“Gender Identity”: The Conservative Transgender War Against Children

BY GALLUSMAG

Lotta news and op/ed this week about a self-described “gender diversity training” program funded by a grant from the California Teachers Association and administered to elementary school students in Oakland. The teachers and administrators thought they were funding/supporting a program that teaches kids to be “Free To Be You and Me, the idea that sex roles are culturally created fiction and that kids should be free to act and dress however they want without being teased or having sex-based stereotypes forced upon them. All state schools are required to have a specific plan to address safety and other issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.”

But that’s not what they got:

http://radicalhub.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/“gender-identity”-the-conservative-transgender-war-on-children/

Transgender Activists always dismiss the realistic concerns that women have about allowing males into spaces that are sex segregated for female privacy from male predators. Such as restrooms, locker rooms, showers, hospital bed assignments, jail cells, homeless shelters, rape crisis centers, etc. These activists deny and disregard the real threat to females by males, even males who want to dress in feminine clothes or who “feel like women inside” or who have a psychiatric disorder that causes them to claim they are actually female, even though they are male. These men do not give a shit about the actual people they want to minstrelize and dress up as and mimic. They not only deny that we are oppressed because of our sex, they claim our sex doesn’t even exist! But they do more than deny female reality and make kooky claims: They are using the political capital of Lesbians and Gays to pass laws enforcing their male-centric female-phobic sexist views. “Gender Identity Protections” are laws that eliminate sex-based protections for females.

Examples of such protected areas are:

Bathrooms

Hospital Bed Assignments

Prisons

Locker rooms

Sports competition

Statistical Data collection

Title IX endowments

Women’s Health resources, statistics and research endowment

Sex based crime statistics

Support Groups

Rape Crisis Centers

Communal showers

Children’s sleepover camps

Women’s Shelters

Women’s colleges

One of the tropes Transjacktivists use to promote and legalize their desire to eliminate female spaces is to assert that males with GID are speshul snowflakes or claim that males wouldn’t adopt transgenderism in order to prey on women. Or that males who are arrested repeatedly for getting off on watching women perform intimate activities (in places they assume they are free from males) wouldn’t go through the trouble of putting on a wig that makes those same activities legal. Whut??? Are you out of your mind? Why wouldn’t a guy who risks arrest repeatedly to invade women’s space comply with measures which make his activities legal?? It’s considerably less inconvenient to put on a skirt and some lippy than to be arrested and processed, make bail, go before a judge, etc. etc. One might say it is quite more convenient indeed!

Transjacktivists claim that arrest statistics for peeping and perving don’t show a sharp increase in states where men are allowed in women’s spaces. Well of course they don’t! Making a formerly illegal behavior LEGAL seldom results in more arrests for (now legal) behavior. Duh!

The truth is guys do this shit all the time. And they’ll do whatever it takes to perv on females. Here are some of the things they’ll do to get into female spaces:

  1. Hide cameras and microphones in female spaces.
  2. Crawl through ventilation ducts to view female spaces.
  3. Install double mirrors to view female spaces.
  4. Drill holes in walls to peep women’s spaces.
  5. Place cameras in shopping bags next to females wearing skirts.
  6. Risking arrest –and repeat arrest- sneaking into women’s restrooms.
  7. Dress up as and try to pass as female.
  8. Claim they are female.
  9. Try to pass laws permitting men who claim they are female to legally enter spaces where females do not want men.
  10. Try to pass laws that state that females don’t actually exist.
  11. Force law enforcement and media outlets to report male crimes against women as woman-on-woman crime, if the male is diagnosed with GID.

Let’s face it, males commit violent and sexual crimes against women. Statistically, it is indisputable. And criminal actions by and arrests of men don’t decrease after SRS (sexual reassignment surgery). In fact post SRS males have higher rates of criminality than the general public. There are voluminous incidents of transgender male violence against women. Murders, rapes, assaults. There are infantesimal reports of crimes against male transgenders committed by female perpetrators. Statistically minute. What does that tell us? It tells us that females should have the right to sex-segregated areas in places where they are especially vulnerable to male crimes against women. And that includes males who suffer from GID.

EVERY TIME I see a trans claim that male transgenders in female spaces don’t hurt women I’m going to add a link to this page. And if they keep it up, I’ll start a list of violent crimes committed against females by male transgenders.

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It Was The Hairy Hands That Gave Him Away!

“A man in Saudi Arabia who was sick and tired of always looking at women in abayas, hatched a plan to catch a glimpse of women without their traditional black robes on.

