“Free Avery Edison” – One Man’s Penis Rights Campaign

February 12, 2014

Avery Edison

Avery Edison

It’s amazing how much political and media traction one man’s penis can get if that man claims to feel “psychologically female”.

What does it mean to be psychologically male or psychologically female? For the transgender lobby it means that certain thoughts, emotions, preferences, and intellectual abilities are tied to one’s reproductive capacity. This is called “gender”. If an individual’s “gender” does not match one’s sex, the trans politic insists that this “incongruence” represents a life-threatening social, psychiatric, and medical disorder- an emergency whose only cure is disguising one’s body using various modifications into appearing like the other sex.

Transgender people have every right to believe in this. Feminists and most lesbians and gays would instead characterize this belief as extreme sexism and homophobia based on sex-stereotypes that expired decades ago.

One might think that Transgender Rights would revolve around the right to live unaccosted while freely exercising one’s personal beliefs, as with religion. Instead, the transgender movement lobbies for the right to compel non-believers to act as if they also believe in “psychological sex” stereotypes and to re-structure their own lives, and society, accordingly. This seems like an absurd and overreaching goal, one that Christianists and Islamists have been failing at for ages, but the trans lobby has made surprising inroads at installing public policies enforcing their “psychological sex” stereotypes into law.

Transgenderism has succeeded where religionists (who also subscribe to “psychological sex” beliefs, not incidentally) have failed because the Transgender Rights movement is a men’s sexual rights movement based on expanding the rights of males to sexually exploit and control women.

Patriarchal religions merely seek to uphold male domination over females, to maintain the conservative status quo, while the transgender movement expands on the ability of men to subordinate women. In this sense it is an evolution in men’s rights. This expansion and evolutionary quality accounts for its popularity and rapid adoption by male power structures such as government, medicine, law.

A story you may have seen in media headlines this week shows just how incredibly powerful one man’s penis can become under the social movement of “Transgender”.

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“My penis is more powerful than the cocks of a million alpha males all put together. ” – Cocky, by Julia Serano

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Avery Edison is a young man who believes in “psychological sex” and believes himself to be “psychologically female”. His activities include attempting to become a stand-up comedian and writing blog posts expressing his anger at women who refuse to let him insert his penis into them.

Avery Edison's penis rights

Avery Edison’s penis rights

Avery went to Canada on a student visa to take a college program on stand-up comedy, an endeavor funded by the parents of one of his girlfriends. He overstayed his visa before eventually returning to the UK. This week, for unknown impulsive reasons (perhaps because he felt like it and possessed enough incredible white male privilege that he had the expectation that his every magical wish would be accommodated), Avery decided to try to get back into Canada without first going through proper channels, even though he knew it was unlikely he would be let in.

He flew into Toronto’s Pearson International Airport somehow hoping to persuade officials to bypass immigration laws and allow him, unannounced and on the spot, to enter the country and visit his girlfriend. Not surprisingly (to anyone but Avery), his desire to enter the country did not override Canadian immigration law and procedure. Much like his anger at women who enforce a boundary against Avery’s right to stick his dick into them against their will, being subjected to Canadian border regulations (like everyone else) made Avery angry. Avery is a very entitled young man who does not anticipate being told “no” under any circumstance.

Avery began to tweet messages from the airport to his fellow “psychologically female” mates, conveying his upset at having his desires thwarted by the expected border regulations. These mates had a shared experience of being frustrated by common social boundaries that others accept as a fact of life: they were fellow members of the transgender political movement.

Avery was told that he had to turn around and fly home. But he was so angry! And so close to meeting his goal of seeing his girlfriend! He realized that if he refused to leave he would be incarcerated, which would allow him to receive visitors, including his girlfriend. So his goal could be met after all. Which is what he chose to do. But he wasn’t going to let this go without kicking up a fuss. Which is what he did.

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Can leave, but decided to stay.

Avery started tweeting about how bystanders were refusing to act in accordance with his personal belief that he is “psychologically female” and instead were perceiving his sex objectively –as evidenced by his body- as male. He would be housed during his chosen incarceration with other male-bodied individuals, regardless of their psychology or beliefs.  Equal treatment regardless of psychology or belief is considered an assault on one’s ego equivalent to physical battery, according to the transgender adherents. Referring to a “psychologically female” individual as a male-bodied person “is an act of violence”, stated keynote speaker Laverne Cox (himself a male by any objective measure) at last month’s Creating Change conference. NOW Avery’s twitter mates had something to sink their frustration into.

free avery edison

Whaaaaa!

Within hours, a #FreeAvery twitter hashtag was created. Dozens of newspapers and websites worldwide ran headlines on the incident. Several Canadian MPs made public comment and pledged their support. Calls were made for Canadian legal reform: to allow any man who defines himself as “psychologically female” to be housed in female facilities (which are sex-segregated for the protection of women against the overwhelming tide of male sexual violence conducted by males who refuse to respect the boundaries and humanity of women). A public protest and rally was scheduled for this weekend to highlight the “unfairness” of all males being treated equally regardless of their personal psychology or belief. A fund was started for people to donate money to Avery. Pro bono legal representation was arranged.

All this, on the basis of one male’s “psychological sex” beliefs and his desire to bypass all the same rules that apply equally to everyone else. One heterosexual white man’s thwarted impulse. One man’s penis.

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134 Responses to ““Free Avery Edison” – One Man’s Penis Rights Campaign”

  1. Motherhood Says:

    Maybe if he stays in jail long enough someone will smuggle him in a blunt stone and he’ll do the whole drama of pretending to cut his penis off. These men are like a constant re-run of really bad preformance art. Or is that passe and they would all rather keep it because hey they are such laaydees.

    What do you want to bet he does not have a ticket back and has not paid rent in awhile–scumbaggery thine name is Trans.

  2. Adrian Says:

    I can’t help but just be cringing on this dude’s behalf – has he NO SHAME? #FreeAvery? Really? REALLY??

    Surely if you look up “narcissistic dumbass” in the dictionary this guy’s picture has gotta be in there.

  3. GallusMag Says:

    From Redddit:

