03E. Women's Rights: Language Issues and Free Speech

"dignity" definition

Rebecca Thorn.  “'They allow us to name something we know is wrong': The new words defining sexual abuse.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/7Epzl

3E. Women's Rights: Language Issues and Free Speech

No Conflict They Said
“... the impact on women of men using women-only spaces, including but not limited to: bathrooms, shelters, rape and domestic violence refuges, gyms, spas, sports, schools, accommodations, hospital wards, shortlists, prizes, quotas, political groups, prisons, clubs, events, festivals, dating apps, and language…”
https://www.noconflicttheysaid.org 

Stop Female Erasure
“Female erasure involves the removal of words that are specific to females and our biologically sexed bodies in language and in law. Around the world, the words female, mother, woman, and girls are being removed from news articles, advertisements,  public health campaigns and in laws that are directly related to our female bodies and their biological processes which directly impact the  privacy, safety, and rights of women and girls.”
https://www.stopfemaleerasure.com
https://twitter.com/StopXXErasure

 Wisdom begins with calling a thing by its proper name.
― Chinese proverb

 

Megan Banner. “Halifax pro-noun name badge row sees mass closing of accounts in 'worst PR disaster in British history'.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/kjVjp

Josephine Bartosch.  “Now you can be cancelled for criticising drag queens: The takeover of our universities is killing free speech.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/bb0iE

Andrew Doyle.”  “The liberal case against pronouns: There’s nothing progressive about compelled speech.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/v33H7

Free Speech Union.  "FAQs on what to do if you are asked to declare your preferred pronouns at work." [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/caToJ

Debbie Hayton.  “Why does Penny Mordaunt think ‘trans men are men’?” [2021]
https://archive.ph/bFODU

Mark Macaskill. “Primary pupils are being bullied and called transphobic for using wrong pronouns.” [2022]

https://archive.ph/BUoDm

Maypelsyrup.  “Why saying ‘uterus havers’ and ‘cervix owners’ is medically dangerous for women, especially the most vulnerable women.” [2021]
https://archive.ph/hlJVi

Mumsnet.  "Anti-pronouns letter to companies."  [2021]
https://archive.ph/wip/c2XAQ

Meghan Murphy.  “Gender preference has no place on a birth certificate.” [2018]
https://archive.ph/dOY7j

_____. ‘TERF’ isn’t just a slur, it’s hate speech: The term ‘TERF is not just used to smear and deride, but to incite violence.” [2017]   
https://archive.ph/WYayP

Sarah Phillimore.  “If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken…” [2021]
https://archive.ph/hZ91j

Sex Matters. “Lib Dems revise transphobia definition.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/pH6dK

Joe Silverstein. “Cambridge Dictionary changes definition of ‘man’ and ‘woman.’” [2022]
https://archive.ph/rb2Pm

Joan Smith.  "How offensive is Edinburgh Festival?: If new legislation passes, actors could be criminalised for hurting an audience member's feelings. [2020] 
https://archive.ph/6HJf1
          Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021
          https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2021/14/introduction/enacted

Kathleen Stock. “The importance of referring to human sex in language.” [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/7Epzl
https://lcp.law.duke.edu/article/the-importance-of-referring-to-human-sex-in-language-stock-vol85-iss1/

Rebecca Thorn.  “'They allow us to name something we know is wrong': The new words defining sexual abuse.”  [2022]
https://archive.ph/wip/7Epzl


I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.  
― Rebecca West

 


Sky News Australia.  “'There's no such thing as a cis woman': Inclusive language 'erasing' women's rights.”  [2022]  VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ycjF2CrRLY


Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist, once asked a group of women at a university why they felt threatened by men.  The women said they were afraid of being beaten, raped, or killed by men.  She then asked a group of men why they felt threatened by women.  They said they were afraid women would laugh at them.
―Molly Ivens, Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?



Carol J. Adams.  The sexual politics of meat: A feminist-vegetarian critical theory. [2015] BOOK
          (Author article)  Carol J. Adams.  "The sexual politics of meat: wings,
          thighs and breast: menu choices or an individual who matters so
          little that her body parts can be consumed for someone
          else's enjoyment?"  
          https://archive.ph/frPOn  

 

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