Elect Gill Hart for Women’s Officer for Labour Lewisham Deptford

On Sunday 28th October, the constituents of Lewisham Labour Party will select a new candidate for the unpaid post of Women’s Officer.

Of the candidates standing for selection, two are notable, one for the controversy they have managed to stir up, the other for her years of dedicated service to the residents of Lewisham.

Retired teacher Gill Hart is one of the candidates in the running for the position of Labour Women’s Officer for Lewisham. Hart was one of the women who worked tirelessly to save New Cross Learning Centre from closure in 2011, after the local Labour council threatened to cut funding to the service.

She has been running this vital community resource as an unpaid volunteer ever since, dedicating her time and energy in to the local Lewisham community.

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Feminism has been co-opted but it won’t last

The backlash against feminism has been going on for decades, and has reared its beastly head every time women have inched themselves forward in any way at all.

However, in recent years, the backlash, in quite possibly the sneakiest attempt yet to subvert the gains Second Wave feminists have fought for, has made the most devious bid yet to derail the feminist movement – trans activism and the co-option of feminism itself.

Now, its extremely common to hear calls within the mainstream feminist movement, to centre “trans women” aka biological males.

Feminism is currently in reverse

Not only that but trans activism itself, with its regressive embrace of gender stereotypes aka the old sex role stereotypes, has preposterously forced feminism to accept idiotic notions, such as the idea that girls wear pink and boys wear blue.

This is quite clearly a ridiculous position for the feminist movement to find itself in.

It is an obvious triumph for adversaries of the feminist movement left and right, as the repressive sex roles, rebranded now as gender roles, are the main reason for women’s subordination.

In fact, though the backlash against feminism presents itself as progressive, it’s becoming crystal clear that the ideology that underpins trans activism is regressive to the core.

A dangerously devious idea

The type of sexism that used to spew from the mouth of outraged right wing types is now common parlance among enthusiastic trans activists, who quickly rush to trans any person who dares to step out of their sex role.

It’s not uncommon to see statements such as “Tomboy is the grossest aesthetic. Tomboys should transition or step the fuck out”, on social media, or to hear a similar sentiment repeated within trans circles offline.

Because of regressive gender ideology, more and more gender nonconforming girls are bombarded with the message that if they are not feminine enough, they are not a woman.

It may seem like a lunatic idea to hypothesise that transgender ideology is actually feminist backlash coming from the right wing, but the evidence is too blatant to ignore.

From Pink New’s latest nifty little animated videos, pushing the idea that girls who prefer to wear “male” clothing and play rough and tumble are really boys, to Men’s Rights Activists who loudly proclaim that trans women like the fragrant Blair White are better than real women because they are more feminine, it’s glaringly obvious what the desire that drives trans activism is really all about.

Mainstream feminism now regularly compels biological women to admire how “feminine” trans women are, once again enforcing the idea that woman = feminine.

Once upon a time feminists were attempting to chip away at the sex roles that constrained us all in boxes, now mainstream feminists are running to demand the chains to their own enslavement.

As trans activism gathers pace, misogyny within the feminist movement rises, and biological women are prevented from naming, and therefore addressing the root cause of their oppression, their biology.

This of course is one of the core aims of the trans activist movement

It is the feminine ideal pushed on women because of their sex that holds born females back, not their gender identity.

Trans activism disagrees, even going so far as to postulate the ludicrous claim that trans women experience more misogyny than those born female.

Even when so-called trans women appear to all and sundry to be very obviously biologically male, it still pushes this utterly nonsensical hypothesis.

Women need a solution, they don’t have one – yet

Women, frustrated, angry, and lost for an answer, turn to the only solution currently presented to them, the mainstream, male co-opted feminist movement.

Confused yet desperately hoping to find an escape from their all-too-real pain, they eagerly imbibe the present so-called feminist ideology.

This involves of course embracing almost everything that has been proscribed for them by male wants, male needs, and male desires, its “liberation” through pornochic, stripper culture, and anything goes kink.

The zenith of achievement that males who have infiltrated the feminist movement have aimed for all along is finally upon us.

Behold the emperor in his brand new clothes

Now women are mandated to bow to male bodied people, males who have not even had transsexual surgery or even cross sex hormones.

Women are compelled to declare that these kinds of trans women are women, the exact same kind of women as they are themselves, in fact.

The demands don’t stop there, the trans activist’s quest to conquer is ceaseless.

Now women must state trans women are not only women but better women than they are, and also more oppressed.

This is not just regressive, its positively sadistic.

Society sees male biology and privileges it

Women are no longer able to talk about their own bodies without censorship, for fear of “triggering” biological males who claim womanhood, yet have never been anything but privileged in the eyes of the patriarchal status quo.

Cultural malcontent among women simmers, as our misogynistic culture heightens and continues enacting its sadism upon its longtime target – women.

Women are aware of this, painfully so, whether they are forced to see sexual predators continue to escape justice, or compelled to be ritually humiliated by the proliferation of “hate porn” that is men’s revenge against the gains women have made, off the back of the Second Wave movement.

In an attempt to redeem their dented egos, the sex role system now compels men to degrade women further, harder, more in order to actualise the male sense of self patriarchy tells men they should possess.

Man equals sadist under patriarchy

Our society whispers in men’s ears from the cradle, teaching them they need to dominate women in order to be men.

It conditions boys and men to destroy their humanity and become sadists through a daily diet of porn, misogynistic messaging, and social privilege, thereby ensuring empathy for women is deadened and the patriarchal system can thrust its way onward.

After all, in a hierachiearchal patriarchy, no-one likes to give up power, least of all men.

In our culture power is everything to men

This is why men have reacted with such vitriol to the feminist movement historically.

This has not mattered up until now, as the feminist movement has generally been quite determined to press on advocate for its members – women – regardless.

See the present problem?

The truth of the matter is, it is irrelevant to any actual feminist movement how angry men are.

Women are the largest body politic, they don’t require men to free themselves, they only require a way forward.

Men never have been, and never will be relevant to any real feminist movement, which is why the presence of them in this latest incarnation of “feminism” has rendered the movement so thoroughly ineffective.

Meanwhile, the old guard, on the right wing, who’d love to see women back in their proper place as wives and mothers, rub their hands in glee as actual feminists, of the radical kind, find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

In standing up to the trans activist movement feminists are forced to assert that biological difference is an actuality, but this is then warped and weaponized by the right, and held up as “evidence” of the anything but natural patriarchal order.

Biology is real but it doesn’t come with a dress code

Biology makes men have penises, and women vaginas. It allows women to gestate and men to impregnate. It is why women lactate and menstruate and it’s also what makes most men physically stronger than most women in terms of body structure, and muscle mass.

However, this is where it stops and ends.

Biology does not confer personality traits, particular kind of intelligence or abilities, careers, dress, or style preferences onto people.

Biology does not make people of either sex have a predisposition to math, or to doing the washing up.

Biology does not dictate ambition, competence, or ability.

This must be clearly asserted.

Radical feminists must stand firm and united in our quest to burn the gender caste system to the ground. The key to the ruination of the entire thing, is of course the destruction of the stifling, suffocating sex roles.

The answer won’t come from the left or the right

The right pretend to offer shelter from the trans activists, yet they would have us run to them conditionally, on the grounds we accept that men and women are born innately with fixed roles proscribed upon us.

This is precisely the same thing the trans activists are saying, albeit dressed up in the jazzy clothes.of Queer Politics.

As Andrea Dworkin put it in her aptly titled book, there is woman hatred on the left and on the right.

The answer lies not in the left nor the right, but in radical feminist theory itself, the challenge now being how to bring radical awareness to the larger body politic of women, in order to reclaim the feminist movement.

There is both good news and bad on the horizon.

Promised that the lie of equality had been achieved during the decades that followed the Second Wave, then offered feminism lite, women are beginning to get angry again, as they see the world is still orientated firmly around the default human – man.

The tentacles of the beast that is patriarchy spew out issue after issue for women to wade through, from sexual assault, to unequal pay. Yet women, presently are still attempting to cut off the beast’s writhing tentacles rather than driving a stake right through its heart.

Women of this decade are beginning to see through the illusion of equality they were told they had gained.

From porn culture and #metoo, to the glass ceiling, body shaming, trolling, and harassment, anger runs rife throughout the female populace.

It’s a tragedy the very movement they turn to for a solution offers them no real answer.

However there is hope.

Women’s anger is not about to disappear, but will only worsen, as our culture ramps up its woman hatred and the trans activist and men’s rights movement together finally steer mainstream feminism off a cliff.

At some point, women will have to wake up.

And they will be full of rage.

When they do, radical feminism will be right here to offer them a place for their anger, and a real, workable solution that delivers them liberation from patriarchy.

Then, and only then, the feminist movement can rebuild itself again, finally wrested from the hands of the oppressor.

The tragedy is, along the way, much female energy will be wasted on centering and pandering to male needs. Many women might even find themselves swallowed up in the horror that is gender ideology themselves, as girls and women flock to transition into men, so unbearable it is presently to be female.

Radical feminists must try to limit the damage, while at the same time bringing the true intent of the trans activist movement to the surface, where women can see it.

Trans activism is a men’s rights movement

As legendary feminist scholar Sheila Jeffreys so wisely said, transgender activism is a men’s rights movement.

Trans activism and men’s rights are both rooted in the same fetid, patriarchal soil, and as such, can never offer women anything but subservience to male desire.

The greatest triumph of patriarchy has been to subvert feminism itself, yet in doing this the patriarchy has forgotten one crucial thing.

Though it struggles to see women as human beings, the inescapable fact of women’s humanity is the very reason why patriarchy will find itself ultimately unsustainable.

A system which mandates enforced femininity and supplication of a human being is doomed to fail – eventually.

If patriarchy served women, it might well last forever, but quite quite patently, it does not.

And women are angry, angry at so many things, though they do not have an answer to their anger presently. Yet they will, as all oppressed people do, eventually seek one, a real one.

And as anger boils over into rage, at the realisation they have been duped into embracing enslavement all over again, the spark needed to break the bonds of patriarchy once and for all will unite the feminist movement.

When women rise, when their anger meets with the clear, resonating message of radical feminist wisdom, women as a class will make the final, crucial push forward.

