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Category Archive: squabbles

Jan 18 2014

A quick update on moderation policy

There’s something that I’ve had to take action on several occasions in recent weeks. It is something which I personally consider very serious and I thought I should spell it out. I will not tolerate references to someone’s (supposed) mental health status as an ad hominem attack. I’m particularly thinking of things like References to …

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Jan 11 2014

I’m only writing this to get laid. Or am I?

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Let me tell you about a stupid thing people often say to me. They’ve been saying it to me for years, and I have never written about it before, mostly because it is so full of stupid it feels almost unfair to pick it up and rattle it until all the stupid falls out – …

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Jan 02 2014

Louise Mensch and the grotesque spectacle of white privilege

I have been trying to keep quiet on the ongoing schisms within feminism, and in particular the flare-ups between mainstream or ‘white’ feminism and those broadly grouped under the intersectional banner on social media. I’ve actually written and abandoned a couple of posts, realising they were going to help nobody and risked further hurting some …

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Jul 03 2013

Dear Paul Elam…

Oh hi Paul, how nice of you to take an interest in my writing. First, credit where due. This line was a zinger: “Fogg said what MHRAs have been saying since before he could spell DV”. That’s a great line. it’s spectacularly inaccurate, for what it’s worth, but why let the truth get in the …

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