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Cake day: July 6th, 2023


  • I’m aware of the dogwhistle. At the same time, you do get a number of well-meaning young tumblrites getting swayed by terf talking points if they have only a surface-level understanding of the issues. People are complicated, and may be well read enough (see: have watched enough YouTubers) to know about the whole JK Rowling fiasco, but not enough to have a thorough understanding of all queer issues.

    It’s an interesting article though; thank you for sharing!

  • tw: mild transphobia, JK Rowling

    On a podcast, Rowling defined the word ‘woman’ as the ‘producer of the large gametes’ (large gametes referring to The Egg), which is obvs terfy as it’s attempting to reduce the category of ‘woman’ to the ability to produce eggs.

    ‘large gamete producer’ has since been taken up by terfs as a transphobic dogwhistle.

    I had a mild hope it’d be an ironic username, but checked their Tumblr and the first post is digging up someone’s dead name, so yikes.

  • And what’s interesting is that the suffragists (Millicent Fawcett chief among them) were at the same time working to peacefully lobby for suffrage, and yet they are not remembered remotely as much as the suffragettes.

    What I personally believe is that the more militant wings of movements work best when they are bringing into focus something that the public already broadly believes. When people say ‘I agree with their point, but not their methods’, they’re doing a whole lot of discussion of your issue, and agreeing with your message.

    At the same time I think you do need the quiet lobbying to be done to effectively push for specific legislation. Both a carrot to offer government an easy path, and a stick to keep it in the public spotlight.

  • Probably not:



    1. Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the ovule of a plant.

    2. Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable. “an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.” Similar: unconquerable

    3. Too strong to be penetrated. "