Notes on the Journey

The Annals of the TERF-Wars

Jane Clare Jones

So, yesterday this turned up in my feed, which struck me as something of an, um, mispresentation… and somehow, I ended up writing my own version of how this whole thing went down…

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Prologue: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Transsexual women: We just want some basic human rights.

Women: Okay.

Transsexual women: We have this condition called gender dysphoria and it’s really painful and we need to transition to live as the other sex because it’s the treatment for the dysphoria.

Women: Yeah, that sounds tough. Okay, if that’s what you need to do.

Transsexual women: We’d like you to treat us as women.

Most women: Um, okay. Sure, we can do that if that helps.

Prequel: A long time ago in a lesbian bar that no longer exists

Lesbians: We don’t have to treat you as women for sexual purposes, do we?

Many transsexual…

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Everyone’s Doing It: Three Trans Middle Schoolers Undergo Sex Change Therapy Together

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“When an 8-year-old tells you she is in the wrong body, she means it.”

What: ​Three transgender preteens from the Austin, Texas area are skipping male puberty together, and instead transitioning into female bodies.

Lily Maerz, Fiana Jefferson, and Zuri Jones have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, or a conflict between their gender identity and sex assigned at birth. With the support of their parents and each other, the children — all under age 12 — will undergo medical intervention to avoid the otherwise inevitable process of developing adult male bodies.

Read More HERE.

No-one has ever been born into the wrong body. This article is ad copy intended to promote the sadomasochistic Medical-Industrial Gender Complex.

This is what happens to boys who are poisoned with these experimental chemicals that have never been tested for long term effects: Brain damage, loss of sexual sensation/ability to experience sexual pleasure, bone destruction, castration, the risks of major surgery to healthy organs and more. But, hey that’s so much better than having a gay sissyboy for a son, right?

From Fourth Wave Now: Vaginoplasty and the case of Jazz Jennings

 

 

The Unspoken Homophobia Propelling the Transgender Movement in Children

Conversion therapy seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation. No mental health professional in their right mind conducts this type of therapeutic intervention anymore, because it is understood that sexual orientation is immutable from a very young age. Gender identity, however—whether someone feels masculine or feminine—is flexible in prepubescent children and grows more stable into adulthood.

Therapy that seeks to help gender dysphoric children grow comfortable in their birth sex (known in the research literature as the “therapeutic approach”) has been conflated with conversion therapy, but this is inaccurate. All of the available research following gender dysphoric children longitudinally shows that the majority desist; they outgrow their feelings of dysphoria by puberty and grow up to be gay in adulthood, not transgender.

Read more at QUILLETTE.

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I am not a walking cervix or a menstruator. I am a W‑O‑M‑A‑N

Naomi Firsht is a journalist and co-author of The Parisians’ Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants

Do you have a cervix? Are you, like me, a menstruator? I think you know what I’m getting at. There’s really no need for me to spell it out for you, though if I did it would be spelled: w-o-m-x-n.
It began so gradually that I hardly noticed it: the erasure of the word “woman”. But the final straw came last week when a Guardian article about how period pain affected working women cited a survey taken of “538 menstruators”. Needless to say, it didn’t go down too well with a large number of “menstruators” if Twitter is anything to go by. (And the word was later removed from the article.)

Yet this is simply the latest in a long line of incidents which have turned “woman” into a kind of swear word.

Earlier this month, the Wellcome Collection in London made a huge error of judgment when it used the word “womxn” in promotion of a new event. Initially the museum defended the decision, claiming it signalled inclusivity before eventually apologising after a huge backlash on social media.
During the summer, Cancer Research launched a cervical cancer awareness campaign highlighting the need for women of a certain age to go for smear tests. Tweets promoting the campaign omitted the word “women” and instead encouraged “everyone aged 25-64 with a cervix” to go for a screening.

This follows last year’s advice from the British Medical Association, which encouraged staff to avoid calling pregnant women “expectant mothers” and to use the term “pregnant people” instead.

All of this tiptoeing around the “woman” and desire for inclusivity is done so as not to offend transgender people. As such, the term “womxn” is used because it supposedly includes trans-women in its definition; while any reference to the medical needs of women must be altered to ensure trans-men, who may have the same medical needs, do not feel offended.

