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Now displaying: August, 2022
Aug 29, 2022

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by Journalist and evolutionary biologist Colin Wright (@SwipeWright). Colin has spent a significant amount of his time debunking a lot of the anti-scientific claims made in service of gender ideology. On this episode a number of those claims are covered in detail.

Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nIT9hmtwQ3I

0:00 Intro
0:21
2:18 What is ‘male’ and ‘female’? What can science objectively tell us about the distinction between the two?
5:11 What is ‘intersex’? Is it relevant to the current debates about gender?
8:15 Is an intersex condition really as common in the general population as red hair?
11:27 Why get involved in this issue? How does it affect you at all?
15:24 Has academia been completely captured by gender ideology?
16:54 The current state of ‘new atheism’ and atheist organisations
21:16 The accusation that open debate on gender ideology will lead to trans suicides.
25:13 Puberty Blockers: What do they do? How are they used? Are there permanent effects?
29:42 Is any progress being made in the States on this issue compared to the UK?
32:17 The effects of gender ideology on free speech in the UK.
36:18 Gender v Sex.
39:40 In what ways do men have biological advantages of women in sports?
44:24 What role does testosterone play in sex differences?
46:11 Attempts to control the language: ‘sex assigned at birth’?
49:31 How credible is the claim about ‘social contagion’?

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Aug 26, 2022

This week on Taking The Myth, Stephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss all the big topics.

0:00 Intro
0:29 Iram’s trip to Pakistan
4:14 The attempted assassination of Salman Rushdie in New York
19:49 Comedian Jerry Sadowitz has is show cancelled by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
27:52 Movie studio Paramount says they will not censor or edit ‘problematic’ content from the past.
31:30 Movie Review—Top Gun: Maverick
36:31 Muslim woman loses discrimination claims over being referred to as a “guinea pig”.
44:17 Retailer Marks and Spencer affirm commitment to ‘inclusive’ changing rooms policy.
55:25 Megan Markle and her amazing new podcast and celebs using social media.

Stephen Knight’s Substack: www.sknight.substack.com

Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

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Aug 18, 2022

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by writer and renowned feminist campaigner, Julie Bindel. Julie will be discussing the issues covered in her new book ‘Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation’.

0:00 Intro
0:39 About Julie
1:38 Liberal Feminism Vs Radical Feminism
5:54 What is ‘The Patriarchy’? Where can we see it in action?
8:09 Why is feminism so unpopular with women according to polls? Third Wave Feminism and choosing religion over feminism.
15:42 Can a man be a feminist? Should we be suspicious of ‘male feminists’? Owen Jones and Matt Walsh
16:43 Porn, prostitution and ‘sex work’. Is this really a form of female liberation?
26:59 Is the prominence of OnlyFans good for women?
33:16 Has the women’s rights discussion been hijacked by trans issues? Can you be “trapped in the wrong body”?
39:18 The framing of gender critical feminists as “fascists”.
46:32 Social contagion and the erasure of gay people.
50:43 The accusation that discussion on this issue will cause death and harm.

You can buy ‘Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation’ here: https://amzn.to/3w2uvex

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

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Aug 9, 2022

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) is joined by Dr. Lyell Asher. Dr. Asher is an American English teacher and has become increasingly concerned about the stifling of free expression on American campuses and the spread of illiberal ideologies. He’s recently fronted a documentary titled ‘Why colleges are becoming cults’ which can be found on YouTube.

You can watch the video version of this interview on YouTube: www.youtube.com/gspellchecker

Watch ‘Why colleges are becoming cults’ on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAqDwn_Q-QQ

0:00 Intro
0:18 About Dr Lyell Asher
2:13 Why take the risk of speaking up publicly?
5:28 Which incidents inspired action?
08:37 The ‘N-word’ and a focus on ‘impact’ over ‘intention’.
15:31 How are you defining ‘woke’?
19:53 Why is progress not being acknowledged? Why is there a new obsession with race?
25:56 Why are students imposing speech codes and illiberal ideology on themselves?
30:49 How do we know we aren’t just grumpy old men that need to get with it?
36:31 Do you use social media?
38:16 Authoritarian tactics and redefining words as violence.
42:03 Have the right taken ownership of defending free speech?
46:32 American speech rights compared to UK ‘hate speech’ laws.
52:19 The importance of which method of reading is taught in schools.

Support the podcast at http://www.patreon.com/gspellchecker

Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube & Spotify.  

 

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