Julie Burchill

An Open Letter to Julie Burchill: You Do Not Speak for Me

Rachel Cunliffe | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cunliffe

I will not question your right to call yourself a feminist. I have always believed that feminist is a label we should be able to choose for ourselves, and I have spent long hours arguing that anyone who believes in equal rights for women can consider themselves a feminist. Yes, that includes men, and transgender people. It even includes you.

In Defence of Call-Out Culture

Lucy Uprichard | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Uprichard

While many people love to grumble about the ineffectiveness of activist social media, the truth is that starting something as simple as a hashtag and watching it inspire a global conversation is about as grassroots as it gets...

Vigil for Lucy Meadows 25-03

Patrick Cash | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Patrick Cash

I went to the candlelit vigil held outside the Daily Mail's Kensington headquarters, Northcliffe House, in memory of transgender primary teacher Lucy ...

Bitch! Part Two

David McAlmont | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

I send Simon Price a message to verify if he identifies as straight; he does, but adds that he is "culturally queer." That'll do. He says I'm "Wide of the mark" to call Hilary Mantel's remarks bitchy. Why? "Because it demeans the valid points she made and implies that her remarks were made with personal malice, when her beef wasn't personal."

When Did 'Freedom of Speech' Become a Cover for Bigotry?

Alex MacDonald | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

What really worries me here is that a self-confessed feminist is actually resorting to the same tactics used by the likes of Ann Coulter and Nick Griffin to justify her hateful beliefs.

What Can You Say?

Judi Sutherland | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

Transgender people might be one of the last oppressed minorities. If Ms Burchill's rant had been directed against black or Asian people, homosexual people, Jews, or Muslims, I am pretty sure it would have been met with the full force of the law.

Moore, Burchill and Those Opposed (aka Taking Offense)

Elizabeth Mizon | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Mizon

For anyone not yet acquainted with MooreBurchillTransGate (it's catchy!), a summary of the offense taken reads as follows: Throughout life, culminati...

Julie Burchill's 'Transsexuals' Article Is a Triumph for Liberal Hypocrisy

Planet Ivy | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Burchill is actually quite elegant in her dismantlement of the "vociferous transsexual lobby and their grim groupies". Shame her understanding of such communities amounts to a gross misrepresentation.

The F Word - Feminism

Scottee | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scottee

Transphobic remarks from Julie Burchill in her Observer piece include talk about having nuts taken off because "its all most of them are fit to do", 'their relationship with their phantom limb" and various references to cutting things off and "expecting" privilege - I can't picture the situation in which the editor thought these were all reasonable, measured and insightful things to say...

It's Not the Size of Your Suffering; It's What You Do With It

B.J. Epstein | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The main concern here is that in a recent article in the Observer, Burchill suggests that transgender women don't have the right to talk about being women or to complain or to compare themselves to other women...

So Gay: Teaching About LGBTQ Issues in Schools

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
B.J. Epstein

This week, it was announced that France is going to start teaching about LGBTQ issues in primary schools as a way of helping to combat homophobia. They've likened the situation to educating young people about other types of bullying.

Mrs Morgenstern's Morning

Julie Burchill | Posted 11.10.2012 | Home
Julie Burchill

I have been fascinated with Marilyn Monroe since I read Fred Lawrence Guiles book about her at the age of 12. When the editor of High50 suggested this idea to me, it was a real pleasure and challenge to imagine how her life could have been if she had been saved that night.

That Splendid C-Word

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

A couple of weeks ago Julie Burchill was complaining in the Independent about people who use the C-word. She thoroughly disapproves. But I think she's wrong. It's a splendid word. A super word. A great full-stop of a word. Uttered with a suitable amount of venom, it can bring any conversation to a complete halt, whereas its miserably overused cousin, the F-word, has lost all power to shock. LANGUAGE WARNING: For those left uncharmed by a more liberal usage of our great Anglo-Saxon tongue, please read no further...