Tag Archives: transphobia

LGBMI5? More on pinkwashing and guilt by association

In the recent controversy over proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act, there’s been a lot of claims made about how each “side” of the argument should be understood. Helen Steel, one of the most well-respected and high-profile figures to … Continue reading

Posted in Debate, Gender, Stuff that I don't think is very useful, The left | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Updates on courts, borders, workplace and welfare disputes for mid-April

A few quick additions and updates to my previous round-up of ongoing events and disputes for April: On a legal note, Trans Survival Trans Defence are asking anyone who can make it to get down to Hendon Magistrates Court on … Continue reading

Posted in Anarchists, Disability, Gender, Repression, Strikes, Unemployment/claimants and welfare, Unions, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Trans resources: some suggestions for understanding recent controversies

A very quick collection of a few resources that might be relevant to people who are new to trans issues, and who might be sympathetic to some trans-exclusionary arguments, especially those coming from left/feminist circles: This article by Roz Kaveney … Continue reading

Posted in Gender | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Friends like these: some thoughts on free speech, alliances, agreeing with people, and guilt by association

Another week, another round of disagreements over how to respond to transphobia. The latest news is that Peace News have weighed in with their take on the bookfair conflict, while over in Canada frat-boy “we’re definitely not fascist, we just … Continue reading

Posted in Anarchists, Bit more thinky, Gender, The left, The media, The right, Tories | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

New Deliveroo wildcat in Brighton, and other workplace stories for late November

A few updates on various different workplace disputes: The wildcat bug seems to spreading among Deliveroo riders, at least in the South, as riders in Brighton went out on a wildcat strike on November 25th as part of a long-running … Continue reading

Posted in Occupations, Protests, Strikes, Unemployment/claimants and welfare, Unions, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“I had no idea we agreed on so much” – the Christian Right makes new friends

In light of recent controversies over trans exclusion, it might be useful to take a look at a conference that just happened in the US, as reported on by Right Wing Watch and the SPLC. The Values Voter Summit is … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, The right, Tories | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Leaflets, letters, and the anti-anti-semitism of fools

I had initially intended to avoid writing anything directly about the dramas that have erupted around the London Anarchist Bookfair – partly because I think there are more important issues, but also because I wasn’t there on the day, I … Continue reading

Posted in Anarchists, Bit more thinky, Debate, Gender, Racism, Stuff that I don't think is very useful | Tagged , , | 4 Comments