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The Bringer of Tea ([personal profile] auntysarah) wrote2008-11-19 14:45

Yours Truly Now Appearing on a Blog Near You!

A couple of days ago, I was asked to write a guest feature on "Democratic left" political blog, Harry's Place. They previously wrote about the S'onewall/Bindel affair in, Fight Fight Fight: Radical Lesbians v Libertarian Trannies, and I was invited to write a follow-up piece about more recent developments.

My piece, Bindel V Trannies - The Rematch, can be seen here. Enjoy!
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[identity profile] 2008-11-19 18:34 (UTC)(link)
what puzzles me is why do people give her a forum to express her haterid for everyone thats not like her?

It seems a bit wrongheaded, for sure.

[identity profile] 2008-11-19 18:57 (UTC)(link)
Because she sells papers and ad space.

[identity profile] 2008-11-19 20:09 (UTC)(link)
I've got this theory that she's there because the G. want to look right-on (hence lesbian feminist) but also want to look Edgy (hence someone who can be relied upon to have a pop at some other minority group on a regular basis, to the point of shoehorning it into articles on largely unrelated subjects) without having to worry about said Edginess actually coming back to bite them on the bum at any point (hence someone who can be relied upon to only have a pop at a small and ill-supported minority group which must really struggle to offer any defence).

[identity profile] 2008-11-19 20:18 (UTC)(link)
In other words, she's essentially a shill for a right wing paper that likely assigns her some of these stories, and is controlled guessed, white cis-men, who are prolly the ones who really want to see us off the planet.

[identity profile] 2008-11-19 20:24 (UTC)(link)
There was a time when the Grauniad could be perceived as a paper of a left leaning liberal persuasion willing to publish articles supporting minorities.

I've been pondering for some time on what exactly went wrong....