Tantrum Politics are for Dicks

๐“‘๐”‚ ๐“™๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“›๐“ฎ๐“ฎ

Things only got worse. The heckling got louder. Someone picked up a chair as if to throw it. โ€œSecurity whispers in my ear, youโ€™ve got to get off the stage,โ€ Boxer said. โ€œWhen I left, my heart was pounding. Iโ€™d never had that before.โ€ย ~ Barbara Boxer, describing her experience at a political event in Las Vegas in 2016. It’s hard to imagine that women, particularly feminists, would forgive and forget incidents like this one. But many women have not only turned a blind eye to this kind of misogynist harassment; they have even joined in. Abandoning sisterhood for ideology is a dangerous trade. The loss of trust women have had in each other as a result is palpable.

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™ค๐™œ๐™ฎ๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ๐™š.

Some of the worst enemies to women in politics aren’t men. We do like to point the finger at conservative women, and while they deserve it, they tend to stay out of our politics. The dippy All-Lives-Matter (except ours) liberal feminists (libfems), are often willing handmaidens who don’t want to risk alienating their male partners by standing up against the porn and prostitution industries, yet they will enthusiastically support and promote women candidates. They aren’t the problem, either. The very worst are the women who should know better. The women sabotaging women in politics are the segment of radical feminists who are so deeply invested in their socialist/Marxist IMAGE, they can’t be objective, and they rabidly attack decent, hardworking public servants like Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren for failing to push views that most people regard as extremist.

We should be coaxing libfems out of their male-centered way of thinking, but those efforts have been abandoned by many women who have joined the anti-capitalist movement- the ideological dead-end where women’s liberation goes to die. Anti-capitalism is a movement dominated by men because men enjoy revolution as a blood sport, not as a means toward liberation. It’s alarming to see women taking on the aggressive characteristics of male revolutionaries, only to use this aggression against other women, alienating them from feminism, and causing them to retreat to the safe harbor of their sanitized patriarchy. Do you want to reach these women or not? Radical feminism is an enormous set of ideas, constantly evolving and expanding. When one doctrine of radical feminism is heard over the rest, the result is a monolithic dogma that is inflexible and unwieldy, and intimidating to newcomers. It can also be provincial.ย 

The USA is massive and complex. The cultural divide between right and left is deeper than the Mariana Trench. The largest voting block is moderate/centrist, and the only avenue to achieve progress that benefits the people is through incremental change. The voters will reject anything that feels too radical. Over and over again, impatient little egomaniacs lighting candles on their altar to Che Guevara (who was a misogynist and homophobe), lusting for a mano-a-mano revolution against the “establishment”, have instead fomented so much hate against progressive politicians with their nitpicking and purity tests, that we find ourselves enduring yet another horrifying conquest by conservatives.

Then the malcontents who cut down the progressives stand back and whine about how they could have won, if only the moderate voters listened to them and supported their fringe jackass cult leader. None of these people do their own research. “Which candidate is furthest to the left and appears the angriest? Great- that’s our guy!” I’ve seen more socialist virtue-signaling among radical feminists than any other group, even Dudebros. You have to be a special kind of information-resistant pinhead to rant about overthrowing the patriarchy, then demand everyone rally behind a woman-hating curmudgeon like Bernie Sanders. Bernie, Ralph Nader, and Jill Stein are the left’s answer to Lyndon Larouche, Ross Perot, and Michelle Bachmann. Batshit crazy megalomaniacs tend to attract rabid followers who feel they have some special insight, and believe the whole world would love their idol if we just got to know them better. We DID get to know them, which is why we aren’t supporting them.

If you want change, not only do you have to work for it, you must recognize that other voters are going to have their say because ๐™™๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฎ, and you need to bring something to the table that will resonate with people who don’t share your point of view 100%. Socialism is a lost cause in America. But we CAN have socialist programs (we already have MANY of these!) by calling them anything but socialist, and delivering them to the paranoid public under a label that is palatable to the dimmest of the dimwits. That is the Democratic Party’s method of choice, and it’s been extremely effective for decades.

We would have had a 20-year head start to work on the climate crisis if not for the efforts of fringe malcontents who enjoy using election cycles to strut their proletariat cred and bash the candidates who are working toward our best interests within the system we already have. Revolution is a gory, destructive mess, and does the most harm to the most vulnerable people. We could have had two Hillary terms to follow Obama’s two terms, but no. Not good enough. And the insufferable fools who called her Killary are now condemning the US for Trump’s policies, in complete denial of the part they personally played in this nightmare. And the part they continue to play. I wish they would at least have the integrity to admit they are nihilists. They are anything but socialists, when you consider that the consequences of their actions lead directly to authoritarian dictatorships over and over again.

