Dr. 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.
The Indigo Girls came under fire from transgender activists, led by male Red Durkin, for playing at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival in 2013. As a result, the Indigo Girls released a statement that 2013 would be the last year they perform at MWMF and that they would make an announcement from the stage protesting the women-only policy of MWMF. The duo earned ire from transgender activists when they did not, in fact, make a statement from the stage.
The Hampshire Feminist Collective (“HFC”) is a group that formed after a handful of people made false accusations against Solent Feminist Network. The people involved with HFC continue to make false and unfounded accusations of “transphobia” against Solent because individual Solent members understand radical feminism. This is the kind of McCarthy-like thinking that goes hand-in-hand with transgender ideology.
Julia Serano is a man who identifies as a woman and who continues to insert his opinion into how Women should view transgender issues. In a published excerpt from his new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, Serano suggests that Women “discriminate” against people with penises. Continue reading →
The UK Gender Recognition Act of 2004 is one of the most anti-feminists pieces of legislation ever enacted. It allows a man to decide he is a woman and live “as a woman,” gaining access to women-only spaces, by declaration that he suffers from “gender dysphoria,” defined as “the disorder variously referred to as gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder and transsexualism.
Sheila Jeffreys wrote an excellent critique of this law called They Know It When They See It: The UK Gender Recognition Act 2004.