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I watched the movie A Star Is Born starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper last night. I’m an old person and believe it or not, I never actually saw Lady Gaga perform before. She was not what I expected, at least not until she got rich and famous and plastic and hypersexualized and pornified. Bradley Cooper is not half bad as an actor and if he was really doing the singing and playing his part required, then I’m rather impressed with that. Overall it was corny and hokey and sentimental and not a terrible way to pass a couple of evening hours before bed.
But the reason I’m bothering to write a blog post about this movie is because of my feelings about the tranz actors playing the drag roles which are obligatory in every film about show biz.
Back in the Jurassic, one of the feminist standard books that women of my generation were reading was the book Daughters of Copper Woman by Anne Cameron.
In this retelling of Northwest Coast Native myths entrusted to her by Aboriginal women of Vancouver Island, Anne Cameron weaves together the lives of mythic and imaginary characters. This remarkable work of fiction offers a message of sisterhood and hope for women of all races, ages and countries.
One of the stories that stuck with me was the one about the women who acted as “sacred clowns” , walking behind people who were too puffed up, taking themselves too seriously, and making fun of them. This helped to create social cohesion.
I was generous enough at one time to see the drag phenomenon as a kind of clowning act, serving the function of revealing human foibles and folly, lampooning traditional sex role behavior. I watched Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein with my teenaged daughter with the idea that I was teaching her about tolerance for gay men. I thought drag was harmless fun,
But now that I know what I know about autogynephilia and Trans Rights Activism ,
I found that I was rather appalled at the performances of these men. I know these men despise women and that this cross-dressing (medical eugenics/sterilization/steroid poisoning/castration/plastic boobs) practice is an obsessive sexual addiction on a par with necrophilia. These men have a sexual fantasy in their minds about what femininity is and they have literally transformed women’s bodies into collections of dead objects to be pasted on their own bodies. They are not just “fun gay boys” as I once believed.
These sick men are grotesque clowns. But much worse than ordinary clowns who understand it’s just paint and all in jest. Pantomiming women’s slavery is just not fucking funny anymore. And imagine this: Imagine forcing people to acknowledge and respect your innate clown IDENTITY and getting laws passed (funded by uber-wealthy clown capitalists) to give clowns special legal protections and to give all clowns complete free access to all public and private spaces, everywhere, at all times, no questions asked. Heck, you don’t even have to put on a clown suit or show that you belong to a clown union. We are expected to instinctively know they are clowns or face prosecution for hate speech if we mis-clown them. Oh! – and the public must pay for clown paint, clown drugs and clown surgeries.
Full Committee Hearing on H.R. 5, the “Equality Act”
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.”
This was written by a friend:
“On the subject of foolish women believing that we so-called “TERFs” are hard-hearted and compassionless:
You think that we have no compassion?
How mistaken you are.
While we do in fact have infinite compassion for these poor confused souls, the fact of the matter is that their illness is endangering a great many other people as well.
These men cannot be allowed to claim any part of being “woman”, or countless other innocent women and children will suffer even more. The same goes for dysphoric women, for they destroy birth language and the health of their current and future children by delving into their internalized misogyny.
Would we treat someone with Anorexia Nervosa (another form of body dysphoria/dysmorphia) by validating their delusions? By feeding them next-to-nothing, and giving them unnecessary surgeries? Of course we do not…we treat them through psychological means.
Why, then, do we allow those with gender dysphoria (GID) to progress further into their illness and destroy their bodies for a shortened, unsatisfying life?
There are several reasons, and a big one is MONEY. Those that back this movement have a very great deal to gain from these barbaric “treatments”.
Another reason is homophobia: this has become the new “conversion” therapy for gay and lesbian youth. The homophobes regard it as an added bonus because it sterilizes these gay and lesbian people for life and creates ravaged bodies with shorter lifespans.
A third reason is that this furthers a misogynistic agenda that many men already have. What better way to destroy women than to eliminate all distinctions between men and women…and therefore destroy all accurate statistics, women’s safety, our language even to describe the female experience?
A fourth is that this movement plays into a very specific sexual fetish that some men have, aka autogynephilia, or AGP. They actually get off on forcing women to acknowledge them AS “women”.
Wake up. We have compassion, but we’re NOT willing to sacrifice our safety, our freedom, dysphoric lives, or our children’s lives for this Machiavellian agenda. Frankly, it’s shocking that some of you are.
The day will come when y’all will realize that those you decried as “bigots” and “TERFs” and “transphobes” were in fact working for the freedom of all people to be whole and complete within themselves.
Until that day comes, we’ll continue to be the unsung sheroes, working on behalf of women, men, and children…despite people throwing crap at us from every conceivable direction. We are this generation’s suffragettes. We won’t abandon YOU, even if you abandon US.”
Imagine this being done to a teenaged girl who has already been chemically neutered with corporate poisons.
And this is nice. This is the new way that the patriarchs torture females. The Inquistion never really ended, the mutilation of female bodies is accelerating.
Original publication The Transgender Experiment on Children by: Stephanie Davies-Arai https://www.cambridgescholars.com/transgender-children-and-young-people
Stephanie Davies-Arai is the creater of Transgender Trend https://www.transgendertrend.com/
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Dear Minister for Women and Equalities,
• I support the right of transgender people to live safely and free from the discrimination they experience because they identify as transgender.
• I also support the right of women to live safely and free from the discrimination they experience because they were born into the female sex.
• However, no increase in the legal rights of transgender people should come at the expense of women’s existing legal rights, or diminish in any way a woman’s right to safety, privacy or fairness.
MY VIEWS ON CHANGES TO THE GENDER RECOGNITION ACT ARE AS FOLLOWS.
I HAVE LIMITED MY RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS 3, 9, 12, 13a, 14, 15, 19, 20 AND 22 AS THESE CONCERN ME THE MOST.
Q3. Do you think there should be a requirement in the future for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria?
Please explain the reasons for your answer
If doctors, diagnoses and medical reports aren’t part of the checking process it means anyone can declare themselves male or female and no one can say otherwise. it leaves the system open to abuse by anyone, for any reason.
Q9. Do you think the privacy and disclosure of information provisions in section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act are adequate ?
If no, how do you think it should be changed ? Birth sex should never be confidential when a male-born person is attempting to access a female-only space.
Q12. Do you think that the participation of trans people in sport, as governed by the Equality Act 2010, will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?
Please give reasons for your answer
I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only sports if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.
Q13a. Do you think that the operation of the single-sex and separate-sex service exceptions in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?
Please give reasons for your answer
I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only spaces if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.
Q14. Do you think that the operation of the occupational requirement exception in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?
Please give reasons for your answer
I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only occupations if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.
Q15. Do you think the operation of the communal accommodation exception in relation to gender reassignment in the Equality Act 2010 will be affected by changing the Gender Recognition Act ?
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I do not support any changes that would increase the number of people gaining a GRC because it will be more difficult to exclude male-born people from female-only accommodation if more male-born people have birth certificates saying they were born female.
Q19. Do you think that changes to the Gender Recognition Act will impact on areas of law and public services other than the Equality Act 2010 ?
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I do not support any changes that reduce eligibility requirements for a legal transition because it will mean more male-born prisoners requesting transfer into a women’s prison.
Q20. Do you think that there needs to be changes to the Gender Recognition Act to accommodate individuals who identify as non-binary ?
If you would like to, please expand upon your answer
A persons legal sex must continue to be limited to either male or female.
Q22. Do you have any further comments about the Gender Recognition Act ?
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