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;)