On Sunday evening, Miriam Ben-Shalom, the first lesbian to be reinstated to the U.S. Army after being booted over her sexual orientation, told PJ Media she had been banned from Facebook for 30 days. Her crime? Saying that lesbians like her are not interested in intercourse with males who have male anatomy. She has been outspoken against transgender activists, who — among other things — insist that males who identify as women are really women, so lesbians must be romantically interested in them.
Kaeley Triller Harms, co-founder of Hands Across the Aisle Women’s Coalition, spoke out about Ben-Shalom’s suspension.
“What in God’s green earth is the point of all the billions of dollars being spent to educate kids about the importance of consent if girls are ultimately going to be told that their ‘no’ only means ‘no’ until a man in a dress decides he’s entitled to negate it?” she asked, incisively. “Misogyny, thy name is transactivism. I’ve had enough. The answer is still ‘no’ even if it lands me in Facebook jail.”
School counsellors and mental health service providers are bowing to pressures from ‘highly politicised’ transgender groups to affirm children’s beliefs that they were born the wrong sex, a leading expert has warned.
Last week BBC Newsnight reported that the trust had data showing that children who took hormone blockers had reported an increase in thoughts of suicide and self-harm.
The Newsnight expose followed an open letter posted online by a former clinician at the Leeds branch of GIDS, Dr Kirsty Entwistle, who warned that “traumatic early experiences”, which might be a factor in a young person’s desire to transition, were not being investigated by medical staff out of fear of being labelled transphobic.
Sex Reassignment Surgery Market will exceed USD 968 million by 2024; as per a new research report. Increase in number of gender reassignment surgical procedures across the world will drive the growth of sex reassignment surgery market. There has been an increase in the patients wanting to change their sex from male to female or vice versa, increasing nearly fourfold in the last decade. According to the recent statistics from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in the U.S. plastic surgeons performed more than 3,250 sex change operations in the year 2016, increased by 19% as compared to the previous year.
A concerning number of transgender patients that have undergone gender reassignment surgeries have expressed regrets, suicidal thoughts and depression. Increase in number of sex change regret incidence will affect the growth of sex reassignment market as it will lead to decline in the number of people opting for surgical procedures.
Thailand sex reassignment surgery market is the second biggest market after U.S., accounting for around USD 16.2 million in the year 2017. High number of transgender population opting for sex change surgical procedure, low cost of the surgical procedure and booming medical tourism in the country will augment the industry growth in upcoming years.
A FEMINIST artist who was due to speak at Oxford Brookes University tonight has had her talk cancelled at the last minute after accusations from students that she is transphobic.
“I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE AT WAR WITH THE TRANS MOVEMENT”
, Cate McGregor – former Australian Defence Force Group Captain, now Army Reservist, “I am a transsexual, I do not claim to be a woman which makes me a heretic straight away…I am an old school transsexual like Carlotta” Following from Cricket Australia’s release of the their transgender sport policy Cate said ‘transsexual and transgender people should not play at elite level in sport’. Cate said if transsexual people meet certain criteria at a community level that is OK. Cate was part of the AHRC and Cricket Aust process on trans inclusion in sport and “resigned in protest and walked away.” At a national cricket meeting Cate attended “people were so intimidated by identity politics I was the only person in the room who was able to voice any objections..”. Cate has been dropped as the ABCs poster ‘girl’. “I am very happy to be at war with the trans movement. I think they are dangerous and some of the ideology they are purporting is sinister and frankly at odds with a lot of what trans people think. This cabal mainly based out of Victoria does not represent most trans people.” They speak for no-one but themselves.” I don’t believe children are eligible for surgery…..I opposed the safe schools program when it came out…”
This is what Emily had to say about carrying the Save Women’s Sports flag during the entire marathon, “I’m doing this to protest the inclusion of biological males in women’s sports. I chose “Save Women’s Sports” as the prominent message because it both conveys the concept I’m fighting for and is the name of an actual organization to which I’m hoping to draw attention. I also included “woman = adult human female” to make it clear who should (and should not) be allowed to compete in women’s sports. A male can never be a woman, regardless of how he identifies, what medical procedures he undergoes to make his body mimic a female body, and regardless of whether he was incorrectly sexed at birth because of a disorder of sexual development. A woman is an adult human female – period. Women’s sports must be exclusive to people who fit that definition.
