Although the video above is not directly related to this piece, within it I discuss the real life situation where lesbians, homosexual women, are being denied their own political and sexual identity, to the benefit of heterosexual men, by the very groups set up to support them.
This was a talk I gave to the Essex Feminist Collective meeting in Colchester, Essex on 21 June 2018. The meeting opened with the meeting convener explaining to the women present that the ‘trans issue’ had derailed the ability of the group to undertake feminist work, work that centres females. I opened my talk emphasising that transgender people are human beings, and what sucks is transgender ideology. Anyway, here’s the raw text…
We have been reminded this year of the fight for women’s suffrage, one hundred years since The Representation of the People Bill was passed, allowing women over the age of 30 and men over the age of 21 to vote.
The year before this on International Women’s Day 1917, striking workers in Russia, many of whom were of course women, took to the streets to protest against food shortages and the war. The protests spread, within a week the Tsar was gone and so began the 1917 Revolution.
If you think one hundred years on the battle is over, you’re wrong: there is a greater threat now to the rights of women than at any other time in history.
The first casualty of war is truth, in the last world war propaganda was used as an instrument of subversion. Through the Cold War the same pattern continued, with propaganda being used not just to control a country’s own citizens but to influence the world stage.
We are in the middle of a world-wide propaganda war. This war is an all-out political war against women and girls, and is being waged on behalf of men who believe they too are women. Liberals, conservatives and the left have fallen for this propaganda, which has a simple rhetorical message of ‘trans women are women’ yet ironically has made the reality of biological sex unutterable.
What went wrong?
Liberation movements have been replaced with groups that claim to campaign for equality, and it is equality, as well as ‘discrimination’, ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ which are being used to extend hierarchical oppression laterally.
What does this mean? It means the old-fashioned oppression of women under gender, as hierarchical cultural stereotypes, has been replaced with a far more insidious weapon of oppression: women oppressing women.
I am going remind you of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, which I suspect many of you are familiar with.
Gilead has a patriarchal system, a theonomic system governed for the benefit of men. Notice I didn’t ‘by’ men; here, just like now, men get women to do their dirty work for them. The handmaids are indoctrinated by these women, ‘Aunts’, and the handmaids are themselves the victim of oppression: Aunts represent the systemic power, the Aunts oppress the handmaids.
Language is all important in the political control of a population: this is the lesson behind Orwell’s ‘1984’ and to understand what led Orwell to his novelised ideas, I’d recommend his short essay ‘Politics and the English Language’:
“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
‘Equality’, ‘discrimination’, ‘diversity’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘empowerment’ are all political language.
Here’s what they mean:
Someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes, likely looking to take something from you
Is a human right, but now we are told it is bigotry
Is an empty idea, it never includes diversity of opinion, everyone is expected to think exactly the same way
Means you relinquish any autonomy you thought you had over your own boundaries
Your body is mine to buy.
There’s nowhere this is biting harder than in the effect transgender ideology is having on our culture. Transgender ideology is the new twist to patriarchy, where mainly white, heterosexual males claim to be the most oppressed social category and so demand special treatment.
Mumsnet, a site set up to support mothers, women: moderation guidelines now make biological sex unmentionable,
Cancer Research uses the expression ‘anyone with a cervix’ instead of woman, in order to avoid offence
Yet being a woman, an adult human female, or a man, an adult human male, are morally neutral states.
The baggage which causes offence comes from cultural meaning.
We need to attack this cultural meaning and broaden its bandwidth – this is proper ‘inclusivity’ and ‘diversity’ as it affirms a real equality of opportunity: women can be strong, men can be nurturing. Neither are objectified because of their biological sex.
Instead we get the reframing of disagreement as hate:
Women’s sports are being opened to men, as we have seen:
Mixed Martial Arts – what sort of man transitions so he can hit women?
The physical danger of male bodied people being involved in contact sport makes their unfair competitive advantage secondary to the physical risk posed to women.
This culture of male dominance extends to sexual autonomy: your genital preferences are transphobic, prostitution is cool career choice.
There should be no surprise that transgenderism is intertwined with the prostitution lobby: transgenderism is a men’s sexual rights movement which makes personal identity from objectification.
This is the meaning behind the rhetoric of ‘trans women are women, end of’. What this means is ‘give men control of women’s spaces and women’s bodies NOW’.
