What do we mean by erasure?

When I first heard the term being used in respect of trans ideology, it sounded hyperbolic. I changed my mind, after seeing:

  • Male-born trans people who insist that they are women just the same as I am but who show no understanding of what it means to be female and getting called ‘terf’ or ‘bigot’ for daring to disagree with them;
  • the unqualified support the trans lobby is getting from all the major political parties, while protests from feminists are ignored or dismissed as ‘transphobic’;
  • the accomplishments of girls and women in sports stolen from them by males competing in their events;
  • the psychological and emotional well-being of vulnerable women in prisons and women’s shelters disregarded because of men’s feelings;
  • clothes shops, among them fashion chain store, Topshop, whose customers are primarily very young women, introducing mixed sex changing rooms out of deference to men’s feelings;
  • a man who’s been married three times, fathered six children and won an Olympic Gold medal in a men’s event chosen to be Glamour magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’;
  • a teenager, exceptional only in that he is a male who identifies as a woman standing for the post of Women’s Officer in a local branch of the Labour Party because he “disagreed with other Women’s Officers” and being elected;
  • a male elected unopposed to serve as president of the Quebec’s main women’s federation;
  • women defined as ‘menstruators’,’non-prostate owners’, ‘gestational parents’ and ‘non-men’;
  • the wikipedia definition of ‘transwoman’ being ‘a woman who was assigned male at birth’ and not being allowed to correct it to ‘a male who identifies as a woman’ or similar;
  • the very word ‘woman’ used as if it refers to some catch-all category for those who don’t want to be men, as in the case of the violent males who assaulted me at Speakers Corner
  • This:

…and much else besides.

I now know what erasure feels like.

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I love this video by Deborrah Cooper for both content and delivery.

I was cancelled at my own dinner table — that’s how toxic the arts world can be | Evening Standard The Standard 02.02.24

Football fan banned over gender-critical posts after ‘Stasi’ Premier League investigation The Telegraph 02.02.24

Why is a militant trans activist running a women’s health charity? Jo Bartosch in Spiked  16.11.23

Endometriosis is ‘not gynaecological condition’, says charity founder who appointed trans CEO The Telegraph 15.11.23

Only women should run women’s health charities Julie Bindel The Telegraph 14.11.23

Army faces backlash after trans soldier featured on panel at ‘women in leadership’ event The Telegraph 11.08.23

Rikkie Valerie Kolle first trans woman to win Miss Netherlands The Telegraph 11.07.23

University of Arts London writes ‘women’ out of menopause guidance The Times 04.05.23

Military chiefs spark backlash after using photo of trans woman to showcase achievements of females on International Women and Girls in Science Day Mail 19.02.23

Gender-neutral Brit awards nominate all men for 2023’s best artist The Times 12.01.23

NHS trusts accused of failing to ensure same-sex intimate care The Times 02.01.23

The BBC’s insult to women Spiked 19.12.22

Ticketing site wages ‘campaign of cancellation’ against gender-critical events The Telegraph 16.11.22

British lawyer plans to sue US ticket-selling giant Eventbrite after it refused to sell tickets to her trans ideology debate Mail 10.11.22

When I was on Question Time, Eddie Izzard was there – as the other woman The Telegraph 25.10.22

Women are being sold down the river – by charities terrified of the trans mob Julie Bindel in the Mail 27.11.21

Rape victim is forced to quit her therapy sessions because she feels threatened by a 6ft trans woman Mail 27.11.21

On Billy Bragg and other mansplainers: No friend indeed Julie Bindel in The Critic 18.11.21

Oxfam drops Wonder Women Bingo game celebrating ‘inspiration woman’ including JK Rowling after trans protests Mail 23.10.21

The quiet cancellations Julie Bindel 14.10.21

The cancellation of women is bigger than a “culture war” Miriam Cates MP in The Telegraph 11.10.21