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    [–]Heyguys88 6 points 19 hours ago
    I know her…
    She wasn’t the nicest person but yes she totally should not have been put in a men’s prison!
    She didn’t overstay a student visa. She says she did BUT she dropped out of school. that therefore voided her visa. She then continued to live here for a year plus instead of going back home, filing the necessary paper work, and coming back. She tried to apply for another visa several months ago but was denied. That is when she went home. I know she was paid for shows here too while living illegally so maybe that too? She also has a ban 5 year ban in the US because of how much she used to travel/stay there to visit her ex fiance.
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    [–]febofebo 6 points 9 hours ago
    that therefore voided her visa.
    Also known as not having a visa to enter Canada. Who cares how she lost her visa or how it expired? The point is she knew she was illegally entering Canada. Why would any adult think this is OK?
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    [–]Heyguys88 1 point 5 hours ago
    She came to Canada originally on a student visa! She was in class (she barely came but the school continued to keep her there because they felt bad for her) but after she was told she wasn’t allowed to participate in a big important show at the end of the program BUT WOULD BE ALLOWED TO GRADUATE! She dropped out. So therefore her visa wasn’t valid anymore and she needed to leave the country, go home and file paper work, and then renter the country if she wanted to stay. She didn’t do this as she didn’t want to go home. So she stayed here for a year and a half…but seeing as she couldn’t work and therefore pay for medications and etc she tried to get a visa but was denied. THAT IS WHEN she left but not before getting a kickstarter kind of donation thingy where her fans donated thousands of dollars for her plane ticket, rent, and food. That was last year. On monday is when she tried to re-enter the country.
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    [–]febofebo -1 points 6 hours ago
    She came to Canada originally on a student visa!
    Which is fine. But when it expires, she cannot come back. Sorry.
    She was in class (she barely came but the school continued to keep her there because they felt bad for her)
    If she came here on a student visa only to skip class, it should have been revoked. She doesn’t have any right to claim student visa status only to abandon it once she gets here.
    but after she was told she wasn’t allowed to participate in a big important show at the end of the program BUT WOULD BE ALLOWED TO GRADUATE!
    This I don’t understand. She didn’t go to class so of course they told her not to bother participating in the “big important show at the end” because she was never part of it from the get-go.
    She dropped out. So therefore her visa wasn’t valid anymore and she needed to leave the country, go home and file paper work, and then renter the country if she wanted to stay.
    Obviously she didn’t do it this way if she was trying to enter on an expired visa.
    She didn’t do this as she didn’t want to go home. So she stayed here for a year and a half…but seeing as she couldn’t work and therefore pay for medications and etc she tried to get a visa but was denied.
    It isn’t her choice to decide if she should go home or not. She has literally no rights in Canada as a citizen – she is/was merely a visitor. She stayed here for a year and a half not working? That is fucked up and people like that should be banned from Canada for life as it abuses the system.
    THAT IS WHEN she left but not before getting a kickstarter kind of donation thingy where her fans donated thousands of dollars for her plane ticket, rent, and food.
    Holy shit, this person sounds so fucking entitled and irresponsible! Whaaaa, I can’t afford to live in a foreign country but I want to anyways so please donate money to me so I can twist the law for my own benefit. Her act isn’t even funny – how could she possibly have enough fans donating money to support her life financially? This idiot sounds like a parasite on everything she touches.
    That was last year. On monday is when she tried to re-enter the country.
    On an expired visa. As in she expired the time Canada gave her to live/work/study here. Why would she ever feel the right to be let in when she knows very well that her paperwork didn’t line up?
    Shame on you for defending this kind of behaviour.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      Hey, Avery Edison! YOU ARE A COLOSSAL FUCK-UP. AND A THIEF. AND OH YES, MALE..

      But back to the being a colossal fuck-up: millions of people try very hard, spend the monies, do whatever it takes to enter a country legally. It can be a complete pain in the ass, depending on where one is headed. But they do what it takes. You? You couldn’t be bothered. You think you’re above all that pissant bureaucratic bullshit! Ain’t nobody got time for that! That’s for the grunts, not some sparkly thang like you!

      Honestly, this grifter could take the place of Scumbag Steve.

    • Flux and Virtue Says:

      I had a feeling there was more to this story regarding the visa situation, few countries particularly Canada (I lived there for 2 years) would just put a person in immigration detention for overstaying that easily.

      This whole situation has been manipulated and embellished to provide a platform for this self indulgent asshole to use himself as an example to drive the trans agenda. And it is an agenda, self serving at the expense of biological females.

      He’s obviously used his cunning ways (and someone else’s money) to secure himself a passport that states he is female. What kind of fuckery is this in 2014?

      This is a monumental disgrace and Canada immigration were weak as piss for backing down on this one because of what, Twitter outrage!? Have we lost our politically correct minds?

      I hope this dude continues to be exposed for the narcissistic stain on humanity he is.

      I particularly hope none of the women in the detention centre were harmed or violated in any way because of inadequate judgement of Canadian Immigration officials.

    • Adrian Says:

      From the Reddit thread: “So she stayed here for a year and a half…but seeing as she couldn’t work and therefore pay for medications and etc she tried to get a visa but was denied.”

      …let me guess: Hormones?

  4. Ashland Avenue Says:

    So he’s whining that he’s had to do a lot of waiting around…like everyone else in his predicament. His treatment has been “deplorable”, because he’s been treated like everyone else.

    What an entitled, spoiled rotten little dick. I mean, wow. “Free Avery”?!! When he could’ve left of his own accord?! Well, wait, there is a caveat there – he seems to need a friend to buy his airplane ticket, I’m presuming because he doesn’t have any money or credit. (Surprise, surprise.) I have to wonder if his girlfriend’s parents, who are bafflingly paying for his education, know about his little “understanding” with their daughter. I’m sure he wants to keep that little nugget on the down low, lest his gravy train come to a halt.

    I also couldn’t help but notice the Instagramming he did on his selfie, to look all the more femmie; that avatar doesn’t look anything like him. But THIS: “But being shut off from the very idea of it, not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you?”

    !!!!!

    Holy shit, that just HAS to go into the Trannie Delusion Hall of Fame. That’s some golden stuff, right there. I need a drink.

  5. GallusMag Says:

    From his blog:

    JANUARY 20, 20144:30 PM
    Embarrassing

    I feel, very strongly, that I made a mistake coming back here. My life was riddled with problems, and I thought returning to the country of my birth would help me fix them. Or, at least, help me get to a place where I could fix them.

    Instead, I feel worse than I have in a long time. I miss my girlfriend, my cats, my friends, my home, and my city. I have the same problems I always did, plus: loneliness, isolation, fear that I won’t get back to the woman I love and the life I mostly enjoyed living.

    And, of course, there’s the embarrassment. Because I raised $6000 to get me back here, and to pay some of the rent once I got here. Well, the rent worked, let me tell you – I have spent the past four months in this room, rarely venturing outside. And I have spent most of that time in this room in my bed, too depressed to do anything with myself. Too afraid. Too ashamed.

    I have been thinking of suicide a lot. Don’t be scared – I’m not going to do it. I couldn’t hurt my girl like that, or my friends, or my family. But I’m craving the end of my life.

    I’m supposed to be bipolar, you know. But I haven’t felt anything but darkness in a long time. I’d appreciate some of that mania right now (maybe it’d help me make the things that I owe people for that $6000), but of course the brain doesn’t do what you want it to.

    My big accomplishment yesterday was going to the store. Just putting on clothes, walking for three minutes, buying Coca-Cola and bread, and coming back home again. It took me so long just to get myself upright. I barely have the energy, the ability, to feed myself, so I don’t know how I’m going to be able to get myself back to myself.

    I thought the pressure of February’s rent check would spur me -as pressure has in the past- to do all the things I was meant to do, send things to the people who have paid for them, and make even more things and charge tiny amounts for them. My rent isn’t much, and another month of existing in a place is another month of seconds in which my brain chemistry could make that switch and I’d be a whirlwind of productive energy.

    But all that seemed so achievable so long as I had another few moments of lying down in bed before I had to do it. And slowly my online self has been expiring. My website server went a month ago. My domain name goes tomorrow.

