Gender Trender, the largest trans critical blog (that I know of), was shut down when a very powerful man whose picture was posted on the blog became angry for being referred to as male. He urged other people in positions of power to write articles about Gender Trender and trans activists jumped aboard, eventually leading to WordPress blocking Gallus Mag (the blog’s author) from accessing her account.
A Voice for Men. Heartiste. Register-Her. Where are the feminists fighting to get these sites shut down?
Nowhere. Because women don’t enter men’s spaces and tell them to stop it. They have not been socialized to think that they have that kind of power over people. The idea of marching into a man’s space and telling them to stop, marching over to the sites that host them and tell them to get rid of those sites is foreign, intangible. Women are not socialized to see those as options. This is why feminists on Reddit don’t go yelling at r/mensrights, but r/mensrights takes over every feminist space. This is why r/TwoXChromosomes is chock full of men, but r/OneYChromosome is not crawling with women. This is why there’s the cotton ceiling, where trans males demand access to lesbians’ underwear, but no equivalent boxer ceiling with trans females and trans males trying to get into the pants of men. This is why feminists do nothing about sites like Heartiste and In Mala Fide (both wordpress, BTW), but trans males will snap their fingers and get women’s voices silenced when they talk back.
I received the following (unsolicted) email from Gallus Mag at GenderTrender, which I present unedited:
“As some of you may know, my posting access to my GenderTrender wordpress.com blog was suspended at the end of the business day on Friday January 18. My last post, on Friday morning, was a collection of screen caps: a random sampling of the abusive and threatening tweets directed at Suzanne Moore following her “SEEING RED: THE POWER OF FEMALE ANGER” article re-publication.
Prior to Friday morning’s post I did five controversial posts in succession:
- I outed an MD and Phd who threatened to murder a bunch of radical feminists, also specifically targeting myself and Cathy Brennan. 1/10/2013 FRI
- I posted the text of Professor Sheila Jeffeys’ submission to the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 1/12/2013 SUN
- I posted the entire text (and published imagery) of Julie Burchill’s “Transsexuals Should Cut it Out”, which…
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