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Tag Archives: Transgender
April 18, 2013
One of my all time favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.
Have you seen it? It features the incomparable Peter Sellers (one of my all-time favorite actors, male or female) in four different roles, including Dr. Strangelove, who invented The Bomb.
It’s a satire about the fear that permeated the consciousness of Americans during the Cold War of the 1950s and onward, where one superpower – the United States – continually engaged in psychological battle with another superpower, the U.S.S.R. There are any number of excellent histories on the Cold War, including many by Anne Applebaum, check them out. There’s also I Love Lucid: The Cold War, Feminism, And The Ideation Of The American Family.
This isn’t a post about the Cold War though. This is a post about the Language that Transwomen/Men/Allies deploy in their never-ending battle to intimidate Gays and Lesbians (but especially Lesbians) into accepting their propaganda about Gender Identity as Gospel Truth.
April 17, 2013
My response to the request to boycott the Michigan Festival.
April 11, 2013
Dear Community Sisters and Performers of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival,
I want to give Alyson Palmer a standing ovation for her brilliant and eloquently crafted letter in response to the trans-activist’s call to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival performers to boycott the Festival. Alyson speaks to my own sentiments and I could not have said it better. In sisterhood and solidarity, I am writing to add my voice in support of Lisa Vogel and the women who honor and respect the Festival’s women-born-women (WBW) intention.
My friend Kathy, who has attended the Michigan Festival for well over 30 years, said to me last night, “How is it that “women” with penises are given more rights and compassion than female-born women? Why is my right to self determination being challenged by others who at the same time ask me to accept their self determination?” I echo her questions.
April 16, 2013
This screenshot is from the MRA website here. Don’t click on the link unless you have an IP hider, because I AM SURE these guys track IPs.
Paul Elam’s biggest claim to fame is infiltrating some message board where women with no power or money were talking and saying things that hurt their feelings. Waaaaa!
FWIW, pretty sure no woman would care if a bunch of Men’s Rights Activists met without us…Enjoy yourselves!
And OF COURSE you wouldn’t exclude Transgender people, Paul – they support your Gender Schtick!
“If you want to be seen as a woman for real, why would you participate in drag which is like clown woman?”
April 14, 2013
March 18, 2013
In another lifetime, when I was young, I was very active in the effort to amend Maryland’s anti-discrimination law to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. I believed then, as I believe now, that sexual orientation discrimination is, in fact, sex discrimination. However, my feelings on this are irrelevant, as Maryland law made quite clear that sexual orientation discrimination and sex discrimination were two different things. So, many hundreds of people, over the course of many years, worked doggedly to change the law.
Looking back on this effort now, this History that is also “my life,” myths abound about what happened in Maryland during the mid-1990s to early 2000s.
One of the Great Myths about Gender Identity legislation in Maryland is that there was a secret Gay plot to strip Gender Identity protections from a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Secret Plot Myth gets repeated even today.
March 15, 2013
Recently, a friend ran across a PowerPoint from 2009 entitled Transgender Inmates in California’s Prisons: An Empirical Study of a Vulnerable Population. The PowerPoint apparently summarizes a study that examined the significant problem of prison rape and the responsibility of prison officials under the Prison Rape Elimination Act to prevent it. No doubt, prison rape is a significant and troubling problem. No person deserves to be raped under any circumstance, and prison officials have a duty of care to ensure inmates in their custody are free from rape and other bodily harm.
Ok, remember that. Let’s proceed.
The PowerPoint is not particularly well done (I don’t know about the study itself), and I am not a statistician, but a few things stand out.
First, methodology. Dr. Valerie Jenness, the Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine and a Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Law and Society and Sociology, conducted the study, which does not seem particularly rigorous with regard to the determination of subject inclusion. Jenness indicates that the study consisted of interviews with 315 inmates “Determined to be Transgender.”
“Determined to be Transgender”? [...]
March 12, 2013
Whipping Girl, Julia Serano
Joelle Ruby Ryan, Overall Clown
HEY! BOTH REPUBLICANS AND TRANS ACTIVISTS SPEND A LOT OF TIME TELLING WOMEN HOW WE SHOULD THINK!
THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE.