Category: Transgenderism

Women Saying ‘No’ – A Guest Post by Kate C.

Women have always been called names for saying no. Frigid, bitch, prude. These words are meant to shame us into saying yes. Women are supposed to be available, welcoming, obedient, and it has been the aim of the women’s movement since its inception to challenge these preconceptions, to say no to men’s definition of us. Read More …

You Can Keep Your Queen

In honor of Caitlyn Jenner being named Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine, I thought I would repost my thoughts upon her unveiling.  And if I may say a few words to the award winner…Caitlyn, you deserve every word of this.  Your continued work in destroying whatever good will transwomen have earned is unparalleled. Read More …

“Trans women are women” is a lie

This was authored by ‘Helen Highwater’, originally posted on ‘Transavant‘ and is reproduced with permission. “Trans women are women” is a lie that is as dangerous to transwomen as it is to women When I grew up in the seventies and eighties in the north of England, transgender wasn’t a thing. Men were men, and Read More …

‘Cissexism’ and You

Imagine being unable to describe yourself, unable to give voice to your thoughts, your sense of being. Imagine being told your body is wrong, that you are a freak for simply describing your reality. Though it may sound as if I’m describing the cruel world transpeople face, I am not. This is the reality women Read More …

Transwomen and Narcissistic Rage

I am not a person quick to anger. I do not generally believe rants are productive. I believe respectful, honest discourse is the only path to real understanding but I’m tired. I’m sick and tired of what I see within the trans community, the community of which I am supposedly a part. I’m tired of Read More …

Thoughts on Jazz Jennings: A Transmaid’s Tale

This piece presents thoughts on “Jazz Jennings: The Transgender Teen and Wannabe Mermaid the Internet Needs” Jazz; an art form which appears to transcend usual musical convention. Affected and nonsensical, it is studiously performed in order to appear natural, free form and released from the mundane. Its fans are almost fanatical in their devotion to Read More …

The Power of Silence

Writing this is an act of contradiction. Every act of writing creates an opportunity for betrayal. In letting loose my thoughts, I betray my sense of self and I betray others’ sense of me. I invite criticism, disappointment, scorn, and even anger. Every honest admission comes with a cost. It is a cost I willingly Read More …

Pride and Privilege: How Cox, Jenner, and Mock can be Real Leaders

A few days before pride weekend, I find myself on a bench at 28th Street and the Hudson River. The sun shines beneath a patchwork sky. It is gorgeous. Two benches down sits a young transwoman of color with honey-blond extensions looking for all the world like a young Laverne Cox, I assume by design. Read More …

The Trojan Horse of Transgender Identity Politics

Trans activists should not be allowed to dictate the language women can use to describe their bodies and lives. (This is a cross-post of my piece from the Morning Star newspaper of 30 June 2015). On Saturday 6 June in Sheffield, myself and RadFem Collective, a radical feminist women’s group, hosted an open talk and Read More …

Transgender Ideology Does Not Support Women

Transgender ideology is in a state. Its central ideas are inconsistent with each other, have little support in science or the ethics of power analysis and are so divorced from reality they require a complete suspension of disbelief in order to sit in one’s head without suffering cognitive dissonance. Although I am drawing a distinction between Read More …