    This isn’t a suicide note (again, don’t worry – I’m not a danger to myself). It’s sort of an apology, and sort of a complaint, and mostly just me venting. I don’t have much communication with the world, and there’s always people here who will listen. Or at least give the illusion of listening. I miss communication. I miss being touched by another human being.

    I’m so sorry to everyone, including to myself. I made a mistake by trying to fix other mistakes. I really am so fucking embarrassed.

    • GallusMag Says:

      Very troubled young man.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      Now we’re supposed to feel sorry for him.

      No. Just, no.

      • GallusMag Says:

        LOL. I think that is his schtick- like it is for so many men. The sad sack who needs you to pay his rent for him. And do whatever he wants that you don’t want to do. Because sadz!

      • GallusMag Says:

        “And, of course, there’s the embarrassment. Because I raised $6000 to get me back here, and to pay some of the rent once I got here. Well, the rent worked, let me tell you – I have spent the past four months in this room, rarely venturing outside.”

        Aww, the six grand he “raised”- not that he was given by others but that “he raised” – paid his rent but that wasn’t good enough! Jesus no wonder his GF’s parents paid for him to go for school in Canada (where he apparently dropped out). They want this brain drain off the sofa.

        Jesus, six fucking grand is a lot of money. What a jerk.

      • GallusMag Says:

        “Mah penis has the sadz that you won’t let me put it in” HAHAHAHA

      • GallusMag Says:

        “You tried to help me and ya made me spend four months playing WOW and watching paorn! Wahhhh” lolol

      • Anon Male Says:

        But he sent all his donors macramé owls made during his manic phases! I feel bad for all the women on etsy having to compete against extra special gender dudes now. Why have skill when you can have passion and insider status on male subcultures?

        At any rate, Avery isn’t unique, you’d be surprised how many dipshits do the same thing he did — it’s not like anyone thinks Canada is a real country or anything. They’re not as young as you’d think, either, as it’s not ignorance but a kind of calculated egotism. Most have fallback plans and know exactly what homeless shelter or veteran’s administration [yup] joint they’ll end up in if they get bounced.

        Except all of those people aren’t being treated as international treasures by The Advocate.

  6. Ulrik Says:

    From Avery’s blog:

    “I’d envisioned slutting it up big-time when I moved to Canada for college. I still had a girlfriend back in Albany, New York (in fact, her parents were the ones funding my education), but she and I had an understanding: she knew that I’d spent my entire life feeling unattractive and unwanted, and I understood that she was kind enough to look past her jealousy and let me experience the dating world from the point of view of a gender I actually identified with.”

    I find myself most angry at the girlfriend’s (doubtlessly hip, liberal) parents, who are not only tolerating but financing this madness.

    • shediogenes Says:

      But he can have it all. He can go “slutting it up,” finance his own madness, never have to do a regular, boring job, and if he’s lucky, he’ll find “a pathway to liberation and survival” as well as validation of his proclaimed jenduh and some sisterhood ta boot. Just take a page from Janet Mock, Avery, ya little shitstain.

  7. lin Says:

    This was on his twitter, apparently written by someone else: “Just to clarify, Avery will continue to be detained at the Women’s facility for one more night until her flight out. -RR”

    A guy with a penis in a women’s facility? WTH? I thought already he was in a sort of protective custody while in the men’s joint.

  8. JDaniel Says:

    Nobody can write about it quite like you can.

    • Rb D Says:

      Damn right. The best. Better than reading poetry from my perspective.

      You should read the crap online. One outlet has so far had three reports, one column and no facts.

      Meanwhile, Saturday, women, is the memorial march for murdered and missing aboriginal women. I know this, because I’m going. See if you can find anything about it on G&M, The Star, NatPost et al.

      See. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Memorial_March#Women.27s_Memorial_March_in_Downtown_Eastside.2C_Vancouver

      • moira Says:

        Rb D, That’s such an important part of this disgusting story–news outlets and liberal “feminists” taking up “Free Avery” as their cause du jour, preferring spectacle to substance, male sexual prerogatives to female human rights every time–and of course, white male sexual prerogatives over indigenous women’s human rights, Thank you for this. And GM, your write-up here is priceless. This kid is revolting with his corrective-rape fantasies and “interlocking genitals = an added bonus that makes me the ideal lesbian” garbage, as well as his entitled “I’m too special for the rules everyone else has to follow” behavior that I can only imagine coming from a white man. Hateful, misogynistic, and transparent as hell. This should be “peak trans” for a lot of people, but we’ll see.

      • JDaniel Says:

        Moira: it doesn’t have much potential to be peak trans for anybody really, because all you see in “queer” and other media is a heavily retouched picture of a very pretty and passable young “lady” with a story about being stopped by surprise at the border. Nothing creepy here, just a pretty white girl with glasses victimised for nothing more than “her medical history.”


  9. Cotton Ceiling Revisited…

    Gallus, the title “One Man’s Penis Rights Campaign” is a suitable title for this post. This individual is just a self-entitled male, and he can’t understand why he isn’t the center of attention. Reading this reminds me of the Cotton Ceiling workshop in which trans activists went out of their way to tar lesbians with the label “bigot” for not wanting penis on a transwomen. Why don’t lesbians like, no, adore my penis?

    The title of Avery’s adventures is “The Best of Both Worlds”. In his blog, he talks about meeting a bisexual woman. Her boyfriend doesn’t mind her being with women, but not men. No p.i.v. (penis in vagina) with a dude is the rule. Avery can’t understand why this woman doesn’t want his penis because in his mind his penis IS special. It’s such an injustice to him. This is part of the adventures of Avery as he goes “slutting it up big-time” in Canada.

    Avery states,

    “I’d envisioned slutting it up big-time when I moved to Canada for college. I still had a girlfriend back in Albany, New York (in fact, her parents were the ones funding my education),”

    I printed out some JPEGs of asymmetrical haircuts and instructed my hairdresser to “dyke me up.” Surely some suitably gay hair would be all that was necessary to let the lesbians of Toronto know that I was on their wavelength and looking to get lucky?”

    What does “dyke me up” mean, especially when these words are coming from the mouth of a male? A male wants to be “dyked up” in case he gets lucky with lesbians. No, there is no lesbian phobia and homophobia here.

    Why is blatant lesbian phobia allowed, but people scream and wail to high heaven, “transphobia” if anyone says anything to upset poor, misunderstood guys who want to get “dyked up” in case they get lucky with a lesbian.

    His friends tell him that his having a penis must make it easier for him to be a lesbian.

    “I’ve had a couple of friends express that my penis must make it easier for me as a lesbian, since it means I have all the fun of gay-identified sex with the added bonus of interlocking genitals. And, of course, vast swathes of the pornography industry sell the image of the “shemale,” a beautiful woman with a secret, whose implanted breasts you can feel against your back as she takes you from behind.’

    He has a penis, and he is not a lesbian. Since he is a trans/queer guy, he expects “gay-identified” sex in addition to ordinary, penis in vagina sex whenever he can get it. This is just a porn sick dude. These statements are creepy, “And, of course, vast swathes of the pornography industry sell the image of the “shemale,” a beautiful woman with a secret, whose implanted breasts you can feel against your back as she takes you from behind.’

