Stop Trans Chauvinism Statement Against Feminists Collaborating with the Right Wing

Is it a good idea for gender-critical feminists to make alliances with the Christian Right on issues we might agree on? Stop Trans Chauvinism collective maintains that this is a disastrous strategy. We understand that feminists who have chosen to work with right-wing Christians are sincerely trying to accomplish something positive for women. But we… Continue reading Stop Trans Chauvinism Statement Against Feminists Collaborating with the Right Wing

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Dog scared of men – and my trans wife

You definitely all want to read this subreddit. Even if the original post was a spoof, which sadly these days seems less likely, the responses - including the admin team banning commenters for "insidious transphobic ideology" - are absolutely gold (or a sign of humanity's decline, depending on where you sit). The comments begin: Reddit… Continue reading Dog scared of men – and my trans wife

Violence, debate, and Britain’s GRA

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The punch-a-terf, kill-a-terf message pervades social media, always righteously delivered, chin held high. By contrast, the dehumanised “terfs” themselves, that is gender-critical feminists, rarely if ever urge violence against opponents either literally or figuratively. The talk of violence is all on one side. In this as in other ways, gender ideology has introduced new, alien elements into progressive politics.

In Britain this year the talk of violence has turned into action: there have been a series of physical attacks on gender critical feminists from transgender activists (and no physical attacks on trans activists by feminists). The immediate context is the current debate over proposed changes to Britain’s Gender Recognition Act (GRA), which would make it easier for people born as males to be legally acknowledged as females and thus, critics fear, have readier access to female-only spaces.

In early July The Morning Star published a letter headed “Improving the climate of debate…

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What does it mean to be a fully participating member of society? On trans mythology.

Sabine Belinski writes: Trans Exclusionary is a misnomer on many levels but I wish to talk about it on one specific level- within society. What does it mean to be a fully participating member of society? I'll turn to Icelandic Human Rights which draws from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to answer this… Continue reading What does it mean to be a fully participating member of society? On trans mythology.

QotD: “Len McCluskey signs letter accusing trans rights activists of intimidation”

Originally posted on Anti-Porn Feminists: Britain’s most powerful union leader has joined a group of feminist campaigners to sign a controversial letter that accuses some transgender rights activists of violent and intimidating behaviour. The Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey, was one of about 140 people, including Julie Bindel and Ruth Serwotka, who signed a letter… via… Continue reading QotD: “Len McCluskey signs letter accusing trans rights activists of intimidation”

LGBT Labour pressures members to retract their support for Morning Star statement

After the Morning Star published a statement by Leftists expressing dismay at the attempts to intimidate women out of openly discussing the ramifications of the proposed reforms of the Gender Recognition Act, wheels evidently began spinning to rein in this support for intra-movement discussion. Paul Embery of UK Labour writes on Twitter:      … Continue reading LGBT Labour pressures members to retract their support for Morning Star statement

Improving the climate of debate around proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act – Morning Star Online

In a significant step forwards for the Left's support for women, the Morning Star has published this open letter "calling for action within our movement to allow debate to take place over proposed changes to the Act": Improving the climate of debate around proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act Wed July 4, 2018 Dear… Continue reading Improving the climate of debate around proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act – Morning Star Online