I like Apple products, I like the way they look, I like the way they work, I like my MacBook Pro slightly more than I like some people. But even as a committed Apple lover surely I am justified in questioning whether the iOS 13.2 breast binder wearing 'merperson' emoji could be just a step too far into semiotic solipsism?
Cambridge University Student Union has recently published a guide on "How to Spot TERF Ideology" . I propose that far from the progressive guide to inclusion that it claims to be; it is instead hostile divisive propaganda relying on misogyny, racism and the exploitation of intersex conditions to aid the silencing of women's concerns. This is why:
With the news that Cambridge University SU has published "How to Spot TERF Ideology" I ask the question COULD YOU BE A TERF?
Karen: She's the woman that wants to speak to your manager, the mother you always avoid at the school gates, the woman driver that stole your parking place and possibly even your ex wife. Karen is outspoken, irritating, entitled and very opinionated. Star of a million memes; we all know 'a Karen' and we are probably all guilty of smirking at least a little when we recognise her in a meme. But beneath the 'lols' isn't this vilification of a middle-aged woman all a little misogynistic?
A young man stands in his bedroom posing in front of a mirror. In his left hand he holds a machete, he takes a photo. Satisfied with his snap he lifts the weapon in both hands poised to strike, his face contorts into one of malignant rage, he takes another photo. Is this the latest ISIS recruit? A school shooter’s manifesto? A bad taste art project? No, this is 'POV ur a TERF in my mentions' the latest trend in trans activism.