How ‘woman’ became a dirty word

Trans activists are demanding the erasure of womanhood.

Joanna Williams
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This Sunday is International Women’s Day. I’ve got to confess, I’ve never been much of a fan. It’s always seemed like an excuse for middle-class women with good jobs, fat salaries and nice lives to revel in smug self-pity. There are lots of reasons to want to see the back of this yawn-fest. But the idea that ‘women’ is an offensive term that needs to be redefined or, better still, erased from our vocabulary? Give me a break.

And yet, this is exactly what is happening. Earlier this week, to mark International Women’s Day, Sefton Council on Merseyside raised flags outside Bootle and Southport town halls. Woke flag-raising is a thing now. We’ve all become familiar with the rainbow flag to signify gay pride, but there is also a flag for bisexual pride; a blue, pink and white flag for ‘transgender day of remembrance’; and a purple, green and white flag to signify genderqueer. There’s even a flag to represent the asexual community: its design was agreed through a multistage vote, natch. So, what flag to fly on International Women’s Day?

Sefton council went with a flag declaring, ‘Woman, noun, adult female’, which seems fair enough. However, this simple, brief definition raised the ire of one man, Adrian Harrop. Harrop, a GP and LGBT activist, is always quick off the mark when it comes to outrage by proxy. He tweeted at Sefton Council, ‘the flag you’re flying at the moment is a hostile transphobic dog whistle’. Another man, Sefton councillor Leo Evans, raised the alarm with those in charge of flags and responded to Harrop: ‘@seftoncouncil is and should be an [sic] diverse and inclusionary council, not one that seeks to exclude anyone.’ And that was all it took. At the behest of men, the flag to mark International Women’s Day was removed and apologies were issued. And now we all know: Sefton is an ‘inclusionary’ council as long as it is not uppity women who expect to be included. They can be insulted as ‘dogs’.

It’s not just on Merseyside that International Women’s Day is now considered ‘problematic’. At Leicester University, students have planned a week of festivities – but the word ‘woman’ is nowhere in sight. Instead, students are celebrating ‘International Womxn’s Week’, a move instigated by their trans-woman women’s officer, Dan Orr – a biological male, otherwise known as a man. In a newsletter to students, the university explained: ‘We use the term “womxn” as a more inclusive spelling of “women” that includes any person who identifies as a womxn.’ So that’s clear. The category of women no longer refers exclusively to adult females; rather, it has expanded to include any man who feels like calling himself a woman.

This new definition of womanhood was spelled out by Lola Olufemi, a feminist and ‘organiser’, in a statement read out at a recent conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ruskin College’s inaugural Women’s Liberation Conference. Olufemi helpfully explains that ‘woman is an umbrella term’ under which anyone supportive of her worldview can ‘gather to make their demands’. It takes an unbelievable degree of arrogance to impose your own definition on words and, in so doing, exclude females who were fighting for women’s rights before you were even born. The consequences of this redefinition were soon made clear: an actual woman – the feminist, author and professor, Selina Todd – was effectively No Platformed from the conference after Olufemi refused to speak if Todd was on a panel. When ‘women’ becomes ‘an umbrella term’, females are silenced.

The word ‘woman’ has become blasphemous. At Edinburgh Science Festival, a talk by American author Maisie Hill on ‘period power’ was billed for all ‘humans with uteruses’. Women suffer a double humiliation: first, they are reduced to their reproductive organs and hormones, and then they are dehumanised as a group that cannot be named.

When women cannot name themselves, they cannot make collective demands or make their voices heard. The cartoonist Stella Perrett has regularly had her work featured in the Morning Star. Her most recent work, ‘endgame’, shows an alligator telling newts in a pond: ‘Don’t worry your pretty little heads, I’m transitioning as a newt.’ The Morning Star initially published this cartoon before retracting it from its online editions and issuing an ‘unreserved’ apology for any offence caused. A longstanding female contributor and an important discussion on women-only spaces could both be expelled and apologised for like a bad smell. Now that’s offensive.

Back in 1963, Betty Friedan described the unhappiness experienced by American suburban housewives as ‘the problem that has no name’. Second-wave feminism kicked off with women defining their experiences and putting a name to their frustrations. Women have come a long way in the intervening decades. We have won legal battles for reproductive rights, equal pay, access to education and all sectors of employment; many women have thrived and some now outperform men when it comes to pay and work. But making women into a group that has no name risks turning the clock back on all these hard-won victories at the behest of a tiny group of bullying men, cowardly officials and young women fortunate enough to grow up in a society that not only has gender equality, but has also flattered their every whim. We cannot let them win. For this reason, for the first time ever, I’m going to raise a glass to International Women’s Day.