Well I’m offended. In fact, I’m appalled. Have any of these organisations casually erasing women thought about how long it took women to fight for a voice in public life? Have any of them spared a moment to consider that women spent years demanding the right to be recognised as women, as a distinct group from, but of equal importance to men? Women fought to not be reduced to their biology. Yet in 2018 we must once again be reduced to menstruation, a cervix, a pregnant person.

And it isn’t happening to the men. No-one is replacing the word “men” with “mxn” in publicity campaigns, no medical organisations are raising awareness for “people with prostates”.
And so we find ourselves in a situation where a billboard bearing the Google definition of woman as “adult human female” in Liverpool is removed after a complaint that it “makes transgender people feel unsafe”.

Transgender people are, of course, entitled to live free from discrimination and with dignity, as we all must be. But somehow the rights and feelings of this group have been elevated above those of other people.

Today, workplaces are encouraged to use a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and be sensitive to how they want to be addressed. Yet, at the same time, use of the word “woman” in a publicity campaign is considered too controversial.
I am not keen on today’s identity politics which seeks to sub-categorise people into smaller and smaller groups, usually based on criteria you can do nothing about: race, religion, sexuality etc. I prefer instead to think of people in a universal sense, as all in the same category of human.

As such, I had never thought that much about what it means to be a woman. Until the word itself became a bone of contention. The fact is, being a man or a woman is an integral part of how most people define themselves.

Language is important. We use it to define ourselves and to express ourselves. To have to fight to use the word woman in 2018 is a worrying sign of a society that has lost its way. Women get periods. Women get pregnant. These should not be controversial statements.

When the quest for inclusivity means the erasure of half of the population, something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
I am not a walking cervix. I’m a woman, W-O-M-A-N.

Naomi Firsht is a journalist and co-author of The Parisians’ Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants

via Transactivism is making a mockery of the fight against female genital mutilation

The Gender Identity Phantom

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The Gender Identity Phantom

by Michael Laidlaw, MD

Michael Laidlaw is a physician board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Research interests have included circadian rhythms, magnesium and bone disorders, thyroid carcinoma, type 2 diabetes education, weight loss and food addiction.  He has been active in private practice for 12 years. Most recently he has been involved in education regarding male and female sex hormones and development including critically examining childhood gender dysphoria diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of an endocrinologist. You can read more here, and see his testimony to the California Senate regarding foster children and gender affirmative care here. 

Find him on Twitter @MLaidlawMD

The New York Times article “Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children” pitches the American Academy of Pediatrics policy paper on comprehensive care for transgender adolescents [1,2]. This care includes the most radical and risky of hormone manipulations and surgeries. There is a concept defined called “gender identity” which has no physical presence and apparently can only be made known to the person in which it resides. Comprehensive gender affirmative therapy is a high risk, experimental therapy based on low quality evidence and represents a treatment for a condition which cannot be diagnosed by any doctor.

Consider, if you were told your child had cancer would you expect to see that a tissue sample had been collected and analyzed to prove the diagnosis? If you were told that your child has diabetes would you expect to see blood sugar results that confirm the diagnosis?….

Read more HERE.

 

I’m going to show you why feminists are telling you that men who identify as trans pose a danger to women.

Here are the words of a “transwoman”, Mr. Monica Heart:

“Growing up, every chance I got, I would put on either my grandmother’s, my mom’s, or my aunt’s cute and sexy underthings and clothes. As I aged, that led to me pilfering pretty lacy things from the laundry room at the apartment complex where I lived, and even at the houses I would visit – things like pretty panties, bras, and other pretty lingerie. My collection grew with each passing year, and some of my most favorite items were the ones I had commandeered from friends, family, and my friend’s families. When I had a crush on you, your underwear drawers were my favorite target.

I had my first girlfriend when I was six, and by the time I was in sixth grade, I began asking my girlfriends for certain pretty panties and other articles of clothing as keepsakes. Little did these girls know that I was wearing those keepsakes every chance I got. When I was in high school, I began to share my dressing with some of my girlfriends, and of course, once I was in college, I began venturing out with those girlfriends as one of their girlfriends.”

