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The Art of Avoiding Definitions: A Review of “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability”

“Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability” aims to clarify, but succeeds only in highlighting the lack of clarity which dominates transgender theory.      by Robert Jensen / Feminist Current “Let me define the terms, and I’ll win any debate,” a friend told me years ago, an insight I’ve seen confirmed many times … Continue reading The Art of Avoiding Definitions: A Review of “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability”

Life Without Limits: The Delusions of Technological Fundamentalism

Featured image: Real freedom is not found in the quest to escape limits but in deepening our understanding of our place in a world with limits. EATCUTE / GETTY IMAGES     by Robert Jensen In a routinely delusional world, what is the most dangerous delusion? Living in the United States, I’m tempted to focus on the … Continue reading Life Without Limits: The Delusions of Technological Fundamentalism

When Will the United States Transcend White Supremacy?

Featured image:  majka czapski/flickr/cc      by Robert Jensen / Common Dreams Now that the violence in Charlottesville has forced “white supremacy” into our political vocabulary, let’s ask an uncomfortable question: “When will the United States transcend white supremacy?” My question isn’t, “What should we do about the overt white supremacists who, emboldened by Trumpism’s success, … Continue reading When Will the United States Transcend White Supremacy?

Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

     by Robert Jensen From a “critique” of my work on the latest Professor Watchlist, I learned that I’m a threat to my students for contending that we won’t end men’s violence against women “if we do not address the toxic notions about masculinity in patriarchy … rooted in control, conquest, aggression.” That quote … Continue reading Professor Watchlist fails in reasoned argument

Some Basic Propositions about Sex, Gender, and Patriarchy

New Books Highlight the Debate between Radical Feminism and Transgender Movement      by Robert Jensen Within feminism there has been for decades an often divisive debate about transgenderism. With increasing mainstream news media and pop culture attention focused on the issue, understanding that feminist debate is more important than ever. Two new feminist books … Continue reading Some Basic Propositions about Sex, Gender, and Patriarchy

Is The Ideology Of The Transgender Movement Open To Debate?

By Robert Jensen / Voice Male Magazine A few weeks after I had published online a critique of the ideology of the trans movement, I was at lunch with a friend who has long been part of various movements for racial, economic, and gender justice and works as a diversity coordinator at a nearby university. The meeting … Continue reading Is The Ideology Of The Transgender Movement Open To Debate?

Robert Jensen: Feminism Unheeded

Robert Jensen / Nation of Change For the past year, the media have been full of discussions of the endemic sexual violence in the contemporary United States, while at the same time pop culture has been celebrating the new visibility of the transgender movement. Both of these cases — which many take to be feminist … Continue reading Robert Jensen: Feminism Unheeded

Deep Green Resistance In Support of Robert Jensen

Deep Green Resistance condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision of Monkeywrench Books in Austin, Texas to cut ties with activist Robert Jensen. Robert has received a massive amount of criticism recently for his article “Some Basic Propositions About Sex, Gender and Patriarchy”, in which he makes public his support for women. That so … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance In Support of Robert Jensen

The Future Must Be Green, Red, Black and Female

The human species must acknowledge that any future that allows us to retain our humanity will jettison capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy – and be based on an ecological worldview, says Jensen. (These remarks were prepared for a private conference on sustainability, where the participants critiqued corporate farming, “big ag,” and “big pharma” and industrialized … Continue reading The Future Must Be Green, Red, Black and Female

Our Democracy?

An edited version of a presentation on the panel “Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the Total Surveillance State and the War on a Free Press” organized by Chicago Area Peace Action at North Park University, Chicago, Thursday, August 29, 2013. The issue-packed title of this event—“Our Democracy in Crisis: The Rise of the … Continue reading Our Democracy?