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”, 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?
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 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.