Wherein TERFs support death threats and violence

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TERFs are falling over themselves because Fallon Fox has been beaten in the ring just once and like all MMA fighters, she boasts about her victories. TERFs, in order to pretend that this equates to male violence against women, equivocate about her MMA career in order to claim that Fox is a part of the violent patriarchy. They use this equivocation to make the assertion that trans women, acting on the instruction of an as yet, undefined ‘trans ideology,’ are violent men. A trans TERF got the vapors over this and @’ed me on twitter, demanding that I explain my apparent support of male violence.

What follows is my response and the TERF response…

My Response:

The TERF response

Oh, and then there’s this:

Note that there is ZERO condemnation regarding the IRL violent history of the TERF movement and there’s ZERO desire to actually confront The Second Closet:

 

 

TERF front group is fake

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Would you be surprised to learn that a wildly popular front group TERF attorney, Cathy Brennan runs is fake?

The group, Organizing for Women’s Liberation (OWL) claims to have received well over 100,000 FaceBook likes and is the more palatable face of Cathy Brennan’s hate group. OWL mixes anti-trans messaging in with news reports chronicling rape and brutality against women, thereby linking “trans” to real violence against women.

The reality is that OWL is a fake group whose “like” numbers are purchased in bulk:

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The #1 reason for not buying fake likes is that it’s super easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for. Consider #1 of the 4 Momentous Reasons to NOT Buy Facebook Fans post:

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A quick google search reveals that it’s not exactly cheap to make an irrelevant FaceBook page appear to be relevant. From what I can tell, it costs over $100 to buy just 10K  FaceBook “likes.”

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Above: from the Organizing for Women’s Liberation site whose tagline is, “Putting women first.”

Obviously the idea of people liking Brennan’s version of feminism is important to her and if she can’t find actual people to listen to her, she seems content to appeal to an audience of sockpuppets. Unless Cathy Brennan is prepared to claim that Cairo, Egypt and Lahore, Pakistan is the epicenter of the RadFem world, she might want to explain why she feels it important to post several times an hour to a predominantly fake audience.

While it might be fun to snicker at what might appear to be a pathetic attempt to invent friends, I don’t think that’s what Brennan is doing here. My experience with Brennan suggests that she does things with a strategy in mind. Brennan and her hate group already enjoys influence in fringe feminist discourse. I therefore view this is her attempt to gain a more substantial foothold in mainstream feminism. Most people would not think to fact check her organization’s claim of having more than 100k feminists listening to her. What access might Brennan gain to mainstream feminist discourse if people wrongly believe that she has 100k, 500k or even a million feminists listening to her? If Brennan’s group owns a feminist brand that appears to have significant feminist approval – even with the anti-trans messaging – it would provide the hate group false credibility and influence.


Anti-gay marriage group gets surge in Facebook likes … from Thailand

You might be a TERF if…

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I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF* is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re a TERF. Chances are that you’re a TERF if you believe that you’re a feminist when you…

1.) Claim that transwomen are cismen, that transmen are ciswomen and purposefully misgender transpeople.

2.) Out transpeople to employers.

3.) Tell trans women their surgery is about supporting rape culture.

4.) Assert that lesbian-identified transwomen can’t be lesbian.

5.) Claim that a world without trans people is preferable.1

6.) Find that your anti-trans arguments and the anti-trans arguments of far rightwing groups match.2

7.) Assert cisprivilege isn’t real; that non-trans people aren’t privileged in a society that’s hostile to trans people.

8.) Claim that gender isn’t real, but the MAAB/FAAB binary is.

9.) Claim that trans surgeries were pioneered by men in service of the patriarchy.3

10.) Lie about rape and death threats you’ve received from trans people.

11.) Fearmonger about the rape/violence threat transwomen pose to ciswomen in the womens restroom.

12.) Assert that trans people transition to satisfy their sexual urges.

13.) Degrade and dehumanize the genitals of trans people.

14.) Work to overturn trans equality protections.

15.) Work to halt access to trans medical care.

16.) Appeal to the Klan Fallacy.

17.) Compare transition to a disgusting Frankenstein-like process.

18.) Claim that trans people transition due to political or social pressures.4

19.) Claim that when you work to halt the propagation of anti-feminist stereotypes it’s empowerment, but when trans people work to halt the propagation of anti-trans stereotypes it’s censorship .

