Alana McLaughlin wore a shirt with the words “End trans genocide” written on it after he shamelessly beat a woman during his first MMA fight at Combate Global on September 10 in Miami. The 38-year-old served in the U.S. Army Special Forces for six years, before leaving in 2010, and was diagnosed with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan, undergoing “sex reassignment surgery” in 2016. He only recently began training in MMA, inspired by Fallon Fox, the fighter who fractured a woman’s skull in 2014 — one might say that only a sadist could watch a man knock out a woman and feel inspired, instead of repulsed, but then again, what can we expect from an ideology that demands women give up their boundaries and sanity to placate the desires of entitled men.
‘Jessica Phoenix’ Sylvia (né Ernest Andrew Sylvia), a convicted sex offender currently incarcerated in Washington state, opened a Twitter account in April of this year to promote the transfer of convicted male offenders under the guise of an organization called the Gender Identity Justice Campaign. On his website, Sylvia describes himself as a “queer theorist” and advertises himself as a public speaker.
The case of ‘Jessica Phoenix’ Sylvia is far from the first example of a dangerous man being shielded by gender identity ideology and endorsed by activists and media.
Trimble began a letter-writing network among other trans-identified male prisoners which educates them on how to politically organize for transfers into women’s prisons.
In 2014, trans-identified celebrity Laverne Cox published a video in support of a trans-identified inmate called ‘Synthia China Blast’, né Luis Morales, who was convicted for the rape, murder, and abuse of the corpse of a 13 year-old girl named Ebony Williams.
US prisons are notoriously dangerous, and even moreso for males who are convicted of child sexual abuse. What pedophile in his right mind would turn down the opportunity to transfer into a women’s prison, safe from the threat of being killed by a cellmate? What sex offender would refuse the chance to change his name, thereby rendering null the requirement to be listed on a sex offender registry, erasing his crimes from public consciousness?
In the UK, more than 16,000 registered sex offenders breached their Harm Prevention Orders to notify authorities of any changes in their information, including of their legal names, over the past five years. More than 900 registered sex offenders went ‘missing’ between 2017 and 2020, and that data was obtained from within only 16 of the 43 police forces that responded to Freedom of Information requests. According to an investigation by The Times, convicted child sex abusers changed their names by deed poll, did not inform authorities, and used their new identity to gain access to children.
Pedophiles can even be potentially granted access to children from within prison. Take, for example, the case of Mark Campbell, convicted of raping his own daughter, which caused her such distress that she has attempted suicide several times. In prison he began ‘identifying as a woman’, and in December 2020 a judge in Wisconsin ordered the state to fund a surgery that will allow him to be transferred to a woman’s facility. If Campbell is later transferred, it will likely be to Taycheedah Correctional Institution, which hosts a summer camp for children and mothers.
Last year, a woman in Illinois’ Logan Correctional Center accused trans-identified inmate Janiah Monroe (Andre Patterson) of rape, claiming that she was discounted and punished by prison staff for reporting the assault. Patterson was also accused of sexual assault by several other women, and had discontinued ‘hormone therapy’ upon arrival at the women’s facility. While in a men’s institution, Patterson had murdered a cellmate, strangling him with his bare hands.
It is mad-making to witness journalists for major US publications supporting the ‘right’ of sex offenders, pedophiles, and murderers to legally change their identity, misappropriate womanhood, and be incarcerated with a vulnerable population of women, the majority of whom are themselves victims of male violence.
Take a ringside seat as Bindel, one of the biggest names in the long struggle for women’s rights, enters into battle with the newly ubiquitous transgender orthodoxy that decrees “woman” can mean anyone who identifies as such, even if they’re still in possession of a penis.
Trans activists (the Queer ISIS, she calls them) have gone, she says, from requesting we use she/her pronouns for transwomen to demanding we believe that they are women. Now we must call ourselves “cis” women and accept womanhood is fluid; and lesbians should have relationships with transwomen. She describes the “gender madness” that is forcing women to share single-sex spaces — toilets, changing rooms, clubs, refuges and prisons — with transwomen; and which denies women biological reality by substituting “chest feeding” for breast feeding and “front hole” for vagina. Even the word woman is being obliterated in favour of “menstruater” and “womb-haver”.
Should women fail to agree with any of this, she argues, they are labelled transphobic, bullied and “cancelled”, which is of course why the vast majority of us, however unhappy we are at the expropriation of our sex, are too scared to say anything. But Bindel, already de-platformed, abused and physically attacked by trans activists, has spent a lifetime defying bullies.
Bindel is a rock star of second-wave feminism, a co-founder of the organisation Justice for Women, which has helped so many women defend themselves against violent partners. In 1979, as a 17-year-old lesbian from a working-class background in northeast England, she entered the fight to free women from domestic violence, prostitution, pornography and institutional prejudice enshrined in law.
Her book is intended primarily to remind us of that unfinished battle.
She’s appalled by the Fifty Shades of Grey effect, which has sold women eroticised sexual violence and coincided with a tenfold increase in the “rough sex” defence, where women die and the accused, to date all male, claims the victim enthusiastically participated. In the past five years, more than half the men using the defence got off, although two thirds of the deaths were by strangulation. Bindel points out grimly that the latest addition to LGBTQQIA+ is K for kink, and much of kink — I suppose it’s best we know these things — is BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadomasochism).
