When queer activists appropriated the word ‘gay’ from its traditional meaning of ‘happy’, they achieved their goal of simultaneously increasing gayness and decreasing happiness. Such is the power of language.
A malnourished homeless man sleeping in a gutter is still essentially more privileged than the Queen.
This goes for your father as well, if you are unfortunate enough to have one... But in all honesty, beyond the provision of DNA and a modest trust fund, I cannot see what purpose my father has served.
Millington’s point is indisputable. The only reason women don’t go into firefighting is because they’ve had no stop-motion animation role models.
All knowledge is fleeting. What’s true today won’t be true tomorrow. The sharpest minds in the world once believed that our fates were dictated by the stars, that the earth was flat, and that the tides were somehow influenced by the moon.
We may scoff at such superstitions now, but in years to come our descendants will laugh heartily when they consider that we blindly accepted the putative link between morbid obesity and poor health, or the idea that black people can’t be born in a white body, or that men can’t get pregnant. After all, there is nothing more satisfying to a child than the breastmilk of a loving father.
The conservative broadcaster Ben Shapiro (whose opinions are always wrong) bases much of what he believes on facts, which just goes to show how useless they are. ‘Facts don’t care about your feelings,’ he is known to say. The opposite is true. Feelings don’t care about your facts. This is how social justice works. If you feel something to be true, then it is true. (truthiness? anyone?)
Telling an obese person to lose weight is like telling a person of colour to bleach their skin. It is not OK to erase someone’s identity like this.
Then there is the pernicious theory known as ‘sexual dimorphism’. Anybody who has ever taken even a rudimentary course in Gender Studies will know that there are literally no biological differences between men and women. Except in the case of trans people, who are born in the wrong body.
In any case, if it is true that men are superior at sports, why is it that transgender athletes tend to win more medals after they transition to female?
Ours is a loud, crass, male world. I mean that literally. The planet we live on is the shape of a testicle, for fuck’s sake.
There can be few examples of misogyny more virulent than a man finding a woman attractive. Worse still, such sexual objectification is very difficult to police, because often these thoughts remain unarticulated. Sometimes, men pleasure themselves when they are alone and think about the women they know.
Even those males who resist their base compulsions and manage to stay within the law are merely thugs in waiting. Recently I was travelling on the Underground in London, because Daddy’s driver was off work with gout, and I happened to see a woman struggling on the stairs with a large suitcase. A man in his early thirties stopped and asked whether she would like some assistance.
As a young teenager I would feel an inexplicable frisson whenever I passed through a garden centre. The Japanese anemones I considered particularly sensual, and I would often tickle their stamens when nobody was looking.
I am currently in a very fulfilling relationship with a cactus called Josh. The sex is difficult, but not impossible. That’s what tweezers were invented for.
To borrow the words of Eddie Izzard, this ‘hate-fuelled’ and ‘vicious’ Brexit was caused by ‘the whining right’. As an ageing cross-dressing professional clown, there can be no one better qualified than Izzard to teach us about the intricacies of international politics.
The company has tried to weasel its way out of its responsibilities by pointing out that most of their pilots are male and most of their cabin crew are female. But the question one must ask is: why are the pilots paid more than the people who serve the drinks?
Markle is an opportunistic witch. Marrying a prince is just about the least feminist thing you can do. If she was genuinely committed to the cause of female emancipation, she’d throw herself under a horse or something.
Critics point to the fact that socialist governments in the past have failed to eliminate poverty. But this is a misunderstanding of our aims. If there were no poor people, then there would be no point in socialism, which would make us all capitalists by default. And why would anyone want that?
As far as I’m concerned, you’re not entitled to call yourself a feminist if you haven’t been out marching for rights you already have while dressed as a massive cunt.
It takes very little effort to learn someone’s pronouns, or to announce your own. Many universities across the UK issue badges during freshers’ week for this very purpose, so you can immediately see when it is appropriate to use she/her/her, he/him/his, they/them/their, xe/xem/xyr, ne/nym/nis, ne/nem/nir, ae/aer/aers, ve/ver/vis, ey/em/eir, fae/faer/faers, shey/shem/sheir, per/per/pers, tey/ter/tem, ze/hir/hir, zhe/zhim/zhers or zie/zim/zir. What could be simpler than that?
Many trans people oppose these innovations, claiming that it is patronising for cis individuals such as myself to advocate on their behalf for special protections. This kind of internalised transphobia breaks my heart, and if anything simply proves the necessity to introduce such measures. I know what is best for the trans community, even if they don’t know it themselves.
There are a few major companies who are doing their best to coax our society into the twenty-first century. HSBC, for instance, is currently offering the choice of ten gender-neutral titles for its customers: Mx, Ind, M, Misc, Mre, Msr, Myr, Pr, Sai and Ser. There are still more titles I would like to see represented, including (but not limited to): Mg, Mrg, Qx, Ug, Ct, Fk, Wk, Bs, Pnky and Prky.
We need to rethink our entire approach to this subject, and the best way would be to introduce Gender Studies to the national curriculum. Children need to understand that vaginas, penises, ovaries, testes and fallopian tubes are all mere social constructs. It is essential that we teach them that the very concept of gender is a fabrication, but is simultaneously the most essential aspect of their self-identity.
P.S. And did you know 'Science: A Masculine Disorder?' is real?
P.S.S. Я удалил многие цитаты, потому как надо что-то оставить для чтения.
P.S.S.S. Некоторые идиоты приняли это за чистую монету и отнесли авторшу (на самом деле это британский комик) к радикальным левым. Если, бы они прочитали дальше названия книги то возможно они бы осознали, что это сатира (я пишу возможно, потому, что некоторые прочитав книгу так это и не поняли и стали доказывать и так всем понятные вещи и цитировать Бен Шапиро и Джордана Питерсона:)))