    Poor, misunderstood Avery must have been watching too much pornography because he seems fixated on implanted breasts “taking him from behind”. I think I’m going to be sick. If that is what he wants, I could care less, but don’t expect women to fall down and worship his SPECIAL penis.

    If people really want to understand how insane this has become, and how truly self-centered these males are, read these sentences. Let it sink in.

    ” But being shut off from the very idea of it, not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you? That hurts.”

    Does he really believe this? I don’t think he is a dim witted person.

    “not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you? That hurts.”

    It hurts! It’s an awful inconsolable injustice.

    This is a male, and how is his penis inside a woman any different than any other man sticking his penis in a woman. Does his penis have special writing on it or something? Is it a different color? A penis is a penis, except Mr. Avery’s. At least a straight man is usually honest and upfront about what he wants. This whiney, pampered little guy expects women to adore him because he is cool and trans, and never mind the penis. In his, “Best of Both Worlds, he get points for being trendy and trans, and still demands regular old penis in vagina sex from woman. Wait, I forgot to add that his penis MUST be special because it’s not really a penis.

    Despite what Mr. Avery thinks, women owe him no explanation. Poor Avery.

    • morag99 Says:

      Avery & Co. have some funny ideas about female sexuality in general and lesbian sexuality in particular. Namely, that women’s desire and pleasure cannot quite exist unless there’s a penis there to oversee the encounter. A penis is always an “added bonus” because women are in a state of lack, we are missing an organ. It’s all rather Freudian. One would have to see a woman as castrated in order to think that a possession of a penis would make being a lesbian “easier.”

      You’d think that a man, who wants to convince others that he really is a woman and really is a lesbian, would do a little research. Not that we’d be fooled by that, but from what I’ve read/heard from these guys, they don’t even TRY to fool us by becoming, at least, book-smart about real female bodies and sexuality. Some don’t even know the difference between a vagina and a vulva, but they “feel” like women nonetheless.

      There’s a teeny-tiny part of me that almost feels embarrassed for these displays of ignorance. Almost.

      • lin Says:

        If they feel they are really lesbians and they are really women and in fact make better women than women do, why don’t M2Ts just stick with each other? Seems like the best outcome for all concerned.

        Unless of course, they don’t really believe all that.

    • Adrian Says:

      If you had told me ten years ago that I would ever be reading a serious post from someone that contained the words:

      “I’ve had a couple of friends express that my penis must make it easier for me as a lesbian…”

      I would never have believed it. Such the rabbit hole this is.

  10. GallusMag Says:

    Pur Pur Avery. Life is so hurdddd for able-bodied young white heterosexual international traveling men. So hurrrdddddddd. Naval gazing is a very hurrrd profession as is porn watching and sponging off girlfriends. Plus he’s oppressed as a “male dyke”. Why do hetero trans always refer to themselves as “dyke” and “fag”. It’s so bloody offensive.

    Purrr Avery with multiple MPs from a foreign nation ready to spring into action in service of his dick. Holy shit. I should screencap all these assholes but I don’t have time. These are the assholes we should be documenting. Because years from now after the trans lobby has calcified and all these people start claiming “we never did that!” “we never intended that!” we can all go and pull the screencaps and say yeah ya did asshole. You knew exactly what you were doing.

    I always imagined that G/T would eventually become an incomprehensible site, where in the future people would say “What the hell is all that?” Like a website documenting phrenology. But now I think people will look back and say “These people knew EXACTLY what they were doing. Look at them! Look at them stomp all over women and lesbians and gays with impunity with all the heteronormative male power structures rubber-stamping this shit. Look at the doctors. Look at the psychiatrists. Look at the politicians. All the careerists. Look at the New York Times. Look at the Toronto Star. Look at the LA Times. The Globe. It will serve as a bastards gallery of woman-stomping male supremacists.

    • morag99 Says:

      Yes, the “science” behind phrenology and transgenderism is about on par. And both were/are legitimized in service of making invisible, and reinforcing, oppression.

    • Jane Says:

      I should screencap all these assholes but I don’t have time.

      You’re absolutely right. You could spend 14 hours a day documenting this bullshit and not cover all of it. It’s a media-wide deluge. None of us have time to waste and they know it. If males and their handmaids cannot physically stop us from leading productive lives that don’t revolve around their sociopathic asses, they’ll attempt to waste as much of our precious time as possible.

      All women need to walk a line between being aware of this fuckery and not letting it consume us. You go above and beyond the call of duty on this blog and I’m very grateful for your work, Gallus. I post on other sites under various names and always include Gendertrender links.

    • moira Says:

      “These people knew EXACTLY what they were doing.”
      Spot on.


  11. “My big accomplishment yesterday was going to the store. Just putting on clothes, walking for three minutes, buying Coca-Cola and bread, and coming back home again. It took me so long just to get myself upright. I barely have the energy, the ability, to feed myself, so I don’t know how I’m going to be able to get myself back to myself.”

    How is Avery going to get himself back to himself? It takes all his energy to walk to the store and buy Coca-Cola and bread.

    The “brain doesn’t do what you want it to” sometimes.

    “I’m supposed to be bipolar, you know. But I haven’t felt anything but darkness in a long time. I’d appreciate some of that mania right now (maybe it’d help me make the things that I owe people for that $6000), but of course the brain doesn’t do what you want it to”.

    Sorry for all the long posts, but this poor dude is something else. Avery went to Canada on a student visa to take college courses on stand-up comedy funded, of course, by the parents of one of his girlfriends. Sometimes he went to class and sometimes he didn’t. Great career choice. Do they do term papers and everything?

    • rbd Says:

      And now the Canadian taxpayer is funding his first Canadian gig.

      Spent all day fundraising for a homeless women’s valentines day dinner. Approaching local businessss to kick in. Just over $110 so far. Whee. Good thing those putting this on are ALL women. We know how to do it on nothing. So many years experience at that.

      • amazondream Says:

        WTFFFFF????

        “Spent all day fundraising for a homeless women’s valentines day dinner.”

        Sounds like common panhandling to me. Looooooser……

      • Ashland Avenue Says:

        I don’t understand your confusion, amazondream. It sounds like rbd was simply trying to get businesses to donate to a shelter for a dinner. I don’t think that falls into the category of “panhandling”, and I think folks who volunteer at homeless shelters could hardly be called “losers.” Your comment baffles me.

      • GallusMag Says:

        I think amazondream was attempting to be sarcastic. Unfortunately sarcasm can be difficult to convey online.

      • Ashland Avenue Says:

        Oh, for Pete’s sake! My apologies, then! And smart-ass me, I’m usually the first to a) pick up on; and b) deeply appreciate some good smart-assery. Sheesh – I’m falling down on the job. Sorry, amazondream!

      • GallusMag Says:

        @AA- don’t feel bad- it confused me as well, I almost trashed the comment. (((you))).

  12. vande Says:

    Thanks GallusMag. And thank you for a brilliant introduction to this story. Only by a lot of hard work could someone nail it that well.

  13. Teal Deer Says:

    From the rally’s facebook event page:
    “It is also important to note that the punishment did not fit the crime- If Avery had been cisgender, she would likely not be spending time in a prison.”

