CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
- Transgender man who gave birth loses high court privacy ruling Guardian 16.07.19
- ‘Self ID will stop women competing on an equal playing field’ Morning Star 15.07.19
- Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific Games after losing name suppression battle NZ Stuff 13.07.19
- UCSB investigates feminist grad student for saying men can’t become women The College Fix 12.07.19
LINKS TO LATEST FEATURES, BLOGS OR VIDEOS
- Non-binary is the new “not like other girls,” and it’s deeply rooted in misogyny M.K Fain 14.07.19
- Video: The Hormone Health Crisis | with Endocrinologist William Malone, MD 12.07.19
- Insight: How splits are emerging in LGBT movement over gender issues The Scotsman 14.07.19
- The Cracks in the Edifice of Transgender Totalitarianism Public Discourse 13.07.19
- The book that dares to take on transgender myths told to children: Experts reveal psychologists are scared to question transgender ideology, GPs are afraid of being branded transphobic and teens are being wrongly diagnosed Mail 13.07.19
- Lesbians face a fight for their very existence The Sunday Times 13.07.19
- He ? He ? POLICE! The Lonely Transsexual 10.07.19
Tory who campaigned for mixed-sex toilets resigns from party after child sex offence accusations
Middlesbrough Council to trial to gender-neutral toilets The Northern Echo 10.07.19
Mayor to be quizzed on gender neutral toilets by new Conservative councillor Teeside Live 17.06.19
Laurel Hubbard cheats woman out of gold medal
41-year-old New Zealander and millionaire’s son, Laurel Hubbard, is pictured below after winning a gold medal in a women’s weightlifting event at the Pacific Olympics. The silver and bronze medallists, Feagaiga Stowers and Iuniana Sipaia, are Samoan women. The name of the fourth-placed contestant isn’t widely available but I understand she is also a woman. Nor do we know the name of the woman whose place in the New Zealand team, Hubbard stole.
Not a good look, New Zealand.
There are many more stories on the Sports page.
The National Theatre discriminated against a group of peaceful customers
I count a number of those customers as personal friends, which is why I very carefully considered all the evidence. I concluded that they were the innocent victims of discrimination by bigoted NT staff on Friday 05.07.19.
I’m not a lawyer and I have no faith in this country’s criminal or civil law or lawyers, so I am not suggesting they have any sort of legal case. That is for them to find out if they want to. But I am saying that the NT staff and one of their Chief Execs behaved unethically and that by publishing a highly misleading statement by that same Chief Exec, they were defamed on the Guardian newspaper website and by any other newspaper or website who published that statement. I won’t be linking to any press stories about what allegedly happened as I believe my own blog, in which I link to all the available evidence, is the most accurate representation of what happened.
A Fair Cop
This hugely important campaign against police misuse of powers still needs support. Read this update from Harry Miller and, if you possibly can, please donate to the crowdfunder. The campaign website can be viewed here.
See also The Police page on this site.
What’s this site about?
Like all decent people, I care about human suffering. I want to be compassionate, I want to challenge prejudice and fight discrimination against others, especially on grounds that they can’t help. That includes having gender dysphoria or other medical conditions that might lead one to reject the gender roles and expectations associated with their biological sex. People can’t help how they feel and if they are so unhappy with their body and their lives that they feel they have to have surgery and/or take hormones for the rest of their lives, I’m not going to judge them for that. On the contrary, I try to empathise and show love and support to those I know personally who are in that position.
But when such people lack the empathy to understand why a woman who’s been abused by a man doesn’t want to share a room in woman’s shelter or shower communally in a prison with somebody who has a penis, when they express classic sadistic male sexual fantasies to try to belittle and humiliate women, when they resort to bullying and violence to try to intimidate women who disagree with them – as they did with me at Speakers Corner – that’s when I start fighting back and this website I am creating is part of my personal fightback as well as a way of channeling my anger over what happened to me. For those who don’t understand the name of this website, ‘peak trans’ – a term originally coined by a radical feminist named Jane Crafts – is the moment when you realise that much of your sympathy and support for transgenderism has evaporated.
Mine came early in 2017. At that time I had bookmarked under the trans topic maybe twenty articles, comments and videos that had made some kind of impression on me. Now I have collected a few hundred more and they are getting unwieldy, so I decided to put the ones I found most interesting on a website as a resource for others.
On many pages, I have included some of my own thoughts, which reflect where my head is at now and which I will update as my ideas evolve and change or become consolidated.
Where I’m at now is that, in spite what many transgendered people seem to think about those of us who challenge their ideas, I categorically believe that transgendered people matter as much as everyone else and are entitled to the same human rights. I do not accept that those who “identify” as women are the same as those of us born female and should have free access to all sex-segregated spaces and sports. The same goes for those women who identify as men.
I completely reject the claim that those men who have raped or been violent in any other way towards women and those who joke about, promote or applaud violence against us for any reason are themselves women. That is what it’s all about as far as I am concerned. If it wasn’t for the hatred towards women standing up to trans ideology that I see displayed every day on social media, I wouldn’t see the trans agenda as dangerous and I wouldn’t be devoting any time at all to fighting it.
I have read many blogs and articles by transgender activists and have found the majority to be poorly argued and unpersuasive. I’ve also read several books including Excluded by Julia Serano and Transgendered Voices by Lori B. Gerschick. Let nobody accuse me of not trying to understand.
A major headache I’ve had in writing for this website has been about language and choice of words. I don’t want to offend anyone, except for the violent males who claim to be women and the women who shield them, all of whom I hold in contempt. But I can’t please all the people whose feelings I care about. For this reason, I have decided to do what feels most comfortable to me and mostly use male-born/female-born trans or MtT and FtT (male to trans and female to trans) for those who usually describe themselves as ‘trans women’ and ‘trans men’ respectively. There is a glossary in the menu bar above.
Also, I sometimes refer to those trans people plus allies who are basically Men’s Rights Activists and enemies of women and progress and who behave in a cultish manner as the ‘trans cult’ or ‘trans cultists’, which are terms I have learned from certain trans folk I am happy and privileged to count as friends.
There is much more in the pipeline to add to this site and it will continue to be a work in progress for the foreseeable future. But I’ve decided it to launch it now as 2017 – which I will always think of as my year of peak trans – comes to a close.
Maria MacLachlan 27th December 2017