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Cogent argument for maintaining sex differentiated sports.

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By Danielle Whitaker


Apparently, archeology is “TERF” science.

In thisextremely bigoted video, Dr. Mary Lewis from the University of Reading illustrates how to examine the bones and teeth of a skeleton to determine its—and I quote—”biological sex.”

All sarcasm aside, you and I and every other sane person alive know that male and female bodies differ in a number of ways. There are hormone levels, of course, which can vary naturally; muscle mass and composition; fat content and distribution; bone structure, density, and size; center of gravity, pelvic shape; skull size; limb length… and so on, and so on.

No worries, though: regardless of sex, both sexes’ brains are gray, not glittery pink or manly blue.

When we discuss the issue of trans-identified males competing in women’s sports, perhaps the first question we should ask is, why do women’s sports exist? Why should they—aside from the obvious…

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Anti-Porn Feminists

A pornography festival in London this weekend has been forced to relocate after protests.

Faced with the prospect of a picket, organisers of the London porn film festival, which describes itself as “celebrating queer, feminist, radical and experimental porn”, pulled screenings from the Horse Hospital, an arts venue in Bloomsbury. The three-day event will instead be held at a new location disclosed only to ticket holders.

Multiple complaints about the festival were made to Camden council. Local authorities have the power to permit screenings of uncertificated films.

Despite the festival’s progressive intentions, feminist organisations branded it demeaning. Janice Williams, chair of the activist group Object, said the films on show promoted “degradation and oppression”. Rude Jude, one of the festival’s organisers, disagreed. “This is the next step on from the moral panic and the rightwing conservative groups that protested this kind of thing before … Britain likes to think of…

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Spreading the good word!

Jane Clare Jones

Over the last few months I’ve received quite a few emails from people expressing their frustration about the lack of feminism they are receiving in their university studies, or asking me if I would be able to offer any teaching… and it got me thinking…

So, to mark International Women’s Day I’m announcing the first phase of The Institute of Feminist Thought, an online feminist school offering courses in feminist history and philosophy, which I hope will grow into a forum for all kinds of feminist thinking…

I hope as many of you as possible will join me on the journey.

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A slightly different tone from the usual DWR Sunday Disservice, but an important insight into the value of a change of contextual frame for those still mired in religion.

AwayPoint

Woman sneeringDecent people don’t jeer at others who are functioning poorly in some part of life.

With religious belief holding such an outsized influence on our society, it is reasonable that atheists, humanists and other freethinkers push back against religious superstitions, outdated social scripts and archaic rules. But one way we often do this is by ridiculing believers themselves, which is less reasonable.

We give ourselves permission to sneer because we tend to think of religious belief as voluntary and lazy, irresponsible, and harmful. We often see believers as people who have chosen not to do the work of examining their faith and asking the hard questions that could show them wrong. Their sloppy thinking frustrates us, but what really gets us going is this: Having not done their homework, they seek to impose iron age beliefs and scripts on not only themselves and their families but on the rest…

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Six important questions for the Genderqueer.

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Laurie Penny is a compelling writer.

Her smackdown of the Charlatan-Known-As-Jordan-Peterson is a joy to behold, as was her behind-the-scenes look at the Milo Yiannopoulos phenomenon.

What makes her worth reading isn’t just her facility with words, but her well-honed bullshit detector, which she wields like a knife. Cutting through nonsense is her superpower.

Except when it isn’t.

As in her essay on being a genderqueer feminist. I’m not going to discuss the bulk of her essay, leaving it for others to parse her uses of femininity, gender, deviance and womanhood.

What I want to focus on is this:

Many of the critiques of trans politics from feminists through the decades have been openly bigoted…

Buried under the bullshit, though, are some reasonable critiques. One is that people who claim a trans identity are only doing so because gender roles are so restrictive and oppressive in the first place.

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