Trans-identified female Scott Newgent, who just released an important (dare we say heroic) article in Newsweek, is praised by Nina on feminist social media site Spinster.xyz, only to be met with harsh criticism from radical feminists who argue trans gender critics must detransition to be taken seriously. TERF-war inside baseball continues as Corinna brings up the Biden Administration’s endorsement of boys in girls’ sports. Corinna suggests drawing a Rural/City axis into Intersectionality, to which Nina responds cynically. Nina is in fact unusually cynical and sarcastic throughout, perhaps because she’s being cancelled by yet another cultural institution, again.
Scott Newgent’s Newsweek article: https://www.newsweek.com/we-need-balance-when-it-comes-gender-dysphoric-kids-i-would-know-opinion-1567277
Nina’s Spinster discussion: https://spinster.xyz/@ninapaley/posts/A46xiOMs4d8Ur7maJ6
Newsweek article on Biden’s exec order/boys in girl’s sports/trans rights are human rights pr: https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-does-bidens-executive-order-allow-transgender-athletes-compete-gender-their-1563790
Original Atlantic piece that evolved into the Coddling of the American Mind https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/
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Re rural intersectionality….
The food & farm movement is an attempt to re-connect farmers & consumers, esp. at local, state, regional geographic levels. I date the movement to 1985:
–founding of FarmAid
–first food policy council (Knoxville, TN)
FPCs and “food & farm plans” are a formal attempt to connect everyone in a particular foodshed or jurisdiction–e.g., City of Chicago, State of Illinois, Chesapeake foodshed.
First FPC national conference is taking place this year: Sept. 20-22, 2021 in Kansas City, MO. The Power of Food http://www.foodpolicynetworks.org/events/the-power-of-food/
Illinois Food, Farms, & Jobs Plan (2009): https://foodfarmsdemocracy.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/FoodFarmsJobsreport.pdf
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