CHALLENGING GENDER IDEOLOGY FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
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- More than 70 per cent of transgender prisoners are in for sex offences or violent crimes The Telegraph 24.02.24
- Women’s rights group slams bosses of Hampstead’s female-only bathing pond for ‘failing to acknowledge concerns’ over transgender people using the pool – as it is told bid to ban trans swimmers would be ‘unlawful’ Mail 22.02.24
- A 6′ tall, bearded trans basketballer arrogantly slams a young girl to the ground…. she collapses in agony. RILEY GAINES hits back: We used to call this domestic abuse – so why are we now calling it ‘sport’? Mail 22.02.24
- Waiting lists for Scottish gender clinics increase fivefold since 2018 The Times 22.02.24
- UK’s only trans judge quits over risk of ‘politicising the judiciary’ The Times 22.02.24
- Transgender women could be banned from swimming in Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath The Telegraph 22.02.24
- SPAIN: Trans-Identified Male Sentenced To Six Months In Prison After Making “Transphobic” Comments Towards Another Trans-Identified Male For Not Having Genital Surgery Reduxx 21.02.24
- Information Commissioner urged to act over SPS trans policy cover-up The Herald 21.02.24
- Sex offenders will be blocked from changing their names The Telegraph 21.02.24
- Dear BBC, you’ve got your facts wrong about ‘trans milk’ Milli Hill 20.02.24
- New study: trans youth not at elevated risk of suicide Mary Harrington in UnHerd 19.02.24
- The NHS has put appeasing the trans cult ahead of children’s health Jo Bartosch in The Telegraph 19.02.24
- Why is the NHS indulging ‘breastfeeding’ men? Spiked 19.02.24
- Scouts to employ a diversity officer on £75,000-a-year even though organisation has faced criticism over wokery and transgender activism Mail 18.02.24
- Women treated as tools to satisfy wishes of trans prisoners The Times 18.02.24
- Grassroots police launch gender-critical network to fight back against woke trans policies which ‘create a culture of fear’ within forces across Britain Mail 18.02.24
- Scottish Labour rejects women’s conference and CLP-backed motion backing ‘sex-based rights’ LabourList 18.02.24
- Lesbian members bar to open that will only admit biological women The Telegraph 17.02.24
- Row as hospitals say hormone-filled milk from trans women who were born male is just as good for a baby as the real thing Mail 17.02.24
- Biologist PZ Myers Peddles Sex Pseudoscience (Again) Colin Wright 17.02.24
- The nation’s favourite retailer has lost the plot The Telegraph 17.02.24
- Scottish Labour accused of silencing women members in ‘adult human females’ row The Telegraph 16.02.24
- Royal College of GPs forced into U-turn after cancelling gender-critical doctors’ conference The Telegraph 16.02.24
- Elderly California woman, 90, FIRED from her volunteering position of 60 years at MS nonprofit because she ‘did not understand pronouns’ despite previously winning multiple awards Mail 15.02.24
- Trans ideology has taken over Shakespeare’s Globe Zoe Cairns Spiked 15.02.24
- John Lewis is accused of ‘contemptuous dismissal of staff’ after launching in-house magazine offering tips from controversial transgender charity Mermaids Mail 15.02.24
- Why are trans activists raging against a gay-rights hero? Jo Bartosch in Spiked 15.02.24
- JK Rowling labels Guardian journalist ‘progressive misogynist’ The Telegraph 15.02.24
- Guardian writer claims parkrun is a ‘battleground’ for trans people Joan Smith in UnHerd 14.02.24
- How activists captured Arts Council England Jonny Best in UnHerd 14.02.24
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A critical guide to the debate around trans identities for parents, teachers and others involved with caring for children and young people
Written primarily for adults with caring responsibilities but likely to be of interest to anyone concerned with the rise in the number of young people seeking to socially and or medically “transition”, this book by sociologist, Tim Davies, is a well-researched, clear and comprehensive explanation of the phenomenon of transgenderism and its effects as an ideology, with particular focus on the current generation of transitioners. The book and can be ordered here.
RECOMMENDED: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Transgender Galaxy Carol Dansereau
I made some double-sided, A5-sized flyers with brief explanations of how gender hurts women and children. These are now available in pdf form for anyone who would like to print them at home.
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“At the end of 2021, the debate on sex and gender and the conflict with women’s rights feels very different, at least in the UK, from the way it felt at the end of 2019. There have been a series of legal wins and cultural shifts. People are finding a voice and wrenching the discussion back to reality.”
The above paragraph conveys exactly what I wanted to say in this update, and I am grateful to the legend who is Maya Forstater of Sex Matters for articulating it so well in the introductory paragraph of an article comprehensively detailing how much has been achieved in the UK while alerting us to the battle still to be won on so-called ‘conversion therapy’.
