Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: The systemic privilege of imposing queer totalitarianism.
First, a little mood music:
Be accused of misgendering someone and lose you job… especially when that job is teaching.
“A Christian teacher has been banned from the profession for ‘misgendering’ a pupil in a case believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
“Joshua Sutcliffe, 33, was ruled by the Teaching Regulation Authority (TRA) to have failed to treat a pupil with ‘dignity and respect’. He was also found to have failed to protect the pupil’s wellbeing when he did not use the preferred pronouns of a girl who identified as a boy.
“Mr Sutcliffe, a former maths teacher at The Cherwell School, a state secondary in Oxford, admitted he did not use the pupil’s preferred pronouns when he praised a group of pupils during a maths lesson by stating, ‘well done girls’. He claimed that this was not intentional and that he apologised immediately.
“The TRA found it was “more probable than not” that he publicly referred to the transgender pupil using female pronouns on other occasions while working at the school between 2015 and 2018, which Mr Sutcliffe denied.”
People are now attacking Monty Pthyon, and specifically John Cleese, for a scene from 1979’s movie “Life of Brian” which is being turned into a stage musical.
“Cleese told an audience at his one-man show last week that when the scene (co-written with the late Graham Chapman) was performed at a read-through for the new show in New York last year, doubts emerged. ‘At the end, I said to the American actors: ‘What do you think?’ And they said: ‘We love the script, but you can’t do that stuff about Loretta nowadays.’
“‘So here you have something there’s never been a complaint about in 40 years, that I’ve heard of, and now all of a sudden we can’t do it because it’ll offend people. What is one supposed to make of that? But I think there were a lot of things that were actually, in some strange way, predictive of what was actually going to happen later.’”
If you think there is something wrong with a biological male breastfeeding a baby, you’d better not saying anything if you are in Australia or else you’ll become a criminal.
“Reduxx has learned that two women in Australian have received notices from Twitter informing them they have broken Australian law after tweeting about a trans-identified male who has been breastfeeding a child.
“Jasmine Sussex and Standing For Women Queensland (SFWQ) were both contacted by Twitter on May 16, with the platform informing the two accounts that specific content they had posted would be censored to Australian users in order to comply with Australian law.
“Twitter sent two emails to each user, the first explaining that the platform had received ’official correspondence’ from a ‘government entity or law enforcement agency’ which had claimed that their content had violated Australian law. A second email was sent shortly after to each user advising them that the content was going to be withheld in Australia.
“Sussex is a veteran advocate for breastfeeding mothers, and found herself fired as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor in 2021 after pushing back against the adoption of ‘gender neutral’ language in breastfeeding care.
“The following year, Sussex was removed from the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) after 18 years of membership.”