QotD: “Can sex offenders change?”

By antiplondon What should be done with these 400 newly minted paedophiles each month. That is the subject of a documentary to be broadcast on BBC Three, which asks: Can Sex Offenders Change? Presenter Becky Southworth, a victim of sexual abuse by her father, talks to men with convictions for sexual offences involving children who […]

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QotD: “The Mythology of Karen”

By antiplondon Below is an extract from a much longer essay in The Atlantic, by Helen Lewis, I would recommend reading the whole thing. In her 1991 essay “From Practice to Theory, or What is a White Woman Anyway?” the feminist and legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon referenced the Till case to explain the malignant stereotype […]

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QotD: “Just try not to act mad”

By antiplondon When Britney Spears lost it in 2007, shaving her head and waving a baseball bat at anyone who approached her, I confess that my initial reaction was “get in! Now THAT’s what I call a protest!” A decade before the eruption of #metoo, there was a woman truly raging, in an industry that […]

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QotD: “Abuse victim accused of ‘grooming’ teacher awarded £1m”

By antiplondon A man sexually abused as a schoolboy has been awarded more than £1m from his teacher’s employer. Haringey Council’s insurers argued unsuccessfully the assaults by Andrew Adams had caused no long-term trauma. Despite pleading guilty to criminal charges, Adams argued in a civil case 13-year-old “James” had groomed him. Haringey said it had […]

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QotD: “What Rich writes about intergenerational tensions and the ways in which women disidentify from both their bodies and other women is remarkable, and tremendously relevant today”

By antiplondon Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born was first published in 1976, when I was one year old. Hence it is not the feminism of my generation, but the feminism which my generation was destined to deride. As a postgrad student I’d have taken one look at that book and asked why, if second wave […]

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QotD: “Spearmint Rhino defeated by Unfunded NGO”

By antiplondon It’s very interesting to compare the BBC’s report to Not Buying It’s own press release. This is another example where ‘sex work is work’, but at the same time ‘sex work’ needs to be treated completely differently to any other kind of ‘work’. If undercover filming had revealed breaches to food hygiene and […]

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RIP Diana E.H. Russell

By antiplondon Rest in Power sister Diana E.H. Russell! Diana died July 28th, 2020 in Oakland, California, at 81 years of age. She was a world-renowned feminist activist, scholar, and author. Few can come close to the legacy of work she leaves behind.https://t.co/K6sM7fndWF — frauenkultur archive (@frauen_kultur) July 31, 2020 The Politics of Rape: The […]

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