Tag Archives: Cathy Brennan

GUEST POST: You Are Next

January 20, 2013


First they came for Janice Raymond
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an academic.

Then they came for Mary Daly
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a lesbian.

Then they came for Norah Vincent
and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t even read her book.

Then they came for Lierre Keith
and I didn’t speak out because I was afraid that I’d get attacked too.

Then they came for Sheila Jeffreys
and I didn’t speak out because her honest analysis makes my queer friends uncomfortable.

Then they came for Germaine Greer
and I didn’t speak out because she seems a little full of herself.

Then they came for Diane DiMassa
and I didn’t speak out because Hothead Paisan is soooo 1990s.

Then they came for Julie Bindel
and I didn’t speak out because she seems unpleasant.

Then they came for Cathy Brennan
and I didn’t speak out because I hate that woman.

Then they came for Christine Benvenuto
and I didn’t speak out because she was married to a man.

Then they came for Issa Rae
and I didn’t speak out because I have never seen Awkward Black Girl.

Then they came for Julie Burchill
and I didn’t speak out because I don’t like that she said “shims” in a political essay.

Then they came for Gallus Mag
and I didn’t speak out because I forgot how to speak.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

- An Anonymous Woman



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Now Ends The Summer of My Discontent

August 24, 2012


One of the things that continually amazes me in the Internet Age is the level of gullibility exhibited by my fellow humans. We are willing to believe half-truths and outright lies, we accept without question statements asserted by unknown trolls, we treat gossip as holy truths to be revered, and we never, ever consider for a moment that disinformation as a political tactic exists and that sharp, edgy political commentary is necessary lifeblood for women under siege. We know this, of course, from the whole issue of Gender Identity – the fiction that men can become women (and be “treated as such”)  has become deeply rooted in both the GLBT Community and the Third Wave Feminist Communities (to the extent we accept the fictions that those communities actually exist).


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That Cathy Brennan video, devoid of meaningful political commentary.

June 28, 2012


That Cathy Brennan video, devoid of meaningful political commentary.

00:00-00:30 : Lots of yelling. Idk wtf anyone is saying.

00:30-00:45 : The Great Pilgrimage to the bench.

00:45-1:00 : Sexual harassment? Apparently being sarcastic is sexual harassment.

1:00-1:30 : Valid spaces. Filmer makes snarky comment. I don’t know who she is, but her tone of boredom and disdain towards the whole argument makes me like her.


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This is What Assault Looks Like

June 26, 2012


At Common Law, an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.

An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal or civil liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal and Tort Law. There is, however, an additional Criminal Law category of assault consisting of an attempted but unsuccessful Battery.

The following people assaulted me.


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A View on the Dyke Exclusionary Dyke March

June 24, 2012


Claire Cramer, a bisexual who apologized to me for the hostilty her friends demonstrated, and then denied it. On Tumblr as http://tastyanagram.tumblr.com/post/25789297050/bugbrennan-dyksfunctional-bugbrennan


This is the group of people who came up to me and assaulted me, led by Ida Hammer, an organizer of the Dyke March.
“TRIGGER WARNING: Cathy Brennan” [TW: verbal abuse, harassment, misuse of trigger warnings]
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An Open Letter to Jennifer Meyer and Kate Hill

June 19, 2012


Jennifer Meyer writing about her transgender daughter, Tobi

Dear Jennifer and Kate -

Hello. My name is Cathy Brennan, and I am a lesbian activist in Baltimore, Maryland. I am also – like you – a mother. I want to thank you for blazing a trail in 1983 for lesbian parenting. That took amazing courage. Your actions helped make it possible for Lesbians now to have children without raising as many eyebrows as you undoubtedly did when your son (now your daughter) Tobi was born in 1983.


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An Open Letter to the Nashville Rollergirls

May 3, 2012


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Good morning -

My name is Cathy Brennan and I am a lesbian activist in Baltimore, Maryland. Recently, a person who suggests they are affiliated with your team has been following me on social media.  This person – Tear O’Bite aka Erin McCargar –  is angry because I support the right of females to exclude transgender women from female-only spaces. Because I would not agree with her viewpoint, she followed me from Tumblr, to Facebook, to Twitter.  She is now asserting I have engaged in “unethical” behavior by using Google to locate information about her that is easily accessible on the Google/Internet.


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Threats, We Got Threats!

April 3, 2012


threats plural of threat (Noun)

  • A statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not…:  “the family has received death threats”
  • A menace of bodily harm, such as may restrain a person’s freedom of action.

Old Roz K. post “explaining” threats.


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In Which I Make Dana Beyer Angry

February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine’s Day.

Bullshit is still bullshit, even when your “friends” sling it.


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