Joanna Williams is a spiked columnist and director of the think tank, Cieo.

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Comments

Lilith Lamont Tordenvaer

18th March 2020 at 10:45 pm

The green, purple and white flag is not “genderqueer”. It is the colours of the suffragette flag.

Tony Benn

9th March 2020 at 6:19 pm

“Instead, students are celebrating ‘International Womxn’s Week’, a move instigated by their trans-woman women’s officer, Dan Orr – a biological male, otherwise known as a man.”

That’s a hate crime right there.

Fred Mutton

9th March 2020 at 9:14 am

Now that the quality of leadership is decided by what you sit on and the colour of your skin it is not difficult to foretell the future.

Lauder Eric

8th March 2020 at 5:12 pm

Womanhood isn’t better than toxic masculinity, it’s actualy much worse.

Bill East

8th March 2020 at 11:48 am

I’m a (retired) hospital consultant and am ashamed that someone like Harrop is allowed to remain on the Medical Register. His nauseating opinions should automatically bar him from acting as a GP. He cannot possibly act as a medical “adviser” to patients.

Marvin Jones

7th March 2020 at 3:19 pm

I wonder if this confusion and asinine evolved way of genetic destruction on the part of this feminine revolution would have existed if Eve refused that apple in the garden of Eden?

Claire D

8th March 2020 at 8:39 am

If Eve had refused the apple we would’nt be here, Adam and Eve and their descendants would surely have lived and thrived in Paradise in tranquillity.
Instead some of us still just cannot resist those apples, so on and on it goes.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing ?

Claire D

8th March 2020 at 8:44 am

It’s as if each and every one of us has to make the choice over and over again.

Hugh Oxford

7th March 2020 at 8:33 am

The legal and philosophical eradication of women is the logical consequence, perhaps even the underlying purpose, of a process that has been going on for many decades at least.

Its genesis possibly goes back to the Reformation, but really took hold with the sexual revolution, with the advent of contraception and abortion, with the separation of sex, love, marriage and procreation, with the disintegration of the sexual economy, a process of atomisation and materialism which, incidentally, the corporations have been keen to exploit and perpetuate for profit – it’s no accident that Starbucks promotes “transgenderism” in children. It’s no accident that the corporation state provides abortion and contraception free at the point of service and forces taxpayers to pay for it.

In essence, women have already been abolished to a large extent. What are young women now, making money for the corporations, strung out on contraception and then thrown to the wolves of abortion, at the time of their life when they should be having children, other than small men in dresses? In what practical and social sense do they reasonably differ? Aren’t the claims of gender, then, somewhat true? What is womanhood now but a fashion sense?

But really, this is all spiritual warfare. The devil hates humanity, because humanity was created by God out of Love to Love and to Serve Him, and the devil wants to destroy humanity, and all these things are dimensions of that warfare, that war on human life and human existence. Women communicate human life forwards, and so women must be destroyed as part of that gameplan.

Until the deep spiritual nature of the crisis that afflicts us is understood, we cannot progress, we cannot fight it, we cannot fight an enemy we cannot see and do not understand.

Gender is not madness when understood properly. It is deeply intelligent. A deep, demonic intelligence. It is not even something that just exists out there, it is part of a spiritual battle that rages within all of us. Our weapons against it are prayer, Christ and his Church.

Claire D

7th March 2020 at 10:02 am

” I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life . . .”

Jennifer Bilek

5th March 2020 at 3:04 pm

The LGB has been subsumed by the state. This is far from anything having to deal with civil rights. It is out and out tyranny. https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/01/the-billionaires-behind-the-lgbt-movement

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

5th March 2020 at 7:38 pm

Hysterical.

Hugh Oxford

7th March 2020 at 9:09 am

Thanks. It’s obvious that the LGBT and abortion agendas are promoted and funded by the global corporations.

Jennifer Bilek

5th March 2020 at 3:02 pm

If only this were the wild rantings of a woke mob. Unfortunately, this biology-denying ideology is being driven into all our institutions, language, and the law by Big Pharma money. This is unchecked capitalism on steroids. https://thefederalist.com/2018/02/20/rich-white-men-institutionalizing-transgender-ideology/

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

5th March 2020 at 7:38 pm

Hysterical.

