Notes on the Journey

I felt it was necessary to set my site to private for a bit because I’m feeling spooked by all the violence that is being directed at gender-critical women, but this piece of writing needs to be shared widely because it is hi-LAR-i-ous. Maybe satire can effect what hasn’t been possible with logical, reasoned discourse!

writing by renee

A Wellington women’s gym has received a sign-up request from an unexpected source.

Dick Surprise, who identifies as a non-binary pansexual Wellingtonian, sports male genitalia but claims to be a “woman inside”.

“I walk past this gym all the time,” Surprise told reporters. “And it really bugs me. Sure, men may control and dominate almost every aspect of social life from the military, to politics, law, business, finance, media, academia, most households and sports in general – and at women’s expense. Okay, I get it. I already know that, because I am a feminist, actually probably the biggest feminist you could ever meet.” In his own estimation, Surprise is one of the country’s most prominent and underrecognised feminists, alongside Gavin Hubbard, who has won gold representing New Zealand in women’s weightlifting.

“But it is 2018. After thousands of years of patriarchy, people who were assigned male at birth just for…

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