J. K. Rowling is a TERF

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  1. Ag

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    Margaret Astwood is a huge relief.

    I worry that every feminist is a TERF these days, so it's nice that MANY ARE NOT.
     
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    I know this doesn't really fit in here, but we've mentioned John Cleese and his terfy, misogynistic ways before I'm sure. Well I've just been fairly taken aback by this tweet where he calmly suggests he wishes his wife was ASSASSINATED, but then is actually happy that she remains "bitter" about their divorce. What a LOVELY man.

    I don't really get it if it's "just a joke"! It reads horribly.

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    Oh the divorces definitely drove him a bit mad - should've stuck with Connie Booth, John love :(
     
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    The irony of him describing HER as bitter while describing her as 'the one who ruined me' and wishing she was DEAD.
     
  5. Sheena

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    In fairness, it’s just shit 70s style humour, isn’t it?
     
  6. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    (Not that that makes it alright)
     
  7. Ag

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    John Cleese being a dick is far less disappointing than JK being the revolting pig that she is.
     
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    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I suspect she's rather less bitter with $20m of his cash than he is without it.
     
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  9. octophone

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    Cleese being an utter cunt was a bit of a surprise. We always knew he was a bit of a cunt but I guess age, bitterness and the death of the LibDems have made him go Full Dickhead.

    The Pythons appears to be dying in the wrong order.
     
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    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    Don’t say that, that means Palin next :( SOMEONE CHECK ON HIM QUICK
     
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    Michael Palin should be protected at all costs. I would quite happily chuck the other three living Pythons under the bus to keep Palin in one piece.
     
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  13. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Just looked at his twitter. He's on it non-stop, isn't he?
     
  14. Peekaboo

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    What else is there TO DO?
     
  15. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    eat an apple, read a fucking book!
     
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    He hasn't the capacity to realise he can actively take an interest in ALL of these issues? He truly is PATHETIC.
     
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    Who was the tweet from? I don't see it.
     
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    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    J*hn C*eese
     
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    Jahn Cheese?
     
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    Eric Idle might be a grumpy bugger but at least he largely keeps to himself. Gilliam's as big a tit as Cleese.
     
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    Olivia Colman NOT A TERF, we'll all be pleased to learn.

     
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    QUEEN IN ART AND LIFE!
     
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    It's unfortunate that we would even have to wonder. Being a bigot should not be the norm (I'm sure someone has already said this, but I think it every time)
     
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    Yeah I worry about all our female icons, especially the ones likely to veer towards feminism.

    Is TERFdom a US problem as well?
     
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    I didn’t think that La Colman would be a problem on this front I have to say. Doesn’t look sufficiently PINCHED
     
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    I mean a good 40% of Americans are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic bigots.

    But it doesn't seem to be a problem among liberals like it does in the UK
     
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  27. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    Well thank god Jameela Jamil is not a turf
     
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    I read something ages ago about why the UK went all TERF in a way the US didn't - I wish I could find it again. It was mainly related to how the US feminist movement became more intersectional due to factors like allying with the black civil rights movement and LGBT rights in a way that never happened over here, so it's got a stronger sense of solidarity for other marginalised groups.
     
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    I would love to read this if you find it

    Most black Americans didn't support gay marriage until Obama did publicly, so sometimes a leader can affect views on things. Unfortunately this could be opposite happening with JK Rowling
     
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    I always find it really odd when minorities don't support other minorities. But then are terrible people on both sides.
     
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    Quite. I give you RACIST GAYS

    Feel free to mark ‘em up and sell ‘em on or, even better, THROW ‘EM ON THE FIRE
     
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    There was a long deleted gay on my FB who I recently noted had a pro Trump profile picture. He's British.
     
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    28% of LGBT Americans voted for Trump! (according to notoriously inaccurate early exit polls)

    BAFFLING
     
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    I see Eddie Izzard requesting the use of she and her has kicked things off today.
     
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    As if she hasn’t been on this path for literally DECADES at this point.
     
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    GOOD FOR HER!
     
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    Well that's ONE of the reasons I was WTF?

    The main other one being people who seem to believe they have some sense of OWNERSHIP of how she chooses to be addressed and claiming to be LET DOWN by her.

    WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
     
  38. Sheena

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    I will never understand how the way someone chooses to live their life entirely independently of anything else at all gets so many other people RILED UP.
     
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    There have been people I work with who hold Eddie Izzard up as 'one of the good ones' because "well he likes to cross dress but you can still call him he", just wilfully ignorant of anything she's said over the past DECADE PLUS and half remembering some interviews from the mid Nineties :goodgrief:
     
  40. octophone

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    They find something to kick off about every day, it just fell in their lap for once. Remember Linehan tweeting transphobic horseshit on Xmas Day last year? Normal behaviour for this lot.
     

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