Why are so many women scared to speak out about gender politics? Why are so many ‘gender critical’ women scared to use their own name?
Online and offline I hear women saying, ‘I’d like to speak up but I don’t dare… I’m worried I’d lose my job… or my husband would lose his job… there’s a trans child at my kids’ school… I’m worried people will hate me… I’m worried people will bully my kids… I’ll lose all my friends… I don’t want to be seen as transphobic…’
How many tyrants could have been overthrown if all the people they were oppressing had risen up en masse- at exactly the same time- with a roaring ‘no’? How many lives could have been saved if entire armies had refused to fight unjust wars? But we are not all selfless heroes, ready to die for our cause. While there’s no doubt there can be hefty consequences to speaking out, there’s also no doubt that speaking out is what is needed.
Gender-critical feminist philosophers oppose a policy of self-identification alone, oppose the inclusion of male people in women’s sport, oppose the inclusion of male people in women’s single-sex spaces or services (such as changing rooms, and domestic-violence or rape shelters), and oppose open access to women’s single-sex provisions (such as women’s prizes or award shortlists). They are concerned with the impacts of the wider “gender-identity” narrative upon children and young people, and on gay and lesbian youth; particularly as it displaces the idea of gender as a set of harmful norms, imposed on the basis of sex.
The foundational commitment of philosophy, my field, is the pursuit of truth.
Even if one were to accept the goal of suppressing truth-seeking for the purpose of helping a vulnerable group, the argument is dubious. The link between suicidal ideation and social treatment needs to be established, whereas often it is just assumed. If the suicidal ideation has other causes—such as childhood sexual abuse, or mental-health problems—then social treatment as the sex one identifies with is not likely to resolve it. If trans vulnerability can be met with third spaces rather than by granting access to binary spaces in line with gender identity, then the link between vulnerability and full inclusion in line with sex identification is severed.
A woman claims that a Liberal staffer grabbed her and forced her to leave a campaign event after she confronted the prime minister with a question.
Halley told The Post Millennial that she approached the prime minister for an answer about Corrections Canada’s decision to allow biological men who identify as women to be held in women’s prisons.
“Corrections previous policy stated that only a male who had surgically altered his genitals could be housed in a women’s prison, Trudeau’s change (which eventually became Bulletin 584) made it so all a man has to do is say he is a woman and he can be housed in a women’s correctional facility,” said Halley.
“There are rapists in women’s prisons and you personally forced it,” says Halley during the press conference.
The prevalence of sexual violence or coercion among trans and gender diverse people is exceptionally high. Survey participants reported lifetime rates of sexual violence or coercion nearly four times higher than has been found among the general Australian public.
Like the subjects of Hans Christian Andersen’s naked emperor, Oregonians have silently acquiesced to the invisible-cloth logic their homegrown industry has proffered.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) then pre-eclampsia (PE) are two conditions I wish on no woman and Rebecca experienced both. They are both debilitating and potentially life-threatening conditions of pregnancy and she is also dealing with the emotional burden of a spouse who is upset about the marriage equality plebiscite. Upset enough to see his own allied health professional. Autogynephilic (AGP) men are known to seek transition, aka attention, while their wives are pregnant. This is a pattern in the albeit scant literature of when some males transition. Instead of waiting to transition and support a clearly unwell pregnant woman, Isabelle begins elective medical sterilisation which is known to cause physical inconveniences. Attention seeking, much?.
The trans narrative insists, many times violently insists, many times with claims of bigotry that using the term, ‘mother’ is ‘misgendering’, is ‘transphobic’, and ‘erasure’, many times using the unwitting police to harass women (mostly). Many women have been banned from internet forums for the ideological crime of saying ‘mother’. Ironically, it is also telling that a transwoman, a biological man, now has the license to use the term ‘biological mothers’. How we hate women. We steal their words and apply them to biological men.
There is no way on earth a biological male becomes a ‘female’ as ABC has published beneath the fifth photo. “Isabelle transitioned to being female while Rebecca was pregnant with their son.” This is utter biological nonsense, it fell from a cow’s behind. The national broadcaster should be ashamed of publishing this gaslighting, political fiction. This is grooming the public for a hidden purpose. What is the purpose?
A new book from a group of academics offers a “dramatic intervention” into the prevailing narrative surrounding transgenderism.
In “Inventing Transgender Children and Young People,” a collection of essays challenging the “dangerous” ideology taught in schools and universities, the authors warn of youngsters not being able to have children due to “powerful sex-change drugs,” the consequences of not speaking out against transgender orthodoxy, and teens quickly being labeled “transgender” due to “normal feelings” of bodily discomfort.
Contributors to the book include Oxford University’s Michael Biggs, King’s College London’s Heather Brunskell-Evans, and the University of Sydney’s Dianna Kenny, according to the Daily Mail.