Not this time merely into the workplace, or the halls of academia, but onto the final frontier itself, liberation and woman’s right to set her own standards, to be measured not by what men can do but by what women can achieve, in a world set up to sustain and nurture women’s bodies, minds, and souls.

UK politics fiddles while festering misogyny burns


Misogyny is as old as the hills but as many women in the UK are beginning to realise, in 2018, it’s taken a brand new form – trans activism.

The bullying, harassing, and attempted censorship of women who dare to criticise the oppressive system of gender, has been going on for well over a decade, with prominent feminist activists and scholars like Sheila Jeffries and Julie Bindel being no-platformed and publicly condemned.

Knowledge of the misogynistic activities of militant trans activists has been, for a good part of the past decade or so. largely confined to within radical feminist circles, however recently, the debate has started to hit the mainstream.

A number of events have propelled the mainstream media to finally sit up and start taking notice of feminist’s long held concerns about trans activism and the negative impact it will have on women’s rights and social standing.

Posie Parker, aka Mrs Kellie-Jay-Keen-Minshull, a married mother who has spoken out forcefully against the misogyny of trans activism, has been subjected to a sustained campaign of harassment, culminating in her home address and videos of her children being leaked on social media this week.

Keen-Minshull has been consistently, and falsely accused of transphobia, with the most recent accusation levelled against her coming because she erected a billboard outside the Labour Conference in Liverpool displaying the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of the word woman, adult human female.

After trans activists spearheaded by a Dr. Adrian Harrop (who is not himself trans) pressured the company who displayed the billboard, Primesight, to withdraw the advert, they complied, caving in to the trans activists as so many other companies have already done.

The furore surrounding this incident made such a hullabaloo that Keen-Minshull was asked to appear on Sky News, and This Morning, discussing the matter.

Ocado, who waded in to the argument after subsequent pressure from trans activists, had to withdraw the foolhardy statement they had rushed out in support of Primesight’s action, after the story went viral on Mumsnet, and hundreds of women threatened a boycott of the shopping service, berating them for betraying women.

The blatant attempts to silence, no-platform, and harras anyone who does not totally comply with the trans activists ever-increasing list of demands has been steadily ramping up in pace, as has the level of bullying directed towards anyone who dares oppose them.

Last week also saw Angelos Sofocleous, a Philosophy student at the University of Durham sacked from his position as Editor of the Student Philosophy Journal, for daring to tweet the scientifically accurate statement “Women don’t have penises.”

Whatever your views on this, this view has been accepted as universal truth for centuries. Perhaps the biggest irony in this particular case is that one of the essential components of Philosophic practice is freedom to debate ideas.

The very same week, Father Ted creator Graham Linehan came.under fire from the trans activist crew, for daring to stand in solidarity with gender critical women who demand the right to single sex spaces.

Linehan’s wife was targeted and doxed by trans activists, with her business details shared via social media, while Linehan himself was labelled “transphobia”. Lineham is currently pursuing the matter with the police.

To add to all this, last Wednesday brought the spectacle of the show trial of long time activist Linda Bellos and former Labour Party member Venice Allan, accused of “threatening violence” by “trans woman” Giuliana Kendal, who brought a civil prosecution against the pair.

Both Bellos and Allan had to appear in the dock, at Westminster Crown Court, accused of ““threatening or abusive words or behaviour that is likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress.”

Bellos’s crime was merely promising to defend herself by stating she would “take off her glasses and thump” violent trans activists who were threatening her. Allan meanwhile, live streamed the event where Bellos made the statement, and subsequently the pair ended up having to fight a civil prosecution after the Crown Prosecution Service laughed the case out of court.

With a few exceptions, such as Tory Mp David Davies, UK politicians within all the major parties stand by while the gaslighting and shaming of gender critical women continues, with no apparent regard for the safety or rights of girls and women residing in the UK.

Even the Girl Guides has capitulated to the trans cult. They recently shamefully announced their full-throated embrace of Self-Id, vowing to allow biological males in female spaces, then found themselves in a legal grey area, given that the Equality Act of 2010 still protects single sex spaces.

The debacle followed the sacking of Guiding leader Helen Watts, after she dared to criticise the organisations adoption of Self-Id, voicing concerns over safety.

The Guides are particularly worthy of mention, not least because of the suspect individuals they have employed to advise them on their trans “inclusive” policy in the past.

Individuals such as David Challenor, recently charged with the rape and torture of a 10 year old girl, who had previously claimed trans identity while dressing as an 8 year old girl.

The attack Challenor carried out included tying his 10 year old female victim to a beam in his attic, as well as whipping and administering electric shocks, raping her, and making indecent images of the assault. Other indecent images of children were also found after police searched Challenor’s home.

According to The Independent, Challenor “dressed up as a small girl in adult-sized baby dresses and nappies before carrying out the attacks at his home.”

Yet still the misogynistic machine that is the trans agenda rumbles on, claiming that feminists who cry “alarm” at the idea of letting males such as Challenor near children are “crazy transphobia bigots.”

Bigots eh?

“Bigots”, for being genuinely concerned over a recent spate of genuinely disturbing males claiming trans identity, such as Ian Huntley the child murderer, who now identifies as “Lian”, and rapist Stephen Wood, who renamed himself Karen White, and requested a transfer to all-female prison HMP New Hall, and went on to assault a string of female inmates.

Is this really bigotry?

Is this what we are to believe now in this brave, new Orwellian world, where right seems to be wrong and truth is rebranded as hate speech?

According to the trans agenda, yes it is.

The trans rights activists are hell bent on pressing full steam ahead, seemingly determined to dismantle all safeguards standing between women, children, and dangerously disturbed sexual predators.

And all our major political parties seem equally keen on jumping into bed with them, stroking their man sized egos as they merrily attempt to roll back the years of progress feminist campaigners have made.

Up until 26th of August, Aimee Challenor, born male and the son of the aforementioned David Challenor, was campaigning for the position of Deputy Leader of the Green Party.


The Green’s were apparently quite fine and dandy with this, despite the fact Aimee had named his father David, as his campaign manager,

The Green’s were apparently quite fine and dandy with this, despite the fact Aimee had named his father David, as his campaign manager, after knowing he had already been accused of child abuse.
This from the same party that instantly suspended Party member Olivia Palmer for correctly identifying a man as a man on the TV show Genderquake.

The Tories, who introduced the asinine idea of Self-Id in the first place, choose to play devil’s advocate, inviting the general public to take part in a “fair and balanced” consultation, which starts out with Minister for Equalities Penny Mordaunt making the statement “trans women are women”.

Meanwhile, as the government pretend to be open to all opinions, they are still allowing pro-Self-Id organisations like Stonewall and child-medical transition advocates Mermaids, to whisper in their ear. Both Stonewall and Mermaids have advised them on best practise when it comes to educational information on gender given to children in school.

Will the May Government, which is spearheaded by a woman, yet still seems utterly determined to pander to patriarchy and its abusive demands, really let women’s voices be heard?

Labour, meanwhile, in perhaps the most shockingly hypocritical betrayal of its entire raison d’etre, equality for all, has turned its collective back on women’s right to define themselves and safeguard their rights.

At the recent Labour Party conference held in Liverpool last week, Corbynite and Shadow Cabinet member Emily Thornberry firmly drew her (and apparently Corbyn’s) line in the sand on the whole Self-Id issue.

Thornberry claimed concerns over Self-Id were unfounded, stating that “Labour should be “a little bit more relaxed” about trans women on all-women shortlists.”

She also went on to claim that “the feminist movement is big enough and big-hearted enough that if someone believes that they have been born as a man but they are a woman, we have space.”

Really Emily? Feminism is big enough and big hearted enough to allow women, children to be assaulted and raped?

To allow women to be relentlessly harassed, persecuted, doxed, and prosecuted, merely for stating sex discrimination is a reality and the root cause of women’s oppression?

We have space for that?

Ya think?

This remains resolutely the Labour Party’s line despite the many women who have complained from within Labour about their opposition to Self-Id, and despite mountains of evidence presented to top ranking Corbybnites, including Corbyn himself, about the drawbacks of Self-Id.

The Liberal Democrats offer no alternative at all. A decidedly dodgy bunch of pro sex-work, pro Self-Id, Paeodphile apologists, with a track record of fielding former Paedo councillors like child abusers Richard Roberts, and Robert Somper, it comes as not much surprise that they are firmly.on board with the shitshow that is Self-Id.

All this of course means that gender critical feminists, women, and the portion of the UK public who are deeply concerned about Self-Id, are decidedly politically homeless if they oppose its implementation.

And it’s a crucially important issue to oppose, given what’s at stake. Everything from our freedom to debate, free speech, the right to hold a different opinion, and women and girl’s inalienable right safety is up for demolition should the trans agenda have its sinister way.

Of course, as ever, it’s women and girls who stand to lose the most, which is perhaps why the issue of Self-Id has up till now coasted comfortably under the radar.

There is still one faint sliver of hope.

With the events of this week and all the weeks preceding, the public’s attention is slowly being brought to rest upon the crucial issue of Self-Id.

The only question is, will it be too little too late?

The consultation is still open, so officially we can all have our say, but how many members of the public will really take the time to fill in the Tories long and laborious online consultation?

We should. We all should.

The future of our whole society is at stake.

And if the Tories decide to ignore the many voices opposed to Self-Id and press ahead anyway?

Then we are all going to have to decide, as a nation, whether or not we the people should oppose them.

Are we really going to allow a society that allows any man to access women’s spaces, shelters and shortlists, anytime they want to, if only they say they are a woman?

I hope not.

We are really going to have to decide whether we will get our boots on the street or not, whether we will all of us, stand with the brave women and feminists protesting against this madness.

Will we?

Will we stand with women?

A political alternative to this Orwellian madness is desperately needed for women, for girls, for everyone.

The only question is, where the bloody hell is it?

If you haven’t done so yet, please fill in the Government’s consultation on the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

It’s long and boring but it’s a vital task, if women’s hard won rights are to remain intact.

You can find the consultation here at; https://consult.education.gov.uk/government-equalities-office/reform-of-the-gender-recognition-act/ but before you do, I highly recommend visiting the consultation walkthrough here: https://fairplayforwomen.com/how-to/ hosted on the excellent Fair Play For Women website. Here you will find comprehensive guidance to help you answer every question on the consultation, making the whole process much less painful and laborious. And afterwards pour yourself a stiff drink, because if the trans activists get their way, we’re all going to need one.

