All deaths are equal but some are more equal than others There is no doubt there are many brave women in Iran and their courage during the recent civil unrest has been, quite properly, highlighted by the media. However, you might think that the troubles in Iran are exclusively about women and the men are… Continue reading The Brave Women of Iran
The Suffragettes / Just Stop Oil
I am not a climate change sceptic. I think it is the biggest threat facing humanity and the political left and right need to come together and think of ways to reshape our economies to mitigate climate harm. For reasons that I do not understand the issue of climate change seems to be polarising along… Continue reading The Suffragettes / Just Stop Oil
Is the UK an oppressive patriarchy?
(the answer, of course, is no) To answer this question,. I recommend the paper A simplified approach to measuring national gender inequality that was published in PLOS one in 2019. You can access the paper by clicking the link. I am pleased to see that it is not hidden behind a paywall. The are existing… Continue reading Is the UK an oppressive patriarchy?
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
Women can be evil too
My god, the women were worse than the men. They beat us up thousands of times, put us in obscene clothes, and sent us to the men“ 15 year old girl trafficked by ISIS Notwithstanding evidence to the contrary there is a prevalent belief in large swathes of the media that all problems in society… Continue reading Women can be evil too
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
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?
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 Observer 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