‘WE’VE COME A WRONG WAY BAY-BEE’ – by Alix Dobkin (1999)

“As I was saying, the phrase,
‘This may be politically incorrect, but…’, makes me reach for the “delete” key. Why? Because it almost always precedes, a mindless bit of racism or a snotty put-down of women. The cutesy idiom masquerades as disobedience but in fact dismisses consciousness and justifies meanspirited conformity. So-called “political correctness” didn’t weaken feminism, but fear of that label did. Excusing the perpetrator from taking on tough issues, this phobic umbrella shelters a multitude of retreats…”

Author(s): alix dobkin

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 29, No. 8 (august-september 1999), p. 15

We’ve Come a Wrong Way Bay-Bee – AD (link)


‘Freedom Is Censorship: Control of Feminist Thought in Market Democracy ‘ – by Betsy Brown (2001)

“If we want to find the place where dissident ideas are squelched or distorted beyond recognition, we would do well to examine the celebrated “free market place of ideas.” That marketplace is no freer or more democratic than any other capitalist marketplace. It is here that feminist and lesbian publishers and bookstores are going out of business at an alarming rate; as are all kinds of independent publishers and bookstores. The men who run the huge corporations that control this market place have a large incentive to limit the availability of ideas that challenge patriarchy, capitalism, or white supremacy in any deep or comprehensive way. If nothing else, people who think radical thoughts have something to give their lives meaning besides the mindless consumption that drives the U.S. economy…”
Author(s): Betsy Brown

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 31, No. 4 (april 2001), pp. 8-11

Freedom is Censorship – Control of Feminist Thought (Link)

MichFest Transgender Controversy…and Right-Wing Attacks: “Americans for Truth” claims MWMF endangers children – by Karla Mantilla and Lisa Vogel

“The Festival is womon-born-womon space. That means it is an event intended for womyn who were born and who have lived their entire life experience as female and who currently identify as a womon.
We ask the transsexual community to respect and support this intention…”

Author(s): Karla mantilla and Lisa Vogel

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 9 (October 2000), pp. 8-9

MichFest, Transgender Controversy & Right-Wing Attacks (Link)

Love Women or Die: Are We An Endangered Species? by Alix Dobkin

“‘Diversity’ used to be code for the coming together of Lesbians from a variety of racial, ethnic and class backgrounds. But now those labels indicate the “inclusion” of “nice” men, “supportive” men, “curious” men, ex-men…”

Author(s): Alix Dobkin

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 5 (May 2000), p. 9, 18

Love Women or Die (Link)

‘The Emperor’s New Gender’ by Alix Dobin

“You know that glazed look certain born-again Christians get in their eyes when they’re not listening? Or how voices of loud-mouthed Republican politicians and TV pundits get even louder to outshout the opposition? To foreclose debate defends the fainthearted against perceived attack, even when no attack is intended. Beloved tactic of cowards and bullies everywhere, shutting down discussion stymies challenges to the firmly held, vulnerable doctrine of the True Believer. Thus
does insecurity unite with bluster to frustrate education’s advance.”

Author(s): Alix Dobkin

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 4 (April 2000), p. 14

The Emperor’s New Gender (Link)

(Photo from an exhibition by artist, Scott King, in Glasgow 2014)

Men in Ewes’ Clothing: The Stealth Politics of the Transgender Movement

“Backlash is everywhere these days. Its latest manifestation is the transgender movement, which is wreaking havoc among lesbians, liberals and other so-called progressives. It comes right on the heels of (and is no doubt born of) postmodernism. Once again, we’ve been had. This movement presents itself as radical, indeed as the most radical thing going, but it is really an insidious form of paralyzing liberalism which translates into ultra-conservatism in action. I know these are strong statements but…”

Author(s): Jennie Ruby and Karla Mantilla

Source: Off Our Backs, Vol. 30, No. 4 (April 2000), pp. 5, 8-9, 12

The Stealth Politics of the Transgender Movement (Link)

‘Anti-Feminist Backlash and Gender-Relevant Crime Initiatives in the Global Context’

Are the Gains Made by Second-Wave Feminism in Criminology being Obliterated?

Author(s): Karen Joe Laidler, Ruth M. Mann

Source: Feminist Criminology, Volume 3 Number 2, April 2008 pp.79-81 Sage Publications

anti-feminist backlash and Feminist Criminology-2008-Laidler-79-81 (Link)

‘Men’s Rights and Feminist Advocacy in Canadian Domestic Violence Policy Arenas: Contexts, Dynamics, and Outcomes of Antifeminist Backlash’ by Ruth M. Mann

‘Men’s Rights and Feminist Advocacy in Canadian Domestic Violence Policy Arenas: Contexts, Dynamics, and Outcomes of
Antifeminist Backlash’

Author: Ruth M. Mann

Source: Feminist Criminology Volume 3 Number 1, January 2008 44-75
Sage Publications

DV and anti-feminist backlash Feminist Criminology-2008-Mann-44-75 (Link)