new Judith Butler on TERFs 

Perhaps as an apology for cutting their previous article they really gave Butler space to stick the boot in this time:

"As a fascist trend, [the anti-gender movement] mobilizes a range of rhetorical strategies from across the political spectrum to maximize the fear of infiltration and destruction that comes from a diverse set of economic and social forces. It does not strive for consistency, for its incoherence is part of its power."

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new Judith Butler on TERFs 

@alex Cynically, I think it probably helped that it’s 90% about the various neo-fash movements with only a tiny mention of TERFs right at the end

new Judith Butler on TERFs 

@alex …in particular, the shift from “it is very appalling and sometimes quite frightening to see how trans-exclusionary feminists have allied with rightwing attacks on gender” in the censored interview to “it makes no sense for “gender critical” feminists to ally with reactionary powers” seems significant

new Judith Butler on TERFs 

@alex (I’m moved to wonder if the transphobes at the Guardian might be shifting to a position of “we’re sensible moderates, not like those nasty right-wingers in Hungary”. It’s a good tactical move and also a way to avoid questions about the role of the Heritage Foundation and American evangelicals. Though luckily, TERF campaigners mostly seem too bigoted and hateful to take a moderate position for very long.)

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@ghost_bird @alex enogh clever tactical retreats will eventually be indistinguishable in final effect from ceding the territory

just gotta keep the pressure up

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