CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
- Transgender ex soldier had child rape images Plymouth Herald 20.05.19
- Suspended GPs Helen and Mike Webberley move sex change clinic to Spain The Sunday Times 19.05.19
- Fur flies over ‘Brazilian’ wax for trans woman Jessica Yaniv by Rosamund Urwin, The Sunday Times 19.05.19
- Dundee councillor Gregor Murray quits SNP over party’s ‘institutional transphobia’ Dundee Courier 15.05.19
- Dundee councillor suspended for two months after breaching code of conduct over ‘abusive’ messages Dundee Courier 15.05.19
- Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy ‘won’t be silenced’ in Scotland The Scotsman 18.05.19
- Lesbophobia and Gender ideology Liberals for Sanity 18.05.19
- “Unless you understand what it is to be trans you’ve no right to question my existence” Maria MacLachlan 17.05.19
- One week in the war on women Graham Linehan 17.05.19
- ‘Any transwoman who wins a race prevents a natural-born woman from doing so’ Telegraph 16.05.19
- A pregnant man’s (sic) tragedy tests gender notions Vancouver Sun 15.05.19
A Woman’s Place UK comes of age!
Good quality videos of the speakers at their 21st meeting, which took place in Leicester last month, are linked to from here. Well worth watching.
Feminist hero Helen Steel victimised by Men’s Rights Activists again!
Women_Strike were also previously involved in harassing a woman trade unionist on her picket line for the supposed crime of attending a meeting about women’s rights. Footage of picket line attack.
Women_Strike also platformed Ada Cable, despite knowing he called for gender critical feminists to be physically assaulted in the wake of Maria MacLachlan being assaulted by trans activists at Speaker’s Corner. He spoke at their meeting on ‘bread, roses and hormones for all’!
I was told by the academics from Women_Strike that I had to leave the event because ‘transwomen didn’t feel safe’ in my presence. I pointed out that I have now been assaulted and/or surrounded by trans activists on four occasions now, but despite that have not actually hit back Nor did I have any intention of assaulting anyone, so they were not at risk from me.
The kangaroo court told me that I was in breach of their ‘safer spaces policy’, not for events at camp, but for things previously posted on social media, ie women have rights to male free spaces I stated that I support universal human rights, including for those who identify as trans, but it seemed they didn’t, as they think women are not entitled to freedom of thought & expression, nor to the right of a fair trial, since they hadn’t provided details of what I was accused of, nor given me the opportunity to respond.
The one accusation they did mention, that I organised a petition against a prominent trans activist, was false. When I said so the academic blustered “well maybe but I’ve read what you posted on social media”, without specifics So according to Women_Strike males who say they identify as women need to be protected from women’s opinions on seeking to preserve our sex-based rights, but women do not need to be protected from males who threaten physical violence against women for alleged ‘wrongthink’.
This is what happens when you centre males in your feminism. You end up replicating patriarchy by putting their priorities & perspectives at the top of your list, expecting women to keep quiet to keep them happy, excusing male violence and blaming women for male violence.
Letter in support: This Is What Solidarity Looks Like 15.05.19
A Fair Cop
This week sees the launch of a new campaign to challenge inappropriate responses by the police to people who express legitimate opinions about gender ideology. The website can be viewed here.
See also The Police page on this site.
- Me v The Police: What’s in it for me? Harry Miller 12.05.19
- Businessman, 54, investigated by police over Twitter poem about transgender people launches a landmark High Court battle to overhaul official rules on hate crimes Mail on Sunday 12.05.19
- Police are criminalising opinions, say campaigners, The Sunday Times 12.05.19
Help Maya Forstater take her ex-employer to an employment tribunal
Maya was fired from The Center for Global Development in London because she expressed her gender critical views on Twitter. She is now crowd-funding to pay for legal representation in the hope of establishing that gender critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010. At a time when people are in fear of losing their jobs due to trans cult bullying, this would establish beyond doubt our rights to express our legitimate, scientifically-supported views and have a massive postive impact on people’s confidence to do so.
Andrew Gilligan covers the story in today’s Times but it’s well worth reading the long story, written by Maya herself: I lost my job for speaking up about women’s rights.
Women are being silenced from speaking about transgender rights James Kirkup 06.05.19
Maya Forstater Fired For Saying Trans Women Aren’t In Fact Women Continental Telegraph 05.05.19
Be like Martina: support Maya and spread the word.
Don’t be a little shit like the Labour Party Students’ Women’s Officer Lily Madigan!
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