Sunday, January 31, 2010

What's Wrong With Julie Bindel

Over at The Guardian, we have Beatrix Campbell speaking in defense of Julie Bindel.

She's busy arguing that Bindel should be heard - blah blah blah.

The problem with Bindel is that when it comes to transsexual identities, she speaks as if she has actual knowledge of transsexuals. Unfortunately, she doesn't - her writing is full of the same kind of stereotyping that women have fought against for years - only Bindel focuses the her noxious assumptions repeatedly on transsexuals.

If Bindel actually had some real understanding of transsexuals, and did more than simply spout off theories that claim that transsexuals aren't real, then she might be worth listening to. As it is, her theories are like listening to a phrenologist - neither have any basis in reality, and don't deserve to be taken seriously.

1 comment:

VĂ©ronique said...

That's my main problem with Julie Bindel -- that she writes from ignorance and is given platforms to do so. People can come up with all kind of well-reasoned arguments about transsexualism, but that's not what we get from Bindel. We get bigotry and ignorance. And yet she gets to write in the Guardian. Want to submit something? :)