Eric Blair

5th March 2020 at 1:42 pm

If I said I was going to identify as black and wore black face and dreads I would quite rightly be seen as racist, but if I said I was a woman and wore female clothing and make up that is apparently to be defended. Especially confusing as race is far less immutable than sex/gender.

Ecgbert King

5th March 2020 at 10:19 am

“At the behest of men…”….

I don’t recall being asked.

Suddenly I don’t give a damn anymore.

Bryan Hayes

5th March 2020 at 5:25 am

Just ignore the mental shit these aggressive, leftist-extremist, fascist dumb-babblers produce.

Ellen Whitaker

5th March 2020 at 2:16 am

This comment section has been completely taken over by trolls.

Geoff Wilson

4th March 2020 at 7:55 pm

These people are causing extreme stress to normal people.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

4th March 2020 at 6:27 pm

Technically a woman wearing trousers is a transvestite and would have been treated as such until about the time of the First World War. We have already had over 100 years of socially acceptable transvestism.

Geoff Cox

4th March 2020 at 3:35 pm

I wonder if Lola Olufemi is related to Femi Oluwole?

Marvin Jones

7th March 2020 at 3:14 pm

From the same level of intellectual gene pool

Chester Minnit

4th March 2020 at 1:23 pm

So that photo at the top of the article. Is it supporting feminism or fisting?
Presumably a male version would be deemed a bit aggressive (or ‘horrifying’ if you’re the BBC). Double standards yet again from the feminist movement.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

4th March 2020 at 12:16 pm

Joanna Williams is hoist by her own petard. No group in society has done more to undermine traditional male and female roles than the feminists.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 1:13 pm

I agree with you Zenobia.

Jimbob McGinty

4th March 2020 at 1:31 pm

not something i often read btl here!!

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 1:43 pm

I know !

Chester Minnit

4th March 2020 at 1:34 pm

Agreed!

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 11:35 am

Is’nt it about time Spkd took the daring and humane step of abandoning ‘Feminism’ as a topic ?

Perhaps consider having ‘Women’s Issues’ and ‘Men’s Issues’ instead.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 11:57 am

I can recall when vicars and tarts parties were the go-to event: shock, horror, call the thought police!

A very very funny colleague, back when I worked at Heathrow, related how he wore a perverts’ outfit-long shabby raincoat, trouser bottoms on elastic attached to his waist above Y-fronts- to a party and was almost picked up by the local cops when waiting for a lift outside a phone box.
Imagine any of this happening now!

Everyone in the office, girls and blokes alike, thought this was hilarious: no offence intended or taken; it was just funny.

Similarly, hospital parties were renowned for large hefty medics cavorting in nurses’ uniforms; nobody took it seriously and again it was good fun, pure and simple.

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

4th March 2020 at 12:13 pm

Your sense of humour is interesting.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 1:06 pm

@Jane

I think the majority of people in this country would still find such shenanigans funny, if it was allowed.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 1:31 pm

@Claire : this is what we’re losing Claire; our sense of humour. Or rather, we haven’t lost it, just been obliged to keep it under wraps while the cultists keep on keeping on.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 1:54 pm

@Jane,
that’s a real brick wall for the whole Trans scene – there’s nothing so funny as a man in a frock.

I don’t think it will last because ‘events’ will happen, all will be swept away and it’ll be back to reality/necessity.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 2:21 pm

@Claire: a man in a frock: remember Sgt Klinger in Mash? A favourite of mine

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 2:49 pm

Jane,
yes Klinger, but it’s hard to beat The Two Ronnies in ‘ The Worm that Turned ‘.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 3:05 pm

@Claire: The 2 Ronnies. My all time favourites are Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough.

Cissie and Ada complete with gurning and malapropisms: ‘ I’ve got one of them paranoid cameras’.

a watson

6th March 2020 at 9:06 am

Dick Emery, ‘Oooh.You are awful, but I like you!’ as he turned away and minced off, tripping, in his high heels.

Claire D

6th March 2020 at 1:26 pm

@A Watson

Dick Emery, definitely one of my favourites, it was such a good line. His vicars were brilliant too.

a watson

6th March 2020 at 5:53 pm

Claire D.
Yes his vicars were just as funny as his middle aged ladies. Miss all those 60’s TV comedians.

