Jessica Taylor, a British author, has come under scrutiny after uploading content containing anti-father’s Day messages on Twitter. In her posts, Jessica wrote, “Father’s Day is complicated for a lot of people. I just want to acknowledge and show my love to those of you that find today especially difficult.”
She added, “Dads are given godlike status in society. They are adored and loved, even if they are totally useless. They are never blamed when a child does something wrong, whereas Mums are instantly in the spotlight. Dads are celebrated for looking after their own kids.
And to those of you struggling with your own Dad. Dads can be abusive, neglectful, selfish, toxic, frightening, absent, ignorant, lazy, entitled, harmful, homophobic, alcoholic, drug addicts, bullies, violent, threatening, gaslighting, deceitful, passive and dangerous.”
“No matter if you are 17 or 97 reading this, you can make the choice to never become the person who harmed you. You can stop the cycle,” she concluded.
Who is Jessica Taylor?
Jessica Taylor is a feminist author and activist. She is the author of the 2020 book Why Women Are Blamed For Everything. She has made appearances on British television, including the Channel Five true crime series My Lover, My Killer, and the BBC Two documentary Womanhood.
Sexy But Psycho: Uncovering the Labelling of Women and Girls through Constable, Taylor’s second book, was released in 2022. She described it as a ”mixture of academic research, history, psychology and real-life stories of women and girls who have been told that they are mentally ill, instead of being listened to”. The book focuses on how women have historically been marginalized because of mental illness.
Taylor stated during the Depp v. Heard lawsuit that borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder are “not proven medical conditions,” but rather “highly contested controversial psychiatric labels.” She said that the former is referred to as a ‘junk diagnosis’ in psychology and psychiatry and the latter is a ‘debunked disorder’.
Taylor was raised in a Stoke-on-Trent council housing development. Sadly, she said that as a teenager, she endured frequent physical and sexual assault at the hands of local men, which she kept a secret from her family. Taylor gave birth to her first child at the age of 17 as a result of her frequent rapes and reported her abuse to the police.