He decked himself out in an abaya, right down to wearing black shoes and a face veil and calmly strolled into a women’s public restroom.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/169309#ixzz1Jvi9S900

“The 22-year-old from Edgbaston was seen sneaking into the women’s toilets “dressed like a mannequin with a mask and a wig” earlier this month. When security guards nabbed him after he emerged from the locked cubicle, Hardman admitted to performing a sexual act and said: “I’ve been a bit weird.” He also told police he found the sound of women on the toilet sexually exciting and said: “It’s good you’ve caught me — maybe now I’ll stop.” Police found three images of women’s feet taken beneath cubicle doors on his mobile phone, and an audio recording of a flushing toilet, the court was told. Hardman told Birmingham Magistrates’ Court he felt “sexual gratification out of everything that goes on in women’s toilets”. When asked to explain his outfit, he said he wore the clothes to a fancy dress party and then tried it out at the shopping mall.” http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8238380/man-dressed-as-mannequin-found-in-mall-toilet

Cross-dressing Peeper Infiltrates Cal Women’s Locker Room

LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIME

Anneli Rufus —  Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:00 PM

“A man dressed as a woman has been spotted peeping at females and photographing them in a UC Berkeley locker room.”

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/92510/archives/2010/10/12/cross-dressing-peeper-infiltrates-cal-womens-locker-room

“North Little Rock Police arrested 39 year old Scotty Vest for sexual indecency outside a women’s bathroom, near a playground at Burns Park. Vest was arrested Monday after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of three children, two are 11 and one is 12, while trying to lure them inside the bathroom. Those three children ran to a group of adults nearby and asked for help. “They came up to me and they were waiving at me and next thing I know they’re running down the hill you know, ‘call the cops, call the cops, there is this man there’s this man dressed up as a woman and he’s playing with himself,’” says Mary Stafford.”

http://www.cwarkansas.com/mostpopular/story/Update-Friends-of-man-arrested-for-sexual/ehozQqRzrEmKVIfjZgGHLQ.cspx

Police: Cross-Dressing Peeping Tom Arrested Again

November 24, 2010

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. –” Police said a cross-dressing man accused of being a peeping Tom spent Tuesday night in jail.”

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/25904268/detail.html

“A cross-dressing man claims another transvestite bit off the tip of his nose during an assault in a restroom at popular south Omaha nightspot. That club is now being sued.

A cross-dressing man who was assaulted in a club restroom has filed suit against the nightclub. The suit states “Tquila and its employees should have known that when there was a gathering of numerous patrons in the restroom that there was trouble and the potential of physical harm to one of its patrons.”

“I don’t know if we need to put up a different bathroom,” says Israel Fuentes, who co-owns the Tquila. “They were dressed like women and they went into the women’s bathroom.”

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/95357644.html

“Polk County, TN – What happens when a registered sex offender and his cross-dressing boyfriend show up at an elementary school on Grandparent’s Day? Not much. What happens when the sex offender’s cross-dressing boyfriend enters the girl’s restroom to drain the main vein? People get weirded out and start investigating shit. When staff members saw the cross-dresser go into the bathroom, they grew suspicious and checked the school’s sign-in sheet, cross-referenced it with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry and found 49-year-old William Baker’s name in both places. “They were more concentrated on the cross-dresser when it was actually the man with the cross-dresser that shouldn’t have been there,” said Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Fields. Baker was convicted of criminal attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery of a 6-year-old girl back in ’94 and is not allowed near children. Plus, Baker doesn’t even have any young ‘ens enrolled at the school, he and his boyfriend were merely dropping off a neighbor that day and decided to hang around for the festivities. Once Baker and his companion realized they had raised some eyebrows, they left school grounds. Deputies caught up with Baker a few days later and placed him under arrest. He stands accused of violating Tennessee sex offender regulations. Aside from being on school grounds when he shouldn’t have, Baker did nothing illegal. “You don’t want the fox going into the hen house,” said Polk County Director of Schools James Jones. “It’s a safety issue for our children. And the law is very specific about when and how a sex offender can be on school property.”

http://www.dreamindemon.com/2010/10/08/registered-sex-offender-arrested-after-attending-function-at-elementary-school/

Hong Kong -” A transvestite man caught dressed as a nurse in the female washroom at a Hong Kong public hospital has been jailed, a news report said Thursday.

Chung Kai-lun, 29, was found wearing women’s clothes and a surgical mask in the hospital toilet less than a year after being given a suspended sentence for dressing as a schoolgirl in a school canteen.”

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1362276.php/Hong_Kong_transvestite_caught_in_nurses_washroom_is_jailed

“”I wanted to see women naked,” he was quoted as telling investigators. “Dressing up as a woman was a step to do that.”

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2003/11/27/Cross-dresser-arrested-in-bath-house/UPI-63871069941991/

GREENSBURG, Pa. — “A 48-year-old man allegedly dressed as a woman and went into a girls’ locker room at Greensburg Salem High School, “

http://www.wtae.com/r/3716265/detail.html

Purdue police investigate report of

man taking photographs in

women’s restroom

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -” Purdue University police are

investigating a reported incident in which a man dressed as

a woman was seen taking photographs under the wall of a

women’s bathroom stall in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and

Performing Arts.

