Eating their own

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the Nigerian novelist and feminist, has condemned a “language orthodoxy” on the political left after she endured a vitriolic backlash over comments about transgender women.

The author of Half of a Yellow Sun plunged into a row about identity politics when she suggested in an interview last week that the experiences of transgender women, who she said are born with the privileges the world accords to men, are distinct from those of women born female. She was criticised for implying that trans women are not “real women”.

Leave them to it…..

13 comments on “Eating their own

  1. “A campaigner for LGBTQ rights in Nigeria, Adichie is a star of the progressive left and not accustomed to finding herself on the receiving end of its ire. She said: “It was unpleasant, and I think it was unpleasant not because of the sort of criticism and vitriol and hostility – which I’m used to, because I think if you make the choice to label yourself feminist publicly it just comes with the baggage – but in this case it came from my tribe, my tribe being women who believe in equality.”

    Bless her, she fell for it! 😀

  2. She will learn. She thinks these people are her friends. They are not.

    I have to say Ms Adichie is handsome woman. Some man needs to step up to the plate, as it were, and save a potentially good woman.

  3. Just watch the feminists scream when they realise that trans wimminz are more priviliged than them in the game of victimhood poker.

  4. In the double-think fights between feminists and transactivists the transactivists are easily winning. This must be because whoever is the biggest victim wins the left. This is a problem for the left. The biggest victim is by definition the one receiving the most prejudice in society. And so leftist identity politics defines itself ever more against the beliefs of the wider populace.

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  5. And now a weightlifting competition has been won by a trans woman born a man. The record has been beaten by 19 kg.

    So watch women’s athletics slowly transmogrify into dominance of those born male who have transitioned.

    Great job, feminists! You let the men into women’s sport.

  6. abacab – “So watch women’s athletics slowly transmogrify into dominance of those born male who have transitioned.”

    And yet somehow we are supposed to accept women in the Army. A delusional man who is drawn from a fairly random 0.000whatever1% of the population not only beat the women but broke the record by 19 kgs. Despite having his wedding tackle cut off.

    Time to abolish women’s sport. A single competition open to all.

  7. SMFS,

    “Time to abolish women’s sport. A single competition open to all.”

    There’s not a problem with women’s sport. There’s a problem with the shit that comes with sport taking itself too seriously, which then kills the spirit.

    It’s like pro cycling. It’s basically wrecked. The number of Tour de France riders who were on drugs has killed it. Why are they on drugs? Because of money. And a transgender athlete competing as a woman is basically cheating too. If there was no money, they wouldn’t bother. But once there’s money, there’s sporting bureaucracies with jobs that create rules and panic about their image and will enforce the rules. If these were amateur sports, the trans weightlifter would just be banned. The people running it would have nothing to lose. Their contest, their rules.

  8. “In the double-think fights between feminists and transactivists the transactivists are easily winning. This must be because whoever is the biggest victim wins the left.”

    I think it’s because the constant ostracising of anyone saying anything that can be construed as not entirely right-on means that anyone with a moderate view is scared to speak out against the lunatics… this is a perfect example. It’s totally fine to be 100% in favour of Trans rights, and totally buy into the ‘progressive’ view of gender… and yet also think that trans women are not the same as cis women. But woe betide anyone daring to say so.

    By demonising their enemies they have suffocated debate within their own community. So there is none. And the lunatics speak unopposed.

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