    Uh, sorry to break your special snowflake snow globe, transfolk, but anyone who refuses to leave when denied entry to a country is going to be detained. But I guess that doesn’t fit into the “always the victim, never the bride” narrative. Numbnuts.

    • Flux and Virtue Says:

      ‘Special snowflake snow globe” !! Borrowing that one!!

    • Adrian Says:

      Wait – I suppose I should go check the thing out myself, but I’m wondering now about details. Did any of this immigration hassling business possibly involve him presenting some less-than-official documentation with “F” on it? And that’s partly the reason for them being harsh?

      …if so then I could understand the “if Avery had been cis…” thing, though I would still of course counter that with a “you don’t have to fake up documents to match your feels, you did that on your own advice.”

      Just has me wondering. Because other than that possible explanation, I can’t see how his being M2T would somehow make the offense worse, to be the dividing line between detention or not.

  14. KittyBarber Says:

    One of the more mysterious things about Little Boy Avery and his ilk is that they seem to believe that their genitals are the only thing that makes them repugnant to lesbians. YOU WISH. I don’t have to see your junk to know who you are, you little creep. I can see guys like you coming for a mile away.
    Thanks, once again, GM, for documenting this group insanity. I’m going to apply to that school in Canada for my PhD in Phrenology. Because I have bumps on my head.

    • amazondream Says:

      I think those are called knots Kitty and they come from pounding our heads in disbelief–lol

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      Oh hell to the yeah, Kitty. They don’t seem to realize that it’s also their personalities that are such a turn-off. Not to mention their beliefs that men should be allowed into women’s prisons, hospital rooms, locker rooms, homeless and domestic violence shelters, etc. Their total and complete lack of respect or regard for women and our need for dignity and safety is what I find utterly revolting. (As well as the inside-out penis, of course. Can’t forget that.)


  15. “Avery Edison, Transgender Woman, Moved From Men’s Jail To Women’s Facility”

    I’m sure that Canada needs more bipolar stand up comedians. When he wasn’t “slutting it up big time in Canada”, sometimes he went to class and sometimes he didn’t. I’m sure classes on stand up comedy look good on a resume. It’s a very secure career field.

    Why was this little snot sent to a women’s jail after thumbing his nose at immigration policy? I suppose it would be nicer in a woman’s prison, especially since he still has a penis, and he makes no excuses for enjoying sticking it in a woman every now and then. His problem is that he can’t convince women that his penis really isn’t a penis. Because he so trendy trans/gender queer, his penis IS special. The women just don’t know it.

    When Avery tries to hook up with women, he usually states,

    “not even considering that having my penis inside you is different from having a man’s penis inside you? That hurts.”

    http://bygonebureau.com/2013/10/21/the-best-of-both-worlds/

    After Avery was being detained for thumbing his nose at Canadian immigration law, trans activist came riding to his rescue.

    “Edison tweeted that despite her passport listing her as a female, the customs officials sent her to Maplehurst, which is a detention centre for males, to await a hearing.

    Her girlfriend, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that jail staff told her that Edison was in the male facility because she has male genitalia.

    Edison wrote that the prospect of being sent to a male facility, where she believed she would be “a potential target for sex attacks,” was “terrifying.”

    Randall Garrison, the NDP critic for LGBT issues, says he spoke with Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and pressed for an immediate transfer and a review of Canada Border Services Agency policies on detention of transgender people.”

    “Edison tweeted that despite her passport listing her as a female, the customs officials sent her to Maplehurst, which is a detention centre for males, to await a hearing.

    Her girlfriend, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that jail staff told her that Edison was in the male facility because she has male genitalia. (***If they know he is male and has male genitalia, he should have been sent to a men’s prison)

    “Edison wrote that the prospect of being sent to a male facility, where she believed she would be “a potential target for sex attacks,” was “terrifying.” (**what about the safety of the female inmates sharing a cell or shower with a fully intact biological male who, by the way, admits that he likes sex with women)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/11/avery-edison-womens-facility_n_4770367.html

    In other words, transgender identified people who intentionally disregard immigration law are excused for their behavior, and are coddled and given special treatment. Avery is a fully intact biological male. His needs are not important than the needs of female inmates.

    • Flux and Virtue Says:

      ^^ THIS ^^ however the only thing I would change is that you refer to special snowflake Edison as he/him/his

      • Adrian Says:

        All the “she” is just the direct quotes of the article in the Huffington Post.

        But reading this now I understand a bit more maybe… so the passport with “F” on it was legit? As in, legally obtained credentials? Then probably he’s having the rude awakening that the coveted “F” on official documents still doesn’t QUITE trump all – ah, sorry about your penis.

        I still wonder why his supporters are insisting that he wouldn’t have been sent to detention at all if he were “cis (woman).” I can understand if those supporters were saying “he wouldn’t have been sent to male detention if…” but apparently they’re claiming the only reason he goes to detention at ALL (either sex) is because he’s trans? Just wut?

        Meanwhile of course he always had the option of turning right around and getting on another plane, never going to detention at all. He has to pay for another plane anyway, no matter what he does (assuming he can’t just move up his original planned return flight). But HE decided to stay in Canada for a few more days so he can have visits with the girlfriend.

        This whole story just gets crazier and crazier. But it’s still completely a play he wrote for himself and is now acting in!

  16. wwomenwwarriors Says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Made me cringe.

  17. Deb Says:

    what a terribly mentally ill person who clearly takes advantage of being “trans”. I have a F-M trans and I have seen a huge change in him from being a caring, passionate, enlightened female to a patriarchal embracing male; including now going to a christian church and posting quotes from the Pope. During transition he was upset that people wouldn’t just take his word for the fact that he was in transition and let him use the male locker rooms, etc. Now I know this is not the same, but my point is that you can’t have it both ways. You can’t be a F-M trans and then when it suits you have a baby so you can say you are a M having a baby and want all the respect and rights of a F having a baby. So this “whatever” person wants to be female but stick his penis into women and can’t understand why women don’t want that? I have neck pain from all the head shaking these days. Oh Goddess help me survive!

  18. survivorthriver Says:

    It’s really time to pull the plug on delusion.

    Penis? You are a male.

    Cut off penis? You are a castrato.

    XX = female.

    XY = male.

    People with penis without proper passports demanding special treatment = scrotal case. I’d say nut case, but its the same.

    I feel sorry for persons who want to live their lives in the gender presentation opposite their sex, but, these gender delusionals need to hit a brick wall from their antics.

    • morag99 Says:

      “People with penis without proper passports … ”

      That’s a lovely piece of alliteration.

      • survivorthriver Says:

        Thanks. I could probably channel Dr. Seuss and alliterate and further amuse!

        “These trans who are all trans and spin transy all day, they trans and they whirl but they don’t go away….”

        Weak, but it is late.

      • morag99 Says:

        Ha! Survivor, you are a poet and an inspiration …

        Trans I am,
        Trans I is
        I do not like the
        One called cis
        I cry because
        My hands are bigger
        I do not like panties 
        with a trigger
        I do not like them in a tree
        I do not like the hairy vee
        Least of all, the dangling pee
        Meanie cis, with your pees and vees
        Don’t you know it’s all about mees?
        I will write an angry letter!
        I will scream ’til I am better!

