CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE

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The Lib Dems: Would you want to vote for a party that wouldn’t want you as a member?

For a party calling itself ‘liberal’ they seem to be a rather illiberal bunch. Spotted on Twitter – an exchange between a feminist and an anonymous representative of the party’s ‘Diversity Team’, who makes it clear a diversity of opinions is unwelcome.

 

And remember this? Feminists not welcome in Lib Dems unless they support gender neutral toilets, says peer Telegraph 06.02.19

Totally unsurprising news: New LGB group under fire from transcultists

A meeting at Conway Hall on 22 October saw the setting up of a new group by those who feel betrayed and disillusioned by Stonewall’s aggressive promotion of misogynistic and homophobic transgender ideology. Provisionally calling themselves ‘LGB Alliance’, they are planning an official launch in January. For some unfathomable reason, instead of letting them just get on with it, the cultists have been ferociously attacking them ever since. Hundreds of tweets describing the Alliance as a ‘hate group’ have been posted though no evidence is offered in support of this description and the irony is, as always, lost on the tweeters. The (real) haters have also managed to get the group’s crowdfunding page suspended while JustGiving “investigate the nature of their fundraising”.

The LGB Alliance Twitter account is this one. Naturally, their detractors have grabbed a bunch of twitter accounts with similar names in an attempt to confuse anyone who might be as stupid as they are.

Here is the group’s Facebook page and links to related stories:

Meet the Gay Activists Who’ve Had Enough of Britain’s Ultra-Woke Homophobes Quillette 04.11.19

Co-founder of Stonewall calls for calm Holyrood.com 04.11.19

In defence of the LGB Alliance Debbie Hayton 31.10.19

It’s Time for ‘LGB’ and ‘T’ to Go Their Separate Ways Brad Polumbo 26.10.19

Gay groups clash over ‘homophobic policies’ The Times 26.10.19

Stonewall has lost its way on the trans issue Janice Turner The Times 24.10.19

Trans dispute prompts new gay faction to break with Stonewall Telegraph 23.10.19

Discussions with a stone wall Standpoint 23.10.19

LGB Alliance to Form as “Stonewall can’t defend lesbians” Claire Heuchan 30.09.19

More unsurprising news: Transcult target feminist barrister

After that same meeting of the LGB Alliance on Tuesday meeting, Allison Bailey tweeted this

Of course, this resulted in a torrent of harassment and complaints to her chambers whose response on Twitter was absolutely disgusting and reminds me of the equally unprofessional approach of the Humanists UK Twitter account when trans cultists complained about one of their celebrants who took part in the Get the L out of Pride protest last year. I happen to know that whoever operated the Humanist UK Twitter account got a rebuke from the charity’s CEO and their card marked. Somehow I doubt the same thing will happen at Garden Court Chambers, whence came the barrister who defended Tara Wolf and who, in the course of so doing, tried to compel me to refer to him as ‘she’.

U.K. Lesbian Threatened Over Her Campaign To Remove The ‘T’ From LGBT The Federalist 11.11.19

Garden Court Chambers and the Public Shaming of Allison Bailey Helen Saxby 30.10.19

Lesbian barrister: my bosses bowed to transgender ‘hate mob’ The Sunday Times 27.10.19

Please support this action against the Tavistock

 

You can pledge your donation here: Legal case to protect children from experimental medical treatment by Susan Evans

Mother sues Tavistock child gender clinic over treatments The Times 12.10.19

My daughter can’t understand the risk, says mother The Times 12.10.19

Therapist raised alert at troubling practices at Tavistock clinic The Times 12.10.19

The Times view on the Tavistock clinic and hormone-blocking drugs for the young: Informed Consent 12.10.19

Selina Soule was forced to compete against boys in HS track. Join her in taking a stand.

Petition: Suspend the International Olympic Committee’s transgender policy

“The IOC require only that a transwoman has maintained a particular level of testosterone for 12 months in order to compete as a ‘self-identifying’ woman. This completely ignores the physical advantages in speed, height, stamina and strength that a male-born athlete will have.”

Please sign the petition here.

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