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On Finding Spirit (My story of reading and radicalising: Part II) 

If we were going to start from scratch why not deconstruct the whole premise? - DQ Through a ...
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On Finding Solidarity (My story of reading and radicalising: Part I)

No more can I dull my rage In alcohol and deference To men’s courts I will come to ...
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Transgenderism, Neoliberalism and Rape Culture: Brisbane talk

Below is the text of a twelve-minute talk I gave in Brisbane on October 12, 2019. The talk ...
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Real “wellbeing” means addressing the demands of midwives, teachers – women

During the election period in 2017, historian Anne Salmond wrote hopefully about an emerging trend she called “Jacindamania.” The appeal ...
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Gender harms women: Feedback on international recommendations to the New Zealand government

Feedback on the recommendations from New Zealand’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council in ...
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"Where are the women?": An interview with Cynthia Enloe

I began to read feminist literature -- real, radical feminist literature -- around 2014, and found it transformative. ...
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Feminists must think radically to reject sex self-identification laws

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Transgenderism: the latest phase of disaster capitalism

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Conquest: on the inseparability of militarism and prostitution

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Decolonisation, not manarchy: we need to abolish porn to abolish prisons

In November 2016, New Zealand's prison population ticked over ten thousand. So in February, abolitionist organisation No Pride...
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How do you know if you're "transphobic", and what is to be done about it?

There's a new catchcry in town. It's been flying around New Zealand media like a ball in a...
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Why the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective cannot be trusted

For Kate. Image by Untameable Shrews (@untamableshrews). New Zealand leftist news site The Spinoff recently published a “now...
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sean Stevenson takes a knee while on a security patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, June 6, 2011. Stevenson is a corpsman with Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8. The U.S. Marines conduct frequent patrols through the area to show a presence and interact with the community to find ways to help the populace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathan McCord/Released)

Guest Post: Why do PTSD diagnostics favour soldiers over survivors of sexual abuse?

This is post is written by Emily Scott, whose name has been changed for privacy.   Recently, I...
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#AskMeFirst: The left's shameful response to Laura will push more women to the right

On 20 February, conservative lobby group Family First New Zealand launched a campaign called Ask Me First, in...
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Guest post: Why don't more women in New Zealand’s sex trade advocate to criminalise pimps?

In 2003, the Prostitution Reform Act (PRA) was passed, introducing a policy of full decriminalisation of the sex...

Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance.

— Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

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