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They have taken our bathrooms, they have taken women’s homeless and domestic violence shelters, women’s gyms and locker rooms, women’s positions in leadership roles and governance. They are transing & sterilizing our children. They have stolen our ability to name ourselves and are attempting a total destruction of words as we know it as they diligently work to eliminate all true meaning from the words woman, girl, and female. Now, they push for further female erasure as they takeover our sports & steal scholarships and opportunities away from young girls. How one “identifies” is irrelevant to biological sex. To say one was BORN as male can become a female is not only a lie but ignorant, privileged, and delusional. Regardless of what measures of deception one engages in to hide their true sex—such as wigs, fake nails, makeup, clothing, surgery, hormones, prosthetics, etc the biological makeup of a person can NOT be changed. Opportunities are literally being stolen from girls by boys who think they are girls because of the massive amounts of propaganda being pushed out by the mainstream media and funded at least in part by the pharmaceutical industry and backed by government and powerful corporations. Young people are being programmed to believe that if they do not closely uphold the gender stereotypes attached to their sex then they must actually BE the opposite sex. Don’t forget to like, share, & subscribe to help me overcome the heavy censorship of my channel! I was recently deplatformed from Twitter and Instagram. You can find my new instagram account at: thedeprogrammerxx http://www.instagram.com/thedeprogram… My channel is NOT MONETIZED. Any advertisements that run before my videos were placed there without my consent and generate profits for Youtube/Google. The work I do is very difficult (long, excruciating hours editing through stomach churning footage & materials) so any donations to help keep me going are deeply appreciated. You can DONATE via Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org or become a Patron on PATREON http://www.patreon.com/thedeprogrammer Thank you so much to those who have donated and to all those who watch, comment on, and share my videos!
BY TYLER O’NEIL MARCH 7, 2019
On Thursday, lesbian feminist Julia Beck testified before Congress against the gender identity provisions in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Meant to protect transgender people, these provisions actually act as a “misogynistic trojan horse,” undermining key protections for women and girls, Beck argued.
“The first piece of U.S. legislation to even acknowledge the epidemic of violence against women is now a misogynistic Trojan Horse,” Beck declared. She argued that “all women and girls are oppressed on the basis of our female sex,” not their gender identity.
Beck herself recalled facing threats of violence due to her opposition to transgender activism. “People on the Left have tried to silence me by using threats and other tactics of intimidation, a kind of hatred that most lesbians would expect to receive from people on the Right. I’ve been told to die in a fire, to get raped, and to choke on ‘lady c*ck’ by members of the GBT community,” she said.
“My so-called allies cast me out for speaking about male violence, so I spoke with the only people who were willing to listen, people on the Right, who usually never see eye to eye with lesbians or feminists,” Beck explained, referencing her appearance at the Heritage Foundation in January.
She praised the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as a critical protection for women and girls facing violence but warned that when gender identity provisions were added in 2013, that undermined the very purpose of the law.
“The distinct sex categories of female and male are mutually exclusive. Therefore women and girls benefit from female space,” Beck said. “In its earliest forms, VAWA defended female space.” In 2013, however, “one small addition to the act dissolved all of its sex-based provisions. VAWA now protects the nebulous concept of gender identity, defined in Title 18 as actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.”
Well, they never contacted me to find out who I am or get a statement from me and they didn’t ask my permission about using my photo in their publication, but then, I know they are just stupid kids who think they have found the Sacred Gender God that solves all of their life problems and those little details of common courtesy and journalistic integrity couldn’t possibly matter anymore.
Also what the fuck is up with supporting the poisoning, sterilizing and mutilating the genitals of gender non-conforming children in order to validate your creepy sadomasochistic, woman-hating, homophobic, patriarchal gender identity cult?
“We know that our movement is empowered when all of us lift each other up,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said to the group gathered for the Des Moines Women’s March, inside the Iowa State Capitol.
In light of the burst of anti-trans activism among some leading lesbians, and the controversial racist rhetoric coming from some organizers of the Women’s March, my question for Gillibrand and other white, cisgender women is, “Who, exactly, is ‘us?’ “
Those damn pink “pussy” hats stimulated my internal conversation, along with other images of the annual Women’s March. These hats are a point of contention within the larger context of feminine identity, because they imply you have to have a “pussy” to be female.
As the trans community knows (and is trying to help feminists understand), not all female-identifying people have a vagina. A transgender person may, or may not, go through surgeries to change their bodies. Their decision doesn’t erase their actual identity, which transcends body parts.
Iowa City does not avoid this challenge. As some readers may know, a “Madam Nomad” has been putting posters throughout the city that carry anti-trans rhetoric.
