Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Whats In The Name - Part 3 Gender Critical

The term Gender Critical comes from Radical Feminism, I'm not going to mansplain radical feminisms use of the term, a start could be:

"Women do not decide at some point in adulthood that they would like other people to understand them to be women, because being a woman is not an ‘identity.’ Women’s experience does not resemble that of men who adopt the ‘gender identity’ of being female or being women in any respect. The idea of ‘gender identity’ disappears biology and all the experiences that those with female biology have of being reared in a caste system based on sex." - Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts
I've used the term because I can't think of a better short and memorable way of describing an opposition to trans ideology and the doctrine of gender identity, what I think of as the Big Trans Lie. It's use to describe this opposition seems to be spreading.

I want to look at what being Gender Critical means to me, at why I am opposed to The Big Trans Lie.

TransActive Shutting Up Dissent - All Criticism is Hate Speech

TransActive lash out at any criticism, calling the very reasonable blog 4thWaveNow a hate site for daring to mention how they abuse and exploit trouble young people.

4th Wave is not a hate site. People threatening to kill people who oppose them is hate speech

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Detransitioner in battle for justice with Jenn Burleton and Trans Active

Regular readers of 4th Wave Now will be very familiar with Jenn Burleton and the odious "TransActive Gender Center in Portland, OR.

A former client, Cari, who was interviewed a few weeks ago, is taking her complaints public. Burleton has responded in a predictably nasty way. Please share liberally, link or reblog if able, and if so inclined, make your thoughts known in the comments thread.

This is important. The coalition that is starting to form between young detransitioners like Cari, with parents like us, is a potentially powerful beginning. The gender orgs don't want to admit detransitioners even exist. Women like Cari are their worst nightmare.


Saturday, 11 June 2016

What I hope I never have to say.

I'm dreading the time when 'I want to' becomes 'I have' I don't know how I will deal with it.

When think about that time, I find myself thinking about what I would say:
You've made your decision, I can't change that, but I still believe it is a wrong decision that will cause you harm. You and other people tell me that I should accept that decision and support you in your brave journey. You may hate me for not agreeing with or accepting your decision. You may cut off contact with me or blame me for any unhappiness you feel. You may blame me for harm you do to yourself.

I know all this and still I believe your decision is wrong and I will not hide that.