What’s Current: Trump administration withdraws Obama trans bathroom policy

The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration’s policy on the use of public school bathrooms by trans-identified kids.

Elder women are being abused in American nursing homes.

Justice Robin Camp, whose conduct during a 2014 sexual assault trial in led to a recommendation he be removed from the bench, has asked the Federal Court to temporarily stop the Canadian Judicial Council from deliberating his case.

Senior officer Cressida Dick will be the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

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Edmonton Police Service issues warning about Timothy Preddy, 51, as they have “reasonable grounds to believe he will commit another violent offence against someone while in the community.” Nonetheless, he has been released, under a number of court-ordered conditions.

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  • Rachael

    As much as I approve of the withdrawal of the trans bathroom policy I have to wonder what the catch is. When I agree with an action Trump has taken I immediately have to wonder about my own views (hey, it’s good to hold yourself accountable) and also where his motivation lies. It’s certain he doesn’t care about either protecting women or our right to our biological identity.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Totally. There is absolutely nothing the Trump administration could do that would convince me they are doing any of it for women or for feminist motives. This news is only presented as information, not as celebratory…

      • Rachael

        I figured, since there was no commentary. It was conspicuous in its absence. 🙂 I imagine most of us here are feeling the same way about it.

    • Wren

      I think the hasty and poorly conceived transgender crusade Obama took up cost the democrats a lot of voters, so he threw women and girls under the bus and handed support to the Republicans. It was such a stupid move on so many counts. Therefore, Trump is appealing to the majority of his constituents. On a personal level, I think Trump is probably pro-trans since he enjoys treating women like shit.

      • OldPolarBear

        I could never prove it in a million years, but I have to wonder if the Pritzkers had something to do with it. “Jennifer” and the rest of the family carry a lot of weight in Chicago, and Obama is going to need a lot of that to raise the billion or two he needs for his library.

        • pyrite00

          Pritzker family has given money to Obama for years and one of them was picked to serve in Obama administration.

        • FierceMild

          Oh your prophetic soul! I immediately thought of this comment when I saw the Prtzker tweet calling on everyone to use opposite sex bathrooms.

  • fxduffy

    I don’t think of this Sessions/Trump ruling as belonging to them or to the far right which now seems set to govern this country. To me, it belongs to conservatives (mostly women) and to radical feminists. Of course, it’s no victory, but it does provide both a platform for debate and some space within which to maneuver and operate.

    I listed to Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” show this morning and, as expected, she gave this story major coverage. In fact, she even injected it into her feature on Scott Pruit’s released e-mails, as if to quiz her left experts on this precious issue.

    Not in her decades of trans coverage has she once offered a feminist, or even any critical take, on it. To her, there is only one position to take on trans and that is that it is a oppressed, vulnerable minority, subject to verbal and physical abuse, an excessive suicide rate, and intolerant legislation. The show’s coverage invariably, as it did today, emphasize exposed young children subject to bullying (with no reference, of course, to its actual agents).

    Goodman follows the same pattern when it comes to pornography, and prostitution. No critical voice is offered because, in her normally fair and in depth view, there is none. Radical feminism seems to be an alien concept which she is only too willing to censure from her “speak-truth-to-power” show.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Same in Canada. The CBC (our public broadcaster) covers the trans issue like crazy, but always within this very limited framework: white right wing/Christian/libertarian MRA free-speech bros vs young left/liberals. Not once have they had a feminist on to discuss the issues from a radical feminist/critical point of view.

    • susannunes

      Crossdressers are not a real protected class. It is like these idiots like Amy Goodman don’t have a good understanding of this issue at all.

