Feminism

Vaishnavi Sundar

ObjectNow! Interviews Vaishnavi Sundar about ‘Dysphoric’ her four-part documentary series on the rise of Gender Identity Ideology, its effects on women and girls in developing nations. In her synopsis of Dysphoric she says that: In this dystopian world where misogyny is rampant, and womanhood is commodified, being female comes at a cost. Corporates capitalise on …

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Croc Among The Newts

Ace cartoonist on the Morning Star, Britain’s most left-wing newspaper (known for its pro-women stance), STELLA PERRETT was suddenly dropped and her cartoon ‘End Game’ removed from the paper at the behest of the Trades Union Congress, who felt it was ‘transphobic’. She was never given any proper reason for withdrawing the cartoon, merely that …

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Kate Scottow’s appeal – why did she win?

“Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having” In a complex legal appeal it can be hard to ‘see the wood for the trees’. Yet it is important to understand where and how a judge went wrong. To clarify Kate Scottow’s successful appeal case of December 2020, here are some highlights from the Appeal …

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Holbeck: A Case Study of Hell

Holbeck is a case study of hell. It is misogyny and objectification in the legal system, a triumph of men’s rights activists. Alan Caton, the detective who led the investigation into the murders of five prostituted women in Ipswich in 2006 and subsequently led the strategy to put an end to street prostitution in Ipswich …

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Trans Identified Males Should Not Be Accessing Women’s Spaces

An expert in male sexual offenders was banned from Medium for this article on trans identified males. Some readers may find the content disturbing. I specialised in working with male sexual offenders for twenty years and was employed by West Yorkshire Probation Service. I worked both in the community and in prisons. Many Trans Identified …

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Winner of the Object! Essay Prize 2020

The winner of the Object! Essay Prize 2020 is Lauren Hamstead How do ‘altruistic’ and commercial surrogacy affect the rights of women and children? Introduction In its most basic form, surrogacy requires that a woman gestate a child for a third party and relinquish her child at birth. In popular consciousness the narrative surrounding surrogacy …

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HATE SPEECH AGAINST ‘TERFS’

This article first appeared on Medium.com in May 2020 and was soon taken down following complaints. We post it here to show the level of aggression and violence that transactivists recommend against their opponents in the trans debate, eg us. We and our radical feminist sisters have been on the receiving end of this treatment …

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A Meaningful Transition?

The Road to Hell…is paved with good intentions. OBJECT! usually steers clear of criticising feminist colleagues. Nobody’s perfect, we all make mistakes, broad church etc. But when the intention is ‘kind’ but the impact is appalling, something has to be said. Dr Julia Long has said it: ‘Much of what is written and spoken in …

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Prostitution

Dworkin was right

Photomontage by George Blair Prostitution is the practice in which men are able to purchase women to use as sex objects.  Men are taught via pornography and patriarchal culture to believe that they have an inalienable right to the sexual access of women and children’s bodies.  Prostitution eroticises the degradation and oppression of women.  Men …

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Hot Chocolate Doesn’t Help Women Exit Prostitution

Critique of an article in the Manchester Evening News, praising a so-called ‘sex workers’ charity’ which offers prostituted women hot drinks – BUT calls them “sex workers” and claims that they are just doing a “tough job” like “any other worker.” We OBJECT to irresponsible media referring to the sexual exploitation of women as a “job”. The MEN article blames women for their own abuse and covers up the culpability of the men who use/abuse prostituted women. We OBJECT.