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Tranz Trances, Session 7

pissed-off-grandmaI actually believed I was done with the Tranz trances essay series, but lo and behold, gender ideology has taken over the Iowa Council and that is just too significant for this Grandma to ignore. I have included the article from the Daily Iowan below the following rant.

One reason I was backing away from the gender issue is because I understand very clearly that the ocean is dying. The acidification caused by absorption of carbon is making the ocean incapable of supporting life.  No plankton, no O2, no life on earth. In fact 90% of the ocean’s life has been destroyed so far. We have maybe 10 years as a species before we go extinct. So with that lens, the frantic race to re-enshrine males and male privilege under the rubric of “gender-identity laws” seems like a pointless issue to fret over.

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TERF BANGS!

But, what the hell, I am still alive for now and fighting back against sexism and the idiocy of gender identity ideology gets my old blood flowing.

The primary reason why I am so riled up is that what the Iowa City Council has done is to pass a law that will have a profound effect on women and our efforts to free ourselves from slavery under the universal system of male supremacy, male dominance, male privilege – and it’s enforcement arm, the ever-present threat of male violence. They have gone ahead and passed this law without it ever being brought before the general public for us to explore all of the ramifications of such a drastic change in the status of women.

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As I look at the many–barreled effort to bombard the public into to accepting this issue as a rectification of the oppression of a tiny minority of people with a confused idea about the difference between behaving according to a patriarchally enforced gender stereotype and the living breathing reality of the sexed body, I can’t help but see that this issue has been massively astroturfed by corporate medical interests with synthetic hormones and cosmetic surgeries to sell to the sheeple.

I would like to ask the esteemed members of the council these questions:

  • Why exactly they believe that sexed bodies are irrelevant and that a man is a woman if he says so?
  • Where’s the beef? What, exactly, is a non-binary gender identity? The docs say it’s a brain disease. If so, why aren’t you protecting the rights of people with other psychiatric diagnoses and passing special laws to protect them?
  • Why is no-one asking about how this might affect women in vulnerable situations and how this equalizes the power imbalance between males and females?
  • Why is it ok that nobody asked me whether I was comfortable with being forced to include a man (who was socialized his entire life into the fine points of his male privilege, who suddenly decides he wants to pantomime women’s oppression) into my women’s rape and incest support group?
  • Why do I, a rape and incest survivor, find that I now must INCREASE my already toxic levels of hypervigilance to scan every individual who enters a vulnerable space with me to see if he has an adam’s apple, thin hips, big shoulders and hands…whatever gender role performance he believes he is presenting?

24173763_10155855259559844_1028321982151185142_oThe point is that we, as a people together might decide that sex is irrelevant and that women are now free from rape culture through the magic of gender identification, but anyone who raises even the slightest objection to being steamrolled by genderist ideology is branded a bigot and silenced, doxxed and no-platformed.

Hey, I do get it. No man ASKS to be endowed with male privilege. And after all male privilege is not a genetically determined biological state, (tho the 50 elite families would have us believe that privilege is written in the genes) it is purely a matter of cultural indoctrination. But a curious thing happens to a boy who grow up being submitted to and coddled by all the females in his life. He gets to like and expect it. And by the magic of gender identity politics, all he has to do is make up a new gender for himself and declare that he no longer benefits from being male. This is very seductive. Imagine being able to opt in and out of sexual oppression just by the power of imagination and a liberal dose of theater.

crush rapeIn a way, genderist ideology is kind of like the MacDonald’s of social justice and women’s liberation. You just tool up to the medical gender dealer and buy yerself some chemicals and a little cosmetic surgery and VOILA, no more injustice. And then there is the power of being able to control the conversation about rape culture and women’s oppression and even get laws passed to support your narcissistic and lazy bullshit. So much easier than actually working in the real world to end male privilege and change sexist laws.

The city expands gender definitions to non-binary individuals.

By Maria Kuiper

maria-kuiper@uiowa.edu

On Tuesday night, the Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 to update the city ordinances concerning gender identity and human rights. The City Council agreed to amend Title 2, “Human Rights,” Chapter 1, “Definitions.”

Currently, the ordinance defines gender identity as “a person’s various individual attributes, actual or perceived, in behavior, practice or appearance, as they are understood to be masculine and/or feminine.”

The new amendment will remove these terms to make it inclusive for nonbinary expression. Nonbinary expression means individuals who believe that they do not fall under male/female identities.

