LOOOL this interview is so fucking funny
lol some publications are framing this as "Butler comes out in favour of trans rights" . Butler was advocating for trans people before i was born lmfao
@garfiald I read the whole thing twice yesterday and I adore it
@garfiald Judith Butler is fucking funny in general, I went to the presentation of her latest book in Berlin and the way she shot down bad faith questions just made me giggle
@garfiald oh turns out she has published another since
@garfiald 'AF: I want to challenge you on the term “terf”, or trans-exclusionary radical feminist, which some people see as a slur.
JB: I am not aware that terf is used as a slur.'
@garfiald that was a solid read
@garfiald how to read this without an account on new statesman?
@luka a vpn might work, because it can be read without an account here in the UK?
@garfiald omfgggggg this is so good
“AF: Threats of violence and abuse would seem to take these “anti-intellectual times” to an extreme. What do you have to say about violent or abusive language used online against people like JK Rowling?
JB: I am against online abuse of all kinds. I confess to being perplexed by the fact that you point out the abuse levelled against JK Rowling, but you do not cite the abuse against trans people and their allies that happens online and in person.”
lmao gettem JB
@garfiald honestly i would do almost anything to have a cup of coffee with judith butler
@bee absolutely same
@garfiald damn lol
@garfiald I love that she's done with people misinterpreting her or willfully being dicks
@garfiald this interviewer is so impossibly weak next to judith butler 😂
@garfiald yeah it fuckin rules
@garfiald Who do they think Judith Butler was?
@garfiald wild to me to think about that engels has come out in favour of worker's rights
@alexandria yeah uhhhh... definitely not. I have seen transphobes misread her work, and those misreadings have widely circulated around the internet. I have a lot to say about just how bad those readings are, suffice to say they are not a serious assessment of her philosophy.
As for her personal actions, she has been a major activist who advocated for trans people specifically since the 1990s
trans community pol, twitter
After researching what exactly anyone was objecting to and finding naff all, I settled on it most likely being that medicalist crowd who see anyone who isn't gung-ho "The DSM is strong and it is my dad" as transphobic
@garfiald i admire this publication for publishing their own interviewer just getting roasted like this lmao
@garfiald butler so thoroughly skewered the interviewer rejecting the premise of the clearly leading questions, that I'm honestly surprised they published it in this form?
@garfiald this is great. I can feel the interviewer sweating more and more profusely with every question
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