Genghis Kant

4th March 2020 at 10:50 am

It is odd how solving ‘the problem that has no name’ by forcing women to be more like men – careerist, status-seeking and so on – has made women more unhappy, dissatisfied, depressed, etc.

It is almost as if women and men are different, after all.

Dam Kerr

5th March 2020 at 1:41 pm

It’s almost as if men’s lives were never the easy, “privileged” lives that feminists thought they were, almost as if going to work and being responsible for earnings is hard work…

steve moxon

4th March 2020 at 10:46 am

What nonsense. Never has the ‘woman’ racket been stronger.
And it’s feminists who lie in insisting there is no man-woman distinction! — at the sane time as insisting women are irrevocably different from men.
Joanna Williams is still under the delusion that feminism is other than man-hating extreme bigotry. She still doesn’t know what is going on here.
Feminists hate only male-to-female ‘trans’, NOT female-to male ones.
That’s because feminists always hate men.
[Yes, M>f ‘trans’ are still men genetically, but through an in-embryo developmental malfunction their ‘brain patterning’ is as for women, so Joanna Williams is wrong on this too.]
As ever, Joanna Williams bleats against what is her own ideology and doesn’t see it.

KATHLEEN CARR

4th March 2020 at 11:12 am

The woman racket has been going on for years where various women ,usually ‘posh’ ie Vita Sackville-West and definitely well heeled ie Virginia Woolf have been making money off ‘feminism’-Virginia had umpteen ‘rooms of her own’. The problem being with women who do not benefit either by career or financially who allow their lives to get taken over with this c***. So nowadays we have many single families who are poorer than the married ones with the children disadvantaged and ‘we’- parents , friends etc have to go along with this nonsense-as its feminist and progressive apparently to allow children to live in poverty and lack a father figure. On the whole men and women do not wish to ‘oppress’ each other and Western people ,especially women ,are mostly incredibly lucky when compared to other parts world but still we complain the most and claim we are ‘victims’ of something or other.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 5:50 pm

@Kathleen

I’m not sure you’re being entirely fair to Virginia Woolf. I don’t think she was that political at all but the feminists, especially American ones, have turned her into a feminist/les bian mascot.
She strongly disagreed with writing creatively with any kind of political agenda in mind, to her that was deadly.
People fall for the feminist/post-modernist versions of both individuals and history, and it’s perpetuated with films, dramas, articles and biographies ad nauseam. I don’t trust any of it.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 5:54 pm

I agree with your other points though.

steve moxon

4th March 2020 at 7:04 pm

Right from Mary Wollstonecraft: she was such an upper-class twit she couldn’t see that the laws re coverture, divorce & child maintenance were so that no man could ever divest himself of financial responsibility for wives and children irrespective of circumstances.
That this entailed the minuscule number of independently rich women not retaining independent control of the financial assets they brought to the marriage was a negligible issue in comparison to the unfairness to men, particularly of coverture.

Chris Stapleton

4th March 2020 at 10:23 pm

As you say, it’s feminists who lie when insisting there is no man-woman distinction — at the same time as insisting women are irrevocably different from men. First feminists demand equality of opportunity “because men and women are the same”. Then when this is achieved they seek to fix equality of outcome in favour of women because somehow women are at a disadvantage to men. So we have arrived at the feminists’ twin track approach: “equality when it’s convenient for women and privilege over men when it ain’t.

Susan Potter

4th March 2020 at 11:34 pm

Women don’t trust mtf.trans….as it’s a paraphilia.fetish motivated by arousal …not just because their men…ftm trans is more gay female/female…trying not to be female …trying to hide the female form…total opposite distresses…

Lauder Eric

8th March 2020 at 5:20 pm

Hey Steve, why don’t you publish something on my blog?
I have guest writers, you know? But none in English, at the moment.
I had a academic destroying feminist / policitcal correct words (in Italian) but I need some guest writer in English.

KATHLEEN CARR

4th March 2020 at 10:02 am

The thing is that the middle classes are having to learn what the lower classes already know-there is no such thing as free speech if your boss wants 2+2 =5 thats what he gets. At the moment ‘they’ are in the grip of transgender , before they were excited by satanic abuse-it all just about controlling the masses and us showing we are doing their bidding. Of course Jeeves was actually much brighter than Bertie Wooster and the control works the other way as those in control are usually useless. Pander to their fads until they get bored and go onto something else-we all have to identify as bricks or trees or whatever.

