I reckon they might be. And they’re gonna be chanting the trutrans mantra as they do so. Despite a number of women wanting to push for a complete repeal of the GRA2004 since self-id was kicked into the long grass, the posh women are hinting at only minor reforms. The problem with this is that many of us can see a bit further down the road and we can see things from a different perspective. The posh women are usually playing catch up to those who aren’t so hamstrung by red tape, manners and generally playing nice.
Purity politics are rapidly becoming the go-to words to shutdown debate and complaint. More recently I’ve seen it pulled into conversation when someone, usually of a lower social standing, makes a complaint about someone standing alongside a known ‘right-wing’ organisation. I know this isn’t limited to women in feminism because I’ve seen it used elsewhere online but it is always used when a person’s political values are being challenged because of a questionable alliance. It’s certainly easier to throw in a catchy label rather than take the time to justify the reasoning behind giving support to a group which have a shit-load of views you wouldn’t ordinarily be seen to spout yourself. What concerns me is the apparent lack of good faith in doing so.
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