Madam Nomad also has a website littered with transphobia. She even openly identifies herself as a “TERF,” or trans-exclusionary radical feminist, and a transphobe. Human beings, men and women, are not composed of interchangeable biobits that you can purchase from your friendly neighborhood corporate gender store,” she writes.
That diss is a reference to the University of Iowa’s LGBTQ clinic, which provides comprehensive healthcare to the LGBTQ community.
I’d be lying if I did not acknowledge that the university, like most others, functions like a corporation. But her characterization ignores the benefits of a comprehensive healthcare clinic for the LGBTQ community.
But more than that, I take issue with her main point. Actually, humans ARE composed of “interchangeable biobits.” Yes, you CAN alter your body – and not just your biological sex organs – for many different reasons.
Madam Nomad seems to believe she is standing up against “sexist gender roles.” But her whole premise of wanting to glorify the feminine actually reinforces them. Furthermore, she is equating one’s born sex to their gender.
It should go without saying that someone’s genitalia isn’t anyone’s business. Even moreso, it’s inappropriate to ask, discuss, or even have an opinion about any part of someone else’s body.
But when you are transgender, questions and discussions about your body come up much more often than for those who identify as cisgender. I’ve always assumed these questions are borne of confusion and misunderstanding. But let’s be honest: you can google it, and you’ll find the answers throughout history, science, and psychology.
When we throw sexual orientation into the conversation, this ideological confusion becomes more complex. Cisgender lesbians, in particular, are seemingly struggling.
The popular lesbian-leaning website “AfterEllen” illuminates this divide. Its Twitter account recently supported a video posted by Youtube personality Arielle Scarcella, titled “Dear Trans Women, Stop Pushing Girl ‘Girl Dick’ on Lesbians.”
Scarcella adds to the problem of mistakenly aligning sexual orientation with gender identity. She speaks throughout the video as a spokesperson for people who prefer vaginas. She offers that identifying as a lesbian is to be attracted to vaginas – more specifically, vaginas of cisgender women.
Through her rhetoric, a hierarchy of female bodies emerges. At the top are women that are “female-like.” At the bottom, apparently, are transgender women – and seemingly because they may have a penis. Undeniably, there is an aversion in the rhetoric of Scarcella and other anti-trans lesbians.
Preferences are not the issue that is pitting the Women’s March, Madam Nomad, Scarcella and the trans community against each other. Rather, it’s the politicization of the female body. In each of these situations, the rhetoric defines a “woman” as a person with a specific sex organ.
This is what creates that hierarchy of female identities, and also excludes the trans community from progressive spaces where they should be welcome to thrive.
I encourage us all to consider how we discuss our own bodies, and those of others. This hierarchy we are creating is harmful to the progressive spaces that we all so badly want, need,
YES LET’S DISCUSS THE HIERARCHY OF FEMALE BODIES!
This important and well written account has been removed by WordPress because they hate women and are actively suppressing the voices of gender critical women. The Inquisition is in full swing once again. This time the power brokers have come up with the term TERF in order to demonize rebellious women. I am sorry I didn’t copy and paste the entire article.
On 12/2/19, Haringey ReSisters organised a meeting in North London, for those concerned or curious about the teaching of gender identity in schools and the social and medical transition of children. Stephanie Davies-Arai of Transgender Trend was a speaker, and with Claire Graham indisposed, Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans and Dr Julia Long stepped in at the last moment. Venice Allan was Chair.
I met up with Charlene and Anna at Victoria Station Starbucks, with just enough time to down a coffee before hopping onto a tube to Finsbury Park. A quick bus ride from there took us to the venue. I’d worried that we were running late, but we arrived about 20 minutes before the meeting was due to start.
Arriving on a quiet, leafy and dimly-lit residential street, I thought we might have taken a wrong turning. Then I saw a church spire rising up above the trees. Intricate stained-glass windows splashed colour back onto the dark street. We passed through an iron gate and under a white stone arch, where we were welcomed to the meeting by women from Haringey ReSisters. Although not as august a venue as St Mary le Bow, where I had attended the Let a Woman Speak meeting back in November, the church was impressive. (Both Let A Woman Speak and Haringey ReSisters are secular organisations; the meetings just happened to be in churches, partly because of the difficulty of finding a venue that won’t be intimidated into cancellation.) The temperature was unsurprisingly much warmer inside the building. I took off my coat and put it over the back of a well-positioned chair, milling around and talking to a couple of women I had met elsewhere, before going outside again with Emma, who wanted a quick cigarette before the talks began.
I was researching for a talk I am giving on the money behind the movement to convince kids they can be born to the WRONG BODY and I wanted to include a few titles of books on transgenderism that are aimed at children Books that can be found in the Children’s Library section at The Iowa City Public Library.