      • Just Passing Through

        They don’t at all. I just got into it with my mother tonight over trans issues. She is in her mid 70’s, has been a life long democrat left leaning person….and for the first time in our lives, we cannot even have a conversation about this. She believes in the black and white shit that is coming out of the dumb box on a nightly basis. She told me that I sound like a right winger and that I am aligning myself with the idiots on the right… I have no idea how to bridge this gap, we have agreed to just not discuss it anymore. She will not listen to anything I have to say…It is just so frustrating to see my mother who is otherwise a very intelligent woman, spout off all the neo-liberal transactivist “talking points” I just slink down in my chair and shake my head at how sad it all is that we can’t ever just have a conversation about it. Any book/ writing suggestions? She does not go online at all… so books/printed articles are all she would be able to read. I hate it that I can’t reach her on this issue. We have always been on the same page on most issues… I think it may have something to do with the fact that Obama was her darling hero…

        • Meghan Murphy

          Brutal. I feel soooo lucky both my parents “got it” right away. I didn’t even have to explain anything. They both were immediately angered by the NewSpeak and liberal ridiculousness. I’m so sorry sister. That would upset me a great deal…

    • Julie Katz

      Amy Goodman is an asshole. She confuses radicalism with vacuous, brainless leftism. Feminism is the answer for trans. Feminism would fight for the right for men to wear whatever clothes they want, to do their makeup in the men’s bathroom, to be prohibited from termination if wearing makeup in a workplace where women are permitted (or required) to wear it, etc. Once that was acceptable (again) men would be just as dandy as they were when it was normal for them to wear frills and makeup in eras past and none would need to colonize womanhood to satisfy sartorial preferences that go against the gender handcuffs they invented.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Put ’em all on an island somewhere.

    • genny

      And they’ll still end up raping each other. All men need is a hole to come in, which is how they view women.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Totally.

  • Rachael

    That’s a very good point, thank you. Similar, in their minds, I suppose, as to why homosexual men are are “bad”.

    My social media feeds are blowing up a storm over this today. It’s sad to see how many people are quick to jump in to defend what they perceive as transgender rights (for a tiny minority) and throw the rights of women under the bus for them.

  • Rachael

    Yup. I’m finding it almost impossible to engage with any non-radfems I know on this topic because they literally think that granting transpeople whatever-the-heck they want, no matter the cost/implication on women, is the only way to come across as not being bigoted. It’s like brainwashing. The ability to think in shades of grey is so foreign to them that they can’t possibly comprehend that we do not wish any harm to come to transpeople at the same time as insisting women’s spaces are kept as exactly that.

    • Just Passing Through

      Yep I just went through this with my very left leaning mother tonight (see comment upthread under susannunes if interested)

  • Anita Perry

    I didn’t vote for Trump and I have very little use for Republicans. Having said this, it is nice to hear that Trump’s administration did one thing right. Title IX says sex not gender identity, and Title IX is worth vigorously defending. This is Title IX, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX was enacted to give girls and women the same educational opportunities as male students. Second wave feminists fought for Title IX. Without any input from Congress or anyone, the Obama administration declared that sex is the same as gender identity for the purposes of Title IX. Either biological sex exists or it does not.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Hey Miguel! A couple of questions for you:

    1) Do you or do you not believe women are a marginalized group, deserving of protections on the basis that they are oppressed as a class of people?

    2) Can you provide any stats/studies that show trans-identified people are at any higher risk than lesbian or gay people, and that the higher risk is not simply associated with mental illness?

    3) What do you think a feminist is?

    Looking forward to hearing your answers.

    Thanks!

  • Julio

    “Allow us to run roughshod over women’s rights and privacy or we’ll kill ourselves!”

    Emotional blackmail straight from the men’s playbook.

  • lk

    I’m a bit confused about why Timothy Preddy is being released.

    According to the article, he has a history of violence, including some kind of domestic violence, he kidnapped and tied up two women. The police believe he will probably commit another violent act against someone (we all know that someone will be a female). If the police believe he’ll probably commit another violent act, then they clearly don’t think he’s been rehabilitated.

    So, why is he not in jail?

    I’m not a big fan of the prison system (It’s just a system that is riddled with racism, sexism and classism)–nor am I a big fan of throwing people in jail for every little thing (especially non-violent crimes like drug possession)…but I think a reasonable argument can be made that if an adult frequently commits violent crimes against other human beings that they should remain in jail for a long time.

    • FierceMild

      He’s being released because he’s only a risk to women not to ‘people’.

  • OldPolarBear

    I had this mad vision at one point last fall of Bruce becoming his Veep choice. Either that, or Trump would divorce Melania and Bruce would be the next First Lady.

  • Just Passing Through

    Lol….answers, yes we wait…for (sorry I’m laughing too hard right now)

  • Morag999

    Yeah, it’s girls who are being forced to share their private spaces with trans-identified boys.

    Gotta love how people like Miguel reverse acts of women’s resistance and reframe our self-defence into an offence. Like we’re big meanies with big muscles “forcing” males to use male-only facilities … for no other reason except the fun of it.

    No. The “force” is coming from one direction only.

  • Meghan Murphy

    1) You didn’t answer my question. I didn’t ask who is raping and killing women (I mean, we all know it’s men), I asked whether or not you believe that, in this society, women are a marginalized group of people deserving of rights protections based on the fact they are oppressed as a class of people. Can you please answer that question?

    2) Where are the stats? (Also, if the reason trans identified people are supposedly at more risk for suicide because of mental illness, than mental illness is the issue we need to be addressing. Allowing males into women’s washrooms won’t address mental illness…)

    3) Again, you didn’t answer my question. Surely if you think you can speak to what is feminist and what is not, you can explain what a feminist is?

  • Meghan Murphy

    What are the biological differences that differentiate a trans-identified male from a non-trans identified male?

  • Julie Katz

    Screw you and your anti-science, anti-feminist, idiotic opinions. Females are not biologically destined to wear skirts and lipstick. Just because a boy likes things that our misogynistic patriarchal society puts in the girl column doesn’t mean that liking those things means you’re a girl. I liked tools, taking things apart, and climbing trees when I was a girl and became a mechanic when I was a woman. I don’t wear make-up or high heels and have no interest in either. Does that make me a man? No.

    A boy or a man has no idea what it feels like to be a girl or a woman. Trans (and their parents) believe that because they like fancy shoes and dress up that means they feel like a woman. It’s so reductionist and disgusting on the face, but then wankers like you insist there’s some biological reason for it and take it to a whole new anti-woman level. Women exist. Our biological differences are entirely driven by our uteri and ovaries which produce hormones that trigger biological processes that prepare us for giving birth and suckling our young. Biological males never have these hormones and so can’t claim in any way that hormones or any other biological cause drives their pathology.

    Trans are very mentally ill individuals. They suffer from extreme narcissism, sexual perversion, unstable personalities, histrionic behavior, fetishism, and antiquated and decidedly male views of women. They bully others to enlist them in propping up their fragile selves which cannot handle the idea that they are men who like frilly things. I will march on Washington for the right of men to wear dresses and make-up without facing discrimination or harassment, but they need to own up to the fact that they are men who like frilly things first.

    They hate feminists and lesbians because we refuse to be intimidated by the typical male response to not getting their own way–threats, violence to themselves and others, blaming and violating women to get what they want. We refuse to affirm their gender identity therefore we’re the enemy.

    If they had any real sense of what it feels like to be a woman they would be wholly sympathetic to our fear of people with penises, they would understand that 1 of 3 women have been sexually assaulted by a person with a penis (not uncommonly in bathrooms, locker rooms, and other women’s spaces), and they would happily use sex-neutral facilities out of solidarity with their sisters. But they don’t. Instead they harass women and hold women responsible for keeping them “safe” by claiming they would be assaulted in the men’s room and locker rooms. They say we women already have laws to protect us from assault–the same could be said for men, plus trans have hate crimes laws that make it even more serious an offense to commit assaults on them. Women’s rapists aren’t given hate crime add-ons even though in every way men raping women is the definition of hate, especially since I’m sure like me, many sisters who have been raped were called cunt and bitch during the act.

    I’ve read widely in their own words in blogs, discussion forums, and not a few undergraduate theses and the thing they talk about most is shoes, then they talk about feeling sad that other people don’t “read” them as feminine and how it “triggers” their dysphoria when they go shopping and can’t buy the cute clothes. Usually their dysphoria started because they got caught with a boner wearing mommy’s frilly underwear and were shamed and sexually excited at the same time, thus starting them on a long road of fetishism. They don’t lament about how when they turned 13 they were triggered by not getting their periods, or how left out they felt when they didn’t get catcalled on the street or propositioned by old men. It’s truly as shallow (and male) an understanding of women they could ever imagine.

  • Zuzanna Smith

    No problem Miguel, start a platform asking males to stop being so violent to everyone, good luck!

  • Zuzanna Smith

    LOL, there are no biological differences between males and transladee males.

  • Zuzanna Smith

    Trans”women” rape and kill women all the fucking time, you ignorant liar.

  • meantambourine

    You’re exactly right. It is adults, and our gendered world, which turn gender nonconforming kids into trans kids. I think the Obama admin move was a mistake, but the vulnerable kids who are going to feel confused and attacked by this change deserve empathy.

  • Felina Femenina

    “hetero cisgender men. Other groups just aren’t interested in raping/killing/owning women.”

    False. There have already been numerous incidents of men who identify as “transgender women” raping, sexually molesting, spying on or video-recording very young girls and women (including elderly women) in public restrooms and women’s shelters.

    Additionally, the peer-reviewed study “Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery,” which was published in Public Library of Science (PLOS) Journal, found that men who identify as transgender “retain male patterns of criminality” in the rate at which they commit violent crimes, including in their rate of attacks against women, namely rape and murder of women.

    You are gaslighting women, insulting our intelligence and displaying your anti-woman bigotry by claiming that what is happening to us is not or could not be happening. You are telling the girls and women who were raped, kidnapped and/or killed by men who identify as trans that they don’t exist.

    Trans such as Christopher Hambrook, who watched little girls and women shower at several women’s shelters he resided in before he graduated to sexually assaulting them; trans like Tyler Holder, who kidnapped, raped and smothered to death his 6-year-old neighbor Alanna Gallagher; trans like Synthia China Blast (Luis Morales) who raped, tortured, murdered, and burned up a 13-year-old girl; trans like Sandy Jo Battista (David Megarry) who is a serial child molesters of girl children. Trans who violently rape women are then housed in women’s prisons in increasing numbers, where their rapes of women often continue. Transgenders don’t deserve to be violently attacked, but neither do women.

  • Cassandra

    “Gender identity” in and of itself is an absurd and oppressive concept being paraded as something liberating. “GENDER” is the problem.

  • Cassandra

    Um, dude, we don’t fall for that bullshit here.

  • Cassandra

    “There are distinct biological differences that result in distinct behavioral differences.”

    No, there aren’t.

  • Marla

    That makes zero fucking sense.

  • Marla

    No, Google is shit.

    “Male and female brains are, on average, slightly different in structure, although there is tremendous individual variability.”

    That is physiological development. In other words, males on average, tend to have larger brains than woman but where is the evidence that alone has any bearing to biological behavior (whatever the hell that is)

    “Several studies have looked for signs that transgender people have brains more similar to their experienced gender.”

    Theoretical, not biological. Let me know when these “studies” are conclusive.

    “…given the variety of transgender people and the variation in the brains of men and women generally, it will be a long time, if ever, before a doctor can do a brain scan on a child and say, “Yes, this child is trans.”

    This whole article reeks of pseudo-science that I want the moments of my life I took to read it back. A 5-second Google search is not an valid counter-argument. Why not just say it will also be a long time before any male can parthenogenetically produce a child much less a trans one? Also, would a parthenogentic offspring posses any of the “biological” trans behavior traits of the father? Just more bullshit extrapolating that has no basis in reality at all.

  • Melanie

    I want to know what they are, and the distinct behavioral differences. I’ve noticed some very distinct behaviors among some transwomen online that I find very disturbing as a woman, such as the sexual fetishization of women’s clothing and underwear, our breasts and genitals, the idea of us as emotional and submissive to men, even of lactation and breastfeeding. Really distinct, disturbing behavior. Women have every right to be concerned about such men in our facilities.

  • Tired feminist

    Meghan asked YOU, Miguel. Not Google, not Scientific American. Sure if you’re so convinced of said “distinct differences” (LOL), you can tell us in more detail what they are. Don’t be shy now, kid. Come on.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Well-argued, sister.