  19. Good Point Says:

    So… Let me get this straight. She has a penis. She identifies as a woman. That’s fine. The women she dates are cool with people who identify as men sticking their dick in them, but not her. Why? What’s wrong with her trying to get sexual pleasure from a relationship? It’s not like she has the choice to magically get a vagina without paying for an operation. Look, in fine with them not wanting to engage in coitus with her, but you are acting like it is wrong to get sexual pleasure from a relationship. Is it? Is it really?

    • GallusMag Says:

      Sir, men cannot actually purchase female body parts for themselves to wear.

    • river Says:

      Women are not obliged to entertain any male’s dick, ever.

      • morag99 Says:

        Yes. There’s another creepy idea is creeping in here, beyond the complication of a male identifying as a lesbian. That is, once a woman allows one penis in her body, why not another? It’s like, why can’t the woman’s original consent just carry over to the next guy? This:

        “The women she dates are cool with people who identify as men sticking their dick in them, but not her. Why?”

        Yuck.

      • Anon Male Says:

        I’ve only read the excerpted passage and assumed that he was whining not about that, but that women who don’t like any dick period don’t make special consideration for his since being on estrogen changes a dick’s entire character/nature. By not making that special consideration, his “femaleness” isn’t being honored by his trans supporting… victims.

        I could be way off base but that’s just the flip side of the same argument, anyway, and they’ll argue both simultaneously.

        I’ve seen declarations in the past from Kool-Aid drinkers that they’re pansexual and will have relationships with anyone EXCEPT for Cis-Males, who are icky patriarchs. Which is true. And I don’t give a shit who they have relationships with because it’s not my business but I reserve the right to criticize the idea of making “cis” mean something quasi-factual in that way because obviously that comes around and hits more than just males in the end.

      • Random Radfem Says:

        @anon male The experpt was about a specific situation- a young woman who had a bf with whom there was an agreement that she could get together with other women. She told this guy he couldn’t put his p in her v (her words supposedly) and he was incredibly hurt because his special wady dick should never be denied. He wrote an essay about it.

      • Anon Male Says:

        OK, shit, I did read that somewhere. I blanked on it because who the fuck would want to commit that to memory, but my bad.

        It’s interesting that boyfriend and girlfriend both decide that lesbian sex isn’t real sex and therefor not cheating and no one in the rainbow allies community has a problem with that.

        I’m also guessing Edison would be knowledgeable enough about genduh studies to point that out, himself, if he needed to school someone else aggressively and put them in their place as mainstream or uneducated, he doesn’t have a problem with someone he likes (presuming he even bothers to like women he sleeps with?) being in a relationship with an obviously fucked up dudebo or have a problem taking advantage of that for his own gain.

      • Teal Deer Says:

        I have a sneaky suspicion the boyfriend thinks it’s “hot” that his girlfriend dates women, and is hoping to be invited to watch or join in someday. It is funny, though, that however much the woman accepted Avery as a trans “woman”, she still recognized the penis for what it is. She and her boyfriend agreed she could hook up with women, and she knows women don’t have penises. Whodathunkit?

      • Random Radfem Says:

        @Anon Male There is a link to the essay, right above the excerpt. Not sure it is worth a read- GM laid out this guy’s hand quite thoroughly, as usual. The wahhhhhmbulance must have gotten there in time and this guy lived to grift another day.

    • Teal Deer Says:

      All the gender issues aside, since I can tell we won’t likely see eye to eye there, the point you’re trying fo bring up comes down to consent and boundaries. The young woman Avery is complaining about had a boundary. That boundary was that her boyfriend’s penis is the only penis allowed/wanted in her vagina. She has a right to set boundaries and withhold consent. Avery has the right to feel sexually frustrated, but not to question the girl’s right to choose who has access to her body. Being romantically open to someone doesn’t mean you’re required to give up all autonomy and let the other person use your body in whatever way they choose.

      • morag99 Says:

        Teal–same idea at exactly the same time! Great minds … ?

      • Teal Deer Says:

        These people are nuts. It seems like they expect their “allies” to whore themselves out to any trans who’s interested. Yet another thing they refuse to be responsible for on their own.

        Sociey owes me hormones and SRS! Society owes me a job or income I don’t have to work for! Society owes me sex, with whoever I want, whenever I want!

        And just think, we “cis” women are priviledged. *eyeroll*

    • Random Radfem Says:

      @Good Point “What’s wrong with her (sic) trying to get sexual pleasure from a relationship?”

      Your wording there, trying “to get” sex is pretty revealing and on the mark in how it relates to this dude. It sounds like something every date rapist ever has probably said to himself, full of smarmy male entitlement. Because this woman has sex with other penises, than why not his? WhyyyyyyWhyyyyyy???!!! Plus, his is a special wady dick! A bonus for lesbians, too! Fucking gross. Give me a fucking break. The funfems may play along and condescend to your “womanhood” and agree outloud that penises can be female, but very few will still play along when that penis is trying to penetrate them! That is also why they are obsessed with lesbians, the little masochistic pricks, because having a lesbian accept your dick as female would be the ultimate validation in their dysfunctional, yet supremely entitled, worldview. This is a caricature of an entitled white dood. How many girlfriends does this little asshat claim to have? One in Albany whose parents were paying for his college courses and a common law partner in Toronto? None in the UK? How sad for all of those women missing out on his ladystick. Who takes college courses in stand up comedy anyway? I bet his routine is so anti-funny- viscerally cringeworthy. Unless he is truly stupid, he knew he was not going to pop into canada without a visa, having overstayed his last one. Trans “activists” are attention seekers of the highest order and this guy is just another example of their entitled male bullshit. From the stuff posted from his blogs, it looks like the money he e-begged off people was gone and he needed to get himself back out there. Another successful grift- maybe he will disappear until the funds he is acquiring now run out.

    • ChicagoRefugee Says:

      Where, exactly, does it say: “The women she dates are cool with people who identify as men sticking their dick in them, but not her?”

      Because I’m certainly not seeing that – anywhere. Indeed, Avery’s whole argument that ‘her’ penis is different and therefore special seems predicated upon obtaining an exception to a general ‘no penis’ rule.

      *back to lurking*

      • Adrian Says:

        That’s exactly how I read it too – the women Avery dates (or tries to date) have a rule, No Penises Allowed.

        He then assumes that means “no man genitalia allowed” and thinks “But I’m a woman! My genitalia are woman genitalia!” and is then shocked (shocked!!!) when he’s rejected because hey, penis.

      • Random Radfem Says:

        @ChicagoRefugee, It is discussed in an essay he wrote- it is linked to in the article, the first one, I think, right above the quote from that essay: Special Wady Dick Rejected, Man Gets Sadz, Journals

    • farishcunning Says:

      ” Look, in fine with them not wanting to engage in coitus with her, but you are acting like it is wrong to get sexual pleasure from a relationship. Is it? Is it really?”

      Yes, you dumbshit, it’s wrong when a dood with a dick tries to “get sexual pleasure” by sticking his dick into a lesbian and claiming he is a lesbian, too, so she should totes let him. Do you really need that explained to you?

