CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
LINKS TO LATEST NEWS STORIES ADDED TO THIS SITE
- Male-Run ‘Pink News’ at Odds with the Lesbian Community…Again AfterEllen 12.12.18
- Man Who Identifies as Woman & Lawyer Targets Gender Identity Disbelievers with Job Loss & Lawsuits Women are Human 10.12.18
- How it could be ILLEGAL to say ‘he’ or ‘she’: Failing to use transgender terms could land Australians in court under proposed laws Mail 10.12.18
- Lone lesbian pushed off Baltimore LGBTQ Commission’s Law and Policy Committee WOLF 09.12.18
- Call for gender ID question in next Scottish census The Times 09.12.18
- Child murderer Ian Huntley wants stockings for Christmas Mail 09.12.18
- Plea to Trans Lobby A letter in The Times 08.12.18
- West Point High teacher fired following transgender controversy NBC12 06.12.18
LINKS TO LATEST FEATURES, BLOGS OR VIDEOS
- “You’re obsessed with genitals!” an addition to the Bad Arguments page 13.12.12
- Trans Fact Checker: The reality behind the myths Transfacts blog 11.12.18
- The End of Traditional Civil Rights? Daniel A. Kaufman 11.12.18
- Peter Tatchell dismisses feminists like me as “transphobes”. But he has his own skeleton in the closet. Julie Bindel 11.12.18
- Ontological Totalitarianism by Numbers Jane Clare Jones 08.12.18
- Why calls for athletes to compete as a homogenised group should be resisted Guardian 10.12.18
- On Cis & TERF – a twitter thread by @adogcalledbambi 10.12.18
- Transgenderism: a fetish that got out of hand? Jo Bartosch 10.12.18
- Men – however they identify – shouldn’t be allowed in shelters designed for traumatised women Maria MacLachlan 06.12.18
Trans activist bullies fail to prevent award for Times columnist Janice Taylor
“Has any other group tried to silence those who don’t 100 percent agree with their agenda?” asked Times columnist Janice Turner on Twitter after winning a prestigious journalism award. Janice was kind enough to share her thoughts, concluding with “The totalitarianism of this movement knows no bounds.” Bad luck, bullies. Win some, lose some, eh?
Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy has been permanently banned from Twitter for the heinous crime of using the masculine pronoun when referring to the arrogant, entitled male – or should I say ‘penis-haver’ – Jonathan Yadiv, who set out to sue no fewer than 16 female beauty salon employees for refusing to wax his male genitalia.
This is apparently in breach of Twitter’s new policy, which doesn’t allow the correct use of pronouns for anyone who denies their biological sex as Jonathan Yadiv does (for some unfathomable reason) even though Meghan’s tweet about the obnoxious and repulsive bully was before the policy was incorporated. For all the good it will do, please show solidarity by signing the petition linked to here: @Twitter: Re-instate Meghan Murphy
The banning has generated lots of articles so I’m promoting some of them here. Most are also on my Silencing page.
Meghan Murphy and the silencing of women Spiked 28.11.18
Twitter’s Trans-Activist Decree Meghan Murphy 28.11.18
Twitter Bans Meghan Murphy, Founder of Canada’s Leading Feminist Website AfterEllen 27.11.18
Meghan Murphy, Twitter and the new trans misogyny Julie Bindel 26.11.18
Video: Meghan Murphy – Banned from Twitter A wide-ranging interview by Dan Fisher of Conatus News 30.11.18
Video: The Censoring of Meghan Murphy, Radical Feminist Benjamin A Boyce
Feminist sites targeted by trans activist bully
Both Gender Trender and Gender Identity Watch are down as a result of complaints by Jonathan Yadiv, the “woman” who thinks he has a human right to have women wax his testicles. I’ve linked to quite a few articles on Gender Trender from this site so obviously these links won’t work at present but I’d like to wait and see what happens before amending or removing them. In the meantime, someone has kindly put up a mirror site and here is statement from Gallus Mag of Gender Trender.
WordPress shuts down several feminist blogs without warning Dabitch 21.11.18
Free Speech Matters
By James Caspian
What do London’s National Gallery, Royal Opera House and BBC buildings have in common?
Find out here: There’s only one Posie Parker!
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