Professor Emma Renold (2)

(More on the boy-blind professor of childhood studies) Feminists love their neologisms. Mansplaining, manspreading and the shecession are recent examples culled from daily newspapers in the UK. Today, I would like to coin my own neologism – andranopsia (an means without, opsia means seeing and andros means man), a condition the renders men and boys… Continue reading Professor Emma Renold (2)

COVID and Male Employment

A big part of the feminist project in the media is to keep female victimhood to the foreground at all times. This can be seen as one dimension of gamma bias that operates within a matrix of four judgements about gender; doing good (celebration), doing harm (perpetration), receiving good (privilege) and receiving harm (victimhood). For… Continue reading COVID and Male Employment

Professor Emma Renold

(Another post in the series on feminist quackademics) Emma Renold is Professor Childhood studies at Cardiff University. You might then think that her area of interest would include both boys and girls. If so, think again, her output is heavily skewed towards girls. According to her web page (here)… Working with feminist, queer and post-humanist… Continue reading Professor Emma Renold

COP26 and Dodgy Feminist Statistics

The half-truths, repeated, authenticated themselves. Joan Didion, ‘The Womens Movement’ It had to come, it was only a matter of time before gender activists put their stamp on the COP26 proceedings. As you might expect, Gender Day at COP26 only looked at the impact of climate change on women and girls there was no mention… Continue reading COP26 and Dodgy Feminist Statistics

Helen Pluckrose & Andrew Doyle

GBNews is a new, UK-based, news channel that has its share of detractors. It certainly got off to a shaky start with wildly fluctuating sound levels and poor lighting. The predictable accusation has been that it is ‘far-right’ and a UK equivalent of Fox News. However, the ‘Guardianystas’ hate it, so it can’t be all… Continue reading Helen Pluckrose & Andrew Doyle

Toxic Feminism

Not all feminism is toxic. There are feminists with whom it is quite possible to agree on some points and respectfully differ on others. In practice, that is not a problem for either party – it is easy to maintain friendly engagement. Then there are the others, the sort of feminists who have established a… Continue reading Toxic Feminism

The Murder of David Amess

(The gender sympathy gap) The Conservative MP David Amess was stabbed to death at his constituency surgery in Essex and a 25 year old man of Somali extraction has be been arrested. It is believed that it was a terrorist attack and the perpetrator Ali Harbi Ali is being investigated by counter-terrorism police. There was… Continue reading The Murder of David Amess

Kelly Oliver

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. These chilling words were… Continue reading Kelly Oliver