Here you will find comprehensive guidance to help you answer every question on the consultation, making the whole process much less painful and laborious. And afterwards pour yourself a stiff drink, because if the trans activists get their way, we’re all going to need one.

How we might bring a radical feminist world into being

Society’s current hatred of women has been taught and it can be untaught. There are many ways women can resist, from making our voices heard by standing against Self ID and harmful trans ideology, to rejecting gender stereotypes and the beauty ideal, the war against women can be fought even within society that is still a patriarchy.

But women’s true liberation will never be gained under patriarchy.

To get it we have to overthrow the system of control that is exercised through male dominance. Male control of our legal system, medical system, political system, education system, and monetary system all must be infiltrated and the unequal balance of power redressed to even ensure women get a seat at the table.

Even this will not be enough, as the system itself, Capitalism, and the exploitative way we pollute the enviroment, harm the earth, and do business, politics, and trade, all need to end, as they are harmful to women.

There are many battles that must be fought and won, if we want to see total liberation for women, utterly everywhere. This includes a total overthrow of the capitalist system, and a reversal of the privilege system that favours men over women.

Matriarchal cultures exist and have existed. They are not society’s run by “evil man hating demons from hell” they are successful, indigeneous, largely peaceful societies that flourish because they favour women over men, which has been proven to manage men’s worst traits.

If favouring one group over another sounds shocking to you, I hope you’re more than shocked by your current existence, and the historical precedent patriarchy has set of heavily favouring men over women.

Men have been favoured over women for centuries in our current Western society, a patriarchy, yet the current status quo is perpetually touted, particularly by men, as the only right way.

Convenient.

Except it’s not the right way, at least not for women.

Women everywhere are subjected to a catalogue of horrors; murder, rape, sexual slavery, harassment, misogyny, revenge porn, discrimination in the workplace, unpaid domestic servitude, body shaming, and objectification. Not to mention silencing and ridicule if we attempt to speak out about any of it.

Until the capitalist patriarchy is done with, women’s slavery will remain a certainty because the current capitalist system, only serves to prop up the status quo. That includes the interest of men, and since men still hold the reigns in many areas of society, you’re swimming against the tide if you try to play the capitalist game by their rules.

If women were in charge of a capitalist society, the system would be different, though still wrong, capitalism is never fair. It doesn’t to my mind make sense, to fight for an unfair system, a system that pollutes the environment, exploits the earth’s resources and consistently works to undermine the agency of the poor, simply because it turns a profit.

To my mind capitalism, a top down hierarchical system, which demands there must always be losers in order for there to be winners is directly in opposition to all movements demanding freedom, liberation, and justice.

As Germaine Greer said “fuck equality,” women should stop struggling for it right now. There is nothing wrong with equaliy in principle, the problem is, in this patriarchal culture, equality means being equal to a standard men get to decide. The standards by which we currently measure equality will never deliver women liberation, because men will always use an essentially patriarchal system to vault over women. All while claiming we all began the race from the same starting blocks, because, equality.

Yeah, but if society puts obstacle after obstacle in women’s path, and not men’s, if society continues to favour men, have more sympathy for men etc…who’s going to win that race?

Hint, it’s not women.

Capitalism and patriarchy have to go. Until they do women will not be free.

But how do they go?

Well first we must define the type of action we need to take.

We need to get radical.

Nothing short of a female, collective, total commitment to a program of radical action will achieve this.

We need to overthrow the status quo, and to do that we need to build our community, of radical women. We need to gather resources, network, and gather friends and allies who can helps us. We need to trade our skills, pool our resources and talents, and provide for women.

In short we must begin building a world for women, where women can be free.

We must be busy worker bees and be the first ones to plant the seed. Later the seeds will germinate, the plant will flower, and other bees will flock to the nectar that is a woman centered world.

We must also take a hard line no compromise position that does not budge one inch if we are to achieve the goal of our liberation. There are clear ways in which this could manifest, as well as definite actions which can be taken to build community, defend women, and move women closer to the goal of complete parity.

Only radical action produces radical results and in our current woman-hating culture, what could be more radical to society than the idea of viewing women as full human beings in every respect both socially and under law.

Of course, to achieve a total societal revolution like this in our current society, we’re going to need numbers. We must gather and unite and once we do we must ensure we have solidarity and general agreement on our common goals.

We must work together, cohesively to plan strategic steps that will move us forward to our final goal – total liberation from male control. We must implement each of these steps, collectively organising and sharing the labour necessary to reach that goal.

We need to put aside our differences, this fight is too important, and it will not wait. Now is the time for action, not words, and I’m all too aware of this, even as I sit here typing this blog post.

My previous post suggested some things we could do to begin making the change we want to see in the world, though it was meant as a mere jumping off post, not a comprehensive guide.

We need to get out in the real world and connect with each other, online activism alone isn’t enough.

We can volunteer at our local women’s refuge, connect with our FB radfems friends, meet with our MPs to lobby on behalf of women, and organise meetings where we can strategize and consciousness raise. We can leaflet in the community, talk to people to try and raise awareness of key issues, like the dangers to women of Self ID, and attend radfems book readings, feminist talks, and conferences where we can meet each other face to face.

Let’s make it our mission to build those real world connections and do some offline activism.

We all spend far too much time online these days, which contributes to our political passivity and our inability to take decisive change making action.

That’s exactly how those with the power want us to remain, scattered, apathetic and weak.

Don’t let them win sisters. Together, we are powerful.

How YOU can help radical feminism spread…

Radical feminism is beginning to flourish again…and whether you haven’t joined us yet, or you’re already fully paid up radfem, here’s a few suggestions as to how you can contribute and help our movement grow…(as well as some pitfalls to watch out for)

Something rather interesting is happening in radfem land, with the movement currently enjoying an influx of new enthusiasts, many of these women who have become disillusioned with the misogyny that has infected liberal feminism. There is a renewed flourishing of radical feminist activity, activism, strategizing, community organizing, and theory. Groups like A Woman’s Place, and #ManFriday are emerging, who run campaigns, stage protests, and host speaking events to raise awareness about the thorny issue of Self ID and expose the regressive gender stereotypes that bolster trans ideology.

Excitingly, several local grassroots radical feminist chapters like Cheltenham RadFems are also now popping up throughout the UK, as well as further afield.

One major reason for this is that the liberal feminist position has failed women, having been thoroughly co-opted by misogynistic males. Women who believe in their right to personhood, in fighting for what is right, must fight from a radical feminist perspective or see our cause flounder, see our rights and the rights of other women infringed.

With the spread of trans rights activism, women’s rights are getting quashed rapidly, including the right to define our own bodies and name the root cause of our oppression – biology.

Trans rights activism replete with misogyny, could not have been so embraced with so much enthusiasm had there not been a growing undercurrent of misogyny present in society, a simmering resentment at the progress women have made so far.

The lie of equality has been fully exposed. Women under patriarchy have never had equality, equal respect, nor equal personhood.

By trying to achieve equality by male defined standards, in a world created by men, we sell ourselves short. We need to demand nothing short of liberation.

The upside is that for the first time in my lifetime I see a renaissance and renewed enthusiam for radical feminist activism. New groups and organisations are springing up every month, as women everywhere begin to rediscover their revolutionary power.

Together we must unite, raising consciousness in our sisters wherever we can. We must work together to form a resistance movement that is so cohesively united in one aim, the cause of justice for all women, everywhere.

Too long we have been co-opted into compromise. Misguidedly, albeit with the best of intentions, some of us have taken the middle road, diluted our revolutionary power and adopted the liberal position.

As Queer politics have begun to dominate cultural discourse, the radical feminist gains our Second Wave sisters made for women have been halted in their tracks.

The backlash, a result of stinging resentment and fury at women’s progress, is nothing new.

Hatred for women has never gone away, not since patriarchy begun.

We are the ones who are schooled to be nice, accepting, we are the ones who are always expected to give up our space, our identities, our bodies. We are punished when we demand things for our own, when we demand the right to say no.

But we must say no to gender ideology, if we want to dismantle patriarchy and achieve true, full liberation, in a world free of regressive stereotypes.

We can’t play nice anymore.

We have tried to convince those with hate in their hearts to join us in the call for justice.

We have tried to reason with them, appease them, in some cases we have ceded ground, allowing natal males into women’s spaces, women’s places, we have called them by “preferred pronouns”, we have even called them women.

We did this never expecting they would not stop until we were completely colonised and under their control.

Quite clearly, all this compromise does not work.

Now we are being told men define what a woman is, men define what a lesbian is, and if we don’t cooperate we deserve to be beaten.

These threats of violence frequently lead to real life incidents of brutality, lesbians being beaten by those radicalised by queer theory in gay bars, women silenced online and in Universities, women attacked at meetings and demonstrations, for the simple act of organising to combat sex based oppression.

Persuasive argument may work to raise consciousness in some people, but for others, it will never work, ever.

Those people do not feel our injustice, many times, they do not even care it exists.

They are misogynists, with a deep hatred of women that need cling to an unjust gender caste system that labels them superior.

The road forward is clear. Global organised, strategized, radical feminist resistance to oppression and intolerance of misogyny, all the time, everywhere.

All who care deeply for women and humanity, as well as all women who whose hearts are heavy with sickness at the brutality and injustice of this patriarchal world should stand with us, in support of born women and girls.

If you are a woman, you do not benefit from the current status quo, which far too often let’s misogyny both covert and overt go unchecked.

If you are a woman, and you are not yet standing with radical feminists who fight for you, for all women, then unless you agree in sanctioning your own suppression, along with that of other born women, you must wake up.

All of us who are born women, are not currently being treated with equal fairness, all of us who are not receiving equal respect; Black, Hispanic, White, Native American, Asian, lesbian, disabled, and more, all of us born female must get over our petty differences and unify.

We need to unite as one solid movement with a lioness roar so loud it can never be silenced.

We must intervene to stop harmful gender ideology taking root and becoming the new norm, before irreparable damage is done, to society, to humanity, to women’s rights, to children.

Unify against the root problem – misogyny

We must now abandon the current Left, it has now been destroyed by the misogyny our leaders choose to ignore, and worse, often enable themselves. The right has never been the answer, it is no friend to women and never has been.

