I’ve always said we’d reach Peak Trans when women are recognised as fully human and not just fetishistic figments of the male(*) imagination – ie never.
What we’re going to get instead is a backlash, a fight between two schools of MRAs basically. Those who support the trans dogma (the “left”) and those who will react against it in order to attack women, gay rights etc (the “right”).
Some well-meaning people will get caught up in one side or the other depending on their culture and background – child abuse for instance tends to mobilise most decent people – but in the end the fight is all about male philosphies and male rights (that is where do their rights to abuse women and children start and end)
Which is why we need proper feminism, it’s why we’ve always needed proper feminism – reality, analysis, an understanding of male hierarchies and abuses and so on. Women are human, children are children and not things to be toyed with, people’s right to their physical boundaries should apply to all, biology exists and reality needs to be engaged.
(*) all men fetishise women. They either force it onto us (if they are “cis/het”) or take it on board themselves (“trans”)
I wrote about this shower before, but 4th wave now has a more in depth article here, with good comments as usual
And again, this is fuel for backlash. The right wingers and reactionaries must be pissing themselves laughing.
So, I discovered reddit. By and large a cess pit: rather like tumblr, twitter, MRAs and all the worst blogs rolled into one. But like everything else on the internet there are tiny corners of sanity. Gendercritical seems OK though I don’t know who runs it or why.
Anyhow, some good links and posts on there. One today, reminded me that we are seeing a lot more articles coming out of the right-wing press as a reaction to the excesses of trans bullshit.
Except their main concern is being able to use it against women and LGB folk and other minorities who still do suffer at the hands of men and their institutions. The more fringe MRAs have been on at this for a while, just not as prominently, eg finding creepy trans males who are on the “SJW side” and using that as ammo in their dick-waving contests.
This is one of the problems with trans and the idiot third wavers attaching themselves like leeches to the work of genuine campaigners and reformers. We are now getting a right-wing misogynistic and homophobic backlash where those who have seen some small gains thanks to the 2nd wave and proper civil rights movements, those gains are being wrongly trodden all over and swept away with the reaction to the crud and stupidity of current “feminist” thought.
Nick Cohen continues with his impotent flailing about Corbyn in the Spectator. While some of what he says is correct, no one is really taking his points on board – people are by and large pretty stupid anyway and don’t care to engage their brains. I don’t think there is or ever has been a “true left” however, and his running bleating to the scum Tories is pretty pathetic.
I did like this quote though
There exists a subterranean world where pathological fantasies disguised as ideas are churned out by crooks and half-educated fanatics for the benefit of the ignorant and superstitious. There are times when this underworld emerges from the depths and suddenly fascinates, captures and dominates multitudes of usually sane and responsible people.
Pretty much describes our entire culture
Well funded lobby groups push the trans agenda – an agenda loaded with lies, delusions and very dodgy “statistics” – so that these creepy men get can yet more time, attention and $$
The Guardian again.
Here we have today’s bit of brainwashing. The comments are horribly confused too, and yet it is really simple: a girl wanting to dress up as Batman is a girl, a boy wanting to dress as a princess is a boy. How hard is that ?