• Losers

    This has been one of the most dispiriting elections I can remember; rather than voting for anything, a lot of people were voting against the Tories. And it was particularly dispiriting for LGBTQ+ people like me: of the seven candidates on my ballot paper, five of them were from parties who are a danger to…

  • “Where are the commentators?”

    There’s a good piece in today’s National by Caitlin Logan on the issues that real feminist groups are campaigning on while faux-feminists have been scaremongering about trans people. Logan identifies key issues including inequality in the social security system – inequality that means by 2027 the average income of women will have dropped by 7%…

  • Distraction

    A new study by researchers at Loughborough University has found that women’s issues have been largely ignored in this election campaign, with women rarely given a media platform to discuss women’s issues unless they’re demonising trans people. There was an example of this just this week, when BBC News published a front-page story asking what…

  • Facts checked

    The US advocacy group GLAAD just published an absolutely blistering fact-check of a very biased New York Times article that was yet again scaremongering about trans healthcare for teens, part of an ongoing panic that the paper has been fuelling for 16 consecutive months. Among the key points is a staggering statistic. The number of…

  • Not an experiment

    One of the lies genital-obsessed weirdos like to push is that trans-related healthcare is new and experimental, so much so that it must be heavily regulated or better still, banned altogether. But trans healthcare is old. Puberty blockers have been prescribed for four decades, and trans surgeries have been performed since the 1910s. This BBC…

  • Dead children don’t matter

    If you were in any doubt that the trans “issue” is a moral panic and that trans lives don’t matter to almost all of the media, the UK newspapers have provided ample evidence over the last few days. Every single paper, not just the right-wing ones, has ignored the news that the puberty blocker ban…

  • “Protecting children”

    Content warning: this is very, very bleak. Jolyon Maugham of the Good Law Project has posted a lengthy thread about what appears to be a national scandal: the deaths of multiple young trans people since the NHS began restricting their healthcare, and the NHS’s ongoing attempts at a cover-up. I have now seen further evidence…

  • Vote

    There’s a pretty dispiriting article on the BBC news website today interviewing five people who won’t be voting in the general election. The reasons are pretty much what you’d expect: it doesn’t change anything, parties break their promises, there’s precious little clear blue water between them and so on. And these things are probably true,…

  • Destruction

    I genuinely don’t understand how anyone can read stories like this one and still believe that anti-trans activism or legislation is about protecting anybody from anything; the goal is to be as cruel as possible to trans people and their families. This latest example comes from Florida, whose exceptionally vicious anti-trans witch-hunt appears to have…

  • The goal

    No matter how you dress it up and how carefully they word their “reasonable concerns”, anti-trans groups and individuals are not trying to protect anybody; their goal is to make it impossible for trans people to exist. Which explains why the supposed protectors of women’s rights seem quite happy to pal around with people and…