We are on our own. But sisterhood is powerful.

We need to reclaim the Left. We will reclaim it. But first, we need to reclaim feminism itself.

The most effective weapon of suppression is to divide and conquer. It’s happened to feminism, with the libfem/ radfem divide, which has worked to split women in the Left.

Within the Left, for years, as women we have been relatively ignored. Now we find the situation worsening, with leaders such as Corbyn turning a blind eye, while we go round in circles, chasing compromise while getting caught up in petty identity politics, and inter-movement strife.

Meanwhile, the other side, the status quo the Left should be fighting against, sits enshrined on a centuries old throne of assumed superiority.

This stolen throne has used the suppression and silencing of many, many millions of women to ensure its survival.

We need to topple that throne once and for all, we need to pull it down and burn it to the ground. Then we need to send a clear message to all those who worship the privilege it represents that we will never allow it to exist again.

A simple plan for a better world – for women, for girls – everywhere

Until now, we who came after the Second Wave, though many of us have always desperately wanted justice and equality for all women, we have not always had a clear enough vision of how we can continue the fight our Second Wave foremothers and their Suffragette grandmothers began.

Many of us were confused, unsure whether women, at least in the West, were making progress or not.

It is now clear we are not. If anything, rigid gender stereotypes that ensure males remain the superior caste, are becoming ever more firmly enshrined, with the rise of trans activism.

But now we are getting organised again. This is good, as our previous lack of focus weakened our effectiveness to dismantle patriarchy.

The misogynists are laughing at us today, but they will not be laughing forever. We will not let the work our Second Wave sisters did for us, for justice, for fairness for women be squandered, we cannot let the massive sacrifice the suffragettes made to raise the status of women be for nothing.

We need to come together, as women, and universally agree on direct action to dismantle the patriarchal systems of control.

Then, building on radical feminist theory our foremothers bequeathed us, we need to collectively agree on what comes after.

Any truly effective plan for change should consider the following

We need to put our combined resources; financial, creative, medical, legal, creative technological, all our skills, into fighting for the cause of justice for women. Whatever we can contribute, our words, our financial help, our ability to build, craft, create, and of course the most important resource of all, our physical presence, must be lent to the radical feminist resistance movement whenever we can.

This is necessary to truly effect change for women, as every movement requires resources, smart strategy, and of course, direct action.

A totally not comprehensive list of resources we might consider gathering and actions we might consider taking:

Spaces for women

– In an age where born women’s space is increasingly being impinged on, we need to start fighting back and reclaiming our right to organise, in spaces free from male bodies.

We need to source suitable, safe locations to meet in, including spaces for shelters and women only refuges. We should start fundraisers to collectively contribute towards the rental or leasing fees for these spaces, as well as collectively raise finances to buy land and property, so as to allocate space for women and girls. The excellent We Want The Land Coalition did exactly this, purchasing land for women and girls, to use, to host radical feminist, and born women only events.

We could look to finding other, more inventive ways to build or create new spaces for women, this could include purchasing houseboats to gather, or constructing eco or temporary housing on land we have purchased or lease from scratch.

And of course, we should support existing spaces that provide safe harbour for born women, with our donations, by volunteering our time, and also by our physical presence, attending the events and gatherings they host.

When these places are protested by trans activists, we need to show our support, in whatever way is most needed, so that they can continue to remain free of biological males.

Medical support network

We should begin to establish a network of radical feminist doctors, medics, gynaecologists who we can turn to when we need medical advice and the medical establishment has failed us.

Perhaps we could establish a pro bono type service where radical feminists who are also qualified medics, gyno’s etc.. could donate some of their expertise to women in need? This would be particularly useful in case of any law change, as although, at the moment sex remains a protected characteristic in the UK at least, it may not always be the case.

Certainly, this type of resource bank of radical feminist medical experts would benefit radical feminists living in countries such as Canada right now.

This would be particularly useful resource for occasions like when born women are denied a smear test or other intimate exam, because they refused to accept an examination by a Self ID’ing trans “woman” for example.

Legal support network –

Equally, we could begin to build a network of radical feminist lawyers, legal advisors, consultants etc…that we can turn to look over legal documents to check for loopholes that may negatively impact women, as well as laws we can use to our advantage, to advance the cause of women. We can also draw on these experts to help us challenge misogynistic laws and policy proposals that will negatively impact on women.

As well, these legal brains could help us build cases that would help challenge long-held patriarchal institutions, such as pornographers and the sex trade in general, perhaps something along the lines of constructing a class action suit claiming a human rights violation of the dignity of women and girls.

We should also all try to become more familiar with the laws of our country and others, particularly all those that effect girls and women, and learn how to use the legal system to our advantage.

Obviously, those radfems among us who already understand the legal system can help us massively on this, if they have the time to donate to our cause, and I know many are doing exactly this, as I write this.

Political support network-

As well as building a medical and legal network, we should also start compiling a list or database of MP’s who are sympathetic to radical feminist positions. Everything from Self ID to abortion, and pornography, as this will be an excellent resource from which to draw from, when we want to challenge laws, and raise awareness in Parliament.

It also goes without saying that by now all of us should have written into our local MP to voice our objections to the Government’s Self ID proposals, and also, to ask her/ him to raise the matter in Parliament and call for an impact assessment on women and girls.

But we can also contact our local MPs on other matters, asking them to raise parliamentary questions regarding strip clubs, the sex trade, pornography, domestic violence, rape, workplace harassment, equal pay, and maternity provision.

And of course, we can contact our local councils, to ensure rape shelters, women’s only swimming clubs, and other women’s spaces in our community, stay free of biological male people.

We should also attend local political party meetings and challenge the leaders and speakers there, raising questions and issues that pertain to women’s rights, freedoms, or protections.

Some of us, who are more politically inclined could also consider running for a candidacy in one of the political parties you feel most strongly affiliated with, or as an independent candidate in your local area, as it would be great to have more radical feminist orientated political figures, who can advocate on behalf of women.

Physical self-defence

If possible, we should all learn the basic skills necessary to defend ourselves if, and only if, a violent situation occurs that would threaten us or any other women. We cannot allow ourselves to stand by passively for instance where women are being threatened with violence, and women are being beaten, this is not the same as sanctioning indiscriminate acts of unjustified violence.

Those already in possession of self-defence skills could perhaps volunteer a few hours of time in their locality to teach other radfems, and perhaps also women from the community, these essential skills.

This is vital, especially considering trans activist’s violence is spiralling, coupled with the fact that nearly every event we organise is protested and picketed by TRAs, with threats of violence frequently being issued to us.

Organizing and carrying out Direct Action

We cannot be idle in this fight, and we cannot let our fears of violence and retribution get the better of us (I myself am so terribly guilty of this but have decided to make the effort to overcome this particular trepidation of mine recently after being convinced of the need to act as harmful trans ideology begins to spiral out of control).

We must be prepared to put our lives on the line to stand up for what’s right if need be (unlikely in a Western country these days but hey, you never know). It is not about openly defying the police for the sake of it, the law should be respected providing it upholds justice and equality. However, when it does not, it is our most basic duty as human beings to oppose it.

For those who might disagree with this idea, imagine this hypothetical scenario. A head of state passes a racist law that gives the police powers to arrest people of colour indiscriminately and detain them, all under the guise they might be suspected terrorists or enemies of the state.

In this situation, as believers in justice, should we stand by and passively allow law enforcement to carry out the orders of this head of state? Should we also stand by and watch if the police brutalize innocents on the orders of a fascist? History has shown us all too terrifyingly what can happen if we take that road.

The only sane and logical answer is no, of course we should not. That is why we cannot be afraid to resist oppression with every means we have, while also taking care not to incite violence against those who are doing no harm to us.

Direct action can come in many forms, including sticker campaigns to raise awareness of feminist issues, like the ones the brilliant Untameable Shrews carry out in their local communities, to protesting strip clubs, to buying hard copy radical feminist books and donating them to our local library, or contacting schools and asking them to distribute educational materials that challenge harmful gender ideology, as the excellent Transgender Trend are doing.

We can print out flyers, such as the informative SAGES factsheets on gender ideology and distribute them in our local communities.

We can start local radfem chapters in our communities, leasing space to meet weekly or monthly, in order to organise, strategize, and plan direct action that we can then take in our localities to raise radical feminist consciousness in women who have not yet joined us.

To further our outreach, and encourage other women to come to consciousness, we can organise radical feminist festivals, and other events, such as jumble sales, craft fairs, Q+ A’s on gender, self-defence workshops, swap shops, and feminist social outings like group swimming sessions, and advertise these in our local communities (like on supermarket message boards and in community centres and libraries, as well as online.

At these events we can gently raise awareness by handing out literature, giving talks, having conversations, or by having our posters and other political artwork prominently on display.

We can also volunteer some of our time where possible, to help radical feminist organisations and causes, like Justice For Women, the feminist campaigning organisation co-founded by Julie Bindel, that helps advocate for incarcerated women who have killed their violent abusive partners.

And we can volunteer our time to local women’s refuges, as well as starting crowdfunders on sites like www.crowfunder.co.uk and offline fundraising events to raise money for causes that directly benefit women and girls.

Technology, media, and communication –

We are the Facebook generation. Nearly all of us are connected to the web in some way, using Twitter, Facebook, and various other platforms to exchange messages, news, and ideas. We can harness this global connectivity to our advantage to mobilize and evoke positive change, as has been demonstrated effectively before in the “Facebook Uprising” that occurred in 2011 in Tunisia.

A few examples; we can use our connectivity to post details of organised meetings and protests, to talk and share ideas, hash out feminist theory, and to provide support to each other.

We can use it to start radical feminist online magazines, shops that sell radfem inspired crafts and jewellery, radfem owned businesses, and radical feminist online resource centres like RadFem Central.

We can also use it to present a loud, public resistance that actively and consistently promotes our opposition to oppression, and we can and should attempt to connect with the wider caucus of women who have not yet awakened to radical feminism.

We can use our technology to make our voices heard to the people that matter. We can contact our MP’s, complain to schools, Universities, shops that stock pornography, allow misogynistic merchandise such as the infamous “Fuck TERFS” t-shirts to be sold on their platform, or have implemented dangerous Self ID policies in changing rooms, putting women and girls at risk from male violence and male predatory behaviour.

