Posts Tagged feminism

An analysis of gender, transgender, feminism and gender critical feminists part 1

Ok, there’s not going to be a lot of analysis here for very simple reasons I will try to explain.  We all have different understandings of the above, and we all use different language with regards to it too, so, I am reaching out to Gender Critical Radical Feminists aka Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminsts in an effort to try to understand and possibly address (if I can) they’re issues / concerns regarding the above.  I want to do this as a video blog, as its sometimes a lot easier to actually say what you want than type it, and let’s face it, the WordPress interface isn’t the quickest / easiest to use.  So, regardless of your views on the above subject, please ask your questions in the comments section, and when there’s enough questions, I’ll film a response to upload somewhere.  Please use respectful language (as I have tried above) when addressing others. If you can’t use the words to refer to people how you think they’d prefer, please don’t use the words you know they won’t like.

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Protest at Muslim wife beating conference.

Article with video
The article seems to be anti-the protest in its tone, and I’ve not seen the video but I can well imagine what happened.

Whether a 600+ year old book says it’s ok to beat your wife is irrelevant. You should know that it is never ok to beat anyone.  It wasn’t right in Muhammeds day, it’s not right now.

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Cathy Brenan is at it again!

After Ellen’s response to Cathy Brenans lawsuit.

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Fox News Toy Story

Read the story and watch the video here Fox News toy story

I don’t watch Fox News (mainly because I live in the UK and have serious news reporters I can watch / listen to) but have heard lots about it, but news reporters should properly research and report a story, from this video, they’ve not done either properly.  One of the panel said he has to ask in the opticians whether certain glasses were male or female, and I’m thinking 1 – should’ve gone to Specsavers, and 2 – they’re glasses! They don’t have a gender, if you like them them buy them, if you don’t then keep looking for a pair you do like (it’s always puzzled me that when you’re buying new glasses and you try them on to see how they look, how are you supposed to know how they look on you when they don’t have your prescription lenses in them!!)

Kids will head straight to the toy department and will find what they want, and if a boy wants a Barbie or a girl wants an Action Man / GI Joe, then they won’t have that immediate feeling of stigma that can be attached with that. They’re friends may make them feel bad about it, but that attitude isn’t coming from them, it’s coming from their parents.

Fox News, don’t treat you’re audience like they’re stupid, and they won’t act stupid.  If you want to buy a toy for a boy or a toy for a girl, look in the toy section, you’re an adult and it isn’t that difficult. You manage to do your weekly food shopping I imagine, and supermarkets are constantly moving things around. Yes that bugs the shit out of people, but you survive, you don’t starve to death because they’ve put the cheese where the toilet rolls used to be, so stop you’re whining and grow up for fucks sake.

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Oh hell no!

A water park in Stoke on Trent, UK is having a “sisters only” event on the 9th August. I read the email I received and found out it’s an Islamic event ie there’s an Islamic dress code! I have no idea what that might be as far as a water park is concerned, but hell no! This is Britain. We are a tolerant welcoming nation, people are welcome to come here from all over the world, but don’t come here then tell us our values are wrong! If they’re so wrong then why come here in the first place? Go somewhere they have the values you value.

I don’t care what someone’s religious beliefs are, I don’t care how they dress, but this event (even though it’s probably a one off) is unacceptable in Britain.  Intergrate into society, don’t ghettoise yourself.

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Declaration

After seeing some really stupid comments on a Facebook group tonight from some men’s rights activists about feminism and feminists, can I just say that you are bonkers, stark raving out your fucking tree to believe what you posted, and the trans excluding feminists, the same goes for you.  As of this moment, I am declaring myself a human rights activist, who isn’t all that active but is in spirit.

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Tired of it all

You know, I’m just so tired of reading the same thing on the same blog sites. “Men are bad and stereotypes. Women are perfect, can be whatever they want to be but are subjugated by evil men and the patriarchy”.  You know what, shut up, shut the fuck up, stop complaining, and do something to make a change if your life or the lives of other people are so shit.  You think you’ve had a hard life? Newsflash! Life isn’t easy for anyone.  I was bullied and picked on from day 1 of school at the age of 5 because the person / people doing it thought it was fun.  I was called all the names under the sun from fatty to puff, to ginger and variations of and you know, my life was still easier than some people on the planet who’ve had real struggles and real problems. I never had to worry where my next meal would come from, I was always in nice clean clothes, I had a loving family that looked out for me and vice versa, some people don’t have that. There are kids who have to take in adult responsibilities when they’re still children. Kids in Africa who have to sort through rubbish to earn 10 pence so they can eat that day. Pre-teens all around the world that have to look after an ill parent, and some people complain and shout “it’s not fair!” At the world because someone hurt their feelings or they don’t get paid enough or their boss made a hurtful comment.  Well suck it up buttercup and do something about it to make things better, as bitching about it on the Internet will only get others agreeing or disagreeing with you, and no progress made.

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