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Picture of a lone feminist standing on a chalk trans flag in Brisbane City.
I’ve not been engaging much lately in the culture war drama in the wake of the loss of my friend Brett. Before I move on to other things I want to note that Brett’s cause of death is unknown, but many of us understood that the decline in his health was directly related to what he endured as a result of his political opinions. Last year I interviewed Brett for a story I did on agency capture. Here is the story, where he features at the end as my friend “Ben”.
Agency capture is being used as a way to discipline populations worldwide into political and cultural beliefs that are being generated by the mechanisms of government themselves. Gender identity ideology is one of these beliefs and it is inherently misogynistic and homophobic, therefore it is disproportionately affecting women and homosexuals.
This is my key thesis in my work, that western governments have become illiberal by turning to a state church. What I am trying to say with my little voice is that these mechanisms are harmful in material ways. My friend Brett was a material entity, he wasn’t an identity, he was a flesh and blood human, with living parents, and loved ones who are left shattered.
All we ever hear during the ghastly pride celebrations is nonsense about the vulnerability of made up identity based imaginary people. Homosexual men have the material vulnerability of men who are not sexually or romantically attracted to women. We are not helping them by making children watch drag, we need to treat them with respect and stop picking on them. I have some footage of Brett from an interview I did with him, I intend to use some of that in a series where I will talk about the harm of institutional capture by queer theory based ideology.
For Brett’s funeral the family asked me to do a shot tribute and I made the following contribution.
I had a busy weekend. There was a conference on in Brisbane organised by a small feminist group called IWD Meanjin run by Anna McCormack. Anna and I had a not very secret falling out last year so I didn’t attend the conference, or the rallies and I have not commented on the issue for solidarity’s sake, but I’ll make brief comment here.
My falling out with Anna McCormack was not ideological in nature it was over me refusing to subject my writing to her editorial guidance. Sometimes I am wrong, and I am happy to be corrected, but I won’t subject my work to any activist narrative. The real shame was that as women came forward to defend me, some were also “cancelled” from the group’s events. Thankfully this is not the only gender critical feminist group in Brisbane and several women who had been “double cancelled” attended an event I organised separately while the conference was on.
Women who are cancelled from already dissident organisations can become isolated and I think it’s important to disempower people from further marginalising these women. As such it is important for me to just make this brief comment to say that the grassroots gender critical movement opposing gender identity ideology cannot be solely contained by old forms of feminist organisation.
We do have an old school feminist analysis, but the way we are organising and coming together and supporting each other is subject to new forms of constraint, we have new forms of technology and a different set of skills among women, so we need a different culture of solidarity. As Forest would say, “that’s all I have to say about that”.
In new and exciting venture, I have joined with Kit Kowalski to do a podcast called “Welcome to the Dollhouse”.
You can catch it on Substack here;
And on YouTube here;
I have a book review of Caitlin Roper’s Sex Dolls, Robots and Woman Hating: The Case for Resistance coming out in The Spectator this week. I was pleased to meet Caitlin on the weekend and we will have her on the podcast to talk all things sex robots and misogyny. Hopefully we can also get some talk in about family and life as a feminist in 2023.
I don’t think I have posted my last article in the Spectator where I talk about the capture of the Australian Defence Force and how that impacts women.
Sorry again for the lack of content. I am working towards a better routine.
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