The Fawcett Society has let women down Julie Bindel 17.06.21

Why is The Feminist Library erasing women? Jo Bartosch 02.02.21

Being Gender Critical: a Story Alessandra Asteriti 21.01.21

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre defends recruitment of “self-identifying” women following backlash Varsity 24.07.20

Anger as rape crisis centres recruit ‘self-identifying’ women to provide counselling and advice for victims of sex abuse Mail 12.07.20

Denied. “ActionAid UK defines women and girls as anyone who self-identifies as a woman or a girl.” Sarah Phillimore 15.07.20

Action Aid’s Policy Goes Right to The Top Maya Forstater 15.07.20

International Women’s Day has been hijacked by trans activists Julie Bindel in the Telegraph 06.03.20

Cowardly Merseyside council removes feminist flags outside town halls after trans activist tantrums Liverpool Echo 02.03.20

26k women begging for funds at gofundme to become transgender The European Union Times 28.11.19

By caving in to trans activists, Always have eliminated women Julie Bindel Telegraph 21.10.19

This is the moment we reached peak gender insanity Celia Walden Telegraph 21.10.19

Transgender lobby forces sanitary towel-maker Always to ditch Venus logo from its products Mail 20.10.19

Transgender man who gave birth loses high court privacy ruling Guardian 16.07.19

Mother of all legal rows for trans man and his baby The Times 27.03.19

Men who identify as women in Leeds can ‘change their gender’ with just a single phone call – without medical or legal proof Mail 14.04.19

Julie Bindel: To say a child has no mother is to deny biological reality Telegraph 14.02.19

Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say Telegraph 14.02.19

Transgender man who became pregnant after IVF battles government for his child to be declared motherless on its birth certificate in landmark legal case Mail 13.01.19

When Feminists Abandon Girls City Journal 03.02.19

Why did trans women lead the Women’s March? Jo Bartosch 23.01.19

Not all menstruators are women? This madness has to stop Julie Bindel 21.01.19

Council confusion over sex and gender ‘could put women at risk’ The Times 11.01.19

Young mother is barred from her local pub for wearing a T-shirt saying ‘Woman: human female’ Mail 06.01.19

Women ‘risk health over trans NHS workers fear’ The Times 18.12.18

16 Vancouver women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia The Post Millennial 06.11.18

Twitter, Trans Rights, Totalitarianism and the Erasure of Sex Jane Clare Jones 26.09.18

Slip on a frock chaps, and be a top 100 woman Janice Turner, Times 27.09.18

Feminist’s poster removed after complaint from transgender activist Times 26.09.18

Anger over women’s business honour for cross-dressing banker Times 22.09.18

So Brave, So Stunning: Pippa Bunce, the Transvestite Rebranded Miranda Yardley 22.09.18

Transgender activists are fanning the flames of misogyny Julie Bindel 21.09.18

Backlash as Fire Brigades Union votes in favour of gender self-identification Telegraph 20.09.18

New Zealand: Free speech battle brews between feminist and trans-activist groups over suffragist posters Stuff 19.08.18

High Court judge REJECTS campaigner’s plea for gender-neutral passports after claiming current system is ‘inherently discriminatory’ The Mirror 22.06.18

Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election Guardian 22.06.18

Co-operative Bank bans feminist group from using its services after they barred transgender people from becoming members Mail 17.06.19

Radical Feminism Banned From Radical Bookfair Jeni Harvey 05.06.18

Times up on the lie that sex segregation isn’t necessary Leyaterra 05.05.18

Women, biology, and women’s spaces Freer Lives website 26.04.18

Ministers put curbs on trans rights The Times 24.06.18

Grammar school axes head boy and head girl roles and replaces them with gender neutral positions  Telegraph 17.04.18

Vogue’s transgender ‘suffragette’ and a licence to bully women Caroline Farrow 08.01.18

WHAT ABOUT ME(N)? Madam Nomad 01.03.18

A letter to the woman who called me a TERF Fair Play for Women 10.12.17

You are not a woman Brendan O’Neill 19.11.17


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