See how this relates to
‘Equality’ – I want what you have
‘Discrimination’ – is no longer a human right, it is the deadliest sin
‘Diversity’ – of everything aside from thought. In particular
‘diversity’ means accepting men into womanhood
‘Inclusion’ see discrimination – you are no longer allowed to set personal or even sexual boundaries. Say goodbye to female homosexuality, which swept aside to accommodate the womanly female penis.
‘Empowerment’ as Newspeak for sexual submission.
This movement is being normalised by targeting children
Infiltration of schools by groups putting ideology before safeguarding child welfare and clinical science.
Groups such as GIRES, Gendered Intelligence, Mermaids. In Essex, Transpire.
These organisations are not on your side, and they certainly are not on your children’s side.
They are opportunist organisations run for the benefit of the adults who run and support them. We need to bring them down.
The worst culprit is Stonewall, which under Ruth Hunt’s leadership has become possibly the most evangelically homophobic organisation in Britain. Stonewall has ceased to represent the interests of lesbians and gay men, and bisexuals of either sex.
Stonewall needs to be brought down.
To sell their regressive transgender ideology, these organisations use outright lies including bogus statistics about suicide. They are incredibly homophobic. They perpetuate the myth that there is a single cause of what is called ‘transgender’. This itself is an outright lie.
They are going into schools and telling children their bodies are wrong for their personality types.
They are threatening the parents of these children with child suicide.
This is irresponsible, and unbelievably cruel.
Remember, this is 2018. 100 years since suffrage.
Yet when women organise to meet and discuss proposed changes to the law, there are demonstrations by masked ‘antifa’-style protestors, by the ‘Aunts’ from Sisters Uncut. Women are threatened and even subjected to physical violence. The venues are harassed, to make them pull the event. The employers of the speakers and attendees are contacted and complaints made to try and get women sacked. There are even bomb threats.
Equality means anything women have, men can have too.
Treating everyone equally is one of the most unfair things you can do.
If you discriminate over who you share your spaces with, even your most intimate sexual spaces, you are a bigot.
Diversity means that men can be women, and men can tell women they are doing ‘woman’ wrong.
Inclusion means your most personal of boundaries no longer have any meaning.
We are sold this newest, most regressive oppression under the shiny happy banner of ‘social justice’, ‘modern or third wave’ feminism and ‘equality’.
Pseudo-anarchists and pseudo-socialists oppose sexism, unless it’s transgender males sexualising and objectifying women.
Pseudo-anarchists and pseudo-socialists oppose capitalism, unless it’s a capitalism based on a woman selling her own body.
These women are doing the work of patriarchy.
Remember, this is 2018. 100 years since suffrage.
You are a fool if you are fighting for equality: everyone kept in a prison is equal, but nobody is free. Forget equality, fight for liberation and smash the system.
Now, more than at any time in history, a woman’s place is not just in the revolution, the woman’s place IS the revolution. The fight starts here.
Much of the Q&A focused on the phenomena of autogynephilia. I believe it is central to understanding transgender ideology to understand the paraphilic sexual orientation that lies behind the decision most of these men make to ‘live as women’. Necessary reading would include ‘Becoming What We Love’ by Anne Lawrence. I have also written extensively on the subject, of my own work I would suggest the following:
Pornography And Autogynephilia In The Narratives Of Adult Transgender Males
What Autogynephilia is, and what is it not; a brief note
A History of Autogynephilia
‘Drop The T’ and the Great LGBT Sell-Out
Of particular concern was the apparent willingness for adults and in particular schools to uncritically validate trans identities. Anyone concerned about this will benefit immensely from the following:
‘Gender Dysphoria is not one thing‘ an excellent post on the 4th Wave Now website which explains how transgender is not one thing, what the different types are and what you can do to help your child. The work here on ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ is of immediate importance.
There is a lot of misinformation about the desistance rates of ‘transkids’ most of whom simply grow out of it, although of course transgenderists are reliant on this being otherwise. This piece by Jesse Singal looks at what we really know about desistance:
‘A Lot of People, Myself Included, Have Been Misreading the Single Biggest Published Study on Childhood Gender Dysphoria Desistance and Persistence — It Offers Stronger Evidence for Desistance Than We Thought‘
Transgendertrend is a first-class resource for parents who have children who claim to be transgender. This website is invaluable.