We can contact businesses that implement unfair or harmful policy to women, and to places of learning that employ misogynistic professors and lecturers, as well as to workplaces that foster misogynistic staff, or condone a sexually intimidating environment that is hostile to women.

We can write or call in to support our sisters who have been banned or no-platformed from feminist events, left wing spaces, Universities, or political parties.

We can support and start campaigns and petitions to raise awareness of radical feminist causes, we can blog and spread the word, we can write our own books on radical feminism, and when misogynistic abuses occur, if they are newsworthy, we can also contact journalists who might be sympathetic to our cause.

We can start radical feminist e-newsletters and e-zines, and maybe even some old school style print ‘zines and newsletters too, because, well, they’re totally rad .

We can start feminist websites, and also Radfem news sites like the awesome Feminist Current.

Of course, as misogyny rises, due to vocally aggressive trans activism, radical feminist voices are being censored more and more on platforms such as FB and Twitter.

As well as maintaining our social media platforms on these spaces for as long as we can, we should also begin to organize on alternative platforms, such as Me We, where radical feminists are still free to collectively organize.

Some possible problems and pitfalls within our movement that we need to watch out for

Inter-movement divisiveness

This is dangerous because not only does back-biting and sniping give outsiders the chance to criticize our movement but it is ultimately unproductive to entertain such horizontal hostility when we would be much better served unifying to combat the harms of patriarchy.

We are never, ever going to agree on everything, but all of us should be able to collectively organize around the most basic radical feminist principles.

Principles like the fact that gender is a harmful social construct and a caste system that puts women in an servant class, the fact that the sex trade is an abusive industry that harms vulnerable women and children, and objectifies and degrades all women, and the fact pornography is exploitative, harms intimacy, and also has a negative social impact on the way all women are viewed.

Fighting among ourselves, or micro-managing other women’s language who basically agree with radical feminist principles anyway, and critiquing their social media posts etc.., is not helpful to us, and is in fact outright damaging.

And of course, as a movement that believes fundamentally in the importance of taking action, rather than arguing among ourselves, we should be looking for practical actionable steps and action we can take that will help to dismantle patriarchy.

Hidden Agendas

Within protest groups such as Occupy there have been those that have attached themselves to the cause with one eye on causing trouble for troubles sake or with other negative intentions. We cannot let this happen and must constantly be alert for narcissists looking to grab the mike, and also those looking to smear our movement for their own personal gain or vested interests.

Allowing the politics of the current system to replay over again within our movement

We’ve seen this happen within the feminist cause in the past, where, as white women, we have sometimes failed to give Black, Asian, or Indigenous women an equal voice, upholding the values of white supremacy.

We cannot do this going forward, and I am heartened to say, in most radical feminist circles I mix in, I genuinely do not feel this is case. Then again, as a white woman, I would welcome feedback from women of colour as to whether they feel we are giving them enough space, enough voice.

It also goes without saying, and I am sure most radical feminists already practise this, but there should be no leaders/ dictators within our movement.

Allowing men (of any kind) to co-opt feminism

I do believe men can be our allies in some cases, like the wonderful Derrick Jensen of Deep Green Resistance, who is doing some fantastic work to raise radical feminist consciousness in men as to the harms and brutality of patriarchy.

I believe that men can be allies (sometimes) because as a socialist I know a sense of justice is something every right thinking human being can possess, regardless what sex they are.

However, even the most well-meaning man will have been unconsciously conditioned from the cradle to believe he is superior to those of the female sex. He will have been conditioned to feel entitled to women’s bodies, to view himself as more logical, cleverer, better etc…

It’s not that men can’t undo this conditioning, they can, of course, but most don’t, even when they say they empathise. We should be on guard for this.

And of course, in case anyone is in any doubt, no, men cannot actually be a part of our movement, since radical feminism is for born women, and for born women only.

We must organise for ourselves if we are to combat our sex based oppression effectively.

Lack of direction

We need a clear end goal.

We need to a general consensus to decide what kind of system we want to replace the old patriarchal one with.

Do we want one that looks like our current system that runs along the same lines economically, albeit with improved regulations, checks and balances to ensure big business cannot hold sway over the interests of the average citizen?

Or do we feel that there is a need for greater change, where perhaps we need to completely overhaul the current system entirely, where we need to take down the financial institutions and start over again.

In this case we might envision a world like the one Deep Green Resistance envision, a closer to the indigenous matrilineal cultures that still remain in pockets of the globe, free of industrial civilization, where capitalism and aggressive eco-destruction cannot thrive?

One thing is for sure, we need to build a world where women of colour are more equally represented.

In this brave new world, we need to do make sure that women of colour and disabled women are as much the primary decision makers as white women, so that the same old privileges and entitlements do not start to re-enact themselves over again.

One thing is for sure, once we have overthrown the old, whatever we decide to replace the new must be truly democratic. We must fix a broken electoral system, such as the one in the US that allowed a candidate with the most votes to be denied the top job.

Passivity

We are all armchair critics now, re-tweeting the latest outrage but far too often failing to actively try and cause positive change.

We must change that now, because the alternative, passivity and inaction will cause consequences far too severe to womankind.

We must let no act of misogyny go unchallenged, no act of woman hatred go by without being called to account and brought to justice, whether it’s something that’s occurring on a personal level in our daily social interactions with our peers, or something that our politicians and lawmakers are doing.

We born women must come together to make the change we want to see in the world happen. No one else is going to do it for us. The time to form an effective resistance movement and demand a fairer world for women is now and it’s really exciting that radical feminism is beginning to flourish again.

If you are a woman and you haven’t yet joined us, will you stand with radical feminists to fight the forces of patriarchal control?

Crowdfunder UK suspends Transgender Trend after pressure from trans activists

The website www.crowdfunder.co.uk has just suspended a fundraising campaign started by Transgender Trend, a group of concerned parents trying to raise financial backing in order to provide schools with the full facts about the harms of medically transitioning children.  By 1pm on 01/06/2018, the Transgender Trend fundraiser account had been suspended by Crowfunder UK, due to “an unprecedented number of complaints about the project” from trans activists.  When contacted, Crowdfunder stated the account would remain suspended while they ” investigate the project further”.
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Crowdfunder’s decision follows a targeted campaign of harassment of Transgender Trend, carried out on social media by a vocal minority of trans activists.  This campaign of harassment has seen many malicious and libelous false claims leveled against the group.  These unsubstantiated claims are now being repeated as fact by left wing outlets in the mainstream media, including by Pink News, who called Transgender Trend “deeply transphobic”.
If Crowdfunder have acted on these libelous claims, without corroborating them fully,  they themselves could be considered as acting as accessories to libel.
The views Transgender Trend expresses are the exact same views shared by many prominent medical experts, including fertility doctor, Professor Robert Winston, who stated he was now “seeing the long-term consequences of gender affirmation treatments” in his fertility clinics.
Dr Polly Carmichael, head of the UK’s only NHS clinic for children experiencing gender dysphoria, The Tavistock and Portman Centre, in North London, has endorsed the “watchful waiting” approach advocated by Transgender Trend, along with many of her medical peers in the field of Gender Identity.  Dr Carmichael has also alluded to a possible corroboration between the rise in children diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and the high numbers of gender dysphoric children at the clinic who display symptoms of autism.
 
It is vital schools and parents receive a balanced view from both sides of the debate, before deciding to send their children down the irreversible pathway to medical transition, particularly as half of the children being referred to the Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic display autistic traits, and the clinic treats patients as young as three years old.
Transgender Trend are not a hate group, they are not advocating harm or inciting violence towards transgender people.  The group’s only aim is to alert parents and schools to the potential dangers of drugs used to medically transition children, such as puberty blockers like Lupron.
Some people believe puberty blockers, “buy” children time, delaying puberty until they can make up their minds as to whether or not they want to transition.  These people mistakenly believe that there are no side effects to these drugs.  But some medical experts claim there are harmful side effects like memory problems, impaired brain development, bone damage, and infertility.
If we can’t be 100% sure there are no long term side effects from these drugs, at this stage, so is it really ethical of us to be giving these drugs to children?
At the very least, anyone responsible for the well being of children should be fully informed as to the potential dangers of medical transition.  That’s what Transgender Trend were trying to achieve with their crowdfunder, a campaign that aimed to raise vital funding that would enable them to distribute their materials to schools and parents.
Gender dysphoria is a very real and painful condition but it occurs because our society runs on an unfair, unequal gender caste system.  This system is a social construct that tries to put all of us in narrow gender stereotyped boxes by teaching us from a very early age that little girls should like pink and wear dresses, and little boys like blue and play with trucks.
Gender ideology, with it’s insistence on identities that often come with a prescribed set of behavioral traits and appearance codes, only upholds this outmoded caste system.  It’s the same system as the old sex role stereotyping Second Wave feminists attempted to break down in the 70’s and 80’s, until Queer Politics became the dominant school of thought inn Liberal society, intercepting their efforts by embracing regressive Gender Identity theory.
Don’t fall for it.
Gender Identity ideology is not progressive politics at all, it’s as old as the patriarchy itself, just wrapped up in a fancy new guise.
This unequal gender caste system limits all of our lives, particularly those of us who don’t fit neatly into the pink or blue box.
Radical feminists know that girl children will suffer from dysphoria, in a society where we frown upon ambitious girls who like to wear their hair short and kick footballs around.  We know too, that feminine boy children will suffer dysphoria, in a society that punishes boys who like to paint their fingernails, dress up as a Disney princess, or play with dolls.
It’s for this reason  we want to dismantle the gender caste system, get rid of all the limiting stereotypes, and just let all people be, whether they are masculine females, or feminine males.
But it seems as a society, we’d rather do anything other than that.
We’d rather force children (and adults) into transition in order to uphold a stereotypical worldview that brainwashes us all into believing that little girls and women should be passive, pretty, and pleasing, than we would just embrace confident, strong and clever girls who know how to fix bikes.
When we finally are ready to chuck out the stereotypes, our society will be so much healthier, not just for women, but for everyone.
Gender stereotypes are the cause of so many ills in our society, including the disregard and disrespect meted out to women.  Regressive stereotypes and ideas, like the notion women should cater to male needs, are the reason women get sexually harassed, raped, not promoted, talked over, and shamed for not fitting patriarchal standards of beauty.
As a society, we talk about #metoo and pretend to be shocked. We wonder how many women could have experienced so much harassment.
Well it’s time we had the conversation about what’s really causing the problem.
The gender caste system.
Let’s chuck it out.
Let’s all be free.
As of 9:21 pm today, 02/06/2018, Transgender Trend’s Crowdfunder still remains suspended.  I urge anyone who believes in free speech and the protection of children’s health to email support@crowdfunder.co.uk to ask them to reverse their Orwellian decision. 
Meanwhile, if you’d like to support Transgender Trend’s important work, you can donate to them via the fundraising page on their website here: https://www.transgendertrend.com/funding/

Dear liberal feminists from a radfem sister

Dear Liberal Feminists,

If you are a liberal feminist, you probably see self proclaimed radical feminists like me as the enemy. After all, you’ve been taught to hate feminists like me, yet do you ever wonder why, when all we are fighting for is women’s liberation from male violence, male domination, and male control?

