Those people who call themselves “gender criticals” AKA “TERFs” AKA “sex realists” AKA anti-trans activists have an awful lot to say about autistic people, specifically autistic girls & women. They’re obsessed – but they’re also wrong, of course. Are autistic people more likely to be trans? Are trans people more likely to be autistic? Let’s find out, shall we? With statistical evidence & anecdotes from trans autistic people, we learn why GCs are wrong about everything.
In this video, Mica deconstructs what gender critical people say about a selection of “female-only spaces”. She talks about the “bathroom debate” as well as the “fake trans argument” & discuss the harm done by the gender critical “TERF” movement. As a cis woman, she is adding her voice to the discussion about women’s spaces. Are gender criticals out to protect safe spaces for women? Or are they simply a hate movement out to harm a specific minority group & in so doing, harming society as a whole? This is a long video in which she does her best to talk about all the spaces that gender critical activists focus on. This is a deep dive.
Gender Critical ideology, previously known as “trans-exclusionary radical feminism” or “TERF”, claims to be feminist while sounding like the opposite. Isn’t. That. Weird?
Let’s have a look at the history of White Feminism, all the way from the fight for women’s suffrage, the women’s liberation movements of the 60s, up until the present day & the current attacks on women’s rights by the Christian Conservative & Far Right; how might the exclusionary tendencies of white feminists mirror the current push against trans rights by so-called “gender criticals” aka TERFs? And why do they keep falling into misogynistic, biological essentialist, sexist dichotomies in order to exclude trans women from their feminism?
Do you think you’ve transcended the political divide? Do you agree with Elon Musk & Russell Brand & many many others, that both Left & Right are wrong & what we need is something new? Mica thinks you’re wrong. Kind of. So watch her video, it might be more nuanced than you think!
Discussing the utility of ideology & why it’s important to understand the normative desires of those with power, & what ideologies they hold. Touching on capitalism, political centrism, Tony Blair & JK Rowling too! So…what fun!
Looking at positive psychology & how this intersects with domestic abuse. Researchers have stated that focusing on positive thinking in the context of abuse or violence can be actively damaging. Mica talks about my own experience of domestic abuse & tells you why my focus on positivity (as well as The Law of Attraction) helped keep her in a toxic relationship.
The Secret is a self-help book & film, published in 2006. Based on the New Thought concept of the Law of Attraction. In this video Mica explores how the ideology taught by The Secret not only upholds Neoliberal Capitalism, but why it also might exacerbate the harm done within it. She also looks at why so many celebrities endorse this idea & how this has helped such harmful ideas disseminate so successfully.
So many celebrities, from Oprah Winfrey to Jim Carey, from Russell Brand to Denzel Washington buy into Law of Attraction ideology – is it any wonder this nonsense is everywhere?
Brexit, short for “British exit,” refers to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). After a referendum in June 2016, where 51.9% of voters chose to leave, the UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020.
The aftermath of Brexit has been tumultuous for the UK, with significant economic, political, and social consequences. The UK’s departure from the EU has resulted in trade disruptions, a decline in foreign investment, and a loss of jobs. It has also created uncertainty for businesses and individuals, particularly in industries such as finance and agriculture.
Additionally, Brexit has raised questions about the future of the United Kingdom itself, with Scotland and Northern Ireland considering independence from the UK to maintain ties with the EU. The decision to leave the EU has also created tensions within the UK, particularly between those who supported Brexit and those who opposed it.
Mica from the channel Ponderful is one Brit in EU, and she tells her story of how the Stop Brexit campaign was used not to stop Brexit, but to prevent a progressive government in the UK. She says, she’s more angry at the People’s Vote & Remain campaigners than she is with the Tories for the mess that is Brexit. At least the Tories were open about what they wanted.