According to the American Psychological Association, it is difficult to estimate the number of individuals who identify as nonbinary because of limited research. However, it estimates that nonbinary individuals make up 25 to 35 percent of the populations that identify as transgender.

The ordinance defines these terms in order to protect community members of Iowa City against discrimination and to be consistent with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states that the United States outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.

The Iowa City Human Rights Commission was established to spread information, educate the community on discrimination and human rights, provide necessary enforcement, and to protect individuals from discrimination.  

City Attorney Eleanor Dilkes said she believed the ordinance needed to be updated.

“Our current gender-identity definition talks in binary terms,” Dilkes said. “This change recognizes that gender identity is not binary and should include any number of identity expressions.”

City Councilor Kingsley Botchway said he was excited about the change.

“As a progressive city, our policy should speak to [and] continue the conversation on gender identity,” he said.

City Councilor Mazahir Salih agreed with Botchway.

“I am really glad our city is looking to define these terms,” she said. “This way we can make our city inclusive for everyone.”

This is not the first step Iowa City has taken toward gender inclusiveness.

As previously reported by The Daily Iowan, as of 2016, University of Iowa  students had the option to self-report a variety of gender identities, such as he, him, his, she, her, hers, they, them, theirs, ze, hir, hirs, and ze, zir, zirs on the MyUI system.

In 2013, the UI also became the first public university in the country to allow students to identify as transgender on admissions applications.

In a 2017 message from UI President Bruce Harreld, he said the university “will not tolerate anything but a safe and inclusive campus for people of all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or country of origin.”

Several states in the U.S. are making strides in becoming more inclusive toward nonbinary individuals. D.C., Oregon, and California offer nonbinary people the option to put X on their driver’s licenses in place of male or female, and other states have introduced legislation for this and for changes on birth certificates.

Madam Nomad

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A woman is never at home within patriarchy. I have been a wanderer since I emerged from my mother’s body. This blog is about my intergalactic journey wherein I am always coming home. I write about women,  social justice, political acts, the sado-psychiatric system, and ecology. I use this page to display the art that I do that has saved my life and given me a way to voice my visions.  I take pictures,  I make pictures and protest signs, I am a fan of outsider art and public art.

 

 

Geoengineering and Cassandra

I could not be entirely certain about the problem of Climate Change, AKA Global Warming, despite all the research I have done on the topic over the years – how fast it was happening, how profound the effects on the Biosphere will be, whether there might be unknown countervaling forces. So, I didn’t give myself completely over to despair. We might have time to make changes, we might be able to adapt.

5792_10154006842804844_8955738303563104888_nBut the chemtrail phenomenon is a different matter. The geoengineering project, which is taking place all over the world, right over our heads, in plain sight, is conscious, deliberate, irrevocable, unfixable and absolutely lethal to all life on Earth. The heavy metals, including aluminum oxide and barium are intended to provide a reflecting surface for solar radiation, to redirect back out into space. Unfortunately, these metals are toxic to the soils and very bad for all living cells, human, animal and plant.

The risky experiment may be successful, but as they say in that  joke about about surgery…the operation may be successful, but unfortunately the patient will die.

It’s ridiculous that a small number of psychopathic billionaire bullies has been able to implement this mass murder-suicide right before our eyes and yet anyone who speaks up about what we see is subjected to ridicule and accused of being a crank or a conspiracy theorist.

It sure sucks to be Cassandra and to be able to see shit that other people refuse to see because their cognitive dissonance hurts too much. I know it hurts because I have gone through it and come out on the other side.

I can’t cope anymore with my profound sense of betrayal and the full realization that nothing I do or say is going to make any difference. The elite has salted the earth and the damage is done. The die-back of species of insects, wildflowers and amphibians and other wildlife that I have been witnessing in the woods over the past ten years, is not, as I believed, due to the changing climate, although this is a significant stressor. it is due to the fact that stupid rich white men are spraying the entire planet with aluminum oxide in order, I suppose, to protect their investment. That’s how they justify the expense. Because life, soils, water are all commodities to be bought and sold and have no meaning independent of their market value.

I decided to research the topic further to see if there was any basis for my suspicions about the webwork of persistent jet vapor trails that I have been witnessing in the skies for the past 10 years or so. It took me ten years to face my fears, and I am relatively open-minded about how insane wealthy psychopaths really are. This video includes interviews with reputable scientists from all over the world who have been testing the soil and water.

 

 

 

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