Sunday, 4 October 2020

TERF Wars: The GCs Strike Back

We have destroyed the Death Star. Yes indeed, the halting of the planned expansion of the GRA has not only got rid of Self-ID, it has also got Mermaids and its associates out of English schools. However, the Sith lords are planning a counter-attack against the rebel alliance...

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

An Open Letter To The Tory Party

Cartoon of Wendy Cockcroft
I've written a letter to the UK's Conservative Party because I'm concerned about the ongoing policy capture and astro-turfing that is undermining the rights of women under the Equality Act 2010. Here it is:

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Shaping The Narrative: How Astroturfing Warps People's Perceptions

Astroturf

I realise the subject matter of this blog has focussed on trans issues for a while, but as long as I've got men (and some women) telling me to accept men as women on say-so alone, that will continue. The question is, why the hell are they doing this and what can we do about it?

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Why Do Safeguarding And Oversight Fall Apart When The Trans Card Is Played?

Cartoon of a trans woman magnified by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Public bodies, including charities, are escaping scrutiny by playing the trans card. Why? Is "trans" really a get out of jail free card? Is there a way to hold the organisations that represent them to account?

Monday, 24 August 2020

How Politics Affects Your Reputation

Aaron Coleman, cartoon by Wendy Cockcroft for On t'Internet
Aaron Coleman is a nineteen year old lad who just won the Democratic nomination for state representative. Last night he became the subject of a tug o' war between the Woke and the Right over which belief set is the best, I kid you not. Let's take a closer look.

Monday, 17 August 2020

TERF Wars: May The Feelz Be With You

The current vogue for queering All The Things has resulted in a maelstrom of stupidity that is impacting harshly on women, gay people, and transsexual people as the internet and politicians get hold of ideas best left in the basement and bring them out to play with them. Today I'm going to talk about the harms being done — and what to do about them.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Cancel Culture: How "Free Speech" Chilled Public Discourse

Cis is a collar and chain. I won't wear it
Some people can't bring themselves to admit that cancel culture is a thing. The way I see it, if you lose your job for talking about things that would have been uncontroversial five years ago, it's a thing. So what can we do about it?