Overtaken by Events

Sam Leith has written in the Spectator, asking “Should a trans woman inherit a peerage over their [sic] older sister?” This question is raised by trans woman Matilda Simon inheriting a title and contesting a seat in the House of Lords. It’s a confused mess of an article — claiming that hereditary peerage is an […]

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Respectful Discussion in the Lions’ Den

“Decency is Indecency’s Conspiracy of Silence” – George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903 Recently the trans discourse has inevitably turned back to whether trans people are being ‘respectful’ enough. Cis people complain that trans attitudes are “too hostile”, “too confrontational”. Whether that’s Chris McEleny’s self-contradictory victim-blaming bullshit in The Herald, or the accusation that […]

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