I went to the catalog page on the library’s website and typed “transgender” into the appropriate box. There are 226 articles, books and videos about transgenderism. There are 43 books and videos directed solely at children placed on the shelves of the children’s section of the library.
I then typed in the word “detransition”, given that the consequences of medical transition are severe and irreversable, I thought the library might be present all the necessary information that a child might need in order to decide whether he or she has the wrong body and needs to become a permanent medical customer for drugs and surgery, having perfectly healthy body parts removed, being made sterile…unable to have children, etc. And the only book that exists in the library that says anything at all negative about this momentous new social contagion is When Harry Became Sally by Ryan T. Anderson.
When Harry became Sally : responding to the transgender moment / Ryan T. AndersonBOOK | Encounter Books | 2018 | First American editionOur transgender moment — What the activists say — Detransition — Sex — Gender dysphoria and transgender identities — Children — Gender and culture — Public policy — Notes — Index.Can a person truly be ‘trapped’ in the wrong body? Can modern medicine really ‘reassign’ sex? What should our law say on these issues? Anderson offers a balanced approach to the policy issues, a nuanced vision of human embodiment, and a sober and honest survey of the human costs of getting human nature wrong. In doing so, he examines the grim contrast between the media’s sunny depiction and the often sad realities of gender-identity struggles. He believes the most helpful therapies focus on helping people accept and even embrace the truth about their bodies and reality.
So I leave it to you to decide for yourselves, based on this evidence, whether public institutions are deliberately abetting rapacious medical corporations in harvesting the bodies of confused kids who are being programmed to believe it is possible to be born into the “wrong body”. I have tried to bring this problem to the attention of the library in the past but of course, my calling attention to the fact that children are being experimented on with chemicals that have not been tested for long term safety in children’s developing bodies and being sterilized and having healthy body parts removed means that I am an ignorant bigoted terf who hates gay people.
FROM POSIE PARKER:
At our Washington DC a 19 year old detransitioner spoke. She describes her coercion into the cult and her ostracisation since she left.
Thanks to Rowantrees of Mumsnet for transcribing.
“My name is Sarah, I’m 19 and I just wanted to – so I just wanted to talk, it’s not really a question. Ever since I came out, in eighth grade I’ve been completely involved in radical queer and trans circles and I just wanted to talk about my experience.
So when you first come out nowadays in – every LGBT group is very … inclusive, let’s just say. It’s just – you must respect everyone. When you’re young, you’re like, OK, I mean I want to be accepted by people, it feels bad when people are mean to me, of course I don’t want to be mean to someone, right? And so if you don’t really – and everything is accepted uncritically.
I know this transman, a trans identified female, and they got a double mastectomy at 15 and had been on testosterone since they were 13 or 14, and you’re not allowed to raise questions about that because then you’re evil and sort of being in this circle where any woman who’s gender non-conforming is obviously not a woman. It’s very easy to gain that idea. I think that even older people theorising about it can understand conceptually, but being in that space it’s a very difficult mindset to get out of. And I’ve been really lucky, I have some radical feminist friends who’ve been really nice but since I discovered and understood radical feminism – I’m skipping around this story but it’s fine.
I recently lost my entire friend group. So I go to college but I lost all of my friends because they were like, actually, you having three separate opinions from me means that you’re unsafe and are equivalent to a nazi. Because obviously, saying that lesbians can have sexual boundaries is the same thing as kill all Jewish people. You know, it’s obviously the same statement. I don’t know how anyone can see it differently.
But – OK, going front to back – being part of that environment and being a lesbian and having it be not a socially acceptable thing in these spaces that are intended for same sex attracted people – it’s just extremely damaging and you start to think, well, maybe I’m not a woman. I don’t feel like a woman, I don’t look like the women around me, you know. And being a woman is deeply traumatising.
I think almost every trans female that I know, especially detransitioned women like myself – I got a double mastectomy – we are all – a lot of us are autistic and don’t fit into gender roles and don’t really understand it and we’re absolutely preyed upon in that sort of way. And almost all of us have experienced sexual trauma and just being a woman and experiencing things like that makes you disgusted with your body and not want men to think about you, not want to be – it’s just so profoundly traumatising.
And when you’re given this option of, you can escape misogyny, you can escape experiencing things like this again, even though that’s not true – women who pass as men, as soon as men find out – I mean I’m friends with a lot of other detransitioned women and a reasonable number of them pass as men in their daily lives – and as soon as someone finds out they’re going to be treated with violent misogyny, right? And so it’s a complete lie, but it’s a very enticing lie.
