Archive | May, 2012

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May 28, 2012

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Radical feminism isn’t “intolerant” of anything but oppression. It’s empowering to a class of humans who have been suffering the most extreme forms of oppression imaginable. Women have been considered chattel (property) — first of our fathers, then of our husbands — for thousands of years. We have been systematically mutilated, beaten, raped, enslaved, imprisoned in harems or “women’s quarters”, barred from schooling or a meaningful career, forced into financially-motivated marriages with total strangers who are then legally entitled to beat us, rape us and impregnate us. The sheer volume of the human trafficking of women and girls is the worst it’s ever been in the history of the planet. Tens of millions of female fetuses are being aborted now JUST for being female in a sexist world.

Women have been completely disenfranchised as a class for thousands of years.

Feminism is women fighting against our oppression, fighting the sexist roles being forced upon us, fighting for our survival.

If you don’t get that, then you know nothing about feminism. You’re just one more ignoramus telling a woman that she’s doing feminism wrong.

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This is the “kid gender expert” Sheryl Rindel

May 25, 2012

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THIS IS A REBLOG FROM http://lilacturtl.tumblr.com/

This is the “kid gender expert” Sheryl Rindel

The one peddling her wares in this irresponsible article.

Degree from North Texas University

Interests:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052833159&sk=favorites

“I love reading the Bible.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I have a hunch about why she wants to transify “nonconformist” kids. To stop them from being gay, mayhaps? Let us do some further research.

She also “likes” Sonrise Church of Hillsboro, Oregon, which Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a complaint against in 1998 for for intervening in partisan politics by distributing Christian Coalition voter guides two days before an election.  Specifically: Sonrise Church, Hillsboro, Oregon: During services, a church elder advised congregants to pick up Christian Coalition voter guides, which were stacked in an adjoining wing.

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Joelle Ruby Ryan – Because You Lecture on Women’s Issues

May 22, 2012

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You idiot.

Because you lecture to women on women’s issues, and you cannot be assed to call out blatant misogyny.

Because you discuss student work on your Facebook page. Because you are ahistorical. Because you think women should die because they disagree with you.

Because females aren’t allowed to meet and discuss things without you! Says you! Because we couldn’t possibly need to meet without you!

And we will call out your bullshit, all day, every day, as long as we have eyes with which to see and ears with which to hear.

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Meet Jon V Green AKA Jonathan Grindell

May 21, 2012

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i care.

Meet Jon V Green – ALSO KNOWN AS Jonathan Grindell

Jon is a self-appointed social justice warrior. Jon does not like that females are getting together in Portland to discuss radical feminism.

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Female-Only Spaces

May 21, 2012

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HOW THIS CONVERSATION SHOULD GO

Female: We respect trans women as women, but they are not female. Females have a right to organize as females, apart from trans women. Females suffer because of our female biology, which is used to keep us second class worldwide. So, we have issues we care about as females. Perhaps we can work together at other times on issues where we have solidarity of interest on issues we both care about. We appreciate that we can have this time.

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DOMA and the Reckoning

May 18, 2012

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A few months ago, Huffington Post featured the story of Kathryn Lehman, a Republican lawyer who helped pass the 1996 law the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. HuffPo heralded Lehman – who has now come out as a lesbian – for now lobbying to repeal the law.

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Because Females Wanting Our Own Space Away from Males is EVIL

May 18, 2012

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Because Females wanting space free from Males is evil.

Because accepting trans women as women – which I do – is not enough.

Because Females are not entitled to any space.

Because, because, because.

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This is not a civil rights movement

May 15, 2012

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Hi, I’m an idiot, and I think civil rights includes making up slurs for people who are different than me.

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For anyone with a sincere interest in intersex conditions…

May 10, 2012

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For anyone with a sincere interest in intersex conditions, this site is a good place to get started.

It explains the difference between the various intersex conditions. Please note that “intersex” does NOT equal “trans”.

Intersex is a congenital biological condition; “trans” is a mental condition in people with otherwise healthy-ish, normal-ish XX female or XY male bodies. (For example, PCOS is NOT an intersex condition. Needing a complete hysterectomy as a young teen due to cancer is NOT an intersex condition. Severe accidental injury to the penis/testes resulting in orchiectomy, etc. in a three-year-old child is NOT an intersex condition. Life-long infertility due to severe endometriosis is NOT an intersex condition.)

Intersex is the result of genetic mutation or developmental accident or injury in-utero (e.g. exposure to the wrong mix of hormones during embryonic development) resulting in genes or reproductive organs that don’t fall into the normal range for XX females or XY males.

“Trans” on the other hand, is an ill-defined bucket comprised of so-called “gender dysphoria”, autogynephilia and other related sexual fetishes, misogynist cultural enforcement of sex-role stereotypes on “masculine” females or “feminine” males by family, school, doctors and certain other segments of society (e.g. the current cultural fad of manipulating and pressuring young “butch” lesbians into “transitioning” into faux heterosexual males) and me-too imitative behaviors by people with serious mental illnesses (personalty disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety disorders, etc.)

If an intersex person decides to present as either biologically female or biologically male (even though they are reallybiologically intersex), they are still not “trans”. They are intersex. Ideally, the intersex person should be allowed to make that decision for themselves, not have it forced on them by their parents, their doctors or by a sexist society. If they want to live openly as an intersex person, that is their right and it should be respected by others.

From the website: ”Rather than trying to play a semantic game that never ends, we at ISNA take a pragmatic approach to the question of who counts as intersex. We work to build a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for anyone born with what someone believes to be non-standard sexual anatomy.

Intersex people, as a whole, do NOT want to be lumped in with “trans” or be appropriated by “trans” — they take extreme (and quite understandable) exception to any “trans” person who falsely claims an intersex condition in order to give false authority or false credence to their “transition”.

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Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

May 8, 2012

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You should read this book. If you cannot afford this book, and do not have access to a library, I will mail you a copy.

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