Shut up Judith Butler

Thain Parnell
10 min readJan 28, 2019


On 21st January Judith Butler, Queen of the Queer Theorists, penned a spectacularly whiny article for the New Statesman, that was rather ironically titled “The backlash against gender ideology must stop”.

It's ironic because ideology is exactly what it is and a bonkers, batshit ideology at that.

Butler of course, can be considered the grand dame of current gender ideology and is an enthusiastic proponent of the frankly ludicrous idea that biology is a social construct.

In Butler's Orwellian world, where up most certainly is down, and wrong is right, it's radical feminists that have got things backwards, since gender, is you know, innate.

Yes that's right, Jude thinks we're all born with a predestined gender, which is inherent, and cannot be questioned. One is a man or woman merely if one says so. And in her idiotic diatribe in the New Statesman, she even managed to bastardize Simone De Beauvoir's famous quote “One is not born a woman but one becomes one” in order to prove that you know, sex is assigned at birth not empirically observed.

Using Butler's rationale, it's easy to see why all this batshit gender bonkers is causing so much mayhem in political parties, schools, universities, and women's groups up and down the country.

In fact it's not just the UK that's affected by Butler mania and the queer as fuckery ideas she and her ilk birthed. Queer Theory, and it's bastard child, trans activism is now the dominant ideology among progressives in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and much, much further afield.

Is it fair to place all the blame on Butler?

Not all of it certainly, but consider this. Back in the 90’s where actual feminism was still trying to batter down the patriarchy's door, Butler's texts such as Gender Trouble were hugely influential.

Her Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory post at the University of California, Berkely meant her work picked up an enthusiastic following among the progressive crowd, and her ideas spread like wildfire through the academy, slowly eating away at the hard work Second Wave feminists had done like a virus.

Back then of course, it was hard to imagine it would come to this, a world where, men are considered more woman than women.

It wasn't just Butler. In fact, she didn't even start it, Michael Foucault did back in the Seventies, with his “progressive” lectures at Berkley that formed the basis of much of Butler and her crew's “Queer Theory.”

Eve Sedgwick, the original fag hag, also deserves a fair portion of blame, with her lesbian omitting “seminal” tome Epistemology Of the Closet lauded by Gay men everywhere.

There are others too, but Butler's unique position, privileged platform, and the fact she's still writing shit articles in the New Statesmen complaining about actual feminists, make her particularly loathsome.

I don't typically loathe women, but I might have to make a special exception for Butler. Or, at least I would, if I didn't feel a tiny bit sorry for her.

Did I just say I felt sorry for Judith Butler?

Well, yeah I do, and here's why.

I know she's gender non-conforming but Butler's always struggled with a rather hefty dose of internalised misogyny. Being of the female SEX she's also probably aware she's been palmed a raw deal, under patriarchy.

One's personal issues tend to inform one's work, and poor ole Judy's clearly spent her whole life trying to get away from her biology.

What better way than doing away with sex altogether? Brilliant right?

Err, no.

Because as much as it would genuinely be great if we treated female people with as much respect as male people, much as it would be wonderful if we had always given female people the freedom we have always given male people the fact is, women, the XX kind have been stigmatized for centuries because of their biology.

And that still continues. If you've got XX chromosomes, people just look at you, and assign you second class status. Here's news, Judy, they do it to you too!

The only way you might, might escape it is by going trans but then you’d have to volunteer your body as a veritable guinea pig for all those cross sex hormones and surgeries.

And even then, don't imagine for one minute that trans guys AS A GROUP get treated with the same respect trans women do. Oh sure, one or two trans “guys”, who've been through the magical gender machine completely might be able to fool enough people into escaping second class status, but for the most part, trans guys are treated by much of the progressive left as if they’re merely there to cheer on the main attraction, trans women.

Oh I wonder why...

Clue, it begins with P and ends in atriarchy.

To be honest, Judy must know her little project is completely unworkable. But just in case her senses have taken leave of her, I’ll spell out why.

Self Id assumes that people aren’t going to see sex. And it also assumes that when they do, they aren’t going to assign any kind of meaning to it.

This is obviously bogus.

In fact it's worse than bogus because in our still patriarchal society, when people see sex, they don't just assign it meaning, they also assign it bullshit gender roles, and they negatively discriminate against the female sex to boot.


If Butler really wants the kind of world where anyone can express anyway they want without being negatively judged, if she really wants the kind of world where “trans” women don't cause actual women in rape shelters to be traumatized all over again, and so fear those with male bodied entering their spaces, well Butlerface better start doing something right now to tackle the very REAL issues the female sex has to face.

The progressive woke brigade like to sling insults like bigot and terf at radical feminists who are working hard to dismantle the pillars of patriarchy that keep that gender caste system rolling on.

Butler and her crew like to call us biological essentialists and genitally obsessed.

Look, the female sex, you know, the class we're fighting to liberate, didn't ask for all this bloody emphasis on biology. We didn't ask to be disbarred from education and the professions for centuries, we didn't ask to be disproportionately sexually assualted, prostituted, beaten, trafficked, misogynised, forced into marriage, raped, groped, catcalled, body shamed, mutilated, and exploited in dehumanising, abusive, violent porn.

We didn't ask for it. Men didn’t do a survey when this whole patriarchy jig started up asking the female sex if we wanted all that. And all that is what the patriarchy has deemed perfectly okay for the female “gender” role and that bullshit role has been handed out to the female sex for centuries, whether we wanted it or not.

And I don't think too many of us wanted it did we? But we never got the choice.

So Butler and co can fuck right off with telling women they are cis. The label (insult) Cis woman means that you are a female with XX chromosomes and that you identify with the female gender role, that you are comfortable and totally hunky dory with second class status.

No, no we're bloody not.

Yes, only this week a TRA on Twitter claimed that because “trans” women had to work to become a women, and “cis” women never had to think about their gender, “trans” women were more “real” than real women.

The female sex aka “cis women” have apparently never had to think about rape, about male violence, about being forced to perform hyper-femininity, about being groped, harrassment nauseum.

Fuck. Right. Off.

I quote gender resister Andreas Sofocleous’s succinctly sarcastic Twitter response to that lunatic claim;

“Males are the real women now folks.”

Straight out of Monty Python isn't it?

And St Judy and her merry band of Genderists, inured from the downright damaging effects of all this lunacy, continue to push gender ideology on all of us.

So yes, Butler's to blame for quite a bit. But it didn't start with Butler and it won't stop with her either, because the ideas gender ideology posits are hugely attractive to some, particularly some rather malignant groups.

Like misogynists who've been itching for years to strike back at all those nasty feminists who dared to posit the idea that you know, women are people and should be treated as such. In the workplace, in society, and in the home.

I've lost count of the number of Men's Rights Activists I've met who enthusiastically support the idea that trans women ARE women, except of course when it comes to matters sexual.

Ah yes, that's right, the sickos still remember who real women are when they want to abuse or exploit.

Speaking of which, where are all the woke heterosexual dudes screaming for more trans women to be included in the porn the porn sick little dears all watch. Intact trans women with penises that is.

Don't want to watch them spreading their “womanly thighs” and waggling their lady sticks in your face wokey bro?

No? Thought not... It’s funny because lesbians feel that way about penis too.

Other groups/ orgs/ bodies that are balls deep (literally) in gender ideology are the paedophile lobby, who are rubbing their hands with glee as they watch child safeguarding policy go to hell in a handcart with the current rush to usher kids into gender clinics, child catcher style.

On the internet, tiny “packers” are being sold to kids as young as 2, that are the basic equivalent of putting a sex toy (dildo?) in a child’'s underwear.

Yeah. Think about that.

And let's not forget in the rush to embrace all things gender fabulous, the swathe of child drag queens we're expected to cheer on as great symbols of progress. As they pose caked in make-up and sexualised, right next to adult drag queens wearing next to nothing.

Oh yes, that actually happened. Look up Lactactia the child drag queen. On second thoughts, please don't.

Capitalist industry’s another major beneficiary of transgender activism and ideology, from the hormones and blockers the clinics peddle, to the costly cosmetic surgeries so many trans people shell out for.

The pornographers, in their unceasing quest to create fresh categories of porn they can spin a profit from, benefit massively from gender ideology too.

Transgender porn has been steadily growing for years, and several fairly high profile “trans” women such as Paris Lee’s are or have been involved in the pornography industry and/ or the sex trade. Like Lees, many are enthusiastic proponents of both.


As for Butler, will she ever get it? Despite having XX chromosomes she seems to think she can escape the caste system through writing reams of tosh about how biology is irrelevant. Yeah Judy? Really?

Biology shouldn't come with a stigma eh?

Well at least I can agree with Butler on that. Pity her ideology enshrines the stigma that actual women, of the cunty kind, must face.

So I call on Butler to make it so then. I want to see this world that doesn't look at someone with XX chromosomes and treat them like less than those with XY.

You've done the damage Judy. Under the banner of progressiveness you and your posse of Queer theorist nutjobs have done a real hatchet job on radical feminism.

Do you hate women Judith Butler? Even though you are one? Or are you just so privileged you don't get how this is playing out in the very real world. The world where other gender non-conforming women aren't as lucky as you in your ivory tower.

I'm talking about a world where lesbians are attacked, hated and bullied for being same sex attracted. Is that the kind of expression that causes you to get so enraged it makes you want to sit down and pen another pretentious article in the New Statesmen?

I’m talking about a world where masculine women are still hated, where many on the so-called progressive left would rather a girl became a boy than let her run about a football pitch with short hair, as a girl.

I implore you Judith Butler, woman up if you have a conscience.

You want a world where anyone can “express” themselves anyway they like without stigma?

Radical Feminists beat you to it. We've wanted that forever.

So stand with radical feminists while we actually make a world where biology really doesn't matter, at least, not in a negative way.

But you won't will you Butler. The patriarchy has taught you well. And just like all the misogynists, you hate women too.