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It's not just the tabloids.

The Guardian has allowed Julie Bindel to peddle her repetitive transphobic bile for years.

Suzanne Moore was queried about a questionable slur on the transgendered in a recent Guardian article and responded with a whole slew of transphobic abuse. she then wrote an article complaining about being monstered on twitter (huh ? She started it) and the Guardian decided to up the ante by commissioning an article on the affair from the well known transphobic arsehole, Julie Burchill. She duly delivered an article outpouring such outright bile and hatred, printed in the Observer (aka Sunday guardian), of which they are so proud that it is no longer on their website.

If the Guardian are now "supportive" of the transgendered (eg Paris Lees article today on the Lucy Meadows affair), it is only because they have been seriously shamed by their conduct and have been dragged kicking and protesting into accepting we do not exist to be a convenient victim anytime they feel like kicking an inferior.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Mar 27th, 2013 at 08:58:41 AM EST
Just saw a commercial I figured you would like.

For those under GEMA rule:
Coffee commerical, with five different associations as "a good reason to meet" (and drink coffee). The second to last one is the Trans Association Malmö. That is normalisation.

I guess the public dominance of queerfeminism has had an impact. Radical feminists in Sweden are more likely to be found in the shelter movement. And though this of course has its sides (many shelters are rumored to be very heteronormative for example) a volonteer movement can hardly be faulted for what it is not. And as long as society at large refuses to take the necessary responsibility for battered or threatened womens practical possibilities of escape, it is very good that someone does.

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se

by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 28th, 2013 at 04:09:15 AM EST
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