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

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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

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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.)

new Judith Butler on TERFs 

@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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