Great post by Jane Clare Jones

‘Unreasonable Ideas’ – A Reply to Alison Phipps

Lots of stuff in there, two immediate thoughts:

1) “We have received nothing by way of substantive critique which deals directly with those objections”

absolutely, even down to the most basics – and a question I have never seen the TRAs address: why is it so important to segregate by “gender” (or “identity”) rather than sex ? Particularly where the physical sexed body is a fundamental part of the situation.

and (slight tangent but not entirely)

2) “whiteness” another concept that is so overused, and used so much out of context that it has mostly lost any useful meaning, and in comparison to sex it doesn’t map that well.

Having whatever colour of skin, in and of itself, is not oppressive. Race supremacy is an oppressive ideology, but there is no mechanism for exploitation on colour unless artificially created.

This is quite unlike physical sex where physically stronger and more brutal male persons impregnate the female ones: a hard mechanistic reality regardless of construct.

But “whiteness” has gone the same way as “privilege”, used by the libfemqueers and others who have a vested interest in scoring points without addressing real power, violence, deprivation etc.

It is always much more useful – when analysing rights and social relations – to look at actual resources and actual power. (In the news again example: Rotherham, Rochdale et al – who has the power there ? The oppression olympics, right-on, point scoring approach does not work in this situation at all)

Great post by Jane Clare Jones

Useful articles

A collection for those new to this:

understanding how totalitarianism works (applies to left and right)

http://www.openculture.com/2017/01/hannah-arendt-explains-how-propaganda-uses-lies-to-erode-all-truth-morality.html

https://www.vox.com/2018/9/19/17847110/how-fascism-works-donald-trump-jason-stanley

women’s voices

Click to access FPFW_report_19SEPT2018.pdf

https://sisteroutrider.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/lesbian-connection/

free speech and “white” feminism

https://8rosariosanchez.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/discurso-derecho-de-las-mujeres-a-la-libertad-de-expresion/ (article is in English)

https://www.feministcurrent.com/2017/07/26/white-feminism-thing-gender-identity-ideology-epitomizes/

philosophy

Twitter, Trans Rights Totalitarianism, and the Erasure of Sex.

A Note on ‘Smashing the Binary’

Identity, Sovereignty and Narcissism

other media articles

https://quillette.com/2018/12/04/the-new-patriarchy-how-trans-radicalism-hurts-women-children-and-trans-people-themselves/ (Helen Joyce)

https://www.afterellen.com/general-news/567823-girl-dick-the-cotton-ceiling-and-the-cultural-war-on-lesbians-girls-and-women http://archive.is/p1n5p (Miranda Yardley)

http://archive.is/RJCqO (William Ray piece)

desisters

It’s not conversion therapy to learn to love your body: A teen desister tells her story

Baptised in Fire: A relieved desister’s story

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1021345446009221120.html http://archive.is/p3UPK

Useful articles

Another great post from Jane Clare Jones

Identity, Sovereignty and Narcissism

whole thing is worth reading and re-reading

“This is what I’m talking about when I say that the totalitarianism we see from the trans rights movement – the threats, the slurs, the bullying, the demands for validation, the lists of narcissistic diktats, the inveterate Woke Stasi bullshit policing of people’s Twitter likes and retweets – is all, at a basic ontological level, baked in. If you ground a political movement on the idea that people are actually something that they’re not – or, to be a bit more charitable, you decide, for the first time in history, that the identity of someone does not reside is any observable feature of that someone, but only in some imperceptible internal magic essence – then you will inevitably end up trying to turn that imperceptible essence into a reality by rigidly disciplining other people’s recognition procedures, and disciplining them, moreover, away from what they actually do recognise. Even if this didn’t all cash out into an fuck-off huge rights conflict over access to women’s spaces (which it inevitably does, for exactly the reason of the social recognition such access conveys), the claim that trans rights has no effect on anyone else would still, at this base ontological level, be a MASSIVE fucking lie. No purported civil rights movement has ever tried to mandate, with such coercive force, how people speak, what they can and can’t believe, and what they must pretend to perceive, all in contravention of what they actually do perceive.”

Another great post from Jane Clare Jones