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The Pity Party On The Left

On the face of it, combinations of attitudes currently popular among self-styled progressives look pretty incoherent. It’s deemed important to recognise that multiple oppressive structures intersect, producing inequality holistically – but this is

Paying attention to reality

Yesterday I inadvertently watched a video, which I advise you not to watch if you come across it. It was taken by a woman in the process of confronting a man. The man

"Of course sex materially exists"

There's a new phenomenon I'm starting to witness amongst academic philosophers of ostentatiously progressive stripe.  Since these people rarely do anything without getting permission from the wider progressive culture first, I'm assuming some

Anger and me

The fight to protect women's rights in the UK against incursions from well-embedded trans activist organizations is a brutal and bruising one. As you probably know if you're reading this, when you're in

Not your feminist

Feminism is a contested concept. Claims that "you're not a real feminist" or "her so-called feminism" (eye-roll) are common currency. This isn't a one-off. Pretty much any political concept is like that. Compare:

A woman's place is talking to other women

At the weekend I attended Women’s Liberation 2020, held at UCL Institute of Education 50 years after the first Women’s Liberation conference in Oxford.  Nearly 1000 mostly non-academic women met face-to-face,