Jim Lawrie

4th March 2020 at 9:38 am

The feminist and gay rights campaigners will have to examine their role in bringing us to this juncture. That will mean taking the victim card out of the pack – if they want the support of white, heterosexual men.
This article is under the banner of feminism, but IMO is about women and equality. Why not drop feminist, gender, feminism etc … and just use “women and equality”. Or Lesbians and equality when appropriate.

Claire D

4th March 2020 at 11:45 am

Men and women are not equal, cannot be equal. Providing there is equal opportunity, which there is – that’s the law, women and men can compete if they are so inclined.

Jim Lawrie

4th March 2020 at 5:49 pm

Equality of opportunity is all that can be offered. That is what I meant. I just did not want to be bogged down in semantics – the very thing that has led to this absurdity.

Jimbob McGinty

4th March 2020 at 9:21 am

maybe call them international cxnt day and international bellend day instead. remove all doubt.
or perhaps not bother having all these international whatever days at all? (except talk like a pirate day – that must stay!)

H McLean

4th March 2020 at 9:01 am

I’m reminded of the kerfuffle at York University in 2015 when over 200 academics and students published an open letter demanding all International Men’s Day events be cancelled claiming it would damage the pursuit of equality. The university duly acceded and it was cancelled. Yes that really happened. In the eyes of feminism men are literally worthless. I look at the insanity of trans activism and can’t help but think we live in a society and you get what you deserve.

Lauder Eric

8th March 2020 at 5:16 pm

Two thumbs up.

We should NEVER, EVER, protect those man haters from the trans.

Those man haters reinforced most of the issues affecting boys.

H McLean

4th March 2020 at 8:44 am

Well, you bloody feminist wanted this whole intersectional thing! They’re only doing to women what feminists have spent the last 50 years doing to men. As my tougher-than-granite diminutive Scottish granny used to say, ‘Hell mend ye!’

ZENOBIA PALMYRA

4th March 2020 at 12:14 pm

Exactly

Chris Stapleton

4th March 2020 at 10:29 pm

Every revolution consumes its own children. Sit back and order in the popcorn.

Lauder Eric

8th March 2020 at 5:14 pm

You nailed it.

Ven Oods

4th March 2020 at 8:17 am

‘the flag you’re flying at the moment is a hostile transphobic dog whistle’

I’ve seen that one. It shows a blue-pink-and-white whistle with a big, censorious ‘X’ through it. I’m amazed the council thought it would cause no offence.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 8:29 am

But the word dog is speciesist and exclusionary!

Ven Oods

4th March 2020 at 8:02 am

Hilarious, if it weren’t so sad.

However, in the same spirit, I’d just like to state that:
I use the term “wombxt” as a more inclusive spelling of “wombat” that includes any person (or thing) that identifies as a wombxt.
It’s proving very popular with wallaby wannabes…

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 8:28 am

And thematee for would be -dugongs-(manatee being oppressively exclusionary); and themx cats for manx- wannabies-same principle applies.

juliusB

4th March 2020 at 9:17 am

The word “wombxt ” should only include those who have a womb.

Ven Oods

4th March 2020 at 3:00 pm

So, that’s all the male wombats out on their ear, then.

michael harris

4th March 2020 at 10:08 am

Unhappily, Ven, the truth is worse. These ‘people’ identifying as women are in fact killer lizards from another galaxy. This is clear because their behaviour and ’emotions’ are a distinct parody of human ones.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 7:50 am

I’m sure that the million migrants waiting to come into Europe from Turkey will sort out the womxn from the boys.
If this wasn’t all so sad pathetic and time wasting it would be hilarious watching the ever inward spiralling motion of the Identity politicking fools.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 7:26 am

Just wait for some creepy kiddy fiddler to dress up and claim that the age of consent is exclusionary.

