Trans Activists Get Violent, Get Off

A message from the Deep Green Resistance:

Three incidents occurred at the “Law and Disorder Conference” in Portland May 11 and 12 concerning DGR and transgender/queer activists. A lot of lies have been told about these incidents. We need to tell the facts of what physically happened.

Two women were tabling, handing out DGR literature and selling books. A group of five transgender/queer activists came up to the table. One of the male queer activists began shouting at the women, using aggressive language. This man made threatening gestures toward the women. He grabbed and defaced table materials. When one of the women went to protect the materials, he marked her arm and hand as well.

This conference states it has a policy of safe spaces, but “safe spaces” evidently doesn’t apply to women, because although most people in the room had no choice but to hear the shouting, no one, including the organizers, intervened to stop this man and his aggressive behavior.

A half an hour later, a male DGR member tried to engage in respectful conversation with these queer activists. They began chanting at him and insulting him, culminating in them throwing trash and food at his head.

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Deep Green Resistance is an environmentalist organization which strives to deconstruct the institutions that exploit or enable the exploitation of the earth, its resources, animals, and people to create sustainable, nondestructive societies.

You might be familiar with one of its founders, Lierre Keith. I first heard about her from an awesome article at GenderTrender which covered her ban as a keynote speaker at an Earth Day conference because of her views on gender (a topic that was not going to be discussed in her presentation).

Members of DGR have been targeted by trans activists again, only this time, they were subjected to vandalism and violence.

Trans activist violence doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Feminists who speak critically about trans theory are speaking critically of men and of principles that are deeply engrained into the sexist order of society, meaning that backlash is inevitable and driven by the oppressing class. Men have invaded women’s spaces and women’s politics under the superficially progressive guise of transsexuality. They shout loud enough to become the dominant voice, and have gained the position to alienate and exile as transphobic and bigoted anyone who questions them.

They have also obtained the power to act out with violence and and aggression.

The blog for the Law and Disorder Conference has just three posts on the page: One of them is about the importance of their “safer space policy.”

Law and Disorder recognizes that issues of privilege and oppression exist in society both socially and institutionally. Through education, skill-sharing and advocacy, we work to create a safe and accessible space that values and builds common understanding and solidarity. We strive to make the conference welcoming, engaging and supportive to everyone by asking conference organizers and participants to be conscious of their words and actions. All forms of aggression based on one’s age, gender, sexual identity, religion, race/ ethnicity, or ability will not be tolerated.

In accordance with this safer space policy, if anyone in attendance feels that the group space is unsafe or oppressive, we encourage them to address the situation mindfully. If the situation needs further assistance, the conference’s security volunteers will assist in an attempt at mediation, which includes accountability and deliberation. If the oppressive behavior persists, the person/s will be asked to leave the space.

As DGR outlines in their post, the conference organizers did nothing. They did nothing when a group of five males approached two women who were sitting at a booth and began shouting at them, using aggressive language and threatening gestures. They did nothing when the group of men vandalized their organization’s materials and marked one of the women’s bodies. They did nothing when the group of men threw garbage at a male DGR member’s head. They did nothing the next day, when even more people screamed and cursed at them.

The conference was not safe for environmental activists who refused to submit to transgender law.

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Man vows to file complaint against airport employee who failed to assume he was female based on his awful wig and drag make-up

So recently, a man walked into an airport wearing a wig and makeup, and an airport employee read him as a man. This made him angry.

There is something very interesting about this. It is this implicit statement that anybody who looks feminine should automatically be referred to and treated as a woman. This presumably means the same thing for anyone who looks masculine enough.
I wonder at what point in time people will start to assume that butch women are actually FTMs, and refer to them as men even when recognizing that they are women. The idea that they could perhaps be trangressing gender norms is deemed transphobic.

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Who Owns Gender?