Women make up around 52% of every countries population, when we unite sisterhood is so powerful. You only have to look to the past, to the incredible gains made for women by our Second Wave sisters, to see what can happen when women unite.

Who would benefit from turning us against each other?

In whose interests do you think it is, to prioritize male interests and whims, over female bodied people’s real needs, real oppression, and real concern?

I am not against you but we both know we live in a patriarchy, and though you are probably familiar with that word, you might not realise exactly what it means, what it has done to you, to me, to all of us in society, even to men.

Patriarchy had taught us all to hate women, taught us all too well.

So well, so effectively, even when we are women ourselves, patriarchy teaches us that other women, even when they fight with our best interests at heart, are the enemy, if they dare put female needs over male ones.

Do you really believe a white, middle class trans “woman” born into a male body, and all the privilege that comes with having one, is truly more oppressed than a black working class biologically female lesbian?

The liberal left tells you yes, trans women are more oppressed, the most oppressed. And you follow what they say, and turn against your sisters, sisters who are fighting for your rights, who will always fight for your rights, even though you hate us, spit in our faces and scream TERF at us over and over again.

We are fighting for you because we love you, we love all women, even the ones that piss us off, even the ones that spit and scream in our faces.

We love women because we are women and we have unlearned the lessons of patriarchy which teaches us to hate ourselves.

Loving women is not something our society encourages. That’s why it hates radical feminists so much, because we do love women, and we will fight for women’s interests, over men’s.

So you attack us, following the current liberal dogma, screaming TERF even though somewhere inside, if you really stop and think, you know something feels wrong.

Why does it feel wrong sometimes?

Think about who is telling you to turn against us?

Who tells you trans women are the most oppressed, who screams it the loudest?

Does this sentiment most often and most strongly come from male mouths, or female ones?

Has your movement ever centred ONE thing that exclusively could ONLY effect biological females?

You know, things like child brides, honour killings of Muslim women, female infanticide, abortion, poor girls who are prevented from going to school because of lack of access to sanitary products, Female Genital Mutilation, breastfeeding mothers?

Think about it.

Now ask yourself this question.

Do you really still think you’re part of a truly feminist movement?

The reason for most women’s oppression is our biology, not our gender identity.

This is not to say, some passing trans women, won’t be perceived as having female biology and suffer some, a tiny fraction of the discrimination that born women face from birth.

But even then, they have a lifetime of male socialisation, male privilege, and they still have male biology, a biology our society loves, a body we privilege in nearly every walk of life.

Are you sure your movement really cares about women with female biology?

How can you be sure when they tell you female biology doesn’t exist, that a vagina is not female, that uteruses are just a body part?

Do you believe that’s true?

Do you really believe trans women’s are women just because they say they are?

Do you really, truly believe that a female child in Pakistan could tell her “husband” she was male, and he would not force her into marriage, not force her into his bed?

If not why not?

Is it because of her biology?

Is it because you know, deep down, that saying something doesn’t necessarily make it so, particularly when it comes to ignoring the scientific fact of biology?

Could your father have given birth to you?

If not, why not?

All we are doing, us witches, us TERFS, is trying to keep the hard won sex based rights, and legal protections, our sisters secured for women back in the 70’s and 80’s.

We are doing this not because we hate trans people, because we don’t hate them, nor do we wish them any harm.

We don’t want to stop trans people dressing how they want, or even changing their bodies, if they want, though we don’t want the medical establishment to give harmful blockers like Lupron to children under the age of 16.

We definitely would be the first ones out screaming on the streets if anyone tried to take away the protections and rights that trans people currently have under the protected category of Gender Reassignment, which guarantees them access to healthcare, respect, and protection from discrimination.

We definitely think it would be healthier to dismantle the system of gender itself, which pushes harmful, limiting stereotypes on men and women, than it is to medicate healthy bodies, and cut of healthy sexual organs.

But we can’t stop grown adults doing what they want to their bodies and we don’t want to. That’s not what this is about.

What this is about are the harmful proposed Self ID laws the UK government and many other governments around the world are currently considering. We don’t agree with allowing anyone to self identify and say they are a woman just because they say so..

Because in this patriarchal society, which hates women, and resents the gains towards liberation we have made, we know what is likely to happen if you allow just anyone to say they are a woman.

We know because it’s already happening.

Women can’t say we suffer oppression because of our biology. We can’t state this simple fact or we are called TERFs. You know this is true because this is what you call us yourself.

And soon, it will be hate speech to speak this simple truth.

But will that stop the female genital mutilation, the sexual harassment that women exponentially suffer from because men see female biology and assign lesser value to it, the rapes, the lack of sanitary protection for poor women, the domestic violence, the murder, the many, many degrading pornographic images and videos of people with female biology.

Can you be sure the Self ID law won’t be abused by predators like Ian Huntley, who is now self identifying as Nicola, the name of one of his victim’s mother?

Will making female biology hate speech end all the injustice and oppression biological women and girls suffer from?

Will passing self ID guarantee that predatory men who hate women won’t use it as a chance to trample over the gains born women have made?

If so, carry on doing what you are doing.

If not, you might want to reconsider whose interests you are fighting for when you centre male interests, and place male needs over women’s, over your own.

I know you’re just trying to survive in a world that hates women, people with female biology.

I know it feels good to feel like your the special one, the cool girl, the one who isn’t hated by men.

But they only act like they don’t hate you because at the moment at least you’re useful to them. You do everything they tell you to do don’t you?

Have you tried to see what would happen when you voice a contrary opinion or try to centre your own female needs to Leftie men like Owen Jones?

I think inside you already know.

Do you really think when they won’t even let women organise against our own sex oppression as class, that Leftie men really care about you?

You are a woman after all. And not the kind liberal left guys like Owen Jones like.

You’re have the wrong biology for that I’m afraid.

The worst part is, liberal left is guys like Owen Jones don’t even see trans women as women.

They show that they see trans women as men, by centering them, and supporting them, even when trans women threaten violence to an incredibly oppressed group, biological women and girls.

Leftie men like Owen Jones show that they really see trans women as men when they let trans women tell born women how to identify, telling us we must use the term cis.

Leftie guys like Owen won’t even let born women define ourselves, let alone define anyone else.

That’s how we know they see trans women as men. But they see you as a woman. They will always see you as just a woman.

Because of your biology.

And if one day you need help and support, they won’t be there for you, because they don’t care.

But we care. And we will always be there.

If you think that by selling your sisters out, by turning away from us, or by screaming TERF at us, it will make the kind of men who hate women love you or even like you, you are sadly mistaken.

The only kind of women they will ever like or love, are the kind they really see as men.

If you are reading this, know we radical feminists will always fight for you. But we can’t guarantee we will win, because women are hated, especially women who fight for other women.

We will never give up,though we wish you would join us.

Because the simple truth is, if you and other women like you stand with us, if all women stand with us, we know we could end all this injustice, put a stop to all the oppression.

We know this because we, women are half the population, and we know this because sisterhood is powerful.

Love,

Your radfem Sister

Corbyn’s Labour – a breeding ground for misogynist and antisemitic hatred

This week saw Corbyn’s Labour underperforming in the UK local elections, a result, due at least in part to the leader’s refusal to address the antisemitic and misogynistic bigotry that simmers amongst many supporters of the British hard left today …

After eight years of a Tory government, which has seen the Grenfell disaster and Windrush scandal happen on their watch, and considering the Brexit debacle continues to rumble on, you’d expect the opposition to be enjoying a comfortable lead on the incumbent government by now.

But because of the Labour leader’s dismissal, and wilful ignorance of Jews and women, Labour paid the price at the recent polls, not gaining the ground needed to convince skeptics Corbyn can win a General Election.

What’s more, they are certain to do so again at the next General Election, as the Jewish community, and biological women wake up and smell the coffee.

Corbyn doesn’t care about women, and he doesn’t care about Jews.

Quite how Labour has any biological female or Jewish supporters left leaves me often scratching my head in confusion.

The Labour party, has traditionally always been the party for the oppressed, geared firmly towards championing more rights for women, and for fighting against all forms of racism, including antisemitism.

Today, Labour continue to claim they are the party for justice for all, but in reality, Corbyn’s Labour Party is really only concerned with justice for some.

As if that wasn’t disappointing enough, even more worryingly, often what Corbyn supporters claim to champion in the name of justice, ( like Labour’s adoption of Self ID for the transgendered even though Self ID is not yet leg), hypocritically results in the oppression of others, i.e. women, and fans the flames of misogynist bigots, which is not justice at all.

With Corbyn’s continued, stubborn refusal to acknowledge the concerns of female members of Labour, concerned about the impact the ill-thought out Self ID policy may have on them, he empowers misogynistic Left Wing males to belittle, talk over, and shut down women’s debate.

Labour has morphed into a movement that is championing something far more sinister than justice.

Corbyn also stands by while sickening, malicious, venomous and violent Jew hatred is spewed from his supporters mouths, an attitude that is commonly found among members of the British Left today, as antisemitism weaves it’s tentacles tightly throughout the body politic of Corbyn’s Labour Party.

The Hard Left wing of Labour, Corbyn’s base, is rife with anti-semetic memes, passive aggressive allegories alluding to “oily, slimey, slippery, all powerful Jews, controlling the world”, outright lies such as “ Jews are responsible for 9/11”, and venomous hatred directed towards the Jewish community.