Or for a floridly delusional individual to sue a psychiatrist for challenging his human right to identify and dress as Napoleon while continuing to serve in the armed forces.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 7:56 am

Tommy Robinson who I have no time for was arrested the day before yesterday for an altercation at center parks.
His crime.. to try to contain for arrest an “Asian’ man who fondled his eight year old girl on the bottom by the pool.
TR is awaiting charges, the paedo hasn’t been arrested.
Says it all really.
The story is in the DM yet strangely totally omits the bit about his child being molested.
Kind of important to the story one would have thought.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 8:24 am

I read about his latest arrest, but didn’t know the details.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 10:20 am

Jane 70
The group were three ‘Asian’ men, one of the Asian men admitted grabbing her bottom by ‘mistake’… as you do. At the point where the police turn up to arrest TR ( all recorded on video ) they admit that they haven’t arrested the Paedo.. and you will love this… because ‘it’s only alleged’ ..despite that three people confirm it happened.. the paedo being one of them!
Where is the #MeToo movement when you need them ?
The whole thing is on You Tube.
Proof if ever you needed it that the police will not touch Muslim groomers and peados.

David McAdam

4th March 2020 at 11:26 am

Amuses me when comments are made about Tommy Robinson that the customary opening throat clearing remark e.g. “who I have no time for” is made before the author proceeds with an otherwise sympathetic article about his latest plight. In this instance Robinson’s actions were no different to the paedophile vigilantes that set up targets, trap them at train stations or wherever then contact the police who arrive and without hesitation arrest the trapped suspect while congratulating the vigilantes. Talk about double-standard. As for the erasure of the word women, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over this. The sane part of the world that dominates continues to live in the real world of stating and recognising the obvious. Such a demand about the erasure of the word woman exists only within the pc ravaged bubble that the miserable, incredibly negative authors of such an absurdity and their mush headed supporters languish. A pity the councils displayed such spinelessness in the face of them.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 12:09 pm

David Mcadum
You don’t read me often then. I will often stick up for people i don’t otherwise like if I think they need support.
Why is it such a big issue for you?

Geoff Cox

4th March 2020 at 3:43 pm

Replying to David McAdam – if anyone was set up in this instance, I suggest it was Tommy Robinson himself.

michael savell

4th March 2020 at 6:08 pm

Strangely enough,only a day or two before that he had been interviewed by Oksana Boyko on RTwhere subjects like this had been touched on.

Jim Lawrie

4th March 2020 at 6:33 pm

I have a lot of time for Tommy Robinsons. Especially since he bested Paxman on live TV. The only reason that we saw it.
To discredit him newspapers are running old stories about Tommy Robinson rather than report the facts on this one.
An eight year old girl is sexually assaulted but you have to start with her father “Tommy Robinson, who I have no time for …. ” Brave, aren’t you? BTW, it is “whom I have no time for”.

Jerry Owen

5th March 2020 at 7:52 am

Jim Lawrie
I have stated a fact.. I don’t like TR. Don’t get so wound up
His daughter is the issue, and I brought it to this site.

Jerry Owen

5th March 2020 at 7:56 am

Jim Lawrie
Oh, and if you want to be pedantic about my spelling in not using the word ‘whom’ , might I suggest you at least get TR’s name right.
It isn’t Tommy Robinsons !

Jim Lawrie

5th March 2020 at 9:10 am

Jerry the “fact” that you do not like him is totally irrelevant, and therefore a gratuitous snipe. I pointed out that it was the first thing you mentioned. Please address that.

Jerry Owen

5th March 2020 at 1:50 pm

Jim Lawrie
You make it clear who you do and do not like, I don’t bitch. I used to admire TR but think he is just a yob that can’t use anything other than his fists. That makes him deeply unpleasant hence my saying i don’t like him.
You don’t like me saying I don’t like him because you admire his thuggish attributes, but I couldn’t give two hoots what you think about him none the less.
I am exercising my right to free speech… get over it !
I don’t have to address anything for you.
I presume we are talking about Tommy Robinson and not Tommy Robinsons eh?

Jerry Owen

5th March 2020 at 1:52 pm

Jim Lawrie
I have addressed your trite post but it is under mod, if it disappears I wont repeat it as life is too short to bother with your triteness!

Ven Oods

4th March 2020 at 8:10 am

You forgot: …and demanding to be immortalised in oils by Delaroche.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 8:24 am

O yes! Could someone self identify as the late Delaroche to help matters along? Does the Arts Council have a policy on inclusivity?

Dominic Straiton

4th March 2020 at 7:08 am

Looking down my nose from my gilded ivory tower of straight, white male privilege all I see is spoilt , vindictive children fighting over the dressing up box. Dr Adrian Harrop would be much happier as a parking warden rather than a doctor.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 6:52 am

Let’s have ‘International Make It Up As You Go Along Day’, ‘International Loony Tunes Day’, ‘International Nutty Narcissists’ Day’.

