Sep 11, 2021 • 1HR 9M

Episode 81: Judith Butler's Gender Bubbles

Jesse Singal
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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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Jesse's review of Trans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/07/books/review/trans-helen-joyce.html 

Wi spa incident: https://nypost.com/2021/09/02/charges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-wi-spa-casecharges-filed-against-sex-offender-in-notorious-wi-spa-incident/ 

Max Read on Gawker: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/08/did-i-kill-gawker.html 

Crackstarter: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/27/mayor_rob_ford_crack_video_scandal_gawkers_crackstarter_hits_200000_goal.html 

Random girl singing N-word: https://www.gawker.com/white-kid-caught-ecstatically-singing-nigga-by-coache-1697520011 

Bryan Goldberg buys Gawker: https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/gawker-acquired-bustle-bryan-goldberg-1202871999/ 

"The Relentless and Well-Deserved Mockery of Bryan Goldberg": https://www.gawker.com/the-relentless-and-well-deserved-mockery-of-bryan-goldb-1325205558 

New Gawker meltdown: https://www.thedailybeast.com/gawker-writers-quit-over-editorial-director-carson-griffiths-offensive-tweets-workplace-comments 

We got bigots reviewing bigots out here!: https://www.gawker.com/media/bigot-reviews-bigot-for-nyt-book-review

What's Jesse Singal's Fucking Deals?: https://jezebel.com/whats-jesse-singals-fucking-deal-1826930495 

Carey Callahan on informed consent: https://mariacatt42.medium.com/in-which-i-fail-to-find-you-any-gate-keeping-622c447a835f 

The terrible Atlantic article: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/ 

Jesse's review was 'violent': https://twitter.com/britnidlc/status/1435323903199649797

Murders: https://twitter.com/thesarahkelly/status/1435722753156468737 

HRC's fearmongering: https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021 

Polling on self-ID: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/07/16/where-does-british-public-stand-transgender-rights 

Judith Butler interviewed in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/07/judith-butler-interview-gender 

Original, pre-cuts version: https://archive.is/jds9K 

Judith Butler wins the Bad Writing Contest: http://www.denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm 

Martha Nussbaum demolishes Butler: https://newrepublic.com/article/150687/professor-parody 

Eoin Higgins: https://twitter.com/EoinHiggins_/status/1435355735056162826 

Jezebel explains what happened: https://jezebel.com/the-guardian-says-edited-judith-butler-interview-was-re-1847636842 

Nathan Robinson says he lost his Guardian gig for being harsh on Israel: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/02/how-the-media-cracks-down-on-critics-of-israel 

Widespread claims of censorship: https://twitter.com/search?q=guardian%20censor*&src=typed_query 

...but no (thread): https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1435674221586305027 

Critique of gender identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPVNxYkawao&ab_channel=HelenHeaton 

WoLF folks on a panel at Heritage: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/conservative-group-hosts-anti-transgender-panel-feminists-left-n964246 

Gender Now: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/gender-now