Monday, 14 January 2013

The Observer Screws Up

There are things one does not do in a national newspaper. One does not call Blacks "uppity niggers". One does not state as fact that Yids drink the blood of Christian children. And one does not publish articles like this one. Starting with a quote illustrating a complete lack of anything redolent of white feminist privilege
"Sod that, we're having lobster and champagne at Frederick's and I'm paying," I told her. Half a bottle of Bolly later, she looked at me with faraway eyes: "Ooo, I could get to like this…" And so she did.
No privilege there.
I nevertheless felt indignant that a woman of such style and substance should be driven from her chosen mode of time-wasting by a bunch of dicks in chicks' clothing. To my mind – I have given cool-headed consideration to the matter – a gaggle of transsexuals telling Suzanne Moore how to write looks a lot like how I'd imagine the Black and White Minstrels telling Usain Bolt how to run would look. That rude and ridic.
The reaction of the trans lobby reminded me very much of those wretched inner-city kids who shoot another inner-city kid dead in a fast-food shop for not showing them enough "respect".
But they'd rather argue over semantics. To be fair, after having one's nuts taken off (see what I did there?) by endless decades in academia, it's all most of them are fit to do. Educated beyond all common sense and honesty, it was a hoot to see the screaming mimis accuse Suze of white feminist privilege...
She, the other JB and I are part of the minority of women of working-class origin to make it in what used to be called Fleet Street and I think this partly contributes to the stand-off with the trannies. (I know that's a wrong word, but having recently discovered that their lot describe born women as 'Cis' – sounds like syph, cyst, cistern; all nasty stuff – they're lucky I'm not calling them shemales. Or shims.) We know that everything we have we got for ourselves. We have no family money, no safety net. And we are damned if we are going to be accused of being privileged by a bunch of bed-wetters in bad wigs.
Shims, shemales, whatever you're calling yourselves these days – don't threaten or bully us lowly natural-born women, I warn you.
they're lucky I'm not calling them shemales. Or shims.
Mighty White of her to do that. Mighty White. Especially since she ...may not have as many lovely big swinging Phds as you

The Guardian group has certain ethical standards. So does the UK National Union of Journalists. There are also laws in the UK against deliberate and malicious denigration of minorities.

Oopsie.

UPDATE: The original article has been deleted - along with the 2500 comments , mostly eviscerating it. It's now available on numerous mirrors - such as the UK Telegraph http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyyoung/100198116/here-is-julie-burchills-censored-observer-article/

6 comments:

blueyedwench said...

Wow. I'm blown away by the writer's chutzpah to so blatantly show their privilege.

To assume that one group's fight against inequality is somehow better or more important, or more VALID than another group's is just abhorrent.

Billie said...

Good catch, Zoe.

Anonymous said...

From the link:

Statement from John Mulholland, editor of The Observer:

On this occasion we got it wrong and in light of the hurt and offence caused I apologise and have made the decision to withdraw the piece.


Looks like they deleted the article.

Zimbel said...

Statement from John Mulholland, editor of The Observer:

On this occasion we got it wrong and in light of the hurt and offence caused I apologise and have made the decision to withdraw the piece.


Looks like they deleted the article.

mythusmage said...

Looks like the Observer is hiring them young these days.

Kate Middleton said...

Hi Zoe,

we have war situation here in the UK.

That CID officer was talking nonsense. Of course its illegal to publish material like that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malicious_Communications_Act_1988

I have a blog here with docs CID statments etc showing proving senior gender shrink committed criminal offence in 1982

http://katemiddleton-lsu.blogspot.co.uk/