Jane 70

4th March 2020 at 7:28 am

And ‘International Gender Pronouns are for Fascists Day’

Aloysia Allheart

4th March 2020 at 5:03 am

And there’s good ol Harrop banging on on twitter, his fave platform, his only platform besides some creepy turnout that’ll have him.

Aloysia Allheart

4th March 2020 at 4:57 am

Ugggh, what hideous reading. All these halfwits so in love with themselves and being so called progressive that their definition of inclusivity includes every fetishist and/or self IDer going. Mutilating words, censoring, excluding, these people just won’t stop in their self righteous war on women.

Bernard Black

4th March 2020 at 4:08 am

It just gets more ridiculous every day, Womxn? Is that trans who self identify as a female motor cross bike?
Loons

Mark Williams

4th March 2020 at 2:15 am

Feminism: The women’s rights movement that ideologically erased womanhood. Well done, ladies.

I’m happy that International Women’s Day is a on a Sunday this year. For me, the day is “International Work From Home Day” to avoid middle class lefties parading around the office, celebrating women.

Oddly, no such event occurs for International Men’s Day.

Brandy Cluster

4th March 2020 at 3:56 am

It will, Mark, rest assured; as soon as there’s another war!!

Mark Williams

4th March 2020 at 5:53 am

Hopefully by then we’ll have got rid of Safe Schools and Respectful Relationships, under which radical gender theory is taught to kids. No wonder the rates of “transgender children” are sky rocketing in the West; we’ve indoctrinated these poor kids, as kids were under the commies.

The Left: Crazier than ever, ideologically possessed.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 7:58 am

The reality check for these fools is waiting at the Turkish border.
I know which side my bread is buttered as they say!

michael savell

4th March 2020 at 6:29 pm

Another war Brandy,ha,they won’t get any sane male volunteers this time.The authorities are so clever that they decided that there would be a woman’s army .This is,of course fatal.Fancy putting young men,fit as they are,in the closest proximity of women and allowing them to drink like there was no tomorrow and then feigning surprise when rape occurs?Now we have another disaster but whose making is it?.No doubt these women will ensure that all men will be kicked out,leaving us a “regiment of women”Perhaps the migrants will volunteer but,on whose side?

Dam Kerr

5th March 2020 at 1:43 pm

War? Yeah, let’s you womenfolk and them FIGHT! Grrr grr wuff etc. Me and the lads are off fishing; let us know how it goes, woncha?

Jonnie Henly

4th March 2020 at 4:34 am

Maybe you should avoid work permanently, to ensure you never have to encounter the dastedly middle class lefties in any way, shape or form.

Just stay indoors 24/7, switch off the tv and defiantly avoid social media.

That way your echo chamber might remain intact.

Mark Williams

4th March 2020 at 5:44 am

Thanks. That sounds wonderful. Let me know if you have any other great suggestions.

Jerry Owen

4th March 2020 at 8:00 am

Says little Jonnie that is unable to respond in a meaningful way to any article here.. just like ZP.

Jim Lawrie

4th March 2020 at 9:39 am

Is that you describing a scene from your everyday life wee man?

a watson

4th March 2020 at 12:11 pm

So that’s what you do Jonnie. 24/7 TV and social media. You should get out more.

Jonnie Henly

4th March 2020 at 11:34 pm

Says Jerry, who’s never posted a meaningful reply to anyone on here ever.

Jonnie Henly

4th March 2020 at 11:35 pm

Yes Jim, here I am online, as I am frequently, describing a scene where someone avoids the internet 24/7.

Clearly that’s a scene from my everyday life. Duh.

Try and show at least a little intelligence.

Jonnie Henly

4th March 2020 at 11:37 pm

Erm, no that’s not what I do.
I never implied such a thing.

It seems you are projecting here. Perhaps you should get out more.

I know some dullards like Jerry get upset when I’m too busy to post, but I doubt people will miss you as much.

Jerry Owen

5th March 2020 at 7:53 am

Little Jonnie
About time to stop digging isn’t it!

Jonnie Henly

5th March 2020 at 2:29 pm

Says you Jerry lol.

“Tell me the joke, I need to no. Boohoooo, why won’t you tell me?”

Keep crying.

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