Socialist, antifascist, Guardian columnist, author, podcaster, YouTuber, geriatric millennial. He/him. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: bit.ly/33iARb3 🏳️‍🌈

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Joined August 2009
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In about 2002 I wanted 'Easy Lover' by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey on my new iPod. I didn't have it on CD to import it onto my iPod, so I found it on Limewire. It took 7 hours to download and when I opened it it was a video of two men shagging.
Tell us: share your memories of your first iPod theguardian.com/technology/2…
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This is an excellent piece from Owen about homophobia and how its root in a specific definition/display of masculinity also sweeps up straight men in its attacks. Fighting it in all forms benefits gay and straight men both being able to expand beyond those tired expectations.
Talking about homophobia against straight men isn't a tasteless distraction. It's fundamental to understanding what homophobia actually is. theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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To be fair, this is one of the few small mercies of being me
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GC’s think I’m a trans ally because I have the ‘inherently feminine quality’ of being ‘too kind and understanding’ as well as internalised misogyny. They can’t wrap their heads around the idea it might just be because I think, with my feminist mind, it’s the right thing to do.
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And as I've said repeatedly, I've done a shout out for teachers and students, I won't speak to any student under the age of 18 without parental consent, and I will always - always - protect anonymity at all costs In my 11 years in the UK media I've *never* compromised anonymity.
On the narrow question (within the wider trans rights debate) of whether it is legitimate to question and doubt an entirely one-sided story (allegedly derived from a partisan source) appearing in a right-wing tabloid, @owenjones84 should not be criticised
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"I don't tell jokes but I love to hear really cruel jokes haha!"
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The reward for helping find him might be deportation. I'm going to lose my mind.
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Sorry. This is beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian intolerance is going to change that.
A trans woman posted about working with her doctor and a lactation consultant to breastfeed her and her partner's baby by following the widely used and respected Newman-Goldfarb protocol to induce lactation. TERF's proceed to lose their minds and fail basic biology.
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Hear me out, but is it at least possible that LGBTQ people support their trans siblings because we believe in LGBTQ rights, rather than a) because we're misogynists or b) because we fancy unobtainable straight men
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Cis lesbian, gay and bisexual people have all been particularly vocal about trans rights because we've had the same experiences and share the same spaces. That's it! It's not more deep than that! It doesn't come from gay men being misogynists or gay women being handmaidens!
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Julie Bindel deleted this defamatory tweet, but the fact anti-trans activists have spread the false claim I'm bullying a teenage girl - when I'm examining the accuracy of a Times story sourced from an anti-trans website - has obviously whipped up an unhinged firestorm.
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If The Times - which has a history of issuing corrections after publishing inflammatory and inaccurate stories - wants to publish stories sourced from anti-trans websites, that's their prerogative. But it's reasonable to investigate those stories without being threatened.
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Seeking to talk to the teachers and other pupils at the school - given the original source of the story, and given The Times' dire record - is not bullying anyone. It is journalism. The end.
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Anti-trans activists are trying to mass report my tweets, which Twitter is refusing to act on, because there is nothing to act on.
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anyway, it's pretty obvious how this will end, so let's not all act surprised when it does!
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(although pretty flattered by the built comment ngl)
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Asked whether he supports a windfall tax, Boris Johnson responds by accusing Keir Starmer of not being able to define what a woman is #PMQs
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bleak detail about the MP rape arrest is that allegations reportedly first made in Jan 2020. Nearly two and a half years just to get to this (still quite early) stage in the process, & that's not even unusual.
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This Times article was changed to be about a famous person retweeting the original article. The only named source in the altered article is JK Rowling, who shared the original article, and then became the subject of the article. Like an MC Escher painting of terrible journalism.
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