the last three or four years.

And Read more

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I’ve seen what porn can…

A Twitter thread by @hatpinwoman

I’ve seen what porn can do in relationships. The dehumanising ways men who become obsessed with it treat women. I’ve heard from those women about their rapes, about their Read more

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@kejames @intersexfacts @lingering17 @HumanGayMale Sex…

A Twitter thread by @FondOfBeetles

Sex is a system, a mechanism, a process to make new individuals (reproduction). It is binary. It is binary in every species that practises it – almost all complex Read more

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TRA Greatest Hits™️ 1. “Let…

A Twitter thread by @feminist_RACHEL

TRA Greatest Hits™️

1. “Let me tell you all about my girldick, also why are terfs so obsessed with genitals”

2. “Uterus-havers & prostate owners should stop reducing people Read more

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I keep returning to interrogate…

A Twitter thread by @freedomfem

I keep returning to interrogate the line of logic taken to contest trans racialism whilst defending transgenderism, but no one can distinguish between the two without relying on gender Read more

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This is the problem in…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

This is the problem in a nutshell.

Female ppl are not allowed to have their own political class. They will be redefined as a new class, defined by the Read more

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I will not leave the…

A Twitter thread by @A_V_Stephen

I will not leave the left. But the left has left me. I still believe in class analysis, but the left now propagates self-identity politics. 1/14

I will not Read more

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So there’s a lot of…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

So there’s a lot of the “cis/trans is just like gay/straight, it’s just a label, why are you such a bigot?” bs doing the rounds at the moment. No, Read more

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Changing the definition and membership…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Changing the definition and membership of the class of women to include men affects ALL women and ALL our rights. Handwaving this with “trans women are women” doesn’t cut Read more

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1/ Is sex really a…

A Twitter thread by @TriciaFrasman

1/ Is sex really a Spectrum?

There are a couple of articles which have been widely quoted as “proving” that sex is not binary, but rather a spectrum. The Read more

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THREAD I’m sick to fucking…

A Twitter thread by @feminist_RACHEL

THREAD

I’m sick to fucking death of hearing how everything fucking hurts trans people’s feelings & how I’m obliged to erase myself & my reality, constantly police my speech Read more

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This constant talk of women…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

This constant talk of women ‘playing the victim’ and ‘weaponising trauma’ is beginning to create a hard, dense shard of rage that I’m worried might get stuck in my Read more

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Tweets from 2003: The Gender Recognition Bill

A Twitter thread by @HairyLeggdHarpy

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Unlike many of my sisters…

A Twitter thread by @tryingattimes

Unlike many of my sisters here, I partake in penis on occasion, and not without enthusiasm. This does not in any way alter the fact that Penis™️ is a Read more

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Clownfish. Sequential hermaphrodites. How to…

A Twitter thread by @FondOfBeetles

Clownfish. Sequential hermaphrodites. How to recognise the female: she makes large gametes.

Anglerfish. Extreme dimorphism. How to recognise the female: she makes large gametes.

Seahorses. Female fucks around while Read more

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I’m not a liberal, I’m…

A Twitter thread by @janeclarejones

I’m not a liberal, I’m a leftist. Although I’m also deeply anti-authoritarian and while democracy is a highly imperfect system, it’s still the best option we have, and a Read more

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The power dynamics of self-identification,…

A Twitter thread by @hatpinwoman

The power dynamics of self-identification, of who gets to self identity and how, are interesting for what they reveal about our society. The only people sufficiently able to construct Read more

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If TRAs wanted rights, facilities,…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

If TRAs wanted rights, facilities, social acceptance for trans people, they’d have acknowledged the conflict and worked something out years ago.

They don’t. They want to colonise women. Don’t Read more

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Yeah, actually perhaps every politician…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Yeah, actually perhaps every politician who supports allowing males to identify as women could show us the courage of their convictions by taking a trip on an aircraft with Read more

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I’ve had a rather disturbing…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I’ve had a rather disturbing epiphany after the complete patriarchal circle-jerk that #IWD2020 turned into. The TRAs are right. Trans women are women, woman is an identity, and if Read more

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I’m increasingly exercised by “where…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I’m increasingly exercised by “where to from here” for feminists. This article just highlights the slide into dystopia:

https://www.feministcurrent.com/2020/04/19/surrogacy-is-not-a-gay-rights-issue-its-a-womens-rights-issue/

Liberal men like @NYGovCuomo apparently think farming women for profit Read more

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I was reading a book…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I was reading a book on something completely unrelated to Big Gender (UFOs, actually🤔) which made a brilliant point about extremely polarised popular debates where only soundbites of the Read more

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Right. I’ve been thinking about…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Right. I’ve been thinking about a prominent transactivist rogues’ gallery for a while, and this has spurred me into action.

So – this thread is a collection of quotes/images Read more

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This is why freedom of…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

This is why freedom of speech matters. I have no doubt whatsoever that women have the moral high ground in the trans debate; there’s *no* ethical basis for removing Read more

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Hmmm. I agree with a…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Hmmm. I agree with a lot of this in that I value reason, empiricism and the scientific method. I also think our political classes have left a void (which Read more

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No, actually language which deprives…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

No, actually language which deprives women of a name for our class of *person* results in exactly the reduction to body parts that you claim to be against. We’re Read more

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Yes, I think this is…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Yes, I think this is spot on. In the UK, trans people aren’t going to face eg employment discrimination because women are resisting conflating gender identity with sex.

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I’m a woman. I think…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I’m a woman. I think “adult human female” is an excellent definition of ‘woman’.

It’s precise.

It’s dignified. I’m a fully human grown-up person with a female body.

It Read more

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Possibly it’s lack of sleep,…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Possibly it’s lack of sleep, but I’ve got the giggles over all these people lecturing @jk_rowling on her ignorance of trans issues. She’s not ignorant. She’s just played them Read more

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Political classes and casual abusers…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Political classes and casual abusers of women as bigots:

JKR’s tweets and the spectacular outpouring of vicious misogynistic abuse they provoked are here:

https://medium.com/@rebeccarc/j-k-rowling-and-the-trans-activists-a-story-in-screenshots-78e01dca68d

Her essay explaining her stance Read more

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How do these wokesters not…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

How do these wokesters not get that the only possible credible response here is a profound and heartfelt apology and a genuine change (like realising they have got this Read more

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I’m really tired of the…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I’m really tired of the knee-jerk assumption that women standing up for our rights is “anti-trans”. We analyse gender identity ideology as being harmful to women, and where it Read more

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I really think feminism has…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I really think feminism has gone from Second Wave to Swerf and Terf without much in between – that 3rd wave, trans-friendly ‘feminism’ has been part of the backlash, Read more

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Am I the only person…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Am I the only person who wonders whether there is any sexism under the surface of human rights language, particularly in the light of organisations like Amnesty and the Read more

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I do so enjoy my…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I do so enjoy my bed-time reading.

Mary Oliver’s poems. I read one a night and then I say my beads.

Mala beads – 108 of them. Om shri Read more

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My body matters more to…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

My body matters more to me than your identity. I want rights and spaces which I share with people with the same kind of sexed body. I don’t understand Read more

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Excellent thread on the current…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

Excellent thread on the current political snafu.

I think my political views align very closely to Jane’s. The glaring red warning light Read more

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I want to do two…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

I want to do two related threads. The first is on state changes and is an idea from some books by a bloke called Jed McKenna I read when Read more

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So my second thread in…

A Twitter thread by @radicalhag

So my second thread in this short two part exercise is on language. There was some video floating around with a person in lipstick explaining pronouns, the required words, Read more

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