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"He went like one that hath been stunned and is of sense forlorn, a sadder and a wiser man, he rose the morrow morn." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Boy With The Thorn in His Side

My theme tune for leaving the GC is this song, and you hopefully can see why. Here is the song: The Boy With the Thorn in His Side Here are the lyrics: The boy with the thorn in his side … Continue reading

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Roots: People Pleasing

Originally posted on A Tree's Roots:
In early 2018, I found myself in a position I wasn’t accustomed to. Everything was going right for me. For the first time in my life, I wasn’t in poverty, I wasn’t insecure,…

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And He Stoppeth One of Three

Most of you, by now, have been wondering how it is I came to be involved in the gender critical movement. Here is how it all started. The government put out a survey for trans people asking them to respond … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

So tonight I am going to tell you the actual story of the Good Samaritan. That old parable. You’ve probably heard the story and you probably think the story of the Good Samaritan is a story of a good kind … Continue reading

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Gender is incredibly trivial but I care about it, here is why:

There is a kind of gendered currency that those who conform to the expectations of gender have but are not aware of. When I say those who conform, I don’t refer to those who try to conform, but instead refer … Continue reading

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On Carving Out My Own Space

It is 1am in the morning, I am pondering over the hurtful ignorance of a particular person who shall remain unnamed- as I have been pondering on this for weeks now. They are gender critical, apparently. Except they are totally … Continue reading

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In which I wish I was lying

I wish I was lying about gender dysphoria. I wish my life hadn’t been made hellish because of it. I wish I hadn’t felt so trapped. I wish that much of it wasn’t my own fault. My own fault because … Continue reading

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Why I am a gender abolitionist.

Gender Critical thinking goes thus: Gender isn’t real because masculinity and femininity are merely traits expressed by both sexes We live in a world that codifies male as masculine, and female as feminine but gender is socially constructed Transition- lots … Continue reading

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I Spent the Day as a TERF*

*Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist Here is what happened. By 2pm I was so morbidly depressed, bitter, and resentful that I was contemplating dismantling everything. It made me realise how utterly gendered everything we do is- right down to how we greet … Continue reading

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In the Eye of the Culture War Storm

The backlash to left-wing lunacy is just as much in full swing as is the left-wing lunacy itself. I am in the centre of it and at times both loathe and love in equal measure those on both sides of … Continue reading

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