Pathologising Masculinity

The Portman NHS Trust is subordinating the therapeutic relationship to ideology. I recommend the YouTube video from New-Culture-Forum that is featured below. Peter Whittle, the host, interviews Amy Gallagher who is a nurse who was training to be a psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic (yes that one). Unfortunately, she fell foul of social justice orthodoxy… Continue reading Pathologising Masculinity

Female Authors of Scientific Papers

It is claimed that the field of scientific publishing is riven with gender bias. Most scientific papers rely on citations to support their arguments and a scientific publication’s reference section can list over a hundred studies. This can be a problem in several ways. For example, sometimes people cite a publication as supporting a given… Continue reading Female Authors of Scientific Papers

Feminist Statistics Without Context

A favourite tactic among feminists is the statistic that isn’t wrong or made up but is so lacking in context that it is difficult or impossible to interpret. The lasting impression is given is through the exclusion of data concerning males. By the sin of omission, these distorted statistics give the impression that all is… Continue reading Feminist Statistics Without Context

The Patriarchy

In order to be revolutionary, feminist theory cannot claim to describe what exists, or, “natural facts.” Rather, feminist theories should be political tools, strategies for overcoming oppression in specific concrete situations. The goal, then, of feminist theory, should be to develop strategic theories—not true theories, not false theories, but strategic theories“ Kelly Oliver, feminist philosopher,… Continue reading The Patriarchy

Patriarchy = Conspiracy Theory?

I thought a lot of rhetoric around feminism…..a lot of feminist narratives were conspiracy theories. I thought the concept of patriarchy keeping of us women down and oppressed…..I thought it was a conspiracy theory because it didn’t correspond with the empirical evidence that I experienced in my own life… that I could see with my… Continue reading Patriarchy = Conspiracy Theory?

Torsten Bell

Just when you think the Guardian/Observer can’t get any worse, it pulls something out of the fire. This article by Torsten Bell appeared in the Guardian on 11/09/22 here. Let’s start with the headline ‘why girls lucky enough to have female teachers lead richer, longer lives.’ Would a girl need to be lucky to have… Continue reading Torsten Bell