Bilerico wrestles with question: Is Violence against Lesbians an appropriate action ?
August 5, 2011
An unprecendented blogpost today from an alleged LGBT website. Bil Browning’s Bilerico raises a discussion of whether Threats and Violence Should Be Used against Lesbians by Transgender so-called allies! The question of whether threats and violence should be used against Lesbians was raised by a male transgender Mercedes Allen who is sponsored by the Bilerico website. He posted that he personally was against violence against Lesbians by Transgenders: “ And I want to be clear that I am not advocating threats (or worse, violence) to try to silence the authors — on the contrary, I’m perfectly happy to hold Brennan and Hungerford’s views up for all to see, and let the public be the judge.”
What On Earth??? Who on Earth in the LGBT umbrella IS ADVOCATING for violence against Lesbians? Transgender males, according to Mercedes Allen. Apparently transgender folks are upset that two Lesbian women wrote a letter to the UN in support of sex-based protections for women. Why are Transgenders so upset with Lesbians who support protections for women? So upset that the question of violence against them is on the table? Apparently such protections for females impose on the rights of males to use funds allotted for female sports programs under title IX. And male “rights” to use female-only gyms, female college dorms, female support groups, domestic violence programs for women, women’s prisons, etc.
Bilerico, an LGBT website actually raises the issue of whether or not threats and violence should be an appropriate response to women who support such female rights. I can’t imagine a purported LGBT website discussing whether or not violence against gays or transgenders is appropriate or not. Or whether Lesbians should be attacked or not. Or whether females should have sports programs or not.
But there it is. Front Page on Bilerico.
Mercedes’ piece titled “Less than Women, Less than Human” claims that Lesbians acknowledging that male-bodied people are (gasp!) male-bodied is the same as “calling them less than human”. And that threats and violence against Lesbians that acknowledge male-bodied people as male-bodied is an option worthy of debate. Well guess what guys, just because some women are Lesbian, and have a sexual orientation to the same-sex, doesn’t translate into Lesbians “thinking males are less than human”. Lesbians don’t think males are subhuman. Really guys, it’s not all about you. Are we really having a conversation on an LGBT website in the year 2011 about whether women should have their own sports programs and whether Lesbians hate men, and whether THREATS AND VIOLENCE ARE AN APPROPRIATE ACTION for transgender males to take against Lesbians who acknowledge their male physical sex??? Mercedes says yes.