  • Meghan Murphy

    So the moment a male enters a woman’s washroom he becomes a woman?

  • Miguel Blando

    I’ll be sure to tell trans five-year-olds that it’s just a fetish.

    • Meghan Murphy

      There is no such thing as a trans five year old, you nitwit. Five year olds do not transition. Parents of five year olds trans their kids.

    • Morag999

      “I’ll be sure to tell trans five-year-olds that it’s just a fetish.”

      That, right there, is one of the reasons that we’re now seeing so many confused, or weak-minded, or deranged adults sacrificing the physical, mental and sexual health and well-being of young children.

      Putting these children on public display is an effort to de-sexualize the transgenderist movement. Namely, to draw attention away from the grown men — some of whom are dangerous to women and children — who have, at the very minimum, femininity fetishes.

      However, the attempted de-sexing of transgenderism via the de-sexing of children (by naming kids the opposite sex in private and public, by giving them powerful, off-label drugs to block puberty, followed by cross-sex hormones, which usually cause permanent sterility) actually constitute appalling child abuse, in all its forms, including, in a central way, child SEXUAL abuse.

      Transgenderism is a disaster. We’ll be picking up the broken lives and pieces likely for decades.

      • Wren

        Yes, the drugs and the mental abuse to children under the transgenda is horrifying to me. Omg, what’s gonna happen to these kids in 10-15 years??? Do we have any idea what the long-term effects are? I mean, it’s one thing when a fully physically developed adult wants to ‘transition’ but doing this to a child? A child who isn’t even granted the legal age of consent yet?? Who can’t even get a fucking tattoo yet??!!?!? The parents are child-abusers and the doctors should be arrested.

    • will

      If you are talking to five-year olds, for the love of god, tell them they are fine and wonderful just the way that they are. If you are telling little children that they are “in the wrong body” for any reason, and suggesting puberty blockers, you are most certainly a creepy abusive dangerous man.

      • Tired feminist

        And possibly a fetishist!

        • Lady Dark Helmet

          Scrap that “possibly”!

  • Lisa Tremblay

    My point is that they’re kids. Adults are the ones feeding them confusing and inaccurate information and analysis, sometimes to support their own agendas. Trans kids are just spouting the same lines they’re being fed. Adults have a responsibility to be thoughtful and truthful with the messages they give kids. That’s not what’s happening in this situation.

  • Lisa Tremblay

    Sorry, I should have put quotes around “gender identity.” I was referencing the definition of “gender identity” in Obama’s policy.
    Yes, by ‘gender’ and ‘stereotypical gender norms’ and ‘culturally defined gender roles,’ I mean patriarchal defined expectations.

  • Lisa Tremblay

    I think I get your point. In its application, gender is a sex-based social hierarchy because we apply different socially constructed gender roles, behaviours, activities and attributes to males and females. My point is that the gender roles, behaviours, activities and attributes aren’t naturally connected to the sex they’re associated with.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Ignoring and pushing past women’s boundaries is part of effective masculinity.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Do feminists explain the existence of patriarchy on the basis of suicide threats? Funny, I’ve literally never heard that line of argument ever.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Me neither and thank you also!

  • Tired feminist

    Thanks for proving our point that trans bathrooms are about identity validation rather than the safety of trans people!

    • Miguel Blando

      Once upon a time it was illegal to be gay, then society validated that identity.

      • Meghan Murphy

        What does being gay have to do with women protecting their spaces from men? It’s pretty clear that your ‘argument’ is that women’s rights don’t matter to you at all.

      • FierceMild

        Being homosexual doesn’t involve forcing women and girls to get naked and vulnerable in front of strange males.

      • Meghan Murphy

        Hey Miguel,

        Since you seem not to understand what a boundary is, I’m going to give you an example. This conversation isn’t going any further until you answer my initial questions. Here they are again:

        1) Do you or do you not believe women are a marginalized group,
        deserving of protections on the basis that they are oppressed as a class
        of people?

        2) Can you provide any stats/studies that show
        trans-identified people are at any higher risk than lesbian or gay
        people, and that the higher risk is not simply associated with mental
        illness?

        3) What do you think a feminist is?

        If you can’t answer with intellectual integrity, you are going to have stop wasting everyone’s time here.

        Thanks!

      • Tired feminist

        Homosexuality is not an “identity”, you fool. It’s a sexual orientation.

  • Lisa Tremblay

    Thanks for posting the CNN investigative story Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes. What happened to these women is truly barbaric.
    The attorney for the man who raped 83 year old Sonja Fischer had the gall to say in the aide’s defense that the poor man struggled as a refugee after many of his family members were killed. These excuses for rape enrage me. Women refugees like Sonja Fischer struggle too but they don’t rape!! The rapist’s attorney also described the rape as “one unspeakable act” that was out of character. Yet, the rapist had been suspended three times following accusations of sexual assault. Nursing homes and state health departments should have to answer for sexual assaults in their facilities. They create the conditions for rape to happen.
    Elder women need the option of women-only nursing homes operated and staffed by women.
    If elder women choose mixed sex facilities that hire male staff, facility operators need to be educated about rape and rapists. Rapists choose facilities where operators are ignorant and silent about rape because they’re confident there will be opportunities to rape without detection or punishment.
    State health departments should require mixed sex facilities to have strong and visible rape prevention policies and procedures, effective interview and reference check tools to screen out potential rapists, supervision on all shifts and scheduling strategies that ensure residents (both male and female) are safe with male staff. If it’s not possible to ensure women are safe from rape, then only female staff should be hired.

  • cday881@gmail.com

    And if women have other priorities?

    • Lady Dark Helmet

      Oh, don’ t be silly, now… women can have priorities besides catering to men? Come on!

  • Julio

    This post needs to be an article itself!

    • Meghan Murphy

      Totally.

  • Miguel Blando

    Read the history of the gay rights movement. Acceptance didn’t come about by asking nicely.

    • Meghan Murphy

      You are talking to feminists who are part of the women’s liberation movement you clueless mansplainer.

    • FierceMild

      Why are you trying to equate trans folk forcing themselves past women’s boundaries and trying to trample our rights with homosexuals fighting for the freedom to openly be with one another?

    • Tired feminist

      And thanks for ALSO proving our point that transwomen consciously force themselves into our spaces!

  • Meghan Murphy

    The difference is that being gay is a real, material thing whereas there is no such thing as being born in the ‘wrong body.’

  • Meghan Murphy

    Male domination is all about ignoring women’s boundaries.

  • Lady Dark Helmet

    My ladybrain is doing it for me! Now, if you’ ll excuse me, I’ ll go bake some cake with a pink apron!

    • FierceMild

      So long as you’re not making VULVA CUPCAKES OF DEATH!

      • Lady Dark Helmet

        Perish the thought! I know how triggering those disgusting things can be to real laydeeeeeeees!

  • FierceMild

    Agreed.

  • FierceMild

    Trans folks have the right to equal employment, to safety in public places and private, to education, to equal access to housing. They don’t have the right to force females to share sex-segregated spaces with males.

    The civil rights being violated here are women’s civil rights. And don’t you dare say transwomen are women, they are adult human males that makes them men.

  • FierceMild

    Bodies aren’t wrong. Being gay isn’t “fixed” by surgery at the public expense. You are an intellectually dishonest person.

  • Meghan Murphy

    Feminists are actually the only group of people fighting towards the kind of liberation that would allow trans people to feel accepted as they are and live their lives in peace: the undoing of gender roles.

  • Tired feminist

    HAHAHAHAHAHA, only a dude could ever think any female would feel safe in the men’s bathroom.

  • Tired feminist

    Miguel, why exactly are you here? Honest question, I’m curious. What’s your goal in this discussion?

    (Predicting crickets in response..)

  • Tired feminist

    How can a boy KNOW the way he feels is the way a girl feels? He can only imagine how a girl feels like. He can’t know, as he isn’t one.

    By the way, I never had any “female feeling” other than period pain.

  • FierceMild

    A very interesting read on the phrase ‘politically correct’

    https://agjohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/the-hijacking-of-political-correctness/

  • Just Passing Through

    Good idea… I should show her the many youtube videos of all the crimes happening by “transwomen” That should wake her from her slumber.