  20. lin Says:

    With so many M2T getting locked up, I bet it has skewed crime statistics for women vs men. Heck if I was a guy, I’d probably pretend I was a woman to avoid mens prison, especially if all I have to do is grow my hair long and call myself Gigi. I hope they differentiate between crimes committed by women and delusional males because these M2Ts are going to make us look bad. Actually I just googled “crimes committed by transgender” and nearly all the results were about crimes committed against them. Yet they keep getting sentenced to prison. Strange, huh.

  21. GallusMag Says:

    Btw I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUTHANK YOU THANK YOU to the three women who sent me gifts in the last few weeks. I can’t tell you how much it is appreciated. THANK YOU XOXOXOXOX
    THANK YOU
    THANK YOU
    ok stopping now.

  22. belindieG Says:

    Edison needs to rethink his man hands in his glamour shot.

  23. sayjoismme Says:

    “Transgender Rights movement is a men’s sexual rights movement based on expanding the rights of males to sexually exploit and control women.” What about physically female people who identify as male? What about those who genuinely believe they should be female? Who have chosen to live as women in every sense of word, after being tested, getting their penis removed or added, hormones changed, vagina created, and take on the roles society designates to men or women? Except childbirth or getting people pregnant.

  24. Jane Says:

    I can only imagine the cognitive dissonance involved in being able to write the pussy-begging trash quoted above and then being offended by a tranny chaser:

    https://twitter.com/aedison/status/434506631087665152

    Why are you denying him the chance to slut it up, Avery? It’s not like yours is the only needy penis in the world, bigot.

    ps. Avery’s rally got about 20 people:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1379541392314482/

    Good thing the Canadian government bowed to that fierce Twitter mob and promised Avery he could come back to Canada.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      Jane, I love your posts.

      And yeah, what happened to “slutting it up”? Is little Avery realizing it doesn’t feel so great to be treated as a sex object?

  25. Jane Says:

    Penis rights include the right to appropriate gendered slurs:

    “And its transmisogynistic as fuck to say transwomen can’t say cunt because they presumably “don’t have vaginas like you.”

    It’s misogynist to deny me the right to say “cunt”!

    Good to see they’ve got their priorities in order.

    • anon male Says:

      1. Is the immigration holding center Alcatraz or something? I mean, is everyone in it (who isn’t an “internet celebrity”) a serial killer, rapist, or a member of Al Qaida?

      If not, how is it not slander to pretend that every male there is an imminent threat to “precious people” (Avery) and how is that not more “misandrist” than anything any radical feminist has *ever* been accused of saying? Valerie Solanas never made me feel as worthless as Cheri DiNovo. I can accept being seen as a potential vector of male violence; I can’t accept that I’m *also* more deserving of being the recipient of it than someone who simply hangs with a hipper crowd.

      2. If that holding center is such a cispit of SCUM and vile’inity, why is it the inmates with zero institutional power to blame and not the people running the joint?

      Why isn’t DiNovo shutting the place down and dismantling the Canadian Immigration Industrial Complex if she actually gives a shit about what she’s pretending to? How is picking and choosing people to be spared from violence instead of dealing with violence the answer?

      • morag99 Says:

        You bring up a good point, anon male. DiNovo is obviously not interested in the problem of male violence per se, or in the male institutions which ensure it. Rather, she’s focussed on who should be spared that violence.

        Avery Edison, and every other transgender guy protected by Toby’s law, are more precious, we understand, than any and all women. But you’re right that for DiNovo, male trans are also more precious than other men who are vulnerable, disenfranchised, less-privileged, etc.

        Where there’s a fight for exemption from violence–i.e., male transgenders simply cannot be put at “dire risk”–there’s a rule. The rule is that male violence is an institution. The rule is that women, and some vulnerable men, can take the hit and absorb that violence, and that their trauma can safely be minimized or even ignored. And it is.

      • Rb D Says:

        She’s focused on their vote.

        By the way, elsewhere, whoever wrote that staying comment on DiNovo’s site? It’s only there because she thinks you’re male, gay male, or MtT. No women’s dissent will be heard.

  26. [slides by with my middle fingers up] Says:

    The writer of this article is actual sentient garbage- what a miracle of nature. Go crawl back into the dumpster you came from, you transmisogynist piece of filth.

    • Teal Deer Says:

      What an eloquent statement. I’m sure we’ve all seen the light, and now fully agree with you. Well done!

      *slow clap*

      thbbbt!

    • Lint Says:

      Can you say anything to counter the fact that Avery Edison is a scheming, steaming pile of shit? Or are you just going to get mad at Gallus for pointing out the truth: Avery Edison is a man who deserved to get arrested.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      “Transmisogynist”! LOL! Made-up words are funny!

      The only one hanging around dumpsters here is you, searching desperately for any cast off women’s undergarments or used tampons that you can claim as your own. Now go toddle off and convince yourself of how “fierce” you are.

      • vande Says:

        Transmisogynistically speaking he just got his knickers in a twist about what he perceived as a transmisogynisticatious situation. Give the guy a break. The hurling of insults is considered by some to be a legitimate form of intellectual exchange – though not usually after a certain age. … oops.

  27. Lint Says:

    Delicious as always, Gallus! I haven’t been able to keep up with things lately (been sick), but as soon I as I heard about this story I knew you’d do an awesome job. You did not disappoint!

  28. Radical Feminist Says:

    Oh wow! I’ve never seen trans-exclusive feminism before. I didn’t know it was so mean.😦

    • GallusMag Says:

      Okay “radical feminist” “female” “woman” “lesbian”. LMAO you pricks. Whah I navah! I nevah knew radical feminists were against gendah! And me bein’ a rahdicahl feminist and ahl! LOLOLOLOL.

      Erasure and colonization of everything beautiful is all you necrophiles will evahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh know. But keep pounding that nail bro.

    • GallusMag Says:

      Ahhh Nevah Knew Feminism was so…. MAHN HATIN! lololol

    • GallusMag Says:

      DON’T BE MEAN LAYDEES! SERVE MEN. BE SWEET. SMILE.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      “Radical feminist” my ass. More like Ernest Borgnine (look him up, kids) in a dress, feeling all empowerfulized after discovering PinkEssence.

      Anyway. Women have always been accused of being “mean” when we fight back. We’re used to it. Doesn’t stop us, though. And like Lint brought up, this article simply points out that Avery is a lying, conniving, piece of shit grifter who’s taken advantage of the kindness of so many people it’s impossible to keep track. If that’s too “mean” for ya, I suggest you go hang with the bronies somewhere. Those guys will welcome your ass-kissing with open arms.

      • Lint Says:

        Indeed!

        I want to know what’s up with the lame disagreement posts (can’t really call them arguments). It would seem that even trans activists realize Avery is a crazy, narcissistic, manipulative asshole who chose to be arrested. Looks like for once they’re too embarrassed to come up with a counter argument.

  29. GallusMag Says:

    Transgen-huh??
    Posted on March 7, 2013 | By Byrgen Finkelman
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    My family
    My daughter woke me at 3 a.m. in August 2008 to tell me she had a girlfriend.

    “That’s great,” I mumbled. “Oh, and she’s transgender,” she added, heading to the door.

