What Organizations Push Gender Identity?

The following organizations push gender identity and thus engage in the erasure of female reality:

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: “Transgender people and issues are core to our work at the Task Force.”

Human Rights Campaign: “HRC works to educate the public on issues that transgender people face, from widespread discrimination and hate violence, to the complex process of getting appropriate identity documents, to finding culturally competent healthcare providers, and family and parenting issues, and to advocate for their full inclusion and equality.”

National Center for Lesbian Rights: “NCLR is proud to have been the first LGBT legal organization to launch a Transgender Law Project, which later became an organization in its own right, the Transgender Law Center. Today, we are a national leader in shaping transgender law, and our Legal Director, Shannon Minter, is recognized as a leading architect and visionary of the transgender rights movement.”

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: “For decades, PFLAG has been proud to be a resource for transgender and gender non-conforming people, their families and friends.”

We oppose Gender Identity as a regressive, woman-hating ideology.

Accordingly, we oppose organizations that push this regressive, woman-hating ideology.

18 thoughts on “What Organizations Push Gender Identity?

  1. “The following organizations push gender identity and thus engage in the erasure of female reality”

    There. Right there. That is where you are going wrong.

    Scientifically, biologically, psychologically and the real world, you have turned into a cul de sac.

    (I wonder how long this post will last before being deleted? It won’t matter though, because no amount of ideological belief can affect hard reality.)

  2. The hard reality is that male and female are not the only positions on the gender spectrum.

    To help me explain in a way that will connect with you…how do you define male or female?

    Be specific and comprehensive and be aware that I expect to be able to cite examples where your definition fails. The human condition is just so diverse that, although it is convenient to assign norms, people will always exist outside norm. In addition, our understanding of the world is always expanding and things that were once axioms turn out not to be universally true.

    Bye the bye, if we are talking about evidence to support assertions, I might bat the request back to you…”erasure of female reality”?

      • I am still looking at unsupported assertions, here. If you seek support for assertions made by others, it would seem unreasonable to seek the same of you. What you posted is neither specific nor comprehensive. You have chosen not to support your assertion ”erasure of female reality” It comes across to me as an outright rejection, so that it wouldn’t matter if I supported my assertion or not, you would still hold to your own unsupported and unexplained assertions that make up most of this blog. Looking at some of your responses, there is a real demonstration of not wanting to engage with people. There is a pattern of angry responses even when the initial reply is mild. You do not seem to want to educate and explain. I think that is a pity.

        It is not possible to have a meaningful two way discussion in that environment.

        I see you have done your homework on me. You can think of me as a trans woman if it helps you…usually I only describe myself in that way to people to whom non-binary gender is a new concept. Certainly most people take me for female. However, my reality, is that my gender lies outside the binary model, but unfortunately I have to pick a binary gender for my documentation, so female it is.

        At this point, I have to admit to making a mistake. Usually, I take a look around a website before posting, but for some reason I didn’t do that, yesterday. If I had done so, I would not have posted…for all the reasons I give in the first paragraph of this reply.

        And so, drawing on something that Richard Dawkins once said, I am going to correct that mistake now.

      • This is a blog that documents the erasure of female reality and replacing it with nebulous “gender identity.” You are free to read the case law and legislation documented and draw your own conclusions. You may also read more about how this erasure occurs here: http://radicalhub.com/2011/08/01/gender-identity-legislation-and-the-erosion-of-sex-based-legal-protections-for-females/

        No homework was “done on you.” It is only men who want to be women who have a difficult time accepting what female means. Call it a “lucky guess.”

    • Blah blah blah. What pollik really means to say is: I am a male and in denial. I’m going to delusionally believe somehow that I am female. Then more blah . . . blah . . . . blather.

  3. All primates reproduce sexually, and primates (non-human and human) are genetically 90% similar. Some species of fish can change their sex and slugs and earthworms are hermathrodites. Sex reassignment surgery doesn’t actually change one’s sex. It essentially amounts to extensive plastic surgery on healthy genitals.

    Please don’t go on about disorders of sexual development, because DSD are NOT the same thing as transgender. Does the existence of DSD mean that biological sex doesn’t exist? No, it doesn’t because DSD arise from sexual reproduction.

