My spoon-recovery notwithstanding, apparently it’s the month to remind people why certain feminist celebs are utter shitheels. Last week it was Hugo fucking Schwyzer, and this week it’s Caitlin fucking Moran.
The hugest of thanks goes to the people who’ve taken the time and risked the mental harm involved in compiling the following.
I know a lot of people admire Caitlin Moran, and hell, she probably says a lot of shit that needs to be said and has a much bigger platform to say it from than mere ranty bloggers like myself. But it’s no fucking good being the strong, public voice of white cis hetero women like us if we shit on everyone else. In doing so we just leave the same shitty power structures in place – and they can be turned back against us any time.
Now, I’m going back to chilling the fuck out.
The below links come with a shitload of trigger warnings. This is less a post to be read and more a handy resource to be linked the next time someone cites Moran as an icon to be revered.
Caitlin Moran’s homophobia, transphobia, and use of AIDS as a punchline via @jaythenerdkid
The editor of Bitch magazine on why she cut an interview with Caitlin Moran.