What’s Current: Hypatia’s editor stands by decision to publish ‘transracialism’ article

Hypatia’s editor, Sally Scholz, stands behind the journal’s decision to publish Rebecca Tuvel’s article, “In Defense of Transracialism.” She told The Chronicle, that she believes it is “utterly inappropriate for editors to repudiate an article they have accepted for publication (barring issues of plagiarism or falsification of data).”

New report shows that over half of Korean men buy sex.

Pennsylvania judge suggests a fine of one dollar “per touch” for a perpetrator who groped a 15-year-old girl.

After Emma Watson accepted the “gender neutral” award for Best Actor at the MTV Movie and TV Awards last night, Piers Morgan may have accidentally said something worthwhile (eek!):

“Women will now win a lot less awards because they’ve made them gender neutral and there are more male actors so actually in trying to get equality you end up with more inequality.”


Leah McLaren opens up about the trauma of giving birth. She writes:

“Rebecca Schiller, chair of BirthRights, an organization that seeks to promote human rights in childbirth, told me that institutional denial of women’s experience is a huge problem, especially when it comes to post-natal care. ‘There is a general attitude of “Your experience doesn’t matter, all that matters is a healthy baby.”‘ When, of course, the two are inextricably related.

Part of the problem, I have come to believe, is that pregnant women are not properly informed of the risks of birth trauma and injury in advance.”

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  • Good for Scholz.

  • Hekate Jayne

    So that Pennsylvania judge sees girls’ bodies as something for entitled, filthy males to purchase? How very shocking.

    And piers Morgan has accidentally stumbled onto the entire point, it would seem. Males are attempting to claim everything for themselves. All they have to do is put on a dress, scream “I am a girl with the ladybrainz! Give me stuff reserved for ladies because I be a lady, too!”

    And Korean males are entitled, sexist, woman hating shits. Also not surprising.

    The only way that I am ever shocked by males anymore is when they are half way respectful to me and/or treat me with the bare minimum of anything resembling common decency.

  • Meghan Murphy
  • Hekate Jayne


    I was reading over at where gallus mag is, and in one of her posts, a trans”woman” had a bit of a tirade going, about how questioning trans is evil, he’s really a lady, blah blah blah.

    And then, he goes into this whole thing about how women aren’t really good for anything but breeding, and that as overpopulation becomes more of an issue, that males in dresses will eventually replace us. Because males like their women to be tight and firm, and women can’t be sexy like males in dresses because of childbirth, and our substandard vaginas get loose and we are nasty, not like the transwomen who stay sexy.

    It was so fucking upsetting. And I can totally see this happening. I can totally see these same fucks that make abortion and contraception impossible to get, ultimately blaming us, at some point. And transwomen see womanhood as being a fuck toy for males. That’s a benefit for them, for some reason that I can’t fathom, because I am sick to death of feeling pressure to perform for males.

    And if males could just go off, do their own thing, and fuck each other, or whatever, I wouldn’t care. But it never goes that way, does it? They have some sick, twisted idea about punishing us, and always for shit that we have no control over and nothing to do with. I’m really disturbed over this shit.