A couple of days ago, we featured a lengthy thread by British journalist, author, and feminist Laurie Penny, who was telling about how she’d had a complex PTSD flashback after her new book, “Sexual Revolution: Modern Fascism and the Feminist Fightback,” was savaged by the “misogynist, transphobic media.” Even the reliably liberal Guardian called it “poorly researched and lacking serious analysis.” But Jesse Singal has stumbled upon one of the most outstanding reviews, this one published in The Times.
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) March 9, 2022
The top of that excerpt might be cut off, so here’s how it starts:
When there is an attempt at a concrete description of what a “woman” is, the result is inadvertently appalling: “To traditional conservatives, everyone who has a uterus is a woman, and therefore someone whose sexuality is by definition subject to state control.” So that’s what a woman is: someone whose sexuality is by definition subject to state control. Who would want to be one of those?
No wonder J.K. Rowling sent “thoughts and prayers.”
I wish I could laugh as hard this week as I did when I first read Sarah’s piece
— R.e.v.B. 🤿 (@phamnuwen2) March 9, 2022
— Justin (@AlwaysUhhJustin) March 9, 2022
— Matthew Weber (@k4fk4tr4p) March 9, 2022
Hmmm. An expert fingerbanging from a stranger in a fetish club or an outstanding currywurst? pic.twitter.com/sOsfGBTncE
— Ben From Essex (@BenFromEssex) March 9, 2022
Already bagsied Fingerbanging in Berlin as a band name so don't get any ideas….
— Beki, Licensed to Shrill (@BekiH20) March 9, 2022
Laurie Penny has, and always will remain, a nut.
— 0kkeps (@Okkeps) March 9, 2022
Being genderqueer means never being confined by the consistency of coherent & substantive meaning.
— Culpability Jones (@ShineboxHukster) March 9, 2022
— Charlie Morris (@Charlie67830260) March 9, 2022
Has Penny considered that maybe the reason her book is being savaged isn’t because of misogyny or transphobia but the fact that it just plain sucks?
J.K. Rowling has some choice words for writer who smeared her as ‘transphobe’ and now claims to be suffering from CPTSD brought on by ‘misogynist, transphobic’ book reviews https://t.co/zAAuPeOycp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 7, 2022