Sometimes the underdog is not a misunderstood rebel or an unsung hero, but just another self-absorbed misanthrope, angry at the world over his personal disappointments. It’s ironic that so many women who see right through the clusterfuck of gender ideology can’t be just as pragmatic with their political views. Politicians are employees of the people, not our saviors, not our heroes, not our friends. Let’s hire the best person for the job out of the remaining pool of applicants and get on with our lives.

Why Would You Doubt the Motives of Feminists?

~ ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚ ๐‘จ๐’๐’

Sincere question: Do you think that a bunch of feminists and liberals who have traditionally supported every kind of civil rights struggle in the book have suddenly picked one group of people to hate and bully?

Do you think that we, completely antithetical to our very nature and internal ethics, were finally sent over the threshold of tolerance by fingernail polish and frocks? Is this what you believe?

Iโ€™m not going to belabor the points that you’ve heard countless times before, but I will ask that you consider what it is youโ€™re accusing us and ask yourself if there isnโ€™t far more to the story than currently presents itself in the bulk of the mainstream dialogue.

To that end, I have a series of questions that may seem silly, but serve the purpose of exposing an already systemic condition that is rapidly changing the social and political landscape without any public debate or discourse. You should take each one very seriously as the answers have already been decided, and the answers are turning our world upside down and inside out.

โ€ฃ Do you think that girls and women can fairly compete against boys and men in sports?

โ€ฃ Do you think that a convicted male rapist and/or murderer can be safely housed in a facility with other women?

โ€ฃ If a man commits a crime of violence, is it logical and rational to statistically qualify that crime as an act of female violence?

โ€ฃ Is it unreasonable for domestic abuse shelters to provide services and a protected space for women?

โ€ฃ If a woman is raped, do you think it reasonable that she is put into the care of female-only hospital staff?

โ€ฃ When performing body and cavity searches, do you believe men should be able to search women, and vice versa?

โ€ฃ Is it natural and expected for girls and women to experience modesty around their bodily functions and their bodies in general? Can boys and men experience modesty? Is it wrong to be modest?

โ€ฃ Should anatomy be taught in schools as science or as philosophy?

โ€ฃ Should language change to eliminate all reference to biological sex, particularly for the female sex (e.g., cervix, uterus, breasts, motherhood ); should the new language be enforced by criminal penalty? Is it โ€œliteral violenceโ€ not to obey the edicts of gender ideology?

โ€ฃ Are lesbians and straight men exclusionary because they wonโ€™t date or have sex with other men?

At the end of the day, the only question left in my mind is why? Why are these even questions, why have they been answered in ways that would have rocked everyoneโ€™s world just a mere five years ago but today have most people quaking in fear to answer honestly, and to what end?

Surely the establishment, pushing this ideology from every angle and front, including the military and police, those bastions of hard-core conservatism, hasnโ€™t suddenly developed a personal interest in what people think and feel, have they? People are denied housing, kids go to bed hungry at night, the planet is in turmoil, millions suffer and die in endless wars, but Western governments are all miraculously on board and pushing for โ€œgenderโ€ expression in the public schools, through policy, via tax-subsidized surgery and chemical alteration? Teachers buy school products for their students out of their own pockets, but school boards have unexpected millions to change the existing restrooms?

Please. Think it through. Nothing about this is logical or rational.

 

Feminism Belongs to Women

Women are still the most oppressed group in every corner of the world. Women MUST center women in feminism, or our hardwon protections and achievements will be lost to those who seek to co-opt our movement for their own gain. 

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Iโ€™ve been supporting the LGBT movement for decades, as a civil rights/human rights movement. As a feminist, I’ve recognized that weโ€™ve always had the common goal of liberating ourselves from the rigid patriarchal social structure that has kept so many people oppressed. However, the LGB refers to sexual orientation, and the inherent discrimination that people have experienced from their innate sexual preferences. The T, which represents transsexualism, is problematic because many people who are not genuinely intersexed or dysphoric have attached themselves to that descriptor to seek advocacy under false pretenses. The point at which I could no longer support the T occurred at the stage in which the feelings of males were prioritized over the safety and privacy of women and girls. It’s been a long journey to let go of my allyship for the trans movement, but this movement’s open hostility toward women and their determination toward the destruction of our rights left me no choice.

I wanted to sympathize with the people who were struggling with a great deal of confusion and pain. Iโ€™ve read hundreds of articles and watched dozens of documentaries on transgender and transsexual people, their struggles, their ordeal with transition, and the complex reasons for their dysphoria. I’ve come to understand that political forces behind the movement largely stem from a handful of very wealthy individuals who want to normalize their autogynephile lifestyle, which is not related whatsoever to genuine dysphoria.

Several factors made me reject this political movement in favor of the careful and restrained treatment of the genuinely dysphoric individuals who are caught in the middle of a horrifying trend.

Transsexuals represent less than .3% of the population. They are genuinely dysphoric, nearly always on the autism spectrum, with other comorbid conditions in the Cluster B group (narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder, etc.) They don’t seek to “be” the opposite sex, they feel they already are the opposite sex, and they have nearly always felt this way from early childhood. Most have gone through years of therapy before medical interventions were applied to help them transition, and they continue to require psychiatric care for their comorbid disorders. These are the true trans people. They do not refer to themselves as transgender, and most of them are wary of this new trend that rejects the solidly scientific designation of sex as binary. Transsexuals have been attacked and deplatformed (banned from social media, academic discussions, etc.) for insisting that they identify as transsexuals, and not transgender.

Human sexual identity is determined to be either male or female, as distinguished by visible physical sexual characteristics and xx or xy chromosomes. Anomalies among humans are very rare. Gender is *entirely* a social construct. Gender is neither binary or non-binary, nor is it “fluid”. Gender is the arbitrary set of roles and traits that are designated as feminine or masculine, depending on the social conditioning of a culture and their expectations of men and women, along with their prejudices and biases. Gender roles are nearly always sexist and harmful to a society that seeks equality between men and women.  Performing femininity does not make a man a woman. Only someone raised as a girl, having faced the biases and restrictions and millions of unspoken cues intended to direct her behavior, attitudes, and ambitions, can ever understand what it is to BE a woman. Woman is not a โ€œfeelingโ€, any more than black is a feeling. It is profoundly reductive and insulting for a man to claim he โ€œfeelsโ€ like a woman. The inherent misogyny of this movement is often downplayed or completely ignored.

Autogynephilia is the term for the disorder in which heterosexual men derive sexual excitement from wearing women’s clothes. When done in the privacy of their own home or with consenting adults, this is a relatively harmless practice. However, many of these men find that their excitement is heightened by forcing women to see them in women’s clothes or partially clothed or nude. The fear and confusion that they see in the reaction of women who suddenly find a man in their locker room or dressing room compounds their excitement. They have no empathy for the distress of their unwilling audience. Just as a flasher in a park is abusing the boundaries of unsuspecting women, a man who insists on disrobing in a space set aside for women is also perpetrating a form of sexual assault.

Autogynephiles (AGPs) are not distinguishable from transwomen, and for that reason, women must be allowed to maintain our safe spaces. Gender neutral facilities should be provided for transsexuals who are uncomfortable using menโ€™s facilities. Most long-term transsexuals have no problem with this. Itโ€™s only the AGPs and other men who have a deep-seated hatred of women who want access to womenโ€™s facilities. It is never about safety- AGPs who are offered their own facilities have often rejected them, insisting on having access to women and girls. This behavior should be recognized for the predatory intention that it clearly demonstrates, and women and girls should not be expected to tolerate it.

The exploitation of children is the worst aspect of the transgender movement. Many parents react negatively to the early signs that their child might be gay or lesbian. Children are highly perceptive, and will internalize these messages, no matter how subtle the parents think they are being. When a boy is โ€œcaughtโ€ playing with his sisterโ€™s dolls and is given a truck instead of being offered a doll of his own, that message lands hard on his self-worth. Keep insisting that your tomboy daughter put on a dress, and eventually she understands you hate her for โ€œfailingโ€ as a girl. Children who receive these messages (and they come almost as often from liberal parents as conservative parents!) internalize this rejection. They understand being gay is unacceptable. The dialogue is almost always impossible for the child to initiate, as they donโ€™t have the vocabulary to express their feelings. Very young children may not be experiencing attraction yet, so they go by what they hear in stories or see on TV- if you like girl things, you must be a girl. If you like boy things, you must be a boy. The parents fail horribly to manage this confusion with tact and acceptance. Instead of saying to their son โ€œI love you just the way you are, and if you like boys more than girls, that is just fine, and you can have a boyfriend when you grow up.โ€ They leap on the childโ€™s comment that he thinks he might BE a girl. Itโ€™s not a wild concept to accuse parents of being more accepting of a trans child than a gay child- regressive cultures currently offer conversion therapy and surgery (paid by the state!) to transsexuals, while condemning gays and lesbians to death. In the West, โ€œButterfly Familiesโ€ receive attention, book deals, TV interviews, and scores of marketing opportunities. Gay and lesbian youth are virtually ignored.

