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Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Is liberal feminism even feminism any more?

Firstly, what feminism is: Feminism is a political movement for the emancipation and liberation for all females, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, reproductive status, disability status, etc. Secondly, what feminism is not: Feminism is not a catch-all social justice movement (although sometimes areas that affect women do become highlighted). Feminism is not a social … Continue reading

Guest post: You are next

Guest post: You are next

Via Bugbrennan, anonymous quote. 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 … Continue reading

Background on Jamison Green and Dallas Denny

Background on Jamison Green and Dallas Denny

An adjunct to GallusMag’s post on WPATH President-Elect Jamison Green Calls For Lesbian Bookburning, given that both critics of the forthcoming book by Sheila Jeffreys and Lorene Gottschalk, are both prominent transgender activists. . Dallas Denny (M2T) Adhering to the copyright restrictions on the post, only a small amount can be copied here, the full … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – summary

NYC Dyke March – summary

The last post became fragmented due to all the updates as information became available, so a summary post is in order. ETA: Longer video now released, please read the commentary too. A group varying between ten to twenty transwomen and genderqueers approached a small group of lesbians, which included LGBT activist Cathy Brennan. Quite a … Continue reading

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

NYC Dyke March – inclusive, but not for lesbians

The 20th annual Dyke March was held yesterday in New York City. The Dyke March was inclusive (meaning that transwomen and genderqueers were also welcome). Unfortunately some lesbians attending the march were accosted and harassed by a group of transwomen and genderqueers, even though the lesbians respected the inclusive policy. One particular group (of about … Continue reading

TERF and meat-eating vegetarians

TERF and meat-eating vegetarians

This is a related follow-on from the ‘prentend radfems‘ post. Transactivists have taken to naming us “TERFs”, particularly since the Radfem2012 trans-exclusion policy created such a stir. Typical, they do like forceably naming us, first with ‘cis’, now with TERF. TERF stands for ‘Trans Excluding Rad Fem” – as if there was any other kind. … Continue reading

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists – protesting what now?

Transactivists and their supporters basically protest for a ‘no boundaries’ platform – that trans have access all areas, and never mind anyone else’s needs. Nowhere is this more obvious than recent protests and terrorist actions by transactivists – they even target organisations that are trans-friendly, GallusMag has more on the failed molotov cocktail bombing in … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and David versus Goliath

Radfem2012 and David versus Goliath

We often hear from Transactivists that trans are the most oppressed and marginalised of any discriminated-against group, so we shall investigate whether “David” (the little guy) applies to Trans, and that “Goliath” (the giant) really applies to Radfems. The kerfuffle was brought to light when Conway Hall backed out of providing the venue for a … Continue reading

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Radfem2012 and Conway Hall’s ‘ethics’

Following on the official announcement from Conway Hall yesterday, here is a more detailed examination of their decision to reverse the booking for the Radfem2012 conference. Statement Regarding RadFem 2012 In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to … Continue reading