Cultural Appropriation Is a Myth – I’m Not My Culture, I’m Me

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Reading Time: 7 minutes The French and English cultures in which I grew up, influence my tastes and moral judgements. But they are not me…I am. Cultural appropriation is a myth because there is nothing to appropriate. For Tania de Montaigne, a French journalist and writer, Blacks do not exist, but blacks do. “Why the capital B?”, she asks. […]

Weinstein For Dummies

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Reading Time: 5 minutes   I feel really sorry for all the victims of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults. All that these naive little girls wanted to do, is talk with him about culture. It was just unfortunate that if you happen to be a woman, he immediately gets the urge to unzip his trousers. There’s an old saying that […]

French Ambulance Service Mocks Dying Caller

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Reading Time: 4 minutes On 29th December, 2017, Naomi Musenga, aged 22, was alone at home, in the French town of Strasbourg. She found the strength to call Strasbourg’s ambulance service, despite suffering from severe stomach pain, and bleeding. “I’m going to die,” she said, to which the operator replied, “You’ll definitely die one day, like everyone else.” This […]

Left In The Cold – The Freeze Response And Rape Victims

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Reading Time: 6 minutes You are probably aware of the so-called “fight-flight response”, also known as the “acute stress response”. It is a biological reaction to a stimulus perceived as an imminent threat to survival. The response is carried out by the autonomic nervous system – a control system that acts largely unconsciously and regulates heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, pupillary response, urination, and sexual […]

“Transgender” As A Noun – A Step Towards Gender Equality?

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Reading Time: 5 minutes I wasn’t planning on writing anything else on the subject, so quickly, until I received a few comments, pointing out that I had made a terrible mistake, making me (for some) unworthy to write anything on the subject of transgender people. On a “Feministing Community” website, I also came across the following devastating statement which […]

Would You Accept A Transgender Person As Your Secretary?

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Erratum – I have been correctly told  – “correctly”, because that’s the way it is (is it the way it should be?) – that the word “transgender” without the term “person”, should not be used. It is deemed to be insulting, in the eyes of transgender persons. If you think about it, my unintentional misuse of […]

Feminism Never Killed Anybody

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Reading Time: 6 minutes I recently wrote a post on “The Neon Demon”, a 2016 horror film that I watched on my movie pay-channel. My main thought was that Nicolas Refn, who directed the film, had cast the female characters with such masculine bias, that they were literally transgendered into men. I got the following Facebook response that really intrigued […]