Late onset gender dysphoria has been connected directly to โ€œsocial contagionโ€, as the phenomenon of trans ideation appearing in groups of children connected by social media or social groups at school has been documented extensively.

Most children (as high as 85% in some studies) will desist from their dysphoria if they are allowed to progress through puberty naturally. Unfortunately, some countries now allow children as young as 12 to transition without the permission of their parents. In some cases, the child can ask the state to remove them from their own home if their parents do not agree to allow them to transition. Many online groups help children formulate a strategy for transitioning, helping them to obtain hormones illegally, or coaching them on how to convince their parents and doctors that they will commit suicide if they arenโ€™t allowed to transition. The suicide rate for dysphoric children IS higher than for the rest of the population, but contrary to the claims of the trans activist movement, transitioning does NOT reduce the likelihood of a child committing suicide.

Transitioning from one sex to another is technically impossible. Contrary to the claims of the burgeoning gender affirmation industry, the only surgery that is successful is the double-mastectomy being performed on young girls. Phalloplasty to create a penis for Female to Male (FTM) transition requires several large sections of flesh to be โ€œharvestedโ€ from the forearm and thigh of a girl in order to fashion a semblance of a penis that often has little or no sensation, cannot become erect without a mechanical pump surgically inserted, and often results in urinary problems and tissue necrosis. The patient is compelled to choose between a natural look and having actual sensation in the organ- they cannot have both.

The process to create a neovagina for Male to Female (MTF) transition is also problematic, in that hormone therapy often reduces the penis to a length that is too short to invert. In these cases, a section of intestine is harvested to lengthen the neovagina, and the patient must wear a colostomy bag on their abdomen for the months that it takes this surgery to heal. The neovagina has no natural lubrication or self-cleaning process, so hygiene becomes a very serious issue and remains so permanently. The majority of MTF patients experience infections and tears, requiring follow up surgeries. They are required to use dilating tools every day to stop the wound from closing up and shrinking, and may still experience pain from vaginal intercourse many years after the surgery. It is unconscionable to start a child on this path (some as young as six years old!) before they have a firm comprehension of what the future holds in store for them.

It SHOULD go without saying that womenโ€™s sporting events exist only because women were completely excluded from sports throughout history, and women fought hard for the resources and recognition that women in sport deserve. For men to compete as women is a complete travesty of competition. Men are erasing womenโ€™s records, taking our awards, taking our scholarships, and in some cases, even injuring women in competition. This is CHEATING by men, and it should be called out for what it is. Advocacy groups for women should consist only of natal women- trans women have proven to only advocate for themselves to the extreme detriment of women. A trans rights group recently managed to cut funding from a long-established rape crisis center in Canada because they refused to allow men into the womenโ€™s shelter. These shelters usually have communal living quarters and group showers, but MEN insisted that fully intact males should be housed with women who were just raped. Let that sink in. No, the transwomen were not โ€œturned awayโ€, they were given other resources. They didnโ€™t want those resources. In order to โ€œfeel like a real womanโ€, trans ideology demands that women let men into our safe spaces after the most painful, difficult experience a woman can endure. Make no mistake- this is a MENโ€™S RIGHTS movement.

The term “cotton ceiling” was coined by heterosexual men masquerading as transwomen to express their outrage that they are rejected by lesbians because they have a penis. โ€œCottonโ€ refers to womenโ€™s panties. They call lesbians “transphobic” for not wanting to have sex with someone who has a penis.

I will be happy to support additional facilities for dysphoric people, but I will not support the erasure of women, the harassment of lesbians, and the mutilation of children.

~ ๐“™๐“ฎ๐“ท๐“ท๐“ฒ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ป ๐“›๐“ฎ๐“ฎ