10. Documented harms to women

If you're a feminist who talks about "trans" issues online, inevitably some Lefty dude will ask you, "But why does it matter?" Often these Lefty dudes are not aware that transgender/trans does not mean transsexual, but that's neither here nor there - they are not looking for a genuine answer to their question, but rather to explain to the dumb, mean women how we just need to have more empathy. Because as well as being men's publicly shared masturbatory aids, we're also supposed to be men's publicly shared emotional caretakers - to the point of mass self-abnegation. Much liberation. So wow.

Why does it matter that people on the Left are pushing the idea that [stereotypes about women that feminists fight - see page 6] are in fact [the very and only definition of womanhood]?

First of all, "woman as identity" is not limited to Twitter and Tumblr; it is also being taught at colleges and universities, in place of feminist gender analysis - which is now categorized as hate speech. In addition, women who write or speak about feminism publicly are having the language necessary to describe our bodies, lived experiences, oppression and liberation stripped away - and any feminist who resists is branded TERF.

Meanwhile, gender identity laws are finding rapid acceptance - overriding sex-based protections for women by enabling any male who claims to "feel female" to enter sex-segregated spaces. As you will see if/when you follow any of the links below, women who protest this loss of sex-based boundaries are labeled irrational bigots - our fear of male bodies is just something we need to get over, in the name of progress and "trans inclusion."

Of course, since claims of transgender identity do not require any pursuit of medical transition, in practice "trans inclusion" just means "male inclusion" - and even males who have undergone medical transition have first undergone male socialization. This scientific study found that males who undergo SRS retain a "male pattern regarding criminality," including violent crime. Furthermore, this annotated list of male sexual predators who used gender identity laws to assault women is necessary reading for anyone calling women "irrationally bigoted" for recognizing that male bodies bring male socialization and that male socialized people, as a class, are dangerous to women.


Transgender identity politics and gender identity laws lead to:

Males claiming transgender identity flaunting their penises in girls' and women's locker rooms and bathrooms.

-Parents' outrage as transgendered woman is permitted to use the women's locker room 'exposing himself to little girls'

-Transgender woman’s behaviour in changeroom unacceptable
Males claiming transgender identity sexually assaulting women in the shelters that admit them, while AFTAs and their allies attack other shelters for not admitting male people and advocate for forcing rape victims to accept male counselors. Seriously, this is not the setting in which to seek your validation.

-A Sex Predator's Sick Deception
-Woman writes article entitled "When I was raped, it was female-only spaces that helped me recover", is described as a "transphobic" "TERF" who "thinks like a rapist"

HUD tells Homeless Shelters to Respect Self-Identified Gender

Violent male criminals claiming transgender identity in order to plead innocence, be placed in female prisons, and/or secure free SRS as well as a new legal identity.
-Male Rapist Put Into Women's Prison (Richard Masbruch)
-Rapist wants Oklahoma Corrections Department to pay for female hormones (Ronny Edward Darnell)
-Why Court Ordered Sex Changes for Prisoners are Bad for Women (David Megarry and Robert Kosilisk)
-"Ultra Violent" Transgender Teen "Jane Doe"
-Meet the transwoman Synthia China Blast, for whom Laverne Cox recorded a supportive video
-Violent transwoman with a "seven inch surprise" transferred to women's prison
-A new website dedicated to documenting the men who commit sex crimes against women and then petition for legal sex and name changes
-Update: Gender Identity Specialists warn of “ever increasing tide” of Transwoman Sex Offenders

-Related: Transgender male who killed child simply called "woman" by media
If "transwomen are women, period" their crimes will not be counted as male violence.
[Another example] [And another example]

AFTAs and their allies attempting to infiltrate or shut down female-only spaces, be they colleges, conferences, festivals, or athletic teams.
-Historic thirty year Lesbian Breitenbush “Women in the Woods” event eradicated by Transgender Activists because “lesbianism discriminates against males”

Seems fair.

AFTAs and their allies derailing work for female reproductive rights.

Actually, any talk of "female biology" is verboten now:

The "Cotton Ceiling" = Trans activists and their allies calling lesbians transphobic for not having sex with male people. Trans activists are never so clear about their central tenet of "women are not allowed to be bigoted TOWARD PENIS" than they are here.

