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How Richard Dawkins ended up in bed with anti-trans "gender critical" feminists
The famous evolutionary biologists Richard Dawkins is know for his theories about how genes rule the world. It might be this strong focus on biology that stops him from understanding trans identities.
In a recent video where Dawkins discusses trans issues with the TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) Helen Joyce, it becomes clear that Dawkins is not as brilliant as many would like to think.
He is clearly unable to understand the simple difference between gender and biological sex. And that should not be hard for a scientist.
Selected stories from Transgender World
Only 3% of queer Brits use the transphobic and trans-exclusionary acronym LGB to refer to queer people. The majority prefer the LGBTQ version of the “alphabet soup.” Nearly all see the T as a natural part of the queer community.
Many, if not most, gender variant people go through a phase where they question their own feelings and experiences. “It is only a fetish, right?” they ask, partly hoping that the answer is “yes”, so that they can stop dreaming about living the life of their target gender.
Nimona is a story about accepting those who do not live up to the narrow standards of “normalcy”. So yeah, the shapeshifter Nimona, who is presented as a monster by the people in power, becomes a great representative for transgender people.
And there is more:
The tragic fall of Twitter
Since he took over Twitter Elon Musk has shown himself completely unable to preserve the social platform as an open and inclusive arena for information sharing and discussion.
By opening the door completely to trolls and embracing extremist bigots he has turned a platform that was already struggling with hate into a battlefield.
Now he has decided to destroy the only valuable thing left of twitter: Its extremely strong brand. We know of a lot of people who feel sick when seeing the new black and white X logo. It represents all that has been lost during this process.
Elon Musk is a transphobe who is actively deadnaming his estranged transgender daughter. He recently declared that cis is a slur. No wonder that so many trans people are moving away from twitter. The fact that some remain, though, tells us how important this platform has been for trans people all over the world.
We have prepared ofor the fall of Twitter for some time now, and share transgender news and resources on these platforms:
As you can see, we are hedging our bets, waiting to see what platform will become the new big arena for transgender discussions and news curation.
If you have an invite to Bluesky to share, please send an email to email@example.com.
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