A response to Judith Butler

It has been a while since I have done a bit-by-bit response piece, but this weekend Radio New Zealand journalist Kim Hill interviewed Professor Judith Butler on the conflict between trans activists and “TERFs” and I have a lot I would like to say about it. Needless to say, I was practically crippled by the frustration I felt listening to not only the mischaracterisation of gender critical women, but also of the issues themselves. Professor Butler speaks with much more clarity than that with which she writes, but even so the interview was a catastrophe of false equivalencies, obfuscation, and wilful…