Episode 81

Judith Butler's Gender Bubbles

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September 13th, 2021

1 hr 9 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

After Jesse and Katie follow up on some pedo stuff from last week's episode (hooray), they talk a bit about the response to Jesse's New York Times review of Helen Joyce's Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality. Then they address a burning question: Did The Guardian censor Judith Butler because she spoke truth to TERFy power, or did nothing like that happen at all? They also discuss Butler's theory of an alliance between gender-critical feminists and neo-fascists.

Show notes/Links:

Jesse's review of Trans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/books/review/trans-helen-joyce.html

Wi spa incident: https://nypost.com/2021/09/02/charges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-wi-spa-casecharges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-notorious-wi-spa-incident/

Max Read on Gawker: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html

Crackstarter: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayor_rob_ford_crack_video_scandal_gawkers_crackstarter_hits_200000_goal.html

Random girl singing N-word: https://www.gawker.com/white-kid-caught-ecstatically-singing-nigga-by-coache-1697520011

Bryan Goldberg buys Gawker: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/gawker-acquired-bustle-bryan-goldberg-1202871999/

"The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg": https://www.gawker.com/the-relentless-and-well-deserved-mockery-of-bryan-goldb-1325205558

New Gawker meltdown: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments

We got bigots reviewing bigots out here!: https://www.gawker.com/media/bigot-reviews-bigot-for-nyt-book-review

What's Jesse Singal's Fucking Deals?: https://jezebel.com/whats-jesse-singals-fucking-deal-1826930495

Carey Callahan on informed consent: https://mariacatt42.medium.com/in-which-i-fail-to-find-you-any-gate-keeping-622c447a835f

The terrible Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/

Jesse's review was 'violent': https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/1435323903199649797

Murders: https://twitter.com/thesarahkelly/status/1435722753156468737

HRC's fearmongering: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021

Polling on self-ID: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/07/16/where-does-british-public-stand-transgender-rights

Judith Butler interviewed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/07/judith-butler-interview-gender

Original, pre-cuts version: https://archive.is/jds9K

Judith Butler wins the Bad Writing Contest: http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm

Martha Nussbaum demolishes Butler: https://newrepublic.com/article/150687/professor-parody

Eoin Higgins: https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1435355735056162826

Jezebel explains what happened: https://jezebel.com/the-guardian-says-edited-judith-butler-interview-was-re-1847636842

Nathan Robinson says he lost his Guardian gig for being harsh on Israel: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel

Widespread claims of censorship: https://twitter.com/search?q=guardian%20censor*&src=typed_query

...but no (thread): https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1435674221586305027

Critique of gender identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVNxYkawao&ab_channel=HelenHeaton

WoLF folks on a panel at Heritage: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/conservative-group-hosts-anti-transgender-panel-feminists-left-n964246

Gender Now: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/gender-now