The incident was reported to police about 3:30 p.m. Monday

(March 31).

According to a police report, a woman was in a bathroom

stall on the third floor of the building and saw a hand

holding a blue flip-phone camera beneath the door. She left

the restroom and then returned to confront the person. At

that point, she realized the person was a man dressed as a

woman.”

http://www.purdue.edu/police/pdf/2006/033108.pdf

2009 “Richard Rendler, 60, of San Jose, a registered sex offender, found that out on Friday in Campbell, when he was arrested at the PruneYard Shopping Center on misdemeanor loitering charges. Campbell Police Sgt. Dave Carmichael said Rendler was arrested after having been caught in the womens’ restroom of an unnamed store for “several minutes.”

Police were tipped off to Rendler’s whereabouts shortly before noon on Friday, when a witness called authorities to say a man was getting out of his car wearing fake breasts and a wig and carrying a purse. The witness saw the man near a bank and thought it was a little “weird” to see a man wearing what seemed to be a disguise, Carmichael said.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_11558044

According to the Megan’s Law Web site, Render has been previously arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.”

http://www.romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/6822843/article-Rome-man-arrested-in-women’s-bathroom-at-Calhoun-Walmart?instance=home_Most_popular 2010- Georgia -Rome man arrested in women’s bathroom at Calhoun Walmart

by Calhoun Times

“A Rome man was released on bond after being arrested for allegedly taking his clothes off in front of children in the women’s restroom of Walmart in Calhoun. Police officers arrived to find Burnes wearing a dark woman’s suit including a short skirt and jacket, black leather coat, black high heals, red nail polish, green eye shadow and women’s jewelry. According to the witness, Burnes had been in the women’s section of the store with his skirt “kicked up showing his white girdle and dark thong underwear.”

A man has been arrested in Hokkaido for putting on some make-up and a blouse and hanging out in a women’s public toilet:

“Tsukasa Okazaki, 45, the banker from Monbetsu, Hokkaido, was arrested for trespassing. He admits to the allegations.

I wanted people to see me as some sort of weirdo,” he told the police.

Mission accomplished.”

http://www.japanprobe.com/2008/04/28/weirdo-arrested/

Transgendered suspect stole $3G from women in restrooms, cops say

Posted by the Ocean County Observer on 07/25/06

BY KIM PREDHAM STAFF WRITER

LACEY — A transgendered Floridian stole more than $3,000 from women at the Forked River service station, police reported yesterday. Gwendolyn (aka Edward) Scott, 49, of Miami, was arrested Saturday after she was observed at the women’s bathroom at the service station on the Garden State Parkway, State Police Trooper John Steet said.

The bathroom had been the scene of several thefts, dating back to May 20, Steet said. The suspect would target middle-aged and older women who hooked their purses on the bathroom stall door, he said. Some victims also reported being escorted or directed to a specific stall.

Generally, they would not notice their purse had been taken until they saw it returning over the stall door, either hitting them in the head or falling to the floor, he said.

http://www.emorywheel.com/detail.php?n=27437

“Emory Police Department (EPD) officers arrested “Coco Dorella,” whose legal name is William Frazier, on Sept. 18 at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) for carrying a loaded weapon onto school property.

Frazier was reported by an Emory staff member, who said that a black male wearing a multicolored mini skirt and a wig had entered the women’s restroom, said Lt. Cheryl Elliott of EPD, adding that the DUC staff had asked him on many occasions not to use the restroom.

According to EPD reports, the semi-automatic gun had a magazine with seven rounds of ammunition.Frazier also had a box with approximately 37 to 40 rounds of ammunition.”

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2006-12-28/news/tranny-gate/

LINK ADDED as promised – this one’s for you Zoe Alan Brain:

Male Transgender sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for assault on woman in women’s restroom:

“Hagan was convicted in July of punching a fellow bar patron in the mouth. The victim, 40-year-old Cheryl Partsch, lost five teeth and could end up paying as much as $60,000 in medical bills.

“Hagan was accused of battering Partsch because she questioned his presence in the women’s restroom.”

http://www.sptimes.com/News/92599/Pasco/Cross_dressing_man_se.shtml

LINK ADDED as promised: This one’s for you Gina S. -

“Police said Isaiah Johnson, 20, of Stamford, and “two other males dressed as females in the area of Veteran’s Park Bus stop” coerced the teenage boy into the bathroom of the food court of the Stamford mall on April 26, where a sexual encounter took place. The next day, the student told a school administrator, who reported the incident. Stamford police charged Johnson with second-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and risk of injury to a minor.” http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teen-Coerced-Into-Food-Court-Bathroom-for-Sex-Cops-123472564.html

LINK ADDED as promised. -This week RServen posted an article on the Daily Kos which asked “Has there ever been a case of a transperson committing such an act in a public restroom?  Research comes up empty.” I wish RServen luck on improving his research skills, or at least his ability to lie more convincingly. In his honor I post this link from last week:

July 6, 2011-

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A registered sex offender dressed up like a woman, went into a women’s locker room at a pool and talked with several children before being chased down by a good Samaritan, according to a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Friday around 3 p.m. 39-year-old Thomas Lee Benson put on a bra, lipstick and eyeliner and walked into the North Clackamas Aquatic Park in Milwaukie, Detective Jim Strovink said.