On 1 September, the state of Texas began implementing the most severe abortion restrictions in the United States, through a series of measures that prohibited the practice after the first six weeks of pregnancy. The Supreme Court, following a 5-4 vote, refused to intervene.
Most women don’t know they are pregnant at this stage, which leaves them in the invidious (and now unlawful) position of either seeking back-alley abortions or going to another state. The measures introduced this week also estipulate that anybody helping a woman obtain an abortion — including family members, friends or service providers — can be sued by private individuals for up to $10,000 (£7,200).
In effect, the law is encouraging ordinary people to study the bodies of child-bearing aged girls and women in Texas for signs of growing bellies and swelling breasts… and the disappearance of those signs. This is a dystopian nightmare. Women will now go to great lengths to conceal any hint of morning sickness from colleagues and neighbours, lest any of them betray them.
The logical question is: where are the feminist organisations? It turns out that some have gone AWOL, tackling entirely different issues outside of their remit. Over the past decade, Planned Parenthood, the United States most powerful reproductive rights lobby, has become one of the largest providers of cross-sex hormone and transgender medical transition. Or as Planned Parenthood calls it “gender affirming hormone care.”
A former employee told the Wall Street Journal‘s Abigail Shrier that, although providing abortions used to be the organisation’s bread and butter, medicalising children proved to be more lucrative: “Trans identifying kids are cash cows, and they are kept on the hook for the foreseeable future in terms of follow-up appointments, bloodwork, meetings, etc., whereas abortions are (hopefully) a one-and-done situation”.
Administering underage girls with ten to forty times the dose of testosterone their bodies naturally produce carries increased risks of vaginal and uterine atrophy, heart attacks, infertility and endometrial cancer, which is the antithesis of what most people assume a feminist organisation concerned with women’s health should do.
[T]he word genius is gendered. The word itself evokes images of disheveled men. Everyone knows what Albert Einstein looks like. Do you know what Lise Meitner looks like? Do you even know who she is? She discovered nuclear fission, but it was her male colleague Otto Hahn who received the Nobel Prize for her work.The word genius comes from a sexist heritage. Kant himself thought women were barely human, utterly incapable of rational thought.(So did Aristotle.)For most of history, women have been excluded. Pick up a book on history or philosophy by a best-selling author. How many great female historical figures does it mention? Probably not that many.
I’m not trying to pick on anyone, but my point is pretty clear. The ways we determine someone’s intelligence is riddled with all kinds of subjectivity and bias. Intelligence tests. College admissions…
The LA police department (LAPD) announced late on Thursday that it had put out an arrest warrant for Darren Merager, who is now facing five felony counts of indecent exposure at Wi Spa in the Koreatown neighborhood. The charges, filed on Monday, come two months after a viral Instagram video from a woman who filmed herself confronting Wi Spa staff about seeing a “man” naked in front of women and girls in the women’s section of the facility.
LAPD said that five individuals had come forward, and that the department “conducted interviews of victims and witnesses, reviewed the evidence, and ultimately corroborated the allegations of indecent exposure”.
Merager has been a registered sex offender since 2006, police said, and has a history of previous indecent exposure charges. Merager was convicted of indecent exposure in LA in 2002 and 2003, and pleaded not guilty to seven counts of indecent exposure in an alleged December 2018 case, according to court records. That case is still open.
The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, potentially creating a new template for states to impose strict restrictions on the procedure.
Beyond outlawing abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, the Texas law, signed in May, would deputize citizens to file civil suits against abortion providers or anyone who helps facilitate the procedure after six weeks, such as a person who drives a pregnant person to the clinic. Individuals found to have violated the law would have to pay $10,000 to the person who successfully brings such a suit — a bounty abortion rights advocates warn will encourage harassment, intimidation and vigilantism.
He’s faced vexatious legal actions, police visits, magazine articles misrepresenting his positions, threatening letters hand-delivered to his home. A production of Father Ted, the musical, has been in the works for five years, but when it opens at last, he knows there will be a campaign to close the show down.
All this could kill his comedy career, but still he carries on. “If my house was on fire, I wouldn’t be able to sit down and write a sketch,” he says. “It’s not only on fire, half the house is gone.
“All I can do is keep ringing the bell because, as far as I’m concerned, this is second only to climate change as being the most important thing happening today. It’s an absolute onslaught on women’s rights, they’re actually returning them to the pre-suffragette era.”
In a wide-ranging interview with La Repubblica, the twice Booker prize-winning novelist also gave her view on the monarchy, told how endometriosis has “devastated my life”, and how Boris Johnson “should not be in public life”. She also addresses the criticism of JK Rowling and her stance on transgender rights.
Mantel said the online attacks on Rowling after her essay were “unjustified and shameful”.
She added: “It is barbaric that a tiny minority should take command of public discourse and terrify those who disagree with them.”
She said: “I recently found myself ‘misgendered.’ I received a university publication, with news items relating to alumni, where I was referred to as ‘they’, not ‘she.’
“My books were ‘their books.’ I wasn’t singled out – the other alumni were similarly treated.
“I thought: ‘Being a woman means a lot to me. I do not want my womanhood confiscated in print.’”