might add to this later but for now a couple of posts that I mostly agree with.
From a thread at gendertrender
We just thought he would grow up to be a lesbian. How ignorant we were.
This makes my blood run cold. This girl should have been told that there was nothing wrong with her or any girl who wants something other than the whole pink princess thing. There is nothing wrong with being a girl who has ordinary human interests. There is nothing wrong with a girl growing up to be a woman who is attracted to other women.
But there is something very evil about destroying girls who want to be human by telling them they must really be a “boy”.
Men, innocent even when known to be guilty. Women, always to blame.
Many things wrong with the telegraph article but the double standards are particularly blatant. No “suspected” or “alleged” when talking about the mother. The glossing over of the actions of the violent abusive male. Seeking out people who describe him as normal and his victims as asking for it. Disgraceful
Who tells lies about rape ? Men do. The rapists, men in general, the media and the “justice system”.
Some bloke has just won the “right” to publish a graphic memoir of his abuse at the hand of another man.
1) no one is calling him a lying gold-digging slag who was asking for it, screaming about “both sides” or claiming it probably never even happened and he’s just out to ruin an innocent man’s life, forcing him into hiding, sending him death threats etc etc etc. On the contrary he has lots of sympathy, high profile, well-resourced support – and a book deal !
2) when this same abuse, described by him as “breaking a person” is meted out to women, and sold back to other men for entertainment then it’s sex positive wonderfulness which must never be condemned, it must be instead celebrated.