Massachusetts @MassTPC (USA)

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) released “Shelter for All Genders: Best Practices for Homeless Shelters, Services and Programs in Massachusetts in Serving Transgender Adults and Gender Non-Conforming Guests.”  The guide provides recommendations to agencies working with transgender and gender nonconforming persons in emergency and transitional shelters or services throughout the Commonwealth. Specifically, MTPC has absolutely no regard for the rights of Women and sees no issue with male-bodied people sharing sex segregated space with Women.  The guide provides that:

“(i)n circumstances in which shelters, programs, and/or housing is sex segregated, transgender individuals seeking shelter must be placed in the sleeping quarters, programs, and/or housing of the gender the individual lives and identifies as. For instance, a transgender woman (MTF) should be placed in women’s programs, and a transgender man (FTM) should be placed in men’s programs, unless the individual indicates that they wish to be placed elsewhere. Some transgender and/or gender non-conforming individuals may not feel ready to be in the gendered space with which they identify. A failure to appropriately assign transgender and/or gender non-conforming guests could result in violence, harassment, sexual assault, and other types of abuse, and could be a violation of a federal, state, or local law or policy.”

The persistent failure of transgender advocates to speak to the actual concerns of Women, as seen with the Colleen Francis debacle, at Florence House, at this D.C. shelter, and, more recently, with Paris Green’s rape of incarcerated women, is a significant weakness in their analysis.  Here is a prior feminist response to the failure of transgender advocates to properly account for the concerns of women.

Transgender advocates have demonstrated little regard for the women most likely to access homeless shelters, services and programs – poor women of color, many of whom have been victimized by male violence, much of it sexual violence. As of December 13, 2013, there were more than 4,200 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts’ Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program.

Brennan-Hungerford response to “Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees” _ Sex matters.

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.

 

@RachelAPiazza & Shulamith Firestone Women’s Liberation Memorial Conference

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Rachel Piazza claims to be a feminist who attended the Shulamith Firestone Women’s Liberation Memorial Conference in New York City last month.  She claims the women at the conference were “trans exclusionary” and thus she felt moved to write an “open letter” littered with made up statistics. The effort seems as useful as another effort by sex positive feminists earlier this year to shame lesbians for knowing transwomen are men.

We look forward to the day when women stop writing this pointless open letters to shame other women who know human biology exists.

Open Letter to Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists – Feminist Friends.

Hinoi Tonkin (UK)

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A transgender woman was expelled from her social club after an incident in the ladies restroom. Hinoi Tonkin was already under suspension at the club but was formally thrown out after a meeting of the committee last week at Beechwood, Easterside and District Social Club in Middlesbrough. Hinoi was accused of swearing and behaviour which disturbed other members but had denied the charge.

Transgender woman Hinoi Tonkin expelled from Middesbrough social club – Chronicle Live.

 

Julia Serano (USA)

Julia Serano continues to flog his new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. In a recent interview, he expresses upset that Lesbian feminists frame his writings and opinions about trans woman-exclusion in women’s spaces “in a way that pits trans people against feminists” because he identifies as both a trans woman and a feminist.

Prior Blog Posts.

Hampshire Feminist Collective (UK)

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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.

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HFC’s stance on Reclaim the Night Portsmouth _ Hampshire Feminist Collective.

Julia Serano (USA)

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