And even speaking about the potential side effects, even if you’re like, I support the decision that you’re making but I want you to take into account the ways that this will cause damage in a genuinely informed consent way. I mean I’m against – you know what I mean. That’s just not something that happens.
Additionally – so when I was going to get my double mastectomy after identifying as trans for four years, I just had to go to a doctor, say ‘I’m trans and I want top surgery’ and then they’re like, OK, you know, then they’ll ask me some questions about my life, but there’s no like, maybe you’re a lesbian who doesn’t want to be seen as a lesbian because you live in a homophobic area, maybe you’re dealing with – you need to deal with some sexual trauma. Maybe there’s other things, other than this sort of idea. There’s none of that, it’s just like, OK! And so then the next time they were just like, OK I’ll write a letter to your insurance saying they should pay for it.
You know, it’s just – women are really being let down, especially lesbians.
And I don’t know, it’s just very – going on what you were saying? I just feel so bad about my peers because it’s very hard to get out of. It’s such a cult-like mindset because if you talk to anyone different you are going to be excommunicated, right? You’re just not going to be allowed to interact with people. I mean it’s like my friends who just dropped me, you know, it’s really difficult – I don’t know if I’m over my time limit – I just, I don’t know, when people were saying about how it’s really hard as a young person to not be accepted by your peers – it is terrifying, it is so … scary, but it’s really an important thing because so many women I know, every lesbian I know in my day to day life who’s not a complete normie who’s never been online, has identified as trans, even if they haven’t transitioned, has previously identified as trans.
Because it’s just – being a lesbian sucks, guys.
I mean it’s wonderful once you’re able to accept it and interact with other women, but this is a terrifying societal position to occupy and I’m completely proud and out now but it’s just a really scary thing because these people who are supposed to be supporting you would rather you be anything but a lesbian.”
The Intersectional Police Arrest a TERF
It’s getting very scary to be in touch with objective reality and to state facts.
“Our friends on the left are afraid to talk about the fad of the sterilization of minor children for sex stereotype nonconformity, as often determined by children’s preferences in 21st Century toys, clothes, and hairstyles. That’s because our friends on the left are worried that they’ll get fired or shunned by their unthinkingly neo-eugenicist neighbors, whose ideological forbears employed castration, hysterectomy, clitoridectomy, and primitive brain surgeries, that all attempted to cut the sex drives out of the wayward and deviant. The conservative women who stand with us share in our genuine horror at the idea that the modern “cure” for strongly deviating from sex-stereotyped behavior as a child should be the chemical sterilization or surgical removal of one’s genitals before adulthood.
Indeed, most reasonable people likely agree that castration, chemical or surgical, is a disproportionately harsh consequence for being a little boy who likes to play with dolls and costumes that Disney and Mattel decided to market only to girls. Similarly, mastectomies and hysterectomies seem like an extreme penalty for being a girl who likes dinosaurs, superhero stories, Legos, and clothes that are suitable for an active lifestyle.
We’re baffled that anyone thinks cosmetic genital alteration is a good option to offer young people. But here we are, in a country where such surgeries are prescribed as a treatment for unhappiness or eccentricity to people too young to drive, vote, or be allowed to buy alcohol. Our friends on the left consider it dehumanizing to children to take away their innocence by holding them to adult levels of responsibility when it comes to school conduct or legal infractions, but not dehumanizing to let them choose permanent sterility. How does that make sense?”
—Women’s Liberation Front
Letter Sent to PFLAG Vancouver Regarding Their Trans Protest Against Feminist Meghan Murphy: Some LGBT Community Members Support Her Right to Speak
Dear Colin McKenna of PFLAG Vancouver,
My name is Justine Kreher. I’m the bisexual woman, married to a lesbian, who talked to you briefly at the transgender rally against feminist Meghan Murphy(Vancouver BC, Jan 10, 2018). I mentioned I thought the rhetoric that was being promoted by the protest and PFLAG was harmful. The conversation was a little terse, which I regret, as I am sure we both have strong feelings around this issue and want to do the right thing. I have volunteered in safe sex and LGBT youth activism in the past. I previously was a very enthusiastic trans activist movement supporter, as I can assure you, many other people attending the talk in support of Murphy were.
I have some differing opinions to Murphy. I am not a “feminist.” I identify more with skeptical media (podcasts, blogs) than feminism. My opinions on trans activism are informed and well researched. Some feminists often have the more rational arguments than those found in trans activism. Many people have not truly thought out all of the ramifications of it to other people.
I would greatly appreciate it if you, and other members of PFLAG, will hear me out and honestly address why so many women, lesbians, gay men (some bisexuals and trans people) have serious problems with what has been going on with trans activism.
Read More HERE.