20.) Assert that trans women transition because they’re actually gay men and that transmen transition because they’re lesbians wanting to escape the patriarchy.

 


* Over the past year or so, much of the trans community has stopped referring to TERFs as RadFems. We’ve done this because there’s a number of radical feminists/2nd wave feminists/lesbian feminists who find the above demonstrated behavior abhorrent to feminism. Out of respect for actual RadFems, the trans community has stopped supporting the appropriation of the radical feminist identity by what is essentially a hate group. Thus, we instead use Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs).

1.) They expect we’ll be shocked to see statistics about them being killed, and don’t realize, some of us wish they would ALL be dead.

- BevJo, TERF opinion leader, author and speaker

While there are many who feel that morality must be built into law, I believe that the elimination of transsexualism is not best achieved by legislation prohibiting transsexual treatment and surgery but rather by legislation that limits it and by other legislation that lessens the support given to sex-role stereotyping, which generated the problem to begin with. Any legislation should be aimed at the social conditions that initiate and promote the surgery as well as the growth of the medical-institutional complex that translates these stereotypes into flesh and blood.

- Janice Raymond (1980), Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery, TERF opinion leader, author and speaker

2.)  Now one of the things I find puzzling about it is that, when I look at the House of Lords debate on this legislation, those I agree with most are the radical right. Particularly the person I find that I agree with most, in here, and I’m not sure he will be pleased to find this, is Norman Tebbitt… Tebbitt also says that the savage mutilation of transgenderism, we would say if it was taking place in other cultures apart from the culture of Britain, was a harmful cultural practice, and how come we’re not recognising that in the British Isles. So he makes all of these arguments from the radical right, which is quite embarrassing to me, but I have to say, so called progressive and left people are not recognising the human rights violations of transgenderism or how crazy the legislation is

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3.)  [Transsexual surgery] could be likened to political psychiatry in the Soviet Union. I suggest that transsexualism should best be seen in this light, as directly political, medical abuse of human rights. The mutilation of healthy bodies and the subjection of such bodies to dangerous and life-threatening continuing treatment violates such people’s rights to live with dignity in the body into which they were born, what Janice Raymond refers to as their “native” bodies. It represents an attack on the body to rectify a political condition, “gender” dissatisfaction in a male supremacist society based upon a false and politically constructed notion of gender difference… Recent literature on transsexualism in the lesbian community draws connections with the practices of sadomasochism. 

Sheila Jeffreys, TERF opinion leader, author and speaker

It should be noted that Jeffreys’ own community – Australian lesbians – pioneered both FTM and FTM transsexul surgery in Australia

4.)  My main conclusion is that transsexualism is basically a social problem whose cause cannot be explained except in relation to the sex role and identities that a patriarchal society generates. Through hormonal and surgical means, transsexuals reject their “native” bodies, especially their sexual organs, in favor of the body and the sexual organs of the opposite sex. They do this mainly because the body and the genitalia, especially, come to incarnate the essence of their rejected masculinity and desired femininity. Thus transsexualism is the result of socially prescribed definitions of masculinity and femininity, one of which the transsexual rejects in order to gravitate towards the other.

Thus I will argue, in Chapter III, that the First Cause of transsexualism is a gender-defined society whose norms of masculinity and femininity generate the desire to be transsexed…. I believe that the primary cause of transsexualism cannot be derived from intrapsyic attitudes and/or behaviors, or even from family conditioning processes. One must begin with the roles of a gender-defined society, as the First Cause of transsexualism (that which, in the Aristotelian sense, sets all other causes in motion.)

- Janice Raymond (1979), The Transsexual Empire, page 16

A significant number of transmen are lesbians who report that they want to transition in an attempt to escape misogyny – their own internalized version as much as society’s. A significant percentage of transwomen are homosexual males, pressured into transitioning by conservative society that hates gender non-conforming gay men.

- There is no T in Lesbian

Sheila Jeffreys and Transsexualism: LULZ

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I want to take a moment to thank the lesbians in Sheila Jeffreys’ community for pioneering transsexual surgery.

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This is from an interview I did with the out gay individual who collaborated with with the lesbians from Jefferys’ community to create the first gender treatment center in Australia. I want to thank Jeffreys’ community for both inventing and defending trans healthcare in her country!


