There’s a rather nasty crime report doing the rounds right now which, sadly, is an easy bandwagon for internet transphobes and armchair “real men” to leap on to. To a lesser extent, it is a vehicle for trans fears, which I think is right, but not necessarily for the reasons enumerated. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts tagged Daily Mail
Richard Littlejohn is a git. No shit, Sherlock! In other news today, the Pope just happens to be catholic and bears.. . well, we all know what bears get up to.
So is there any point in highlighting the fact that the man is what Merriam-Webster otherwise define, quaintly, as a “rotter: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible”? Read the rest of this entry »
What is the most inappropriate thing I could post on the daily mail website? I bet readers have a few suggestions they could make.
But tonight, care of my infamous predictive text, I came close to hitting the jackpot. Read the rest of this entry »
Speaking, yesterday, to a journalist, who is likely to be writing up yet another “incisive” inquiry into trans issues at the weekend – for the Daily Mail, doncha know! – I was amused by one question, one angle he seemed determined to get back to.
Paraphrased – since he definitely didn’t put it this way – it seemed to boil down to: shit! Where are all these trannies coming from? Is it some sort of evil plot by political correct fascistas and money-grubbing clinicians to turn us all gender queer? Read the rest of this entry »
It is not altogether surprising, in an age of increasingly freelanced newspaper production, to find that journalists, in order to make a crust, need to be versatile: one day writing for the vaguely progressive press; the next, rebranding as a right wing bigot for the sake of a salary.
So violent are the gyrations performed that i wonder, at times, if the NHS is not secretly funding political re-assignment surgery, to enable those trapped in a liberal body to discover the true reactionary within.
Those that live by the blog, shall die by the blog – though it is to be hoped, in the case of the trans guy just outed by the Daily Mail, that the end is not quite as literal as that.