It’s pretty much impossible to talk about trans inclusion without being called a transphobe. Are you aware that male patterns of violence and sexual…
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If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know I can’t resist a hot-button issue that people are unwilling or unable to think about carefully. So when…
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The Kyle Rittenhouse case really is the story that keeps on giving. Even though I wrote about it back in November, I still occasionally get people…
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It might seem as if my mind is made up about a lot of issues, but that's not true at all. Especially when it comes to trans issues. Even though I’ve…
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Welp, I’ve been foreshadowing a long conversation for a while now, and here it is. Not about race, not about politics, not about trans issues, but about…
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Subscriber Thread - July 2022There’s nothing original about the observation that the internet breeds echo chambers. Algorithms, political polarisation, basic human nature, the odds…
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As I’ve said many times, the key battles in the various culture wars are usually battles over words. Specifically, the meaning of words. 150 years ago…
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I have several aims with the conversations I have online. And one of them is to model a more productive style of discourse. I definitely don’t always…
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I wasn’t planning to share this conversation. “Writer criticises trans activism, receives disproportionate and hyperbolic abuse,” is hardly a newsflash…
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There’s too much certainty in the world at the moment. Some people are certain they understand the facts of a case after reading a few headlines. Others…
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I don’t understand what it feels like to be trans. And believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve spent hours debating the metaphysical inconsistencies of being “born…
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Being an “ally” is weird. Not only because picking an identity group and declaring yourself their online saviour (instead of just helping people who…
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