-Transwoman leads a workshop entitled "Overcoming the Cotton Ceiling: Breaking Down Sexual Barriers for Queer Trans Women." The cotton in question? Lesbian's underwear.
-A transwoman explains to a lesbian that penis can be female and to refuse sex with be-penised people is transphobic.
-Often, AFTAs will say the "cotton ceiling" isn't really a thing, and was made up by paranoid feminists. Yet a transwoman posts this: The Cotton Ceiling Is Real and It’s Time for All Queer and Trans People to Fight Back
-Here, a transwoman uses a LOT of words to try to convince the trans community to ditch the phrase "cotton ceiling" while doubling down on the male sexual entitlement.
-Enough With "I Date Women and Trans Men" A masterpiece of jargony doublespeak in which the biological reality of sex is completely erased.
-The Best of Both Worlds ("But being shut off from the very idea of it, not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you? That hurts.")
-The Struggle to find Trans Love ("And when the overwhelming majority of cis dykes date and fuck cis women, but are not open to, or are even turned off by, the idea of dating or fucking trans women, how is that not transphobic?")
-Shit I cannot believe needs to be said: I don’t dwell on your genitals Shit I cannot believe needs to be said: this shit is bananas.
-Can Cis Lesbians and Trans Women Learn to Get Along? Answer: yes, as long as "cis" lesbians will have sex with transwomen.
-Lesbian porn stars are not allowed to refuse sex with be-penised people
-Some thoughts on the cotton ceiling As per usual - lesbians must prove their "acceptance" of transwomen by having sex with them. To refuse sex with be-penised people is backwards and hurtful.
-Cambridge University student union gets in on the Cotton Ceiling

Hmm. Where have I heard of this "friendzone" before?

AFTAs and their allies calling feminists bigots for discussing the socialization of girls.

AFTAs and their allies attempting to bully/no-platform anyone who dares analyze gender in public.

-Forbidden Discourse: The Silencing of Feminist Criticism of “Gender”. This letter was signed by 37 radical feminists from five countries and posted on a site called Pandagon, which was immediately inundated by complaints. In response (to the letter, not the backlash,) 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries felt the need to post this misguided drivel, which thankfully the excellent Elizabeth Hungerford already addressed.
-Deep Green Resistance responds to physical attack, smears
-Victoria Brownworth: Gag Order: Silencing Lesbians on Social Media
-Glosswitch: On SWERFs, TERFs and good girls
-Gia Milinovich hosted a panel in which trans people and radical feminists talked to each other in a friendly manner, discusses the backlash here: Controversy.
-The BlockBot application, ostensibly built to allow Twitter users to avoid MRAs and other abusive trolls, adds gender-critical feminists and gender-critical transsexual people.
-AFTAs try to develop "TERF tracker" before its founder is outed as a sex offender.
-Salon uncritically reposts a masterpiece of Orwellian doublespeak calling radical feminists a "hate group."
-The TransAdvocate engages in a crusade to have the SPLC *officially* label radical feminists a hate group, blames radical feminists for deaths of transwomen.
-The "F word" blog, claiming to represent "contemporary UK feminism," publishes a male who refers to himself as "a genderqueer, kinky, polyamorous pan/bisexual who can't keep their mouth shut" shaming anyone who dares even befriend anyone not in full support of transgender politics.
-@RoomOfOurOwn accepts submissions from *anyone identifying as a woman,* but since that includes radical feminists, NOT GOOD ENOUGH:

-@GallusMag is the author of GenderTrender, a blog I've linked to in many places, and which has been the target of censorship in the past. Now we have an AFTA publicly posting a "bounty" on her(!?) Nevermind the men attacking transwomen - let's go after a feminist blogger!


-Feminist campaigner labeled "inappropriate and offensive" by student union for daring to question the label "cis"
-Writer forced to resign for asking "What is a Woman?" (and not answering: anything a man says)
-All-women's college cancels 'Vagina Monologues' because it's not feminist enough
-Comedienne's show on free speech canceled because support of the Nordic model is deemed "whorephobic"
-Beloved feminist academic endures Twitter abuse for signing a letter in support of free speech
-Socialist journal commissions radical feminist to write about trans issue, then throws her under the bus
-College student dares to write about radical feminist gender analysis, is censored and shunned.

-Students at Cardiff University protest feminist legend Germaine Greer because she doesn't think men can change sex.

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