CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
- Gender dysphoria in children: puberty blockers study draws further criticism (pdf) BMJ 20.09.19
- Video: Should you hide the sex of your child? Sky News item with Benjamin Butterworth and Sonia Poulton 18.09.19
- Transgender lobby group Mermaids urges puberty‑blockers for 12‑year‑olds The Sunday Times 15.09.19
- Girls must bow to trans rights in new rules for schools The Sunday Times 14.09.19
- Parents outraged as London primary school makes its toilets unisex – ‘Not fair on kids’ Express 12.09.19
- Gender law repeal bid ‘highly likely’ after power shift The Weekend Australian 13.09.19
- Spinster is in its infancy, but is already making waves in the Fediverse M K Fain 12.09.19
- When the Ideologues Come for the Kids NY Mag 20.09.19
- Dear Women: It’s Okay to be Disliked M K Fain 20.09.19
- ”Gender dysphoria spreads like an epidemic online” Sven Román 17.09.19
- Further down the rabbit hole with Alice, another open letter Claire Graham 15.09.19
- Lucy Hunter Blackburn: Sex question should stick to birth certificate The Scotsman 14.09.19
- I’ve added my pronouns to my Twitter bio in solidarity with other narcissists Spectator USA 13.09.19
- Video: “Transgenders Are Getting Out of Hand” A2Z TV 15.09.19
- An open letter to Prof. Alice Roberts on the subject of DSDs and kindness Claire Graham 12.09.19
Rest in Power, Magdalen Berns
Magdalen Berns, RIP Maria MacLachlan 13.09.19
A feminist with a vivid love of life, gone too soon Morning Star 20.09.19
Magdalen Berns, 1983-2019, fighter for women’s liberation RedLine 14.09.19
Rest in Power, Magdalen Berns Radical Ramblings 13.09.19
Celebrating Magdalen Berns, a Lesbian Feminist Warrior AfterEllen 13.09.19
Magdalen Berns 1983-1919 Some tributes collated by Graham Linehan 13.09.19
This blog by Shereen Benjamin contains a transcript of the tribute to Magdalen paid by Nicole Jones at the Lesbian Strength march in Leeds, a week before Magdalen died.
Magdalen Berns, a ‘Shero’ Among Women Madeleine Kearns 04.09.19
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