I have been putting together security for a portal I expect to come under attack, in every possible way, the moment I put it online. It is outrageous that this is necessary simply to make a space for people to utter two banned thoughts:
- That mammalian biology establishes two, and only two, sexes (aside from an insignificant number of genetic defects, and even persons with those defects can be almost always sorted into male and female)
- That gender roles are artificial constructs, and these roles are oppressive to women (as well as causing harm to men who do not or cannot conform to the expectations placed upon them).
These two statements are the very foundation of feminist thinking. You will find these views shining brightly in the writings of 19th century first wave feminists. You will find them in The Feminine Mystique. And you find them in the words of radical feminists. Trans activists would have you believe that their enemy is radical feminism in particular, but in fact it is all feminism. You cannot have feminism without these two principles any more than you can have socialism while excluding all concepts of society and community. You can posture as feminist, without ever troubling yourself to find out what the word means, but you can’t actually have feminism when you reject these principles.
Even 19th century feminists did not face the ferocity of the attacks that we face today on the foundations of feminism. These are attacks led by groups of well placed, well funded, highly privileged faux women, who use their artificial womanhood as a battering ram to remove from women everything that we have, even our right to name ourselves. The conduct, and the arguments, of these faux women, look exactly like that of the openly misogynistic so-called men’s rights movement – something even the men’s rights movement acknowledges.
Yet the knee jerk left, which expects us to rally to its side whenever it needs us for anything, has chosen to back the misogynistic movement led by plastic surgery altered right wing men, because these men invoke the rhetoric of identity politics mixed with the emotional blackmail of suicide. Well, that, and because the left’s own history of misogyny is showing. It was equally arrogant left wing misogyny that sparked the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s
Over and over again I read of women, even young women awash in postmodern anti-reality faux radicalism, admitting in private that they know something is wrong about all of this, but that they are afraid to speak up, that they have no community but this faux radical queer community.
The purpose of what I am doing is to help to re-create a community where it is again possible to, you know, remember your high school biology class without getting death threats, and speak highly offensive transphobic words like “womb” and “vagina” and whatever other word referencing women that has been banned by trans activists the week. And, oh, have actual conversations in which two parties can have discussions, and even honest disagreements — two uber- transkilling transphobic things so evil that they can only be spoken these days anonymously on specially hardened, compartmentalized, access controlled servers.
These times will blow over. The backlash against the backlash has already begun. Movements always look strongest when they are rotting away from within. The trans/queer edifice is rotten. Within the next five to ten years (sooner rather than later, I think, but no more than ten), the mainstream will have conveniently forgotten that, not so many years before, it had trumpeted the cause of kinky men against the well being of women, children, and young people. Its young victims will be detransitioning, suicidal, sick, or dead. The left will continue to insist that it is and has always been feminist, and that every one of them was on our side, twice over, throughout this battle. The big GLBT advocacy groups will quietly drop the T, just as quietly as it was added a few years ago, and the Advocate will, disingenuously, publish articles decrying the genocide against a generation of gay men, as if they hadn’t had anything to do with it.
But a new generation of feminists will have learned from this how to make change happen, and how to be brave. And they will remember.