.@Elfeministo (Canada)

@Elfeministo is a sockpuppet account of Jason Congdon, a Men’s Rights Activist who spends his days harassing Women on social media. The account was created in the run up to Radfem 2013 in London, England. The account reactivates in response to any Woman-centric organising, such as the event held by Vancouver Rape Relief to commemorate the Women murdered by Marc Lepine.

El Feministo (Elfeministo) on Twitter

 

Natalie Reed, Larkin Forestheart, Daryl Banks & Other MRAs (Canada)

mraMen’s Rights Activists plan to undermine a memorial event sponsored by Vancouver Rape Relief to commemorate the murder of 14 Women by Marc Lépine in Montreal, Canada. Those actively working to undermine the event, which features Dr. Janice Raymond, include Natalie Reed, who later claimed to back away from the protest, and Larkin Forestheart, a woman who “identifies” as a man who planned a flashmob event. Further efforts to undermine the event came from El Feministo, a sock puppet account of well-known MRA Daryl Banks, a man who suffers from autogynephilia and calls himself Sophia. Banks apparently thinks “feminist activism” means working to undermine an organisation that provides support services to Women traumatized by male violence.

In other news, hundreds of feminists and pro-feminist men have publicly support VRR and Dr. Raymond, including this statement from the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF).

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Memorial draws controversy over invitation of speaker Janice Raymond _ rabble.

Larkin Feral ForestHeart.

El Feministo Friends.

Here MRAs Natalie Reed and Daryl Banks plot to destroy VRR

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Mary Daly

pillsMary Daly, a feminist theologian granted tenure at Boston College, long battled the college over her decision to hold women-only classes.  Daly correctly noted that the presence of men inhibits class discussion; the college countered her refusal violated college policy and Federal law. The college forced Daly to retire in 1999. Daly’s view of about men extended to transgender women, who are also men. She saw transsexual women, in particular, as embracing and reinforcing oppressive gender stereotypes that feminists seek to escape. She was a thesis adviser for Janice Raymond, whose 1979 book, The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male, correctly posited that transsexual women are male and act as agents of the patriarchy infiltrating women’s space. Daly died in 2010 at age 81.

Mary Daly, a Leader in Feminist Theology, Dies at 81 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.

WHAT SNOOLS THESE MORTALS BE – NYTimes.

Mary, Quite Contrary – New York Times Facing Forced Retirement, Iconoclastic Professor Keeps on Fighting – NYTimes.

Teacher Fights School Over Feminism and Beliefs – NYTimes.

Beyond God the Father Review Notebook – Enforced Retirement – NYTimes.

The Bay Area Reporter Online _ Feminist theologian Mary Daly dies.

Dr. Janice Raymond Harassed By @Elfeministo (Canada)

Dr. Janice RaymondDr. Janice Raymond is an internationally regarded philosopher and feminist who has done ground breaking work around trafficking and male violence. She is scheduled to speak at a memorial event commemorating the Montreal Massacre in 1989, in which an anti-feminist, female-hating man murdered 14 women at the École Polytechnique for daring to study engineering.  A men’s rights activist named El Feministo is currently harassing the organisers of the event, Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter, for asking Dr. Raymond to speak. MRAs are upset that Dr. Raymond is speaking because of her feminist critique of transgenderism as put forth in her groundbreaking book, The Transsexual Empire. Vancouver Rape Relief also supports women-only space. It is likely that El Feministo is the fringe Men’s Right’s Activist Daryl Banks, a transgender woman well-known for harassing Women.

El Feministo on Facebook.

El Feministo Facebook Friends.

Janice Raymond at Vancouver Public Library Montreal Massacre Memorial _ rabble.

El Feministo (Elfeministo) on Twitter.

Montreal Massacre Memorial 2013 – Program _ Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter.

 

“Male and Female He Created Them: Review of The Transsexual Empire: The Making Of The She-Male”

Capture Capture1In June 1979, Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist and humanist, wrote a favorable New York Times review of Dr. Janice Raymond’s book The Transsexual Empire: The Making Of The She-Male.  Dr. Szasz agreed with Dr. Raymond that transsexualism is anti-feminist.

Male and Female Created He Them – Review of The Transsexual Empire.

Transgender Activists

As recently experienced by Julie Bindel and Janice Raymond, Transgender activists continue their campaign of violent threats against Women who disagree with their conservative gender ideology.  Such violent Transgender activists include Monica Roberts and Autumn Sandeen.  A sample of such threats – which is behavior endorsed by liberal feminists such as Melissa McEwan of Shakesville in a recent “open letter” – follows.

“Brennan, go fuck yourself with a rusted chainsaw. Better cover it in various toxins too, I hear that those enhance the experience.”
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Janice Raymond (Norway)

Janice Raymond responds to being disinvited from a conference on violence against women:

Letter to the Editor Published in Klassekampen, Oslo Norway September 14, 2013

I was invited to speak on August 28, 2013, as part of a panel sponsored by the Ombuds office on the subject of prostitution and the Norwegian law against the purchasing of sexual activities. The day I arrived in Oslo, the Ombuds office informed me that I had been excluded from the panel of speakers because of my views on transsexualism. In an August 27 letter to Dagbladat, four signers represented my writings as “transphobic.” The Ombuds director took as truth what was actually a misrepresentation of my views without ever asking me if this letter was a valid account of my work. Furthermore, I was invited to speak on prostitution, not transsexualism. Continue reading