CHALLENGING TRANSGENDERISM FROM A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE
THE LAST SEVEN DAYS
LINKS TO LATEST NEWS STORIES ADDED TO THIS SITE
- Anger over ‘naked men’ at unisex changing rooms in Bath BBC 14.01.19
- Green Party gets child abuse report it paid for Bea Campbell 14.01.19
- Jo or Joe? Surge in trans children changing names Sunday Times 13.01.19
- Britain’s first two-generation transgender family open up about abuse Mail 13.01.19
- NHS staff being advised to ignore parents’ wishes if children self-declare as different gender, guidance shows Telegraph 11.01.19
- Protests outside Meghan Murphy talk in Vancouver CTVNews 11.01.19
- Green party failed to properly investigate child abuser – report Guardian 12.01.19
- Council confusion over sex and gender ‘could put women at risk’ The Times 11.01.19
- Green Party Verita Report: Safeguarding Failures in Challenor Case Conatus News 11.01.19
- Gloria Hunniford offends Loose Women viewers with ‘he-she’ transgender women comment Sun 11.01.19
- NHS trans row as men get access to women’s wards if they identify as female Telegraph 10.01.19
LINKS TO LATEST FEATURES, BLOGS OR VIDEOS
- A Letter To Young Trans People Leanne Mills 16.01.19
- Can biological males be lesbians? Kathleen Stock 14.01.19
- Transition as Treatment: The Best Studies Show the Worst Outcomes Woman Means Something 11.01.19
- Vancouver gender identity event a roaring success Feminist Current 13.01.19
- Sold out Meghan Murphy event at Vancouver Public Library proceeds without a hitch The Post Milennial 11.01.20
- Of sport, sex and gender Dr Antonia Lee 10.01.19
- Trans Activism vs Feminism (and the Wider World): Heather Brunskell-Evans in Conversation with Julian Vigo 07.01.19
If you’re on Twitter, please follow @Trans_Peak
As I’ve been banned, I now depend on other tweeters to tweet announcements from this site. @zeno001 has just set up a new Twitter account specially for the purpose. It is operated by him. Please help defy Twitter’s silencing of feminists by following this account and retweeting its occasional tweets.
Oh, by the way, ha ha ha! Twitter’s toxic misogyny just helped knock 11% off its stock value 20.12.18
Trans activist bullies fail to prevent award for Times columnist Janice Turner
“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?
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 and I will gradually get around to removing them all. 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