trans politics

Women – and transwomen – should fight on the frontline

23 September 2016 15:58

My favourite quote of all time comes from John Stuart Mill: ‘War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest…

Rejoice! Ian McEwan has withdrawn his penis remark

7 April 2016 14:19

He has recanted! The blasphemer, the thoughtless pricker of moral orthodoxy, has backtracked! Rejoice! Yes, novelist Ian McEwan, who had…

Is a ‘Transgender Day Of Remembrance’ really necessary?

27 November 2015 12:33

On hearing that a ‘transgendered flag of remembrance’ was being flown by a government department for the first time (the…

Free speech is the natural ally of transgender rights

27 October 2015 12:13

Transgender men and women have a powerful story to tell. Their experiences are often heartrending: we should be appalled that…

There’s a simple reason why the Stonewall trailer doesn’t feature more ‘trans women of colour’

21 August 2015 16:06

Aping Isis, trans activists have defaced a historical monument to make a political point. They blacked-up — seriously, with spray…

‘Call me Caitlyn, or else’: the rise of authoritarian transgender politics

2 June 2015 11:10

The Vanity Fair photo of Bruce Jenner in a boob-enhancing swimsuit is being described as iconic. Bruce, one-time American athlete,…

Meet the Cry-Bully: a hideous hybrid of victim and victor

21 April 2015 16:57

In the 1970s, there was a big difference between bullies and cry-babies. Your mum would have preferred you to hang…

Kids love fairy tales. This doesn’t mean they must be taught about transgender politics

7 April 2015 13:07

If the NUT didn’t exist it would be necessary for a latter-day Michael Wharton to invent it. This week the teaching…