What’s Current: #MeToo

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news round up.

  • Actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women who have experienced sexual harassment to acknowledge it on social media by writing, “Me too,” (a movement started by a Tarana Burke a decade ago) in support of fellow actress Rose McGowan’s efforts to expose rampant male sexual violence in the entertainment industry. The hashtag has been tweeted over 500,000 times, and posted by thousands of women as a Facebook status.
  • Accused child predator, Woody Allen, expresses his sympathy for accused serial sex predator, Harvey Weinstein.
  • A former member of the Pussycat Dolls, Kaya Jones, claims that the group was secretly a front for a trafficking ring.
  • Hannah Mouncey, at 6’2 and 220 pounds, a former player for Australia’s national men’s handball team, is awaiting an eligibility ruling for the Australian Football League’s women’s draft, after announcing a gender transition.
  • A UK court heard testimony from a trans-identified female that a budding serial rapist went ahead with their assault in spite of being informed that their victim identified as a man.
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  • Hekate Jayne

    From Australian tranny article:
    ““People have said ‘with how big you are you’ll probably hold back a bit so you don’t hurt anyone’ and I’m like, ‘well no, I’m not going to hold back, that defeats the whole purpose’.”

    I have heard enough of these assholes to now know that they bully their way into women’s sports soley so that they can hit/beat/mangle/maul women.

    And their tranny and MRA supporters stand around and encourage them to physically assault us.

    Of course, he won’t hold back, of course holding back defeats the entire purpose. Because the truth is that these are just a bunch of angry, entitled males that have found a way to make us uppity bitches take a beating from them.

    And if we don’t want the beating, then we are welcome to get back into the kitchen. Because not a fucking one of them is crying and whining to get in there.

    • Polly MacDavid

      It’s the end of women’s sports.

    • la scapigliata

      He was banned from playing in female teams, thank goddess.

  • Hekate Jayne

    Also. Me too.

  • Polly MacDavid

    Me too. Before I even knew what it was.

  • chaos

    BBC: “He attacked Mr Wilson despite being told the victim was transgender, identified as a man and was attracted to women.”

    What does this “despite” mean?

    Is the implication that rapists usually _do_ give a stuff about their victim’s gender identity, sexual preferences or anything at all to do with them as a human being? Really, BBC, do they really?

    Besides we all know how turny-onny (the male fantasy of) lesbianism is, and given that rape is about power I wouldn’t be surprised if a female person having the audacity to identify with the higher class in society makes them a particularly delicious victim.

    But more likely the rapist didn’t even think that far, because he didn’t hear what the victim said. Do you really think he was listening?

    The “despite” also says to me that females who do not identify as men are more rapeable, that it’s usual to rape them, whereas raping one who does is noteworthy.

    It also suggests that straight women are more rapeable than lesbians. And perhaps that raping a person who is not attracted to men is somehow worse, like it will hurt them more. Why’s that then, eh? Is it because, as opposed to a straight woman, there’s absolutely no chance they’ll enjoy it? What the hell is that supposed to imply?

    I’m rather surprised that Feminist Current reported this and passed along that “despite” at face value, as though the rape was somehow more remarkable than other rapes that are reported every day. I think what is interesting here is not that the person was raped despite their gender identity and sexuality, but that the word “despite” was used.

    • la scapigliata

      I think it referred to the idiotic notion of “cis” that one can actually change sex, that a woman is whoever wears lipstick and a frock, and gender identitarians insinuating a woman can identify out of her oppression. I thought the word “despite” was left to highlight the irony.

  • la scapigliata

    I’m not surprised about Pussycat Dolls. Having had experience with that sort of abuse, I remember watching them on tv and getting such a strong visceral reaction, I felt chaotic, pulled in different directions, desperate, sad, angry about the men who put them there and told them what to do and ended up hysterical in tears. I felt ashamed, crazy and weird. But somehow, I felt it.

  • melissa

    “… that Australian football dainty ladyman…” LMAO

  • FierceMild

    I feel so bad for that poor transman. If anything could underscore why she wants to be a man, this is it. Identifying as a man didn’t save her and it won’t save any other woman from male violence.

  • kfwkfw

    Fuck yeah with that rant 😛 This man is insufferable

    I get so angry, too. They are simply not women. Anyone who says a man can be a woman isn’t thinking about womanhood very deeply. We have to hear all these “heartwarming” stories of how a local transwoman is succeeding & thriving & lives *JUST* like any other woman & she’d appreciate if the world would stop being bigoted and bullying and wanting to murder every trans they lie eyes on!!! What the fuck ever. They are so few. So few. I wanna find other groups of people that trans out-number & say imagine them changing legislation & getting preferential treatment. How god damn narcissistic. Feelin a little gaslit here!

  • la scapigliata

    Sadly, it only relates to this competition, which means the asshole can harass to be let in again and again… but was blocked so hopefully it’ll hold. http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-10-17/afls-transgender-call-on-aflw-hopeful

    • Kiwipally

      Thanks for that. It would be nice if they could hold the line that participation in women’s sport is limited to actual women.

      • la scapigliata

        What disturbs me the most is 1. that males were asked if he can play on female teams and 2. how excessivelly nice the male identified trans was to the men who denied him. Heaven forbid that the question of his inclusion was put to the actual women, who should be the only ones to make such a decision, and if it was the women who denied him, I bet his response would be a lot more aggressive and hateful, and he would bring reinforcements in form of other male transactivists who would harrass the women to no end.

        • kfwkfw

          So true. It’s exactly why he’s bullying women and not men. But we are supposed to celebrate him or else be labeled bigoted? Be silent? How fucking cool & open-minded! Controlling assholes. I am REPULSED by this behavior. The fact that more are not repulsed speaks to the magnitude of the gaslighting and the controlling, shaming manipulation.

  • rosearan

    Me too, and just about every female I’ve known.

  • Alienigena

    Maybe the term you are looking for is virtue signalling? Because that is what these people whether they are feminists or activists or just incredibly self-righteous people of another variety are about. Proving how morally superior they are to other human beings, including those in their own movements.