  • zirreael

    I’m not even American, you idiot.

    • Meghan Murphy

      Meee neither!

  • will

    You are clearly “fighting” for the “liberation” to bully a class of people who are less privileged than yourself into bending to your wishes.

    Your “liberation struggle” is a pile of doublespeak akin to those screaming white male assholes who claim they are oppressed by immigrants who labour for a pittance and women who have the uppity gall to report the men who rape them.

    When you imagine you see a similarity to racist rednecks in the analysis here, that is pure projection on your part. Your narcissism is eclipsing your intellect, such as it is.

  • Sashimi73

    Really well laid out! Convincing in many places. I want to point out two contradictions though. Firstly, you mention that all women should have the ability to remove a parasite (which is the fetus). Secondly, you state the fetus is a human life, a human being. So is the fetus a human being or a parasite? Or are you stating it is both, ie. that developing human beings in the womb are parasites on women’s bodies?
    If you’re saying the latter, it contradicts the portion where you say leftists are wrong for construing human beings as evil destroyers of the planet. I assume leftists believe human beings are draining the planet in the same way as a woman’s body.
    As a woman, I support abortion rights because women own their wombs and bodies, and any of its functions.
    I’m keen to know your answers, though.

    • will

      It’s only a contradiction if you believe that the word “parasite” – defined as an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense – is a condemnation and not a descriptor, and that human beings are never, by definition, parasitic.

      Yes, a fetus is a human parasite until it is viable outside of the mother’s body. This fact in no way contradicts the observation that many humans are using resources in ways that are unsustainable. FTR – other species do this as well and then their populations plummet. This is the process that we human animals are apparently living (and dying) through right now.

  • FierceMild

    Yes they should. And so should schools and rape crisis centres and women’s shelters and women’s prisons and women’s health clinics and locker rooms and dormitories and bathrooms.

  • FierceMild

    We will fight until we win. The fucking Sinn Féin will be writing letters of admiration for our longevity.

  • FierceMild
  • Cassandra

    The queer movement is anti-feminist. Not sure why they’d ever talk to us.

  • Cassandra

    “Civil rights is all about ignoring boundaries.”

    LOL WUT

  • Cassandra

    And a significant number of people who say they feel like they’re in the “wrong body” grow out of that feeling and grow up to be gay — if they’re fucking left alone.

  • will

    Of course kids know they are gay. It’s about sexual attraction. “Feeling you belong in a girl’s body” is a fantasy because a human male cannot know what it feels like to be in a girl’s body.

    Having to spell out something that is so patently obvious is painful. I feel embarrassed for you.

  • susannunes

    Not true. The courts have NOT ruled that way about Title IX. That is why “Gavin” Grimm is appealing. Obama’s rule was a complete fabrication of the intent of Title IX, and thank God trans will never be covered by it.

  • FierceMild

    Courts haven’t changed title ix

  • Wren

    Obama put forth “guidelines” that threatened the loss of federal funding for schools. This is a pretty good explanation of the “faults” of Obama’s actions:
    http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/8/30/obamas-huge-title-ix-gamble

  • Wren

    Why should we accept someone’s liberation from physical reality???

  • Wren

    OMG that this question can even be asked. The world has truly gone mad.

  • FierceMild

    It’s utterly repellent. But care work is synonymous with women’s work is synonymous with who-the-fuck-cares. Not men and they have all of the money and the reigns of government.

  • FierceMild

    They are and here’s what happens:

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2014/03/03/hercules-high-transgender-student-reports-sexual-assault-in-bathroom/

    The transgender student referred to as ‘he’ in the article is a girl who used the boys bathroom.

  • Tobysgirl

    No, Julio, Obama did not attempt to redefine sex by legislation, he did it by imperial fiat. This is why the federal court rejected his redefinition. In October, his administration appealed the federal ruling. Trump dropped the Obama administration’s request for an appeal hearing. The federal courts certainly did not update Title IX and Title IX was intended to protect HUMAN FEMALES, not males or females who are confused about biological reality.