Is Murphy a Nazi? A war criminal? Perhaps a hooded KKK leader who appeared at the podium under a burning cross? Well, not quite. Meghan Murphy is a young Vancouver-based feminist activist and writer who says out loud what most Canadians think: that the rights of trans women must be balanced against the rights of girls and women as a whole, and that the admission of male-bodied individuals into spaces where women are vulnerable is an issue that can’t be resolved by screaming slogans or Tweeting emojis. As National Post columnist Chris Selley wrote after he attended Murphy’s Toronto event, the substance of her speech wasn’t even that controversial. The true scandal was out on the street, where progressive hypocrites yelled at Murphy’s feminist supporters in the way that Westboro Baptist Church members berate women entering an abortion clinic.
It is an understatement to say that this issue is rich with irony. Consider, for instance, that, in response to Murphy’s speech, leaders of Pride Toronto may ban the city’s public library from inclusion in 2020 pride events—to go along with the existing ban on police participation in Pride’s annual parade. Yet when you watch a video of Murphy’s fans leaving the library on Tuesday night, what you see is a group of professional police officers defending a group of besieged feminists, while a bunch of unhinged woke men scream at them.
Fanshawe believes that the Stonewall of today is undermining the rights of lesbians and putting women and girls at risk by “unthinkingly” merging the rights of lesbians and gays with those of trans people . . .
“I have never seen a feminist placard that says, ‘Death to trans people’ but I have seen many placards that say, ‘Death to Terfs’ [trans-exclusionary radical feminists] or ‘Punch a Terf’. The violence coming towards lesbians is completely staggering.” …
“And what is absolutely awful about this is the way debate is being shut down. There is a group of people who are also actively trying to get people out of their jobs. . . .
One of the problems with self-identification becoming the basis for law is that it affects women. Negatively. Because it creates confusion between biology, social identity and the law. So firstly, you can’t change sex. I mean, that is really clear and intersex people are really fed up with being thrown under the bus about this.
So transwomen are not women, transwomen are transwomen and I respect them for that. When I went out to campaign for gay equality, I didn’t campaign to be heterosexual. I went out in the streets and I said, ‘I’m gay’. I am different, I may be a minority, but I want equal treatment under the law. I want trans women to have equal treatment under the law. I want them to be free from bullying and harassment and violence, but I absolutely can’t accept that they are women.
And if you allow self-ID to become the basis for the law, which means that a man on his say so can be treated legally as a woman, it then means that men can claim discrimination against them as women. There are implications for a whole set of things around that and bad law drawn up around self-ID ends up with the famous wax my balls case in Canada, where a man with male genitalia is legally saying he’s a woman.sment and violence, but I absolutely can’t accept that they are women.
What we are saying is that we will not support a law that defies biology and defies the history and importance of women’s-only spaces and rights.”
They’re women who, in their teens, realized that they were actually men, socially transitioned to the other sex, and then underwent hormone therapy to change their bodies, faces, and voices to become transgender men. After varying amounts of time, however, they all realized they had made a big mistake, stopped testosterone therapy, and “detransitioned” back to being who they were before.
By their own accounts, they had been adamantly trans in their teens. “I was the student trying to get a professor fired because he wouldn’t allow they and them to be used for a singular person in my papers … I threatened my parents and friends with suicide. It became part of my identity to be suicidal. I screamed at my parents about this, even though I knew I wasn’t going to kill myself.” One went by the pronouns xe and xer and flew into a rage if she was misgendered. Once they had transitioned, and felt miserable nonetheless, they felt that this too was just part of being transgender.
How typical are these responses? We can’t tell, because in the U.S., it’s close to impossible to get an empirical grasp on it. The Reddit group for detransitioners has over 6,000 members, which might be indicative — but certainly some of that number includes observers and people merely questioning their transition. Clinical research on this topic is scant and tenuous. Even in Britain, where the NHS keeps statistics, and where there is only one center devoted to treatment of transgender kids (the Tavistock Centre), there’s no data on detransitioning.
The pressure on parents to give puberty-blocking drugs or cross-sex hormones to gender-dysphoric kids or teens is also intense. “Do you want a happy son or a dead daughter?” is the usual formula, deploying statistics on suicide among transgender people.
All the women I spoke with who detransitioned now date women or don’t date at all. Their transition was based entirely on how they felt at the moment, which they now regard as a false signal about their long-term identity. Which prompts the question: How much of the extraordinary surge in transgender girls is related to their discomfort with being a lesbian? What role does homophobia play in enabling transition?