Anti-semites such as Ken Livingstone should have no place in any right thinking humanitarian party.Livingstone’s continued presence is unacceptable for a Party who claims their reason for being is to ensure “human rights for all”.

Livingstone’s continued presence is unacceptable for a Party who claims their reason for being is to ensure “human rights for all”.
Neither should Labour enable paedophile apologist Peter Tatchell, who previously authored a forward to a book that championed sex between 9 year old boys and adults.

In Corbyn’s Labour Party, anti-semites, paedophile apologists, and misogynists are magically transformed into freedom fighters against oppression, while radical feminists who try to dismantle the gender construct by pointing out that if girls aren’t passive, and like to climb trees that doesn’t make them boys, are demonized, ridiculed, terrorised, and silenced.

Another core competence of the Corbynite Left is championing the oppression of free speech, free debate, and free thoughts, under the guise of protecting the vulnerable from hate speech.

To some, protecting the vulnerable from bigoted hate speech might seem like a noble goal, indeed, stamping out bigotry everywhere is a goal of mine, and as a previous lifelong Leftist, always has been.

But what is bigotry?

And what is hate speech according to Corbyn’s supporters?

You might think that violently threatening to punch a woman’s face in, rape her, then burn her alive, just because she happens to state the fact that women are oppressed on the basis of their sex was to use hate speech.

With Corbyn’s Left, it’s the other way around.

In Corbyn’s Labour,radical feminist women are painted as violent oppressors to trans people, and therefore any form of violence directed towards them can be justified.
When did the basis of women’s oppression become anathema to Labour?

When did biology become hatred?

The fact that women are oppressed because of their biology is a fact that can be corroborated by many instances of misery apparent to all of us who care to acknowledge them. It is apparent in the killing of baby girls in Pakistan, in the suppression of the female sex in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and numerous other Middle and Far eastern countries around the world, in the barbaric practice of Female Genital Mutilation that is inflicted on those with female sex parts with the aim and intention to deprive them of natural sexual pleasure, and in so many other innumerable, shocking, horrific, and sad ways.

Even in modern Britain, female bodied people are still, to this day, discriminated against on the basis of their biology.

Fat shaming is a hateful thing, whoever it is done too, but you only have to watch a larger sized biological man walking down the street, and observe how he is treated, then watch the reactions to a larger woman, to see a clear and startling difference.

What on earth is society discriminating on, if not biology?

After all, no one asked either person their gender identity before discriminating?

Gender identity is not the main basis for women’s discrimination, biology is.

In Corbyn’s warped world of Orwellian madness, a woman merely stating fact, immediately becomes an oppressor, simply because her opinion is not in step with the current, misogynistic Party policy.

Such is the rampant misogyny that runs as rife in the left as the virulent antisemitism the Corbynites enthusiastically cultivate.

Yes hate speech, according to Corbyn’s acolytes is now nothing more than mere biological fact and reality, a horrific reality that has limited so many millions of female lives, and will limit many more.

Far too frequently the basis of women’s oppression, their biology, also ends women’s lives, in a misogynistic spiral of brutal violence, rape, and sadistic torture.

We are currently all inhabiting in an incredibly sadistic society, and though there are now voices from all walks of life who are starting to speak out against this, the one area that should be the champion of the truly oppressed, the Left, is now failing, many, badly.

I don’t know what it is about Corbyn, but misogynistic males seem to flock to follow him, and the hard left of Labour is now chock full of ’em.

Is this the revenge of those our cruel, hierarchical society would dub the “beta male”? Is this not what we see with the rise of the Incel, the ultimate beta male in our society’s eyes due to his lack of prowess with women.

Incels espouse about their fantasies of killing Chads, who they see as so called Alpha males. Chads in reality are more than likely just nice, normal guys who can actually talk to women because they like them.

Chads probably don’t harbour a simmering misogynistic resentment of women, don’t have a problem with women succeeding, and so can actually talk to and experience relationships women as though women are human.

When I look at males our society would class as beta, whether through physical stature, economic stature, career success, confidence, strength, prowess with women, I see the resentment they must harbour at being unfairly labelled as less than.

It is indeed unfair, as radical feminists have been shouting for years, that there be one model of ideal man and one model of ideal woman.

That ideal is what the gender caste system demands from us all, as without the gender polarities, it would crumble.Radical feminists have been wanting society to take a good hard look at the the ridiculous gender caste system for decades, and have been getting pilloried, decried as man hating witches, or dismissed as lunatics for equally as long.

Radical feminists have been wanting society to take a good hard look at the the ridiculous gender caste system for decades, and have been getting pilloried, decried as man hating witches, or dismissed as lunatics for equally as long.

It seems there are many who are determined to make the gender caste system last for as long as they possibly can, and shockingly many of these people are in Corbyn’s Labour.

Instead of supporting radical feminists, and seeing the clear parallels between female’s oppression, and the discrimination they might suffer, lefty dude bros, Incels, and other like-minded misogynistic types show their true characters.

They turn their resentment at our bigoted society, and their feelings of entitlement to sex, into pathological hatred of women.

This, despite the obvious fact that women are not the ones who keep the shitshow that is the gender caste system going, as women do not directly benefit from it.

The measure of a person is what they do when they chips are down, I.e when they are not in top, like those we label “beta males”.

Despite the relative privilege these lefty bros still have over all women in our horribly unjust society, they seek to reassure their own insecurities and claw some feeling of superiority back, by seeking to suppress women.

Left wing misogynists gain satisfaction from women’s pain and disenfranchisement, why is why they also promote the sex industry, and defend violent porn, so they can derive sadistic pleasure from seeing females subjugated, sold, enslaved, traded, choked, beaten, tied up and raped.

This is the nature of a sadist, and having been close to a couple of sadists I recognise the trait rather well.

Too many men on the Left today are weak, insecure men who prefer to suppress, silence, and bully females than stand in solidarity and fight with them against our unfair, hierarchical society.

This is the exact type of male who seems to be attracted to Corbyn’s Left, and the same type of male who seeks to paint out radical feminists as demonic entities from hell.

Our society, ruled by an extremely rigid gender caste system, has always traditionally shunned the more sensitive man, or feminine man, in order to keep the gender caste system going.

After all, you can’t have one without the other right, females must be passive and pleasing, so males must be manly and strong right?

Except not in the perverse world of the misogynistic Corbynite male. In their world, they can somehow square being anticapitalist with promoting the sex trade, the most capitalist industry there is.

Corbynites can also square being firmly against racism, while at the same time spewing vile antisemitic bile that wouldn’t sound out of place in 1930’s Germany.

The rationale in the type of perverse, sadistic mind prevalent in the Corbynite Left today seems to be that there is no rationale.
It’s an “I can because I can” attitude, even as they hypocritically rail against others who take a similar approach, such as the Trump’s of this world, whose motto surely must be “I can so I will”.

It’s an “I can because I can” attitude, even as they hypocritically rail against others who take a similar approach, such as the Trump’s of this world, whose motto surely must be “I can so I will”.

Yet they hate Trump, not because he is unpleasant, obnoxious, coarse, and often grossly racist, but mostly because he is the exact type of male that in this society we sadly view as an Alpha type, or close to an Alpha type.

He’s not of course, as in reality, if there is an Alpha male, he would be confident, and assured enough of his own personhood to have no need to bully others, whip up racial hatred, or play dogwhistle politics.
Still the Trumpian male with his bellowy tones, braggadocio, and economic success has become the model for manliness the gender caste system relies on.

Still the Trumpian male with his bellowy tones, braggadocio, and economic success has become the model for manliness the gender caste system relies on.

Would these Lefty bros hate Trump if the only thing Trump had ever done was be misogynistic to women?

Doubtful. They proclaim themselves Marxists but when it comes to the oppression of women or Jews as a class, and Marx’s own writings on the oppression of women as a class, they conveniently forget their Marxist leanings and sound off like any good old Republican or old fashioned Tory.

Even in the Tory party, it’s getting hard to find the levels of sexism, anti Semitism, and misogyny that seem to run rife throughout the Left these days.

This hatred is fanned into flames by Corbyn’s continued disregard and dismissal, of biological women and Jews, and their needs and concerns.

Marxist my arse. More like middle class spoilt over-entitled brats sore that they have never been seen as the manliest, and taking their revenge out on females for the inch of progress women have made.

Women’s progress directly threatens Lefty bro, more than it even threatens someone like Trump, as Trump at least knows, that in the fetid hotbed that is our society, perversely he is seen as somewhere near the top.

Lefty bro though desperately seeks to climb higher to the top of the patriarchal pyramid, and it is women progressing that threatens his deep seated need to feel superior.

Though of course not every male in the Left is an insecure misogynist hell bent on blocking women’s progress, and not every man who would be viewed as the beta type is a misogynist, it would be dangerous to underestimate the embittered revenge of the type of insecure male attracted to the Left today, for they are all too present in Corbyn’s Labour Party.

Corbyn does nothing to tackle misogyny, even as he espouses his 50/50 quotas for female MPs, and promises to pardon the suffragettes.

Not does he do anything to dismantle the ugly vein of anti-semitic hatred that is snaking its way through the hard left in Britain.

For this reason, I encourage all women and Jews, as a matter of conscience, to abandon Labour, and Corbyn, for he is not acting in the interests, nor from this unpromising start, do I believe he ever will.

Boycott UK Labour – The Party that HATES women

104456730-352-k968489The Labour Party have just announced that biological women who want to apply for positions in Young Labour must self-identify, or they will not be eligible for these places.  On the other hand, anyone else who self-identifies as a woman, aka any biological male, will automatically be eligible for any of the “women only” positions the Labour Party previously reserved for the female sex.

The party political decision was recently announced by Dawn Butler, and is a staggering one, not least because of the implications for biological women everywhere.

The Labour Party has drawn its line in the sand, and made it clear, it is NOT a party for women, it is a party that hates their agency and wants to erode it.  Now 100% of the positions within Labour are eligible to biological males.  This is incredibly problematic for several reasons, not least because we all know that no matter how you identify, sex based discrimination is real.

Do we really believe that if a woman were to identify as a man, she would be treated with the same privileges? Not unless she had taken hormones and had surgery so that she resembled a biological male.  Even then UK law says, she is still ineligible to inherit aristocratic titles reserved purely for the male sex.