While I’ve continued to try to keep this website updated with the latest news stories and features, regular visitors will probably be aware that I have, since the start of lockdown in 2020, devoted some time to making youtube videos and I am blown away by the appreciative responses to them. Sometimes people express surprise that I don’t have more subscribers but it’s hard to promote videos when banned from social media platforms, so I am thankful to those who share them.
I currently post my latest videos at the top of the right-hand menu but the ones I want to highlight most at this time are a series of four in which I narrate what happened when, in the light of the unjust – and ultimately quashed – conviction of Kate Scottow, I decided to test our criminal justice system and report a trans activist bully to Merseyside police. The contrast between the response of Merseyside police to a woman reporting a relentless trans-identifying bully and how police around the UK have responded to gender activists reporting women for far lesser offences, is stark indeed and campaigner Harry Miller’s recent triumph over the College of Policing seems all the more crucial because of it.
Looking back at what I wrote as an introduction to this website when I launched it at the end of 2017, I am surprised to find that I can still stand by most of it. I had the feeling that my views had shifted a lot more than perhaps they have. In fact, there are only two things that I think completely differently about now, both of which I had already articulated in my update two years ago, when I said that, “if anyone I knew personally today told me they were considering ‘transition’, I would try to talk them out of it”. The second thing is more complicated. Two years ago I said I’d stopped being careful about language for fear of offending people. Over the past year I have become careful about language again but for a different reason. Whereas I was never going to be browbeaten into using silly ideological terms like ‘cis’ and ‘sex assigned at birth’ and I have long since stopped using ‘transwoman’ and ‘transman’, I have now abandoned the use of the term ‘transgender/trans’ – as in ‘trans people’ – altogether.
‘Transgender’ is a label and those who choose to apply it to themselves do so for various reasons. This is why, if it is absolutely necessary to specify that I am talking about people who claim to be transgender, I will only use ‘trans-identifying’. Otherwise I will just call them what they are: men and women. The invention of a ‘trans umbrella’ has robbed the term ‘transgender’ of any useful meaning and using terms like ‘trans people’ give credence to what I have come to see as a dangerous falsehood.
Maria MacLachlan 1st January 2022
Video: Assault on Maria MacLachlan at Speakers’ Corner and the trans activist response
Peak Trans two years on
When I started this site two years ago, I never imagined that the hate campaign against me, which had started on the day I was physically attacked by three violent trans activists in September 2017, would continue to this day.
This is why I decided to make the video above. It includes all the footage taken at Speakers’ Corner, which gives the lie to the alternative narrative spread by trans activist bullies, many of whose comments appear in the film. It will remain on the front of this website permanently.
I blogged some of the responses: Trans activist bullies who “didn’t watch” my video about them hated it
An abridged version, which leaves out the trans activists’ input and focuses on what happened and the testimony of the defence witnesses Ananya Jaidev, Kat Higgins, Laurel Uziell and Devawn Wilkinson can be seen here.
I also had no idea how busy this site would keep me. The several hundred links to news stories, articles and videos that I started with has now grown to several thousand, with new links being added on most days. I am delighted at how popular this site has proven to be and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the supportive messages, the links to articles for inclusion and the donations, which help so much to keep it running.
What I wrote on the day I launched this site at the end of 2017 was true at the time of writing but, after two years immersed in the ‘gender wars’, my thinking on some things has evolved and I wouldn’t write that same introduction were I launching this site today.
One thing that has changed is that if anyone I knew personally today told me they were considering ‘transition’, I would try to talk them out of it. The reasons are many but suffice it to say that, having learned so much from so many trans people, detransitioned people and from some whose lives have been profoundly impacted by transgender ideology, I believe that too many are making the decision to transition too lightly and on too little information and sometimes the effect on their lives and on those of their loved ones has been catastrophic.
Another thing is that I no longer care about offending people. Transgender ideology is – as evidenced by a large number of items linked to from this site – oppressive and misogynistic and those who promote it are intolerant, short on reason and often hateful. For this reason, I am far less careful about language and am more inclined to use terms like ‘trans-identifying males’, which I used to avoid for fear of offending…well, trans-identifying males.
I would like to reiterate that I support the right of adults to ultimately make their own decision on how they present themselves and on whether or not to medically alter their appearance. I also strongly believe that trans-identifying people should have the same human rights as anyone else. However, I know from experience that it doesn’t matter how often I say this, as far as trans activists are concerned, anything short of full submission to trans ideology justifies opprobrium and abuse.
There are many ways in which my thinking has changed in respect of transgenderism and I will continue to update various things I’ve said on this site accordingly but I will leave my original introduction
below untouched. It is now archived here: What’s this site about?
Maria MacLachlan 3rd January 2020