Strovink said Benson wandered around the center talking with children, went in the women’s locker room and took a dip in the hot tub.

The pool was full of children at the time, including many on a summer field trip with the group Self Enhancement, Inc.

26-year-old Tayo Cotton and other adults were supervising kids on the field trip when he noticed Benson walk into the locker room. He said Benson was wearing a bikini at that point. He next saw Benson leave the men’s locker room dressed in men’s clothes.

“It looked just like a man wearing a bikini bottom and he had a white t-shirt on with a bikini top, you could see the bikini top,” Cotton said.

Cotton tried to stop Benson when he came out but Benson took off running, Strovink said.

Cotton gave chase as Benson ran into the parking lot and through a Sears department store. Cotton said Benson was trying to open several car doors during the chase.

Eventually, Strovink said Benson found a car with an open rear window and was able to open the door. There was a startled woman in the car.

Before Benson could get into the car, Cotton grabbed him by the shoulders and pulled him away. During the tussle, a Clackamas County deputy arrived and handcuffed Benson.

“I just ran to him, grabbed him, kind of wrapped him up and then just kind of rolled on him,” Cotton said. “He didn’t say one word to me, make any eye contact from the moment I saw him until he was arrested.”

Benson was taken to jail and faces charges of unlawful contact with a child, unlawfully being in a location where children congregate, robbery and attempted unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

“That’s horrifying, because some people let their kids go change in the bathroom,” said parent Tisha Rayson.

Benson has a history of similar behavior. In 2007, Portland Police said he dressed up as a woman and went into the women’s locker room at Mt. Scott Community Center.

According to the state sex offender registry, Benson was convicted in 1994 of sex abuse and was known to target girls between five and nine years old. The state lists him as a “predatory” sex offender.

http://milwaukie.katu.com/news/crime/detective-man-dressed-woman-went-pool-locker-room/441693

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For Gemma Seymour, author of “Potty Panic” (oh those silly women!):

He Just Wanted to Shake Women’s Hands—as Cross-Dresser in Restroom

Strange report from Grossmont Center details man dressed up as woman, but considered an isolated incident.

People often dress up for movies—Harry Potter fans being the latest example. But one visitor to the Grossmont Center cinemas was acting up in the wrong place at the wrong time Sunday—a man in the women’s restroom.

That afternoon, a possibly middle-aged man was reported to be wearing older women’s clothing and a face mask, pretending to be a woman, La Mesa police said Wednesday.

The dressed up man came out of a stall inside the women’s restroom at the movie theater at Reading Cinemas Grossmont Center 10, said police Lt. Dan Willis.

“At the time, the reporting person, a woman washing her hands at the sink counter, was approached by the dressed up man, who asked the woman if he could shake her hand,” Willis said.

“When the woman said ‘No,’ the subject left and was walking around the lobby of the movie theater asking to shake the hands of women.

A police “calls for service” report mislabeled the incident as indecent exposure, Willis said.

But it was merely a Municipal Code violation—an adult being in the opposite sex bathroom.

“There is no further information on the subject, and we have not had any similar calls,” Willis said.

 

Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom

Police: Man in bra and wig found in women’s bathroom

by KOMO 4 Staff
Updated 08:27 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2012
 EVERETT, Wash. – A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women’s bathroom at Everett Community College, police said.

Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women’s rest room and alerted security personnel.

An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there.

When police interviewed the man, he claimed that he had gone into the bathroom to use the facilities.

But the investigating officer noted that the man was wearing a wig and bra. A search also turned up a pair of woman’s panties in his front pocket, according to the police report.

The man, later identified as Taylor J. Buehler, 18, of Lake Stevens, was placed under arrest.

He admitted to officers that he was the suspect in an earlier voyeurism incident at Everett Community College on Monday, police said.

In the earlier incident, he said he took a shower in the girls’ locker room for sexual gratification, acccording to the police report.”

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Police-Man-in-bra-and-wig-found-in-women-s-3414089.php

Update to this story: http://gendertrender.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/“on-june-17-we-will-drive”-saudi-women-plan-mass-protest-for-freedom-to-drive/

One of the organizers of the June 17th Saudi Women Drive protest has been arrested, and also family members. The Facebook page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel have been deleted by Saudi government authorities. The facebook page had over 13,000 women who committed to participating in the driving protest before it was deleted. The arrested are Manal Al-Sharif, the woman shown driving on the now deleted YouTube video, and her brother.