Sex based discrimination is real, and women lose out every day because of it.  With this misogynistic pronouncement, Labour are declaring they don’t care, they don’t care that it’s harder for women to gain political power, which is why positions had to be set aside for them in the first place.

What on earth is the point of reserving these positions, if they are going to open them to all anyway? And if all it takes to claim a spot reserved for women is to self-identify, are we really all so sure this policy of Labour’s won’t be abused by pernicious Men’s Right’s Activists, who would do anything to remove biological women from positions of power.

That’s right, biological women.  Strangely MRA’s seem quite peachy keen on trans women.  I wonder why, could it be that they hate biological women, oh I don’t know, because they are biologically female?

UK law it seems, still recognizes sex as a protected characteristic, at least for now, though UK Labour clearly do not.  The party is in fact in breach of the law with this recent announcement, not least because the proposed Gender reforms that would make self-idenfication legal, have not yet been passed, nor codified into our British legal system.

The party also finds itself in flagrant breach of British law with its recent appointment of Lily Madigan, formerly Liam Madigan, to the role of Women’s Officer for Rochester and Strood.  Lily is not in possession of a Gender Recognition Certificate and so is not legally a woman in the eyes of the British courts, a strange conundrum indeed because Labour’s own policy explicitly states that the position can only go to a legally recognized woman.

Yet Labour do not seem to care about breaking the law, nor about the hundreds of women who have already loudly voiced their concerns about the party’s enthusiasm for self-identification.  Peculiarly though, it does appear to care rather disproportionately about the tiny proportion of transgender activists who demand access to biological women’s bathroom’s, women’s positions, women’s spaces.

Labour cares so much in fact, that Venice Allan, a gender critical feminist and Labour Party member was recently booted out of the Labour Feminist Christmas Party, because her presence was apparently making Lily Madigan feel unsafe.  Yes we live in an age where anyone who does not agree with the Labour Party’s current ethos, that anyone can be a woman, that sex is not a biological reality, and the basis of women’s oppression, becomes a threat to be removed or no-platformed.

Labour, previously the party of free speech, is now in perilous danger of becoming the party of fascist totalitarianism, if it isn’t there already.  And of course let’s not forget, yet another extremely sinister, but easy to overlook drawback about the party’s  enthusiastic love-in with self-identification.

By forcing women to self-identify as  women and by simultaneously declaring “anyone can be a woman” if they say they are, regardless of sex” Labour handily both coerce women into agreeing they embrace oppression and erase the possibility of discussing that oppression in one fell swoop.

After all how can you possibly be oppressed because of your sex if trans women are just the same as you.  Aren’t Labour actually saying that sex doesn’t exist and anyone can be a woman?

And, hints Labour insidiously, how can women be oppressed?  After all, look by self-identifying as a woman, they are choosing to be a woman, and who would voluntarily choose to be oppressed?  No, the party’s logic goes, if women are choosing to be women, therefore they are choosing all that comes with that.  It means they identify with the sex role stereotyping, the misogyny, the disbarring from public life, the harassment, the under-representation, the idea that what makes a woman is a pretty dress and a pair of heels, the list goes on …and on.

Women wake up.  Resign your Labour party membership.  We have tried to reason with senior Labour figures, even at the highest level, yes Jeremy Corbyn, I am talking about you too, but they haven’t listened.  We have tried to broach meaningful discussion with the party’s various apparatchiks, but they have dismissed our concerns as well.

Meanwhile, the momentum machine roles misogynistically on, hell bent on erasing women’s hard won progress and collecting our subscription fees while doing it.  Confident on their power, drunk on their arrogance, they count on women to propel them into number 10, where you can wager they will try and implement their brand of brocialism to the detriment of women.

I don’t care how great you think Corbyn is, or how much of a die hard left winger you have always been.  The truth is plain to see, Labour hates women.  If you are one, GET OUT NOW.

Boycott Labour, hit them where it hurts, in the wallet and at the ballot box.  Women are a hugely powerful body politic, let’s not let ourselves be used to prop up a party that clearly has no regard for us.

This misogynistically soaked version of the Labour party needs to be taught a hard lesson. Perhaps once they have hemorrhaged enough female support, finally Labour will do what they should have done from the off, listen to women and boot out the disgusting misogynists who hate them.

 

Backlash Part One – The Great Libfem Con

 

Why were feminists always hated until now? We are witnessing a strange new phenomena, an age where even men seem keen to don the label feminist.

 

It might seem good on the surface right, like finally men have grown some empathy or something?

 

Just what we women always hoped for eh?

 

Unfortunately, this is far from the case.

 

Feminism used to be a dirty word, because feminism used to challenge the patriarchal system of dominance.

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Now feminism has been blunted, in the guise of liberal feminism, it poses no threat to the male system of dominance over women aka patriarchy.  

 

So of course it’s not a dirty word anymore, in fact it’s a useful word, as it conditions women into thinking they aren’t oppressed anymore because everyone, everything, is feminist now.

 

Now, feminism is the progressive buzz word on everyone’s lips in the West, political parties are keen to champion the cause, celebrities of both sexes regularly claim to be feminists, and the term is constantly bandied about in popular media.

 

You’d think, with all this apparent newfound enthusiasm for all things feminist that the centuries old system of patriarchy would be done with by now wouldn’t you?

 

Scratch ever so lightly the glossy surface of the utopia liberal feminism imagines every women to be living in though, and the inequities and injustices are glaringly obvious.

 

Once women see the truth of their own oppression through the lens of radical feminism, they can’t deny it.

 

Liberal feminism masks women’s oppression but because it does this, it’s extremely vulnerable to reality.

 

Even something as simple as asking a liberal feminist conditioned woman if she really believes she’s treated with the same respect as her male colleague, husband, or brother, can create a  powerful triggering effect that forces her to confront a reality, she’s long suspected existed, but that her liberal feminist ideology forced her to suppress.

 

Other great questions to ask a liberal feminist or any woman who has bought into the liberal lie of equality…

 

Why are high acheiving women still regularly paid 20% less than their male counterparts?

 

Why, is there a 5.7% prosecution rate of all rape cases committed upon females in England and Wales?

 

Why is it a human rights violation for a biological male to be denied the right to define themselves as a woman but absolutely fine for women to be told they cannot talk about the basic facts of their biology?

 

And if we really are all equal now, why are women’s appearances constantly scrutinized while men’s largely left alone, no matter how they appear?

 

Gay men have more cultural visibility now, including feminine gay men, but where is the Butch lesbian? Where, even is the lesbian at all?

 

And why is it considered taboo  to ask a gay man to consider a relationship with a biological woman, or a straight man to consider a relationship or sexual encounter with a male, but expected that lesbian’s at least consider accomodating biological men aka trans women in their beds?

 

Could it be that for all the hyperbole liberal feminism is not really feminism at all?

 

Could it be women still have a need, a very great need for actual feminism, radical feminism, real feminism? The kind of feminism that gives women the solution to their actual problem – male cultural domination.

 

Feminism used to have fangs, which was why men didn’t like it very much.

 

Why would they? Feminist philosophy challenged the unequal slave caste system they had built for themselves on every level.

 

Radical feminists dismantled the social untruths men had been peddling for centuries, such as women weren’t equipped to be engineers, mechanics, or math professors, providing men with reams of evidence to the contrary, women excelling in these and all of the other fields we’d previously been barred from entering.

 

We did this by raising consciousness in females, awakening them to their own oppression, and offering them a healthier alternative than the patriarchal system that limited their lives.

 

We did this by pressuring the patriarchal system to allow women access to opportunities, education, and jobs previously denied to us.

 

Thanks to the Second Wave of feminist activity in the 70’s, we forced the doors open to so many areas of life we had been previously excluded from.

 

We also challenged the rigid sex stereotypes that dictated women should always be feminine.

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This was important and went way beyond mere superficial appearances because by first dubbing feminine inferior, then forcing women to be feminine,  and dictating to us what feminine looks like, men had successfully subordinated us to the role they like women in best – servile and passive.

 

So we rejected the sex stereotyping that told us we must wear make up, wax the hair from our bodies, and don painful stilettos that cripple our feet and cause us injury. We did this because not all of us were feminine, some of us were masculine,  and certainly none of us were feminine in the way men wanted us to be.  

 

We redefined what the feminine actually is, which looks nothing like the patriarchal construct of femininity, and we also asserted that women can have masculine traits, behaviours, appearances, manners of speech, ways of sitting, and styles of dress, and that this is totally normal and natural.

 

We did this because in all our glorious diversity as females, whether we were a masculine expressing female or a feminine expressing one, we wanted to be ourselves.  

 

Previously, before the Second Wave,only men were allowed to be themselves and we weren’t having that anymore.

 

We wanted to be truckers and oil rig workers, mechanics, and math professors, CEOs and bankers, we wanted to wear pants and cut our hair, we wanted to go make up free, and yes, of course some of us didn’t want those things but that was fine too.

 

Because not all men want to be truckers and CEOs and bankers and mechanics either. Not all men want to wear pants, some of them want to wear dresses, some of them are much more comfortable staying home and looking after the kids than holding down a 9-5 and being the main breadwinner.

 

That never held back the men that did want those things though.  Why should it, when people are naturally diverse, why should people be limited?

 

Except of course, women were not considered people back before the Second Wave occurred.

 

And liberal feminism is working overtime to ensure any progress we have made to liberation is being eroded, indeed we are currently undergoing a big backlash against the idea that women are people in our own right.

 

Limiting women by enforcing the rigid sex role system ensures patriarchy can continue.

 

We tried to change that, and we were making progress, but then came the backlash.

 

We knew men would try to resist women’s newfound emancipation but I don’t think even we could anticipate the multitude of sneaky and devious ways the patriarchy would double down to cling on to an unequal status quo.

 

So how, after we’d made so much progress, how did society circle back on itself  to the point where the idea of what a woman is, is once again all about the constructed stereotype of femininity.  The woman box is narrow once again, and according to society comes with liking pink, having long hair, speaking softly, being feminine, and wearing dresses and make-up.

How did we go backward?

 

And how the hell did we get to the mess we’re currently in where feminism itself has been co-opted and subverted to uphold patriarchy?

 

Stay tuned for the next part of how the patriarchy lashed back at the Second wave gains feminists had made coming in my next blog post…and stay radical my sisters;)