  4. “The hard reality is that male and female are not the only positions on the gender spectrum.”

    This is my suggestion. It’s not a complicated experiment, but it will take several weeks of careful observation. Go to any primate center or zoo and watch the different species of primates. Do this for several hours a day over a period of two or three weeks. Take notes if necessary. Do any of them change their sex? Homo sapiens are male and female, and like all primates we reproduce sexually. Biological sex is a reality whereas transgender is largely culturally based. There are rare disorders of sexual development (intersex) which are diagnosed through genetic testing and other medical tests. The vast majority of transgender identified people are either biological female or biological male with no actual DSD medical condition. Every major intersex organization makes a distinction between DSD and transgender. The fact that some transsexuals have children is further proof that they are not DSD. Many intersex people are infertile. FTM Thomas Beatie gave birth to three children after legally changing her sex to male. Many MTFs father children. Unlike DSD which are actual medical conditions, transgender is essentially all in one’s head, and thus at least partly culturally based.

    For whatever reason, there have always been people who have stepped outside the boundaries of traditional sex based roles of how culture views proper “masculinity” and “femininity”. They weren’t always called transgender and they didn’t get extensive plastic surgery on their healthy genitals.

    It’s a historical fact that sex reassignment surgery has been used to as a means of social control, specifically the erasing of gay and lesbian identity. Why would one of the most oppressive governments on earth, Iran, pay for sex reassignment surgery yet execute homosexuals? I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I read that Thailand and Iran are the number one and number two countries that carry out the most sex reassignment surgeries. In Thailand, it’s cheap and they could care less about a letter from a therapist. Iran uses sex reassignment surgery as a way to deal with its homosexual problem. Technically, if he has SRS, a gay man is a “woman”, and it’s now permissible for him to have sex with a male. There have been credible sources that say that gay men have been coerced into sex reassignment surgery. Transsexuals in Iran don’t live pleasant lives, but it sure beats being executed for being gay.

  5. I wonder what the National Center for Lesbian Rights thinks of GnRH agnoists given to 11 and 12 year old “transgender” children. Depending on where a person lives, cross gender hormones can start at age 16. If GnRH agonists are followed by cross gender hormones, future fertility can be compromised. The sterilization of children can be viewed as a human rights abuse. It’s amazing what people can do all in the name of “gender identity”.

    The euthanasia of the Belgium woman following bothced sex reassignment surgery was one of the saddest things I’ve ever read in my life. People have to be very depressed to ask a doctor to euthanize them. By all accounts, this individual wasn’t very emotionally stable to begin with in that she, rather he, came from a home where the mother favored the brothers. Still, the doctors went ahead with the “top surgery” and “bottom surgery”. You really have to hate the female sex to mutilate a perfectly healthy female body and then euthanize her. FTM “transitioning” is rather ghastly no matter how we look at it. If people are wrong about FTM “transitioning”, it does resemble female genital mutilation. As I type this post, there are 14 and 15 year old girls who are already talking about “T” and “top surgery”. Testosterone is simply called “T”.

  6. While glancing through the NCLR website, I’ve come across some interesting articles.

    “Want to hear something really scary? This Halloween, there is one treat that is actually a dangerous trick that could harm young people everywhere: Jelly Belly candies. And the trick isn’t the few seconds of horror that may result from biting into the dreaded canned dog food, vomit or even the baby wipe flavored jelly…”

    http://www.nclrights.org/explore-the-issues/

    Don’t give kids Jelly Bellies. Instead, give them a shot of Lupron.

    http://www.petition2congress.com/1902/investigation-lupron-side-effects-leuprolide-acetate/

    http://lupronvictimshub.com/

    GnRH agonists were originally used to treat advanced prostate cancer and endometriosis. They shut down the hormones that stimulate tumor growth and spur the growth of endometrial tissue. They are also used to treat precocious puberty. Precocious puberty is NOT the same as a psychological diagnosis of “gender identity disorder”. Transgender activists push these drugs on “gender dysphoric” 12 and 13 year old children as puberty suppression. A normal part of human development, adolescence, is intentionally delayed because of a questionable psychological diagnosis in children. If cross gender hormones are given after GnRH agonists, fertility can be compromised. Jelly Bellies are nasty, horrid things, but the sterilization of children can be construed as a human rights abuse.

    SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION BECAUSE WE SAY SO, BUT DON’T TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT.

    As to AB1266, people who support this poorly crafted piece of legislation haven’t even read it. They have no idea that it’s only 37 words that are wide open for interpretation. There are no guidelines or rules put in place. Perhaps their intentions are good, but this is seriously flawed on multiple levels. This is AB1266, and it’s so flawed that I don’t know where to start.

    (f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.

    I have no idea why they have the audacity to state, “A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities” when SECTION 221.5 OF THE EDUCATION already addresses sex based discrimination. Females can take classes stereotypically associated with males (shop classes for example), and males can take any class they want. As to transgender, current law prohibits discrimination against transgender identified students.

    “It is important to note that Education Code section 220 currently prohibits discrimination in the schools based on actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or one’s association with individuals with those characteristics. Therefore, transgender students are currently protected against discrimination in the schools, and complaint procedures are in place at the school district, state and federal levels to address allegations of bullying or other discrimination against transgender students.”

    http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ab-1266-expands-rights-of-transgender-s-52200/

    AB1266 ALL BUT ERASES SEX AS A CLASS AND ACTUALLY AMENDS SECTION 221.5 OF THE EDUCATION CODE THAT WAS HISTORICALLY DESIGNED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX.

    An act to amend Section 221.5 of the Education Code, relating to pupil rights.

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.

    Section 221.5 of the Education Code is amended to read:
    221.5.

    (a) It is the policy of the state that elementary and secondary school classes and courses, including nonacademic and elective classes and courses, be conducted, without regard to the sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes and courses.
    (b) A school district may not prohibit a pupil from enrolling in any class or course on the basis of the sex of the pupil, except a class subject to Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 51930) of Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2.
    (c) A school district may not require a pupil of one sex to enroll in a particular class or course, unless the same class or course is also required of a pupil of the opposite sex.
    (d) A school counselor, teacher, instructor, administrator, or aide may not, on the basis of the sex of a pupil, offer vocational or school program guidance to a pupil of one sex that is different from that offered to a pupil of the opposite sex or, in counseling a pupil, differentiate career, vocational, or higher education opportunities on the basis of the sex of the pupil counseled. Any school personnel acting in a career counseling or course selection capacity to a pupil shall affirmatively explore with the pupil the possibility of careers, or courses leading to careers, that are nontraditional for that pupil’s sex. The parents or legal guardian of the pupil shall be notified in a general manner at least once in the manner prescribed by Section 48980, in advance of career counseling and course selection commencing with course selection for grade 7 so that they may participate in the counseling sessions and decisions.
    (e) Participation in a particular physical education activity or sport, if required of pupils of one sex, shall be available to pupils of each sex.
    (f) A pupil shall be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.

    Section 221.5 of the Education Code was historically designed to address sex based discrimination. From a historical and practical perspective, conflating sex with gender identity seems clumsy, is unworkable, and flies in the face of common sense. Intuitively, we sense that something is terribly amiss. Are we to believe that a female student taking a carpentry or automotive class is the same thing, or on par with a male using the girl’s locker room or shower? This is what the State of California would have its citizens believe. Under Section 221.5, a female student is discriminated against if she isn’t allowed to take a shop class, and under Section 221.5, a biological male student is being discriminated against if he can’t use the girl’s restroom, shower, or locker room. Under Section 221.5, a female student is discriminated against if she can’t take a drafting class, and under 221.5, a 6’10” 200 lb. biological male is discriminated against if he can’t play on the girls’ basketball team. This only make sense if we believe that biological sex is irrelevant, and for all practical purposes, non-existent.

    Perhaps the most odious form of sex discrimination is the process whereby the female sex is treated as an invisible non-person, lacking in meaningful substance or history. If “gender identity” is the exact same thing as biological sex, then sex is essentially rendered meaningless, irrelevant, devoid of significance, merit, history, or acknowledgement. What does it say to female students when their thoughts, feelings, opinions, and life experiences are erased from existence in such a caviler fashion? Who cares about female students who might feel extremely awkward, embarrassed, and fearful sharing a restroom or locker room with a fifteen or sixteen year old boy?

    About two years ago, a female student was brutally ganged raped at a Richmond high school. No female escapes a brutal gang rape without developing PTSD. The state of California cannot prove that one psychological diagnosis (gender identity) is more important than another psychiatric diagnosis (PTSD in females because of sexual assault or rape). Besides, “gender identity” isn’t recognized as a disability for the purposes of ADA.

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  7. Views & Analysis

    “New CA Law Provides Equal Insurance Coverage for Fertility Services to LGBT Parents

    By Cathy Sakimura, Esq., NCLR Family Law Director | Comments (0)

    “Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 460, which clarifies that insurance coverage of fertility treatments must be offered and provided equally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender prospective parents, who continue to face discrimination in receiving equal coverage for these services. ”

    http://www.nclrights.org/new-ca-law-provides-equal-insurance-coverage-for-fertility-services-to-lgbt-parents/

    WE WANT FERTILITY TREATMENTS FOR ADULTS. FORGET ABOUT THE STERILIZATION OF HEALTHY CHILDREN. INCIDENTALLY, WE REALLY HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF GnRH AGONISTS, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN.

    We care about coverage of fertility treatments, but conveniently ignore the fact that puberty suppression (GnRH agonists) followed by cross gender hormones at age 16 can make healthy children infertile.

  8. I’ve been skimming through the NCLR website and this is their mission statement:

    “Mission:

    NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education.”

    http://www.nclrights.org/about-us/mission-history/

    “In 1977, a brave and determined woman, fresh out of law school and eager to make a difference, decided to put her knowledge to good use. As a legal scholar, Donna Hitchens saw the courtroom as a way to change the world. As a lesbian, she had experienced frustrations and fears—both personal and professional—and didn’t want others to suffer the same. As a future parent, she knew she would face even more challenges ahead.”

    The NCLR was founded by a lesbian, and today the director is a FTM transsexual. Or, in other words, a human being born female that legally changed her sex to male. There is no doubt in my mind that Minter is an intelligent and capable person, and I have respect for Shannon Minter. I just wish for once the NCLR would stop pretending that transgender related issues and issues that impact the female sex and lesbians are always one and the same. Sometimes they might overlap, but most of the time they do not. I don’t know if anyone has noticed or not, but lesbians are female. What effects the female sex as a whole has to have an impact on lesbians.

    There are certain strictly taboo subjects that the NCLR avoids like the plague. For example, FTM (female to male) “transitioning” is something they refuse to even address. HOW CAN SOMETHING THAT ERASES BOTH FEMALE AND LESBIAN IDENTITY NOT BE A FEMINIST ISSUE? FTM “transitioning” not only radically alters healthy female breasts, genitals, and reproductive systems, it actually erases female identity. I’ve always said that there could be a few rare individuals who are so gender dysphoric that “transitioning” (surgery and hormones) are necessary. However, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the proverbial elephant in the living room. When I look around, more and more lesbians are “transitioning”. Something is definitely going on, and it appears to be predominately culturally based. Other people can’t help but notice this cultural phenomenon, but are afraid to say anything for fear of being branded politically incorrect, transphobic, ignorant, or whatever. It’s common to run across posts on blogs of “pre-everything” 14 and 15 year old girls. The injectable drug, testosterone, is just known by “T”, as in where is the easiest place to get a “T” letter, or “T” by informed consent (no letter from a therapist).

    It’s exceedingly frustrating to me because no one is allowed to look at the cultural forces that influence the decision to “transition”. I would be more willing to embrace FTM (female to male) “transitioning” if, in the real world, two things were true. First, misogyny is a thing of the past and no longer exists. Girls are valued just as much as boys, and sex based stereotypes no longer exist. Second, lesbians are accorded the exact same social status as heterosexuals. We don’t live in such a world. Girls are universally devalued, and lesbians are on the bottom of the social pecking order. Girls receive these incessant cultural messages from the time they are born. In such a world, how is it possible to completely separate internalized misogyny from “gender dyshphoria”? Transgender activists act as if FTM “transitioning” (surgery and hormones) is something that is just out there, and it exists in a complete cultural vacuum.

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