Greetings, ducks! I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that the Guardian’s Comment Is Free asked me to react to a piece by Bea Campbell defending Julie Bindel! Whom, some of you probably have no doubt deduced, I do not like! (But to be fair, she started it.)
Yes, it’s true: no-name blogger C.L. Minou gets to take on two of the the best-known British feminists! How did it go? To the lists!
I don’t much care for Julie Bindel, unlike Beatrix Campbell, who defended her on this site yesterday. That does not mean I don’t admire her. As a feminist whose radicalism would probably surprise her, I appreciate Ms Bindel’s advocacy and the genuine good that has come for her work against violence directed at women. Yet in her long, lonely crusade against transsexuals she contradicts three of her own four feminist principles…
And there are already 149 lovely comments (that would be a solid year’s writing at The Second Awakening) of which a few don’t make me want to go raid the liquor cabinet and then curl up in a ball under my desk, clutching a copy of bell hooks and muttering “Renee Richards was right, Renee Richards was right…”
Thank you for your attention! I now return you to the vastly more interesting discourse of Sady.