The Guardian and Judith Butler

The Guardian appears to believe that the works of Judith Butler are sacred canonical texts that are beyond disproof or criticism.

For those of you are not familiar with the work of Judith Butler she is a ‘philosopher’ who’s work is rooted in postmodernism and the author of books such as Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. She believes that both gender and sex are social constructs.

The article below appeared in the Guardian of 13th December 2021. It was a nice piece inviting readers to speculate on the theories that will be as discredited as flat-earth theory in 500 years time. Click the image to see the article.

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The comments flowed freely and were mostly light-hearted and humorous. Pretty much anything got past the moderators including beliefs that evolution by natural selection, global warming, dark matter, the big-bang theory and clean energy from nuclear fusion would be discredited. Curiously, one post did get blocked by the moderators at the Guardian. Somebody called grifflegib posted – Judith Butler’s musings on gender. I added poststructuralism as another theory to be discredited (in truth it already has been).

Grifflegib’s post lasted about 13 minutes before it was removed by a moderator because it did not abide by community standards.

So there you have it. Challenge the theory of evolution, challenge our best model for the development of the universe, challenge capitalism that’s all perfectly acceptable (and it is) but don’t challenge Judith Butler’s sacred texts on gender.

The moderators at the Guardian and a good few of its readers are completely mad.

By femgoggles

I was abandoned by my parents in the black mountains and raised by timberwolves. On my return to the 'civilised world' with questionable table manners, I became a detached observer of human behaviour in general and gender relations in particular. This blog is the product of those observations.

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