Academia now gives prizes for "transgender poetry"
2 years ago by black_sheep to /s/GenderCritical from i.imgur.com
We need an organised strategy rather than just complaining by Esseteee in GenderCritical
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I can tell you that getting the degree will probably do more to harm your love of your subject than help. The social isolation is also not worth it. Most of the secondary literature on the authors I study is incoherent postmodern rants about why those authors are evil and truth doesn't exist except for the supertruth of Marxist materialism and transgenderism and everything else the contemporary academy demands you agree with.
The Do's and Don'ts of Woman's Liberation According to LibFem - A Satire
A swedish woman asks college students if she can be a man and then asks if she can be Japanese. Double-think ensues. by LasagnaRossa in GenderCritical
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Watching people struggle to answer basic questions of fact shows how powerfully a political ideology can grip a country.
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Humanities is all I can say. Don't want to put too much identifying info.
Allies Outside Feminism Proper by black_sheep in GenderCritical
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I'm so sorry for you, but you are truly a hero for continuing to vocalize your beliefs anyway. I think the more and more people stay quiet, the more the TRAs gain momentum for their power. Is there a source you could point me to for a quick overview on speech laws in the UK? I'm an American and what I can say about our first amendment is that it seems more expansive than it is. It protects the government (at both federal and state level) from controlling speech, for example, but not private institutions. So if a corporation or private university demanded you vocalize certain beliefs and prevented you from speaking/publishing if they didn't like your ideas you are not protected by the first amendment. So basically the right of a private institution to endorse its ideology of choice trumps your individual liberty, just not the government. This is why a baptist university, for example, can demand its faculty be baptist. It's a little more complicated than what I've said but this is basically how it works. How does it work in the UK?
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Classical liberals (I know there aren't too many of them) want to sidestep the trans issue in favor of arguing that individuals should not lose civil liberties in consequence of the view they advance whether pro or against. It's that sort of liberal libertarian who opposes the treatment of women who advance radical feminist views.
Allies Outside Feminism Proper
2 years ago by black_sheep to /s/GenderCritical from self.GenderCritical
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Often think tanks are fueled by rich donors. Human Rights Watch had Soros, for example. Do you think we could get Rowling to donate to a Radfem one? I think big name untouchables like her are our best hope.
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I go to one of the most elite universities in the world and basically have chosen to leave academia after getting my Ph.D. because I am not allowed to express any of my real philosophical views. Even if I made it to tenure that wouldn't be until I was middle-aged and after I endured countless years of ideological submission to make it in an intensely competitive job-market that rewards groupthink masked as critical thinking through impenetrable jargon. Even assuming I got tenure and then came out with my real beliefs, there are many ways to fire someone or pressure them to resign (e.g. withdrawing research funds or ostracism, which is especially deadly if the school you work at is in the middle of nowhere). You won't be published if your ideas go against the establishment so the only way to get hired is to produce the propaganda that academic journals want for YEARS. I feel like the model I live under in academia, which is increasing spreading outside the academy, is that of Eastern Europe post WWII.
Showerthought of the morning: Men can sure tell the difference between women and TiMs when it comes to porn. by JoanofArc5 in GenderCritical
Also I think this is brilliant and exactly the way we need to think. When you are in the minority you have to use the tools of power against itself.
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I see gender critical getting banned on reddit but not rape porn and incel subreddits. Hmmmm.... PATRIARCHY much?
Gender Critical was extraordinary by milpathecat in GenderCritical
Isolation is one of the most effective strategies of power to silence you. When reddit banned gendercritical they tried to deprive us of community so as to disempower us. We are not alone. YOU are not alone. I am hear supporting you. We can't let Big Brother control us.