ERASURE

What do we mean by erasure?

When I first heard the term being used in respect of trans ideology, it sounded hyperbolic. I changed my mind, after seeing:

  • Male-born trans people who insist that they are women just the same as I am but who show no understanding of what it means to be female and getting called ‘terf’ or ‘bigot’ for daring to disagree with them;
  • the unqualified support the trans lobby is getting from all the major political parties, while protests from feminists are ignored or dismissed as ‘transphobic’;
  • the accomplishments of girls and women in sports stolen from them by males competing in their events;
  • the psychological and emotional well-being of vulnerable women in prisons and women’s shelters disregarded because of men’s feelings;
  • clothes shops, among them fashion chain store, Topshop, whose customers are primarily very young women, introducing gender neutral changing rooms;
  • a man who’s been married three times, fathered six children and won an Olympic Gold medal in a men’s event chosen to be Glamour magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’;
  • a teenager, exceptional only in that he is a male who identifies as a woman standing for the post of Women’s Officer in a local branch of the Labour Party because he “disagreed with other Women’s Officers” and being elected;
  • a male elected unopposed to serve as president of the Quebec’s main women’s federation;
  • women defined as ‘menstruators’,’non-prostate owners’, ‘gestational parents’ and ‘non-men’;
  • the wikipedia definition of ‘transwoman’ being ‘a woman who was assigned male at birth’ and not being allowed to correct it to ‘a male who identifies as a woman’ or similar;
  • the very word ‘woman’ used as if it refers to some catch-all category for those who don’t want to be men, as in the case of the violent males who assaulted me at Speakers Corner
  • This:

…and much else besides.

I now know what erasure feels like.

It is somewhat ironic that one of the best accounts of what women go through and men don’t is given by a man. Peter Ezeanochie doesn’t “identify” as a woman yet apparently has more empathy for women than most of the trans so-called “women” who raise their voices on social media. Here is a screenshot of what he said on Facebook back in March 2017:

 

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I love this video by Deborrah Cooper for both content and delivery.

16 Vancouver women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia The Post Millennial 06.11.18

Twitter, Trans Rights, Totalitarianism and the Erasure of Sex Jane Clare Jones 26.09.18

Slip on a frock chaps, and be a top 100 woman Janice Turner, Times 27.09.18

Feminist’s poster removed after complaint from transgender activist Times 26.09.18

Anger over women’s business honour for cross-dressing banker Times 22.09.18

So Brave, So Stunning: Pippa Bunce, the Transvestite Rebranded Miranda Yardley 22.09.18

Transgender activists are fanning the flames of misogyny Julie Bindel 21.09.18

Backlash as Fire Brigades Union votes in favour of gender self-identification Telegraph 20.09.18

New Zealand: Free speech battle brews between feminist and trans-activist groups over suffragist posters Stuff 19.08.18

High Court judge REJECTS campaigner’s plea for gender-neutral passports after claiming current system is ‘inherently discriminatory’ The Mirror 22.06.18

Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election Guardian 22.06.18

Radical Feminism Banned From Radical Bookfair Jeni Harvey 05.06.18

Times up on the lie that sex segregation isn’t necessary Leyaterra 05.05.18

Women, biology, and women’s spaces Freer Lives website 26.04.18

Ministers put curbs on trans rights The Times 24.06.18

Grammar school axes head boy and head girl roles and replaces them with gender neutral positions  Telegraph 17.04.18

Vogue’s transgender ‘suffragette’ and a licence to bully women Caroline Farrow 08.01.18

WHAT ABOUT ME(N)? Madam Nomad 01.03.18

A letter to the woman who called me a TERF Fair Play for Women 10.12.17

You are not a woman Brendan O’Neill 19.11.17

 

Last updated: 18.11.18