    “Okay,” I said, “We’ll talk tomorrow,” and went back to sleep.

    Fear accompanied my morning grogginess; I’d never heard the word transgender before. It sounded complicated and, to be perfectly honest, more than a bit weird.

    At the time, my only frame of reference to anything trans was Renee Richards. Her lawsuit to play women’s tennis made the national news when I was in high school. Dr. Richards was called a transsexual.

    Bigoted parents had raised me, and I never wanted to be like them. Would a transgender girl – whatever that was – undermine my open-acceptance/celebrate-diversity approach to the world?

    First stop coffee; second stop Google. My simplistic interpretation that morning was this: a transgender person is someone who is born one sex but wants to be other. I now know that it is so much more complex, and that a transgender person’s gender identity (what gender they are in their brain) determines their gender.

    As Avery, who hails from England, planned a trip to visit, my daughter approached me for advice. Avery was early in her transition and her passport still had her male name and gender on it; she had to travel as a male. She wanted my daughter’s first view to be of her not him; thus the quandary:

    Should she use the airport men’s room to change into a woman and risk running into men as she left,or should she change in the women’s room and risk running into women going in as a male?

    This was my introduction to the difficulties of navigating the world as a transgender person. Since then, Britain has removed the sex marker from its passports, but difficulties abound for transgender individuals.

    Avery was the first transgender person I had ever met, and hers was a world of which I was completely unaware. Fortunately, she was open about her gender identity and taught me so much. I continue to learn from her series of pieces about being a transwoman.

    I want to blog about gender and identity, hair and clothing and makeup, prejudice and discrimination, name changes and identity documents, unconditional love, and more.

    I invite you along for the ride.

    Byrgen Finkelman

    Ally, advocate, and member of Affirming Transgender Rights, which advocates for transgender rights from New York’s Capital Region.

    • Lint Says:

      PUKE!

      Love the way this opens with the daughter tossing out an off hand, no-big-deal “oh, and she’s transgender” just to show how cool and with it she is.

      And then we get “a transgender person’s gender identity (what gender they are in their brain) determines their gender” from this poor brainwashed and put upon mother. How sad that she didn’t google further to find out that transpeople are bunch of mentally ill people who need therapy not tit slicing and dick inverting.

      What a completely oblivious woman.

    • GallusMag Says:

      My daughter woke me up at three a.m. to tell me she had an internet love interest…..dur WHUT?!

      • anon male Says:

        And now, instead of being furious when you find out that the whole internet knows that your kid’s boyfriend is two timing her (by shaming her as a selfish prude getting in the way of someone on a “journey”), your response is to try to *profit* off of it by thinking this is your *in* on a “creative class” gig?

        A chance to escape being bourgeois white bread through contact highs via a precious person? All for the price of an airline ticket for a fucking leech and stomping on your daughter’s dignity?

        I miss when parents like this just embarrassed themselves by trying to look cool as prom chaperones or whatever.


    • Wow. That is a surprising amount of stupid right there.

      “Bigoted parents had raised me, and I never wanted to be like them.”

      -You are bigoted. Women are not brain sex, gender is made up.=
      ———————————————-

      “…and that a transgender person’s gender identity (what gender they are in their brain) determines their gender.”

      -Gender is bullshit. Brains aren’t gendered. Do some fucking science. Way to throw your ENTIRE sex under the bus there.

      “We all have the same brains TEE HEE”
      ——————————————–

      “she had to travel as a male. She wanted my daughter’s first view to be of her not him; thus the quandary:

      Should she use the airport men’s room to change into a woman and risk running into men as she left,or should she change in the women’s room and risk running into women going in as a male?”

      -HAD TO TRAVEL AS A MALE? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?

      So, t-shirt and jeans are travelling as a male? Is it “travelling male” because he couldn’t wear make up?

      For fucks sake, I am a femme female and I can’t even be fucked putting make up on for a plane ride. Your skin feels dry enough at altitude without foundation on.

      I don’t see many females with makeup on (unless travelling for business) and especially not for long flights.

      CHANGE INTO A WOMAN? I actually nearly vomited. That is disgusting. I reckon she’ll get pulled up for transphobia on that one.

      “We don’t change into women, we are women you CIS bitch!!!”

      And of course he’d have to change into his super sparkly dress because…why?

      This lady is a fucking moron.
      ——————————————-

      “I want to blog about gender and identity, hair and clothing and makeup, prejudice and discrimination, name changes and identity documents, unconditional love, and more.”

      -FTFY:

      “I want to blog about female subjugation, bullshit aesthetics that don’t fucking matter and the right for people with a penis to force themselves into female spaces”

      How many tropes did we get? I count five.

    • GallusMag Says:

      “Should she use the airport men’s room to change into a woman ..?” LOL what the FUCK…


      • “Change into a woman”

        Dr. Hannibal Lecter ( Anthony Hopkins ):

        “The significance of the moth is change. Caterpillar into chrysalis or pupa, from thence into beauty. Our Billy wants to change, too.”

        Our Avery wants to change.

        o_0

  30. GallusMag Says:

    Prejudices without borders (a guest blog post)
    Posted on March 18, 2013 | By Byrgen Finkelman
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    From time to time, we will have guest bloggers on Transgender Talk. This blog post is by Avery Edison who was mentioned in our first blog post. I’d say, “Enjoy,” but that’s not quite the right sentiment:

    Avery Edison
    It’s a pretty bad day when you’re headed to a wedding and get turned away at the border. You feel embarrassed; you worry about the ramifications of this denial of entry, and you get angry that you spent so much time looking for a dress.

    In my case, you also get humiliated because of your gender and asked invasive questions that make you feel like a freak.

    I’m a British citizen, a Toronto resident, and a transgender woman.

    Two years ago I tried to enter the US at Niagara Falls, NY and was denied. I do not pretend that I was bounced because of my gender – the reason I was flagged was because I’d visited the States on the visa waiver too many times, enough to apparently count as “abuse of the system.”

    But when the border officer asked me a standard set of questions for his report –where do you live, what is your date of birth, have you ever gone by another name– things took a turn.

    When the agents discovered I am a transwoman, they took me aside and asked me things that aren’t on any official form.

    They demanded to know if I’d had surgery, and, when I said I hadn’t, gestured at my breasts and said that surely I had implants.

    They asked me over and over what my legal gender was. I’m female, as it says on my passport.

    They presented me with the forms I had filled out when trying to enter the country, and they held out a bottle of whiteout and asked, “Do you need to change your gender on these?”

    I could never hope to understand the intricacies of US customs and immigration law and protocol, and I don’t know if I could say whether or not it was unfair to not let me attend that wedding.

    But I do know that I was not treated like a human being who deserved respect that day.

    My gender was disrespected, my mental health was questioned, and then I was put in a car and driven, by a man whose name I was not told, back to the Canadian border.

    He played Rush Limbaugh as we drove. It was a nice alternative to the bigotry and ignorance I’d just experienced.

    Avery Edison

    Avery is a comedy writer. She is currently sharing her experiences as a transgender woman in a series of pieces at the Bygone Bureau.

    • Lint Says:

      Avery Edison is such a self absorbed little turd. Notice how he starts out with a self pitying