… The expression of sentiments deemed ‘transphobic’ has quickly come to be perceived as one of those ‘red lines’ that speakers and writers may not cross. It’s remarkable, when you think about it: if you ask yourself what other views either may not be expressed on pain of legal sanction, or else are so thoroughly disapproved of that they would rarely if ever be permitted a public airing (and certainly not an unopposed one), you come up with examples like incitement to racial hatred and Holocaust denial. How did it come to be the case that taking issue with trans activists’ analyses of their situation (as Julie Bindel has) or hurling playground insults at trans people (as Julie Burchill did) automatically puts the commentator concerned in the same category as a Nick Griffin or a David Irving?

Silencing their critics, often with the active support of institutions that would normally deplore such illiberal restrictions on free speech, is not the only remarkable achievement the trans activists have to their credit. It’s also remarkable how quickly and easily trans people were added to the list of groups who are legally protected against discrimination, and even more remarkable that what was written into equality law was their own principle of self-definition—if you identify as a man/woman then you are entitled to be recognized as a man/woman. In a very short time, this tiny and previously marginal minority has managed to make trans equality a high profile issue, and support for it part of the liberal consensus…

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Into the Mind of Kosilek: Grace’s Daughter – a Book Review

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No words.

Gender Fatigue

Start from there, because it is true.

Your female body is not an identity.

Everything else is an identity and is socially constructed.

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Good Dog Bad Dog

I came across a comic strip called “Explaining the Transgender Experience.”

It starts off with: “Let’s say that on the day you were born, someone put you in a dog costume and everyone believed you were a dog.”

The illustrations in the comic depict the person-in-dogsuit being reprimanded for not acting the way dogs are supposed to act. The “owner” scolds the dog for walking on two legs, eating potato chips; other dogs freak out when the person-in-dogsuit is nice to a cat. The tearful person-in-dogsuit is upset and runs away, goes to a mirror and realizes that they weren’t just bad at being a dog – they were a person the whole time!

What was completely absent from this comic explaining the transgender experience was any sense of bodily dysphoria, anything about perceptions of having a mismatched brain and body, anything having to do with an internal hormonal imbalance. The only cause of stress and upset coming from this comic strip was others’ ridicule of their role-violating behavior. As far as can be inferred from the comic, if the people had gone “Cool! A talking dog!” or “Aww, look at the dog eating potato chips,” there would be no tearful fleeing and a big reveal.

This comic strip wasn’t about an internal conflict; it was about a person failing to live up to the roles and expectations that everybody had for them. The comic ends not with the character rising up and challenging peoples’ previous conceptions about what dogs can do, but in concluding that they were the opposite of what society thought they were.

Imagine that this were a children’s book.

What would be the lesson?

If you don’t act like how society expects dogs to act, you’re probably not a dog.

If you like things society expects only humans to like, you’re probably a human.

If you don’t act like how society expects men to act, you’re probably not a man.

If you like things society expects only women to like, you’re probably a woman.

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“If you live in Maryland and are inclined, the Senate Judicial Proceedings will hear testimony on this bill on Tuesday, February 26. Tell your Senator that you don’t have a gender, and demanding “equality” for a fictional class of humans at the expense of an oppressed group (hello Women) is wrong.”

You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.

The most important book I have read about use of media and public relations to manipulate public opinion is Toxic Sludge Is Good for You.  If you are not familiar with this book, trust me, it is worth the read.  Essentially, the book details how powerful interests manipulate the media to get you to smoke cigarettes even though they kill you, get unhealthy cosmetic surgery, and support fracking. It’s about how to Jedi Mind Trick a populace into thinking porn is awesome, women are objects, and Real Women have penises.

The Transgender Movement has done a remarkable job to convincing you that Toxic Sludge is Good for You.  They’ve done an amazing job in 20 years, by coattailing on the movement for gay and lesbian rights and spinning a woman’s reticence to share private intimate space like a locker room with a man with a penis as bigoted and hateful. In…

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