It’s worth pointing out here that Cathy is not making this stuff up. Being the investigative TOC journalists that we are, some Twitter searches on “Cathy Newman cunt”, “Cathy Newman bitch” definitely do result in near-endless hits.
A search on “Cathy Newman execute”, however, only resulted in a tweet saying “Cathy Newman would have voted to execute Socrates”, which, well, you know, is probably true.
UK Labour member proposes alcohol ban at Party meetings for inclusiveness to “Muslims, pregnant women, drivers, people under 18, recovering alcoholics, those who can’t afford a pint”
“As the party attempts to move forward following #LabourToo, it should go beyond a strictly procedural approach, with complaints and regulations there to monitor members behaviour. It needs to engage in cultural reform, and banning alcohol from meetings is a significant part of ensuring that the party is welcoming to all and would mitigate the risks that consumption of alcohol poses to others.”
“Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people. Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism.”
“The 2025 date is open to all candidate countries and to the extent that a candidate country by then or later or earlier would have met all the criteria for membership, we will proceed in such a way that its efforts will be recognised by the EU.”
“As a party, Labour prides itself on equality, extending opportunity to those who wouldn’t otherwise have it; promoting progressive politics; being the voice of the ostracised. Identity politics is our politics. (…) How can we as a political party purport to serve the interests of Londoners but fail to do this in our own house? Especially in a youth organisation which aims to represent the most diverse city in our country.”
The guideline, published in The British Medical Journal, tells midwives not to say things like “good girl” to women in labour, because it is “disrespectful”. In the guideline itself, the authors say the changes are needed in order to “instil a culture of respect” for mothers-to-be. The guideline has since been backed up by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), with the idea being, that “using the right language could reduce anxiety in women in labour, cutting the rates of complications.”
Surely, all EU member countries had these in place already? Why is this rambling piece of undemocratic legislation, which states the obvious in one case, before overstepping mandates in the next, considered to be such a major milestone? Where is the debate, where is the democratic mandate for these attempts at social engineering?
Watch. University teaching assistant Reprimanded by Two Professors for showing Jordan Peterson clip to Students
A later segment of the discussion (starting around 22:00) has Shepherd being accused of breaking university policy, with Adria Joel, acting manager of the ‘Gendered Violence Prevention and Support’ program, accusing her of being transphobic.
Awkward stuff. Israeli Judoka wins tournament in Abu Dhabi, which refuses to show Israeli flag / play Israeli anthem
That turned awkward rather quick when Flicker won gold, and it made for some quite poetic footage. Flicker remained calm and collected and whispered his country’s Hatikvah, while the organisation played the International Judo Federation’s song [which apparently exists for these occasions] while Flicker was honoured under the International Judo Federation’s flag instead of the Israeli flag.
UK government: Call expectant mothers “expectant people”, to avoid excluding transgenders. Even feminists disagree
“A large majority of people that have been pregnant or have given birth identify as women. We can include intersex men and trans men who may get pregnant by saying ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘expectant mothers’.”