Many thanks to Helen for these words, which originally appeared as a post on Facebook.
I was horrified last night watching the footage of ‘antifa’ attacking people who had attended an advertised protest outside Wi Spa in Los Angeles after women complained of a man exposing his penis in the women’s area of the facilities.
When antifa and other anti-fascist groups started, they were about defending communities from racist and fascist violence and attacks. It is sometimes necessary and reasonable to use violence to defend yourself or others from physical attack. In the 70’s-90’s fascists were graffitiing and firebombing the homes of black people, firebombing left-wing and anarchist bookshops, physically attacking black people in the street, attacking trade unionists and anti-racists, gay-bashing and so on. The police did nothing to stop those attacks and in fact regularly colluded with the racists/fascists. In those circumstances there was little alternative but for people to join together to fight back in order to stop fascists attacking people, so groups like antifa were created. At the end of the 90’s a fascist detonated bombs in Brixton, Brick Lane and a gay pub in Soho, maiming and killing people. By what measure are some on the left falsely comparing women fighting against sexism with racists and fascists? There are no feminist dictators, there is no campaign of violence and intimidation by women.
I don’t know when Labour fell headlong down the gender ideology rabbit hole – to my shame, I was all but oblivious to this until about two and a half years ago. What became clear though, was that inexplicably, Labour had fallen in love with a neo-liberal, postmodern, anti-materialist ideology that was antithetical to Socialism. I thought Corbyn would see through this nonsense. Not a chance. Introducing himself with ‘pronouns’ prior to the last general election was … well … surprising. As well as stating the bleeding obvious – we all know you’re a bloke mate!
The manifesto offered a glimmer of hope – although how on earth they thought they could deliver their promise to reform the ‘Gender’ Recognition Act AND defend women’s rights under the Equality Act 2010 was baffling. Nevertheless, we breathed a sigh of relief. There was some recognition that sex – and women as a sex class – actually existed. Like good Socialists should, they acknowledged material reality.
A leadership contest predictably followed the election in December 2019. Most of the leadership and deputy candidates enthusiastically endorsed a ‘trans’ pledge solemnly declaring witches should be burned at the stake. Starmer did not sign – and so again there was a glimmer of hope. Continue reading
“We are not deliberately creating ‘hateful’ images, but making legitimate points about important issues in the news, to show different angles, and initiate discussion.”
Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about how the Morning Star newspaper had caved in to pressure from its trade union paymasters and apologised for a cartoon entitled ‘Endgame’, which had appeared in its print edition. I didn’t realise at the time that the paper had, as a result of the debacle, dispensed altogether with the services of the cartoon’s creator, Stella Perrett, who’d been contributing cartoons for free since 2015. Here’s a reminder of the cartoon, which is no less pertinent now than it has ever been.
A year ago today, on hearing of Magdalen’s death, I wrote and posted a personal tribute to her. Soon afterwards, I was honoured to be invited to her funeral by her mother, Deborah Lavin who, sadly, was to survive Magdalen – the youngest of her three children – by just nine months.
At Magdalen’s funeral, I met some of those close to her and heard so much more about her than she’d ever revealed by either her online persona or her presence at the occasional meeting and in the pub afterwards. On this first anniversary of her death, I’d like to share some more reflections of her.
The dictionary provides us with a concise definition of anti-Semitism as ‘hostility and prejudice against Jews’. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – an inter-governmental organisation set up some years ago to focus on issues related to the Jewish holocaust – provides a comprehensive list of examples. The mention of George Soros’ name and objecting to any of his political and philanthropic activities doesn’t feature in that list of examples.
Catholic journalist and commentator, Caroline Farrow – about whom I have written one post already, on the occasion of her being sued by the notorious transgender litigant, Stephanie Hayden – is the latest to be defamed in this manner.
Her accuser is none other than the repugnant and obsessed James Billingham, about whom I have also blogged previously. In this instance, Billingham uses his sock-puppet, @TheOnlySprout, to tweet a screenshot of a Facebook post by Caroline promoting a CitizenGo petition, which was launched after an article written by Soros himself in the New York Times: Mark Zuckerberg Should Not Be in Control of Facebook.
On a day when people are lamenting the “rescheduling” – reportedly due to lack of ticket sales – of Rachel McKinnon’s eagerly anticipated talk, which was due to take place in London soon, I’d like to continue milking my attempt to improve McKinnon’s Wikipedia page, the result of which can be seen here.
It has brought even more joy to people than I anticipated. I’m also a bit surprised at the lack of knowledge about Wikipedia in some of the responses I got. I’d like to address these for anyone wishing to pull a similar stunt – quite a number of people say they are inspired by my work.
I want to say first of all that when I edited the page I did so in the full knowledge that the edits would be reversed in minutes, if not seconds. People were disappointed when they looked at the page hours later and declared my amendments had “gone already!” No, they are far more efficient than that.
My thanks to the awesome Liverpool ReSisters for permission to reproduce their recent Twitter thread here.
This month marks a year since Liverpool Resisters’ #stickerwoman action which started a curious chain of events which made international news, raised awareness, recruited countless women, and exposed @lpoolcouncil as misogynist charlatans.
In the context of a badly run Government consultation into gender self-id, a policy which would have huge implications for women, women’s voices were shut out by the establishment. Feminists were harassed and abused. The public had no idea what the government was planning.
As part of a national grassroots campaign, a small act of resistance took place. A tiny be-penised sticker, stuck to a statue on Crosby beach, stating a biological truth “Women Don’t Have Penises.” A short, common sense statement designed to get people to start asking questions.
The wokerati and big wigs of Liverpool were up in arms, virtue signalling and out-outraging each other about this “hate crime” whilst remaining strangely silent about – and even supporting – TRA abuse, vandalism and intimidation of women on their own doorstep.
Mayor Anderson embarrassed himself, egged on by a notoriously misogynist “doctor” and was exposed as being completely ignorant of the issues at hand. He took personal offence at being held to account on social media for which he would seek his revenge (on women).
A self-proclaimed “baby of the chamber” declared on behalf of the people of Liverpool that “trans women are women” and that unisex toilets should be introduced. He stopped short of calling for all biology books and dictionaries in the city to be burned.
Every councillor was made aware of the wider implications of self-id as well as the increased risk of sexual violence and voyeurism to women and girls from unisex facilities. In a huge “fuck you” to the women of Liverpool, they voted for it anyway, with no consultation.
The Mayor paraded his arrogance in the council chamber. Misogyny dripped from every pore on his bloated, purple face as he shouted at and abused a lone woman who spoke up for women and children. Cheered on by lackeys who are *paid* to represent the people (not the trans lobby).
There is not one solitary councillor in Liverpool who is willing to stand up for women’s rights, or our ability to have a say in matters that concern us. For the safety and well-being of children. For freedom of speech or debate. For truth.
Every single one of them knows what a woman is. Every single one of them voted through a motion which lies and has implications for all of us. How can they be trusted with any other issue?
So, where are we now?
The public are waking up to the realities of trans activism – the regressive stereotypes, the safety implications, the misogyny and totalitarianism which seeks to silence women by any means necessary.
Far too many men fighting to remove women’s safe spaces have been exposed as sexual predators and paedophiles. Women and girls are losing out on sporting opportunities. Detransitioners are increasingly speaking up.
Women have been proved right with all of our concerns.
And Resisters groups have sprung up across the country.
We are not going away, our movement grows stronger.
WOMEN *STILL* DON’T HAVE PENISES!
Published on this site 29.08.19
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