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Ep#178 – Helen Joyce – Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality


This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and journalist Helen Joyce (HJoyceGender). They discuss Helen’s new book ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’.

0:00 Intro
6:47 Start of Interview   
6:58 About Helen Joyce
8:13 How do you define yourself politically?
11:55 Why the focus on this issue?
14:54 Genuine concerns about transphobia
18:46 Is sex binary? How many genders are there?
21:17 What do you make of recent ‘transracial’ stories?
25:54 Did Helen get Richard Dawkins ‘cancelled’ by American Humanists?
33:38 How do we make this issue less partisan?
34:32 Religion, atheism and the ‘atheist movement’.
35:37 Reporting of violent crime and the data
40:58 How crime statistics are recorded by gender
46:43 Female only spaces and safety: PureGym and the Wi Spa controversy
52:35 Transwomen competing in women’s sports, Laurel Hubbard
57:55 Misgendering—consciously and by accident. What is expected?
1:01:48 Peer and social contagion.


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Taking The Myth – June 2021 Edition

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

0:00 Intro & lockdown flab
2:29 Gender ideology dominating the news cycle
5:26 Sajid Javid’s bid to end marriage for under 18s
13:32 Recent conflict in Batley: Muslims V LGBT
23:51 Labour party and the lack of a strong opposition in the UK
27:44 Political tribalism
31:07 Stephen and Iram blindly wade into the gender wars
32:18 Lisa Keogh cleared after being investigated for saying women have vaginas
34:50 Transgender woman Laurel Hubbard competing in the Olympics & the male advantage in sport.
47:41 Men V Women and why men are “stupid”.
56:05 Women get demoted on the intersectional hierarchy
59:08 Iram reviews the sitcom ‘We are Lady Parts’.
01:03 Review of ‘The Return: Life After ISIS’ Documentary
01:13 Audience questions from social media
01:14 The launch of GB news and activists going for its advertisers.
01:16 Royal Academy’s apology to artist Jess de Wahls after attempting to cancel her for saying “humans can’t change sex”.
01:18 Corporate hypocrisy on human rights
01:21 Matt Hancock breaking social distancing rules and infidelity (recorded before his resignation)

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Ep#177 – Calvin Robinson

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes social commentator and political advisor Calvin Robinson (@CalvinRobinson).

0:00 Intro
5:09 Start Of interview
6:19 About Calvin Robinson
7:06 Education and Christianity
7:56 Do we need Christianity for morality?
13:33 Identity politics and being called on to discuss race
16:10 What does it mean to you to be ‘right-wing’?
19:57 Should we worry about a new ‘entitled’ generation of children?
21:49 Should we defund the BBC? And the Martin Bashir scandal
27:43 The relevance and value of a Monarchy in 2021
30:33 Religious teaching in schools
34:20 Anti-Semitism on UK streets and the failure of liberalism.
36:49 The left-wing interest in the Israel/Palestine conflict.
39:43 Black Lives Matter and George Floyd as a martyr.
43:37 Treating ‘Black’ as a political ideology and being labelled a ‘race-traitor’.
45:21 Is modern ‘anti-racism’ hurting progress on race-relations?
50:54 Is social media a mistake?
57:19 Are we afraid to speak our mind now?

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Ep#176 – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author and ex-Muslim activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali (@Ayaan). They discuss Ayaan’s new book ‘Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights’.

Video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fbSPoGtAyew

0:00 Intro
3:40 Start of interview
4:46 On Richard Dawkins and the American Humanist Association
08:01 Is Ayaan still an atheist?
10:25 Is Islamic reform a worthy endeavour? Maajid Nawaz and the closure of Quilliam
12:52 The 5 key elements required for a modernised Islam
15:21 Is it any easier to discuss Islamic fundamentalism now?
19:13 Does Ayaan feel betrayed by the modern feminist movement?
23:03 Is Islamic fundamentalism an important topic in the USA?
24:53 The ‘Dawah’ infrastructure
26:55 What are ‘Western Values’?
29:06 How do we fix the failings of multi-culturalism?
31:37 Do you have to learn to get used to smears? And the far-right
34:30 Is it fair to select immigrants based on religious background?
36:59 Ayaan as a beneficiary of immigration/asylum
38:50 Is sexual violence really connected to immigration? How do you know?
43:51 The late and great Christopher Hitchens.

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