Saudi police arrested the woman even though there is not actually any law against female drivers. It is on the authority of conservative religious zealots that the ban is in place, even though there is no such prohibition in Islam. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with such a ban against women.

According to Arab News there is an anti-women driving campaign now started which advises men to beat women who drive: “Among these calls is a campaign demanding all men to beat up women attempting to drive. The men have been told to use their igals (head bands) to strike women behind the wheels in the streets.”

Another campaign was started by men pledging to protect women drivers, including a Facebook page called Protecting Saudi Females on 17th June.

The Saudi Women’s Revolution FB page is still up, and a page showing worldwide support of Manal Alsharif- https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-are-supporting-Manal-Alsharif/229788737035282 

The page states:

“Manal AlSharif
founder of “I will drive starting June 17″
a campaign which encourages and enables saudi women to drive.

She is an inspirational leader that will be remarkable for future generations as the first Saudi woman ever to announce driving a car by herself

Manal Al sharif, is one of hundreds Saudi women who seek their rights, justice, and dignity. She’s now another victim to the oppression of the Saudi police men. Manal in her attempt to challenge women driving ban in Saudi Arabia by the most pacifist way, through an event on facebook, has been arrested twice late at night Sunday, May 22, by the hands of the religious police and without any apparent legal reasons.

We’ve been fighting for so long in a country where human rights are barely applied. We ask for your help and media support to our essential case.

Spread the news and join us.”

Media, Journalists, Bloggers PLEASE COVER THIS STORY WORLDWIDE.
New twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ManalFree (Pro-tip to Saudi Authorities: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SHUT THESE WOMEN UP.)

OK so you know how I sometimes do a “Saturday Night Double Feature” and throw up a few vids that may or may not be of interest. Well tonight it’s Saturday Night Main Event singular because this video is THE SHITE!!! This is a MUST SEE for anyone interested in Gender. To my trans readers: This video will HELP YOU PASS as the opposite sex! So WATCH it! To all women and girls: WATCH this video! It WILL be on the mid-term. Please don’t comment if you haven’t watched. Thanks.

Sit back, relax, and fire up the Colortinis. Enjoy.

New Wave

May 18, 2011

As the so-called Third Wave (or “No Wave”) of feminism begins to wane, many women have been discovering (or re-discovering) and embracing Radical Feminism. There’s been an explosion of new writing, new blogs, new voices, many of them from young women who came of age in the era of Fun-feminism and Post-modernism and Queer theory. The third wave told them “Hey, feminism isn’t about women, because female is only a “concept”. Now feminism is about being sexy! Loving porn! Embracing gender!”

But young women  are saying- “Hey, wait a minute. This feminism is not actually addressing my concerns. It has no real platform besides mindless consumerism and accepting things the way they are. This feminism isn’t CHANGING anything. It doesn’t MEAN anything.”

And they’re finding the feminism that does. The feminism that cuts at the roots of patriarchy. The feminism that dares to change the world.

Tonight, a large gathering is taking place. A place in cyberspace, for women to talk, and challenge, and teach and learn, and just plain shoot the shit. It’s the launch of a bustling new Hub for Radical Feminism. Introducing:   http://radicalhub.wordpress.com/

SEE YOU THERE! :)

The following is a comment that I received in response to my Feminization Hypnosis post. It is so off-the-rails that I half wondered if it wasn’t some sort of satire. Read the rest of this entry »

A group of Saudi women are organizing a mass “drive-in” for June 17, 2011. They will risk arrest, the loss of their jobs, and possibly further restriction on what little freedoms they have.

From The Seattle Times: “Saudi Arabia enforces the ascetic Wahhabi version of Sunni Islam. Women aren’t allowed to have a Saudi driver’s permit. They can’t travel or get an education without male approval, or mix with unrelated men in public places. They aren’t permitted to vote or run as candidates in municipal elections, the only ones the kingdom allows.

The last time a group of women publicly defied the driving ban was on Nov. 6, 1990, when U.S. troops had massed in Saudi Arabia to prepare for a war that would expel Iraq from Kuwait. The Saudi women were spurred by images of female U.S. soldiers driving in the desert and stories of Kuwaiti women driving their children to safety, and they were counting on the presence of international media to ensure their story would reach the world and lessen the repercussions, according to Noura Abdullah, 55.

Abdullah was one of 47 drivers and passengers who stayed out for about an hour before being arrested. They were banned from travel for a year, lost their jobs for 2 ½ years and were condemned by the powerful clergy as harlots.”

According to the United Nations 2010 Human Development Report’s Gender Equality Index, although Saudi Arabia scores high in development, they are one of the worst nations in the world when it comes to gender equality. “The country shows high human development, with a global HDI [Human Development Index] ranking of 55, an HDI of 0.75 and income per capita of nearly $25,000. However, despite good female educational attainment, women are nearly absent from parliament, and female labour force participation rates are only one-forth those for men, giving the country a GII [Gender Inequality Index] value of 0.76, and a ranking of 128 out of 138 countries.”

The Saudi government has hinted many times over the years that the restriction on female driving would be lifted, but it has never followed through. The Guardian reports that a 2004 study showed 47% of Saudi women own a car! But they are not permitted to drive them. According to http://www.saudiwomendriving.blogspot.com/ , a site devoted entirely to news surrounding Saudi women driving, the fact that average families cannot afford to pay for taxis or drivers means the ban has an even more severe effect on women of lower income and their families.

 A Facebook Page has been set up by some of the women who are planning the protest. As of today nearly 2000 have pledged to participate. They declare: “On June 17th, 2011.. We women in Saudi Arabia, from all nationalities, will start driving our cars by ourselves

We are not here to break the law or demonstrate or challenge the authorities, we are here to claim one of our simplest rights

We have driver’s license and we will abide by the traffic laws..

Enough with the talk… we are here to walk the talk and just do it.. it’s about time!”

(The participating women are being advised to have international driver’s licenses, since Saudi licenses are not issued to women. That way additional charges cannot be brought against them).

Also a twitter site has been set up to gather support, and to post updates on the day of the event. http://twitter.com/#!/Women2Drive

The following are the proposed revisions to the diagnostic criteria for children exhibiting sex-role incongruence. If approved, they will be used to diagnose sex-role noncompliant children to be treated with medical “puberty suppression”, sterilization and extensive plastic surgery to change the child’s body to a newly dysfunctional but superficially rough visual approximation of the other sex. The APA’s position is that social sex-roles are biologically created, possibly by brain neurology which although incredibly plastic in every other instance, for some reason in terms of sex roles is unchangeable. They advocate sterilization and lifetime cross-sex hormone treatments for children that are unable or unwilling to adhere to sex-based gender stereotypes and traditions.

P 00 Gender Dysphoria in Children

 Updated May 4, 2011

Gender Dysphoria (in Children)** [1]

A. A marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender, of at least 6 months duration, as manifested by at least 6* of the following indicators (including A1): [2, 3, 4]

1. a strong desire to be of the other gender or an insistence that he or she is the other gender (or some alternative gender different from one’s assigned gender) [5]

2. in boys, a strong preference for cross-dressing or simulating female attire; in girls, a strong preference for wearing only typical masculine clothing and a strong resistance to the wearing of typical feminine clothing [6]

3. a strong preference for cross-gender roles in make-believe or fantasy play [7]

4. a strong preference for the toys, games, or activities typical of the other gender [8]

5. a strong preference for playmates of the other gender [9]

6. in boys, a strong rejection of typically masculine toys, games, and activities and a strong avoidance of rough-and-tumble play; in girls, a strong rejection of typically feminine toys, games, and activities [10]

7. a strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy [11]

8. a strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics that match one’s experienced gender [12]

B. The condition is associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, or with a significantly increased risk of suffering, such as distress or disability.**

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The proposed revisions rename the childhood diagnosis from the DSM4’s previous “Gender Identity Disorder” (GID) to the revised name “Gender Dysphoria”(GD).

Gender = Sex Role. Dysphoria = Distress.

The previous APA  revisions proposed to re-name the diagnosis “Gender Incongruence” (GI) :

 “In response to criticisms that the term was stigmatizing, we originally proposed to replace the term “Gender Identity Disorder” with Gender Incongruence. This was accompanied by a re-definition of the condition, revised criteria, eliminating the previous subtype pertaining to sexual attraction, and introducing a new subtype categorization that does not exclude individuals with a somatic disorder of sex development (DSD). We chose the new term, Gender Incongruence, as descriptive and to avoid a presupposition of the presence of a clinically significant acute distress in all cases as a requirement for the diagnosis. In part, this was based on more general discussions in the DSM-5 Task Force on separating out the distress/impairment criterion and evaluating these parameters as a separate dimensions.

 We also debated and discussed the merit of placing this condition in a special category apart from (formerly Axis-I) psychiatric diagnoses to reflect its unusual status as a mental condition treated with cross-sex hormones, gender reassignment surgery, and social and legal transition to the desired gender (particularly with regard to adolescents and adults). We chose not to make any decision between its categorization as a psychiatric or a medical condition and wished to avoid jeopardizing either insurance coverage or treatment access”

Also reinstated at the behest of transgenderists is the severity scale, which trans-activists feel assists with the authorization of sterilization and medicalization of children who experience distress conforming to sex-roles.

“This revised proposal also re-introduces a clinical significance criterion, B, which clarifies that diagnosis requires distress or impairment that meets a clinical threshold. This criterion is present in the DSM-IV but was removed from the first DSM-5 proposal. Parents of affirmed/transitioned youth and care providers have raised concerns that removal of the clinical significance criterion would further obscure the medical necessity of puberty delaying medications as well as hormonal and surgical transition care.

Here is the APA’s clinical significance survey. Each question must be answered as shown:

  1. None
  2. Mild
  3. Moderate
  4. Strong
  5.  Very Strong
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“Dimensional Assessment for Gender Dysphoria in Children

Questions A1-A8 are the dimensional metrics for the corresponding categorical criteria.

Instructions: Please circle the letter next to the statement that applies to your child the best.

For Male Children (Parent-Report)

A1. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s desire to be a girl or insistence he is a girl?

A2. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s preference to wear girls’ or women’s clothing during dress-up play or activities (e.g., during dress-up play or at other times)?

A3. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s preference for female roles in fantasy or pretend play?

A4. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s preference for the toys, games, and activities typical of girls?

A5. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s preference for girl playmates?

A6a. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s rejection of typically masculine toys, games, and activities?

A6b. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s avoidance of rough-and-tumble play?

A7. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s dislike of his sexual anatomy (e.g., that he dislikes or hates his penis or testes)?

A8. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your son’s desire for the sexual anatomy of a girl (e.g., sits to urinate, pretends to have breasts, would like to have a vagina)?

For Female Children (Parent-Report)

A1. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s desire to be a boy or insistence she is a boy?

A2a. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s preference for wearing only typical masculine clothing?

A2b. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s resistance to the wearing of typical feminine clothing?

A3. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s preference for male roles in fantasy or pretend play?

A4. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s preference for the toys, games, and activities typical of boys?

A5. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s preference for boy playmates?

A6. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s rejection of typically feminine toys, games, and activities?

A7. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s dislike of her sexual anatomy (e.g., dislikes the prospects of breast development or that she has a vagina)?

A8. Over the past 6 months, how intense was your daughter’s desire for the sexual anatomy of a boy (e.g., that she would like to have a penis or to grow one; stands to urinate)?

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Should religious or other parents be permitted to subject their children to “treatments” which prevent them from going through puberty and subsequent surgical sterilization because they exhibit distress about complying with sex-roles? Because they do not want to treated in the way boys and girls are treated – very differently according to sex- and reject  the roles expected of them, and enforced on them, even by violence, or medical violence in the case of the sterilization advocated by transgenderists and the APA? Should children distressed by sex-roles be diagnosed with a mental illness or “medical” condition even though they are perfectly healthy in every way prior to “treatment”, but not after, because the “treatment” is permanently disabling? Is it child abuse? Is it a human rights crime? We KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT that the vast majority of these kids will acquire the ability to cope with their sex-role distress after going though natural puberty, without further need for psychiatric support, whether by finding social support among other sex-role rejecting people, or by fighting the nature of sex-roles and rejecting the roles entirely. We KNOW that MOST of these kids, left alone, grow up to be GAY, and well-adjusted in their communities. Should psychiatrists be “correcting” gender-nonconforming children? Should they be slating these kids for irreversible  sterilization and profound surgical genital mutilation? Should boys that want to have long hair and play with girls and hate sports and like dolls be pathologized? Should girls that don’t want to be treated as girls be “treated” with lifetime cross-hormones so they can look like boys? Or should the APA develop “treatments” that are non-invasive and that support children who reject the gender roles imposed on them? Should the APA fight sex-role conformity rather than promote it by pathologizing children?

The American Psychiatric Association requests public feedback on these proposed revisions. Deadline is June 12, 2011.

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevision/Pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=192#

Mere days after trans activists failed in their attempt to portray the Chrissy Lee Polis McDonald’s “beatdown” video as a transgender bathroom-related attack another supposed incident of a male being penalized for using a female bathroom emerged. This time the alleged incident was said to have occurred in the gayest resort on the Las Vegas strip, where a man was supposedly banned for life from the Cosmopolitan for using a female bathroom. Oh the horror of being male and being forced to use the male bathroom! The oppression! How dare females insist on a designated female only area for changing their tampons! The unfairness of it all!

This incident was created by a blogger writing for HotelChatter.com who alleged that a man named Stephanie was ejected and banned from the hotel for using a bathroom designated for female use:

“Here’s what happened. Stephanie goes to the Cosmo in the early hours of the morning – about 2.30am. She sits down at the Vesper Bar, in the lobby of the hotel, and orders drinks. Her drinks are good, the barman is pleasant, all is well. And then, at 4am, she realizes she needs the bathroom.

She goes, as is her wont, to the women’s restroom, just across from the bar. It’s empty, as you’d expect at 4am on a Monday. Not a single person in there. She powders her nose and exits the restroom, only to be met by two security guards who immediately say “Come with us” and start marching her out of the hotel. As they walk her, they demand to see her ID (to establish her legal gender). It’s in her purse, and she fumbles for it as she’s being forcibly marched through the lobby of the hotel. As she fumbles, one of the men tells her to hurry up. She is scared, and starts apologizing, saying she’s not trying to cause trouble, but it’s hard to walk and look for her ID at the same time.

They march her outside the hotel (the bathroom is near the main entrance) and she finds her ID. One of the guards checks it, establishes that her legal gender is male, and pulls out a yellow form from his pocket and starts writing in her details to the blank spaces. As he does so, he says, “Are you working?” Way to add insult to injury. She doesn’t say “Well as it happens, yes I am working, at the conference, douchebag.” She says no.”

The blogger asserts that the man (who insisted on using the female bathroom because although male he wants “to be female” and pee “like a female”) was unfairly discriminated against by having his feelings hurt by a policy based on actual sex and not his sexed urinary fantasy. Oh the humanity! “Banned for Life From The Cosmopolitan For Being Transgender” !!!!!!!! The headline screamed. And this from a resort with 100% HRC rating and a TAG certified establishment which regularly advertises in the Advocate and other LGBT publications.

As usual the cries for “Justice” against this “outrage” and “crime against bathroom humanity” went viral as the story spread and was picked up uncritically by other blogs and media outlets, the usual suspects including ( the prime movers behind the Chrissy Lee Polis fiasco) Bilerco who breathlessly ran with the headline “Transwoman Banned from Hotel for Life for Going to the Bathroom“. Coincidentally (?) this alleged incident was floated just as the Nevada state legislature was set to debate a law which would allow “Gender Identity” (one’s feelings of what sex they wish they were) to override any sex-based legal protections for women. The Cosmopolitan’s Facebook page was inundated with complaints from genderists and the resort’s offices swamped with phone calls and emails until finally the Cosmo issued a statement clarifying their non-discrimination policies and inviting “the individual” who claimed this incident occurred to contact them.

Calls for protests, boycotts, lawsuits, employee purges, etc. ensued:

“SB 331- I know we’re all saddened/outraged by Cosmo banning a Trans woman from their property, but let this be an example of how much we need to get SB 331 pushed through the NV legislature, making it illegal to discriminate against a person for their gender identity & expression from accessing places of public accommodation. Call your State Senators & urge them to pass this legislation!”

“Looks like it’s time for a good old fashioned pee-in!”

“They clearly don’t have any training (or really bad training) for employees on this issue unless the security guard was going rogue, which it really doesn’t sound like he did. They don’t deserve a good rating from LGBT rating services.”

“Cannot let this go quietly. This is the type of incident that calls for a rally against this hotel, a public boycott to send the message of their bigotry and why we won’t go there, and as Michiko put it, there needs to be calls to the Nevada resort association, and let it be known that this type of transgression is taking place.”

“That’s absolutely disgusting regardless to being born female or male if your identifying your self as the sex you wish too be there should be no problem going into an EMPTY or full restroom clearly the woman in question was not out too cause problems simply too use the facilities in which she payed to use anyway. People these days need to realise times have changed people are and should be accepted for who they wish too be.’

“They should pay her a month’s salary for each of the guards that violated her rights. The guards should be reassigned to cleaning the urinals and toilets in every restroom in the place.”

“The owner’s concern should not be for this one individual in particular, but for anyone that might be a vulnerable minority and considered as such by the bigot that initiated this. Because if they don’t like Transwomen, then they don’t like gays or lesbians, and you can throw in people of color or different ethnicity, with a slight sprinkling of physically challenged to boot. A bigot is a bigot and they will act like a bully as long as they think they can get away with it.”

“They should fire the night manager on duty, tell the security guards that their working for the next month cleaning out the toilets on the 12th hole of their golf course all night long and ask the bartender why he didn’t stop them from acting like A-holes. Then they should write a letter to every employee and let them know what they decided to do and that if they don’t get their collective heads on right in the future, they can go work for the old night manager at another location. Finally, they should offer to host a the monthly meetings for a local Transgender support group for the next year since many Trans support groups lack a decent or safe place to meet most of the time or have to meet in church basement or just gay friendly venues.”

Ad nauseum. You get the picture. Except HOLD ON THERE PARDNER. Enter openly gay Las Vegas journalist Steve Friess, who writes for USAToday, The New York Times, Newsweek and is perhaps best known for his GLAAD award-nominated front page feature on the suicide of transgender sportscaster Michael Penner for the LAWeekly.

Friess knows a good story when he sees one, but as he looked into the alleged incident certain things just Didn’t. Add. Up. His resulting investigation and interview with “Stephanie” (Who responded to Friess’ inquiry by stating, among other things: “I’m on the defensive here. I’m like a rape victim being cross-examined on the stand. That’s how I feel.”) are too amazing for words. You’re going to have to click this link and read it yourself. Trust me, it’s worth a few minutes of your time! Oh MY.

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