This, by any other name, would be rightfully recognized by society as what we might call a “sex pest”. Stealing underwear and wearing it as an erotic practice is a step up from peeping tom. It’s no longer enough to spy, they have to take, to wear, to hold, in order to increase their stimulation.

This is what would be considered “normal” in the trans community because wearing feminine clothing is how a male would signal to the world that he is “presenting as a woman”.

This is not an isolated incident. If you read the coming out stories of men who identify as trans, many of them talk about stealing clothing, panties, and wearing them in secret. The meme below is from Mr. Mya Byrne whose bloody “I punch TERFs” shirt was publicly memorialized and displayed in San Francisco Public Library last year (setting off The TERF Exhibit – Public).

Something that everywhere else in society would be considered a warning sign is considered the norm in the genderist community. This is just a small window into the transgender movement and how predators can use it to mask their predatory behavior. Instead of sick, people call them brave.

Are all “transwomen” predators? No. That is not at all what I am saying here. What I am saying is this: there are connections between the male “transgender” identity and paraphilic and predatory behavior. The impact, depths, purposes and pathological obsessions that can come with these paraphillic impulses are known well to criminal psychologists and criminal profilers. What “transwomen” call “a collection”, criminal profiles call “trophies”. Wake. Up.

And the most dangerous thing about all of this is that the labeling of thing as transgender, these days, is more of a christening. The person, the act, the thing, becomes “pure and good,” be it sex offenses, be it voyeurism, be it anti-reality, be it self mutilation, etc.

And this is one of those things.

More and more male transgender identifying sex offenders are making headlines. Some of them are called women. Some are not sexed because people are too scared one way or another. Some say that he was born a man. These men, said to be women, not only seem to have a higher rate of sex offenses than men (nearly 50% of “transwomen” criminals in the UK are there for sex offenses, compared to the 20% for the general population), but we are being asked to believe that their criminology reflects women.

Yes, we are asking you to “invalidate” this false identity. That is exactly what we are asking you to do. Because the structure of this ideology is blatantly overlooking the criminal behavior of men, well documented, and “destigmatizing” paraphillic behavior.

Enough.

 

So sane and healthy:

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I am horrified and sickened by how easily supposedly intelligent “leftist” people have signed on to the eugenic medical abuse of gender non-conforming children.

 

California’s AB2119 should not be law. Signing the bill is a triumph of ideology posing as science. Human beings should be affirmed, not false identities and sexual confusion.

Source: Transing California Foster Children & Why Doctors Like Us Opposed It

From the WoLF GoFundMe page

From Feminist Current by Susan Cox

Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) is suing the U.S. federal government in order to challenge the recent dissolution of Title IX protections for women and girls in education. (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects women and girls from discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal funding.) Since its legislation, Title IX has formed the bedrock of equal educational opportunity in the U.S., necessitating countless reforms to raise the level of opportunity for female persons in an attempt to match what had in the past only been afforded to males.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) recently enacted a policy redefining the legal category of “sex” in Title IX to “gender-identity.” The DOJ and DOE was empowered to make this change based on the premise that it does not constitute a substantive reinterpretation of the original legislation. Women’s Liberation Front disagrees with this premise, asserting that the change presents a radical departure from the core of the legislation’s meaning and function, writing on their fundraising campaign page:

“This [redefinition] effectively renders Title IX meaningless, as females can no longer be recognized as distinct from males. Indeed, Title IX, the legislation used to champion the very creation of female sports, is now being used to dismantle them, as male athletes demand access to female teams, dominating the competition.

The reinterpretation of ‘sex’ to include ‘gender identity’ also means that girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms must be opened up to any male who ‘identifies’ as female. Girls’ rights to personal privacy and freedom from male sexual harassment, forced exposure to male nudity, and voyeurism have been eliminated with the stroke of a pen. Schools that do not comply with the demands of any male student to access protected female spaces will now lose federal funding.”

Two days ago, Women’s Liberation Front launched a gofundme campaign to cover the legal fees for bringing this challenge to the courts. The campaign has already raised over $5,000 in donations.

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