Magdalen Berns 06.05.83—13.09.19
Here is a page dedicated to the legend that was Magdalen Berns. I am creating it having just returned from her funeral in Edinburgh. Although I had the pleasure of meeting her a few times in real life, at her funeral I learned so much more about this extraordinary, brilliant, talented and kind-hearted woman, who did so much for others. The world is a poorer place without her but it will always be a richer place because she was once in it.
Because she spoke the truth, she had many detractors, some of whom have taken her terminal illness and death as an opportunity to reveal just how despicable they are and how low they can go. Typical of their ilk, they have no coherent criticisms to make of her arguments but concentrate on attacking her and her life, of which they knew nothing outside of the videos that irk them so much and which are her legacy to feminism that will continue to inform and entertain for generations to come.
They can be seen on her youtube channel.
My personal tribute: Magdalen Berns, RIP Maria MacLachlan 13.09.19
Remembering Magdalen Berns, one year on Maria MacLachlan 13.09.20
04.06.21: Magdalen’s Wikipedia page is under threat of deletion. Here is the archive.
A historical article by Magdalen on Butterflies & Wheels: Let them call me whorephobic 09.01.16
Rest in Power, Magdalen Berns
In memory of Magdalen Berns Posie Parker 25.09.19
A feminist with a vivid love of life, gone too soon Morning Star 20.09.19
Magdalen Berns, 1983-2019, fighter for women’s liberation RedLine 14.09.19
Rest in Power, Magdalen Berns Radical Ramblings 13.09.19
Celebrating Magdalen Berns, a Lesbian Feminist Warrior AfterEllen 13.09.19
Magdalen Berns 1983-1919 Some tributes collated by Graham Linehan 13.09.19
This blog by Shereen Benjamin contains a transcript of the tribute to Magdalen paid by Nicole Jones at the Lesbian Strength march in Leeds, a week before Magdalen died.
Magdalen Berns, a ‘Shero’ Among Women Madeleine Kearns 04.09.19