[Transsexual surgery] could be likened to political psychiatry in the Soviet Union. I suggest that transsexualism should best be seen in this light, as directly political, medical abuse of human rights. The mutilation of healthy bodies and the subjection of such bodies to dangerous and life-threatening continuing treatment violates such people’s rights to live with dignity in the body into which they were born, what Janice Raymond refers to as their “native” bodies. It represents an attack on the body to rectify a political condition, “gender” dissatisfaction in a male supremacist society based upon a false and politically constructed notion of gender difference.

Recent literature on transsexualism in the lesbian community draws connections with the practices of sadomasochism. – Sheila Jeffreys, TERF opinion leader, author and speaker

Gee… Why do you suppose Jeffreys failed to mention the fact that out lesbians did all the transsexual surgeries in her country back when Janice Raymond published the book she’s quoting from?


Bonus LULZ

I’ve been fighting the “transsexual” invasion in our Lesbian communities since 1973 when I first wrote about it in “Dykes and Gorgons,” and, more recently, in my article, “Defining Lesbians Out of Existence — the Pretenders — Part One: ‘Transwomen Are Merely Castrated Men.’” – BevJo, TERF opinion leader, author and speaker.

 

TERFism: the MAAB/FAAB binary

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Anti-trans RadFems, AKA Trans Exclusionary RadFems (TERFs) – not to be confused with non-hate radical feminism (AKA, feminism) – claim that gender is a fallacy. As an ironic (though the irony is completely lost on them) substitute, they’ve invented a binary system they call FAAB and MAAB. Once someone is Male Assigned At Birth (MAAB), they are endowed with a privilege that can never be removed, degraded or overcome. A homeless monolingual undocumented transwoman escaping her country of origin due to anti-trans violence has more privilege as a MAAB than a rich, white Female Assigned At Birth (FAAB) corporate banking attorney. The transwoman proves this by demanding access to the same homeless shelter space as non-transgender women. If the transwoman uses the same restroom as the FAAB corporate banking attorney might, the rich attorney is being oppressed by MAABness. Also, if the transwoman gets frustrated by the FAAB corporate attorney taking the transwoman’s picture and putting it on her blog to “warn” FAABs of a MAAB who’s gaining access to women’s spaces, the transwomen has just proven her MAABness through “male rage.”

See? Gender is an illusion and we’d all be better if we could understand this. FAAB/MAABness is real, omnipresent and can’t ever be changed and we’d all be better if we could put our everlasting faith into the inerrancy of the MAAB/FAAB doctrine. Whatever a FAAB needs to do to free herself from MAAB oppression, is morally correct: she’s fighting against male violence. Male violence looks like transwomen exhibiting any of the behavior FAAB TERFs exhibit because that proves that she’s MAAB.

Outing the Troll’s Glass House

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If you self-identify as being trans, you may have been trolled by Just Jennifer and/or Kamododragoon. Just Jennifer is Jennifer Usher and is fairly renowned for her excessive and cruel trolling of trans folk. For years, Usher has set herself up as the arbitrator of both transness and womanhood. Kamododragoon is Nick Chaleunphone is the male-identified version of Usher. Nicky began trolling me on YouTube in 2010. Usher began obsessively trolling me in 2011.

Usher‘s trolling is legendary 1.

If you really want to fool women into thinking you are one of them, and that really is the best you can hope for, as you are not, and never will actually be a woman, you might try understanding that post like the ones you have directed at Victoria Brownworth, are doing nothing to dispel the perception that you are a violent and creepy man. That’s what makes you such a source of continuing humor…your true and deep streak of complete cluelessness. – Standard Usher fare, 7/18/13

For all of those who’ve been Usher’s victims over the last decade, I give you Usher’s glass house:

My “father” on the other hand, is anything but quiet, subtle, or patient. “He” KNOWS he is the center of everything. “He”‘s got a temper, and “he” is anything but wise about his mouth.

“Dad” is anything, but a hard worker, that is. Mom was generally the breadwinner in the family. My “father” just couldn’t take the stress of working outside the home. Of course, money was tight, but that was mostly because, my “father” didn’t mind spending it all before payday. “He” did work occaionally, but that made matter even worse, because “he” couldn’t hold down a steady job.

Well, anyways, my “father” was a hot-head. He was very controlling and at times abuseive towards my mother physically. He is the type that nothing you do pleases him. He ALWAYS finds fault with something. If you don’t buy into his bullshit totally, you are against him. Yeah, he’s just a little paranoid. – Jennifer Usher’s daughter

For all of those who’ve been Nicky’s victims over the last several years, I give you Nicky’s glass house:

i’ve been soo stressed out that sometimes i wish i can go back on to the diapers. Yes, i do wear adult diapers and it’s only out of convenience and when i go out around town. I’m a lazy person when it comes to going to the bathroom. – Nick in 2007

In my diaper and just pooped in the, which means they are warm and messy – Nick on an adult babyfication site, 2012

Isn’t that the common theme of most transgender kooks such as Mr “Dana” Taylor. They have a sick sexual fetish of women and fantasize so much about trying to be one.  – Nick on Usher’s site

There’s a reason it’s advised that if you live in a glass house, one should abstain from throwing stones.

These two have – for years – viciously tormented numerous trans folk. The next time either of these trolls pretend that they’ve any moral ground to make pronouncements about you, your morality or engage in their legendarily vicious personal attacks, consider the source. If you find yourself here because you’ve discovered that you’ve landed in their crosshairs, remember that you’re not alone. These people have been at it for years. Consider the demonstrated behavior of the people who are fixated on you. Usher’s behavior isn’t normal. The behavior of her sycophant – the guy who likes sitting in his own poo while labeling you a sick fetishist – just isn’t normal.

Do yourself a favor, don’t give these people a second thought because they’re simply not worth a second of your mental energy. Chances are good that your behavior far outclasses these people. Hell, if you’ve never physically attacked a woman or gotten off on running down another while choosing to sit in your own feces, you’re light years ahead of these two.

Smirk, move on and remember that the best revenge is living well.


NOTE:

1.) This link is a bit of a trigger as the author (very) unfortunately engages in the same behavior that Usher is infamous for: misgendering. I link it here because it gives specific demonstrated historical facts about the veracity of Usher’s behavior. The message is from 2007 and documents some of the progression of Usher’s behavior since 1993.

How to make it worse

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In my last post, I documented that Victoria Brownworth – famous journalist for the Philadelphia Gay News (PGN), the Advocate and more – is claiming that I’m threatening to rape her and harm her family. Today I learned that apparently I’m also, according to Brownworth, threatening to kill her and that her newspaper, PGN, is filing a libel suit against me:

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I called PGN editor, Jen Colletta and she informed me that Brownwoth lied… As in, she made it up. As in, it’s a fiction that Brownworth concocted.

PGN is NOT filing any suit against me. Brownworth’s claim is a lie.

Her behavior isn’t professional and if I’m able to find that she filed a false police report, it’ll be criminal.

UPDATE: Brownworth caught lying about filing a police report

It’s about the behavior

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Some of you might be aware that I recently wrote a piece on the TransAdvocate about a journalist who talked a minor into exposing his genitals.

Over the past couple of days, this “award-winning journalist” (as she calls herself) has publicly claimed that I am threatening to rape her and harm her family:

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There’s a reason Brownworth refuses to share her documentation of my threats: it doesn’t exist.

Is this what passes for payback for Brownworth? Is the idea to lie about rape (seriously, WTF!?!) so it could be used as an ad hominem in the future? Does she think this is what putting me in my place looks like?

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This behavior is unacceptable in every sense of the word.

Not too long ago I spent the better part of a year going to the Women’s Center after having a man I trusted violate me. The experience was really difficult. I had packed on close to 100 lbs after the rape. That this journalist would make claims that I’ve threatened to do that to her is beyond vile. That she would claim that I’ve threatened to harm her in any way is disgusting. That she would file a police report making those false claims is malicious.

I’ve never once called this person a bad name nor have I ever criticised her personhood. What I have done is document what she said she did and then wrote two stories (in the past 15 days) – along with screenshots of her own words (as I’m doing now) – concerning a very specific incident involving a minor. Before today, I’d not tweet’d Brownworth since the June 25th when I was working on my story about her behavior towards a minor.

I might be some nobody blogger, but even I know that before I make a fact assertion (especially about something like this), I’d better have objective evidence to back it up.

It makes one wonder where Brownworth got the idea that I’m a threat to her…

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Cathy Brennan: “Cristan Williams is a violent man”

 

UPDATE #1: Brownworth caught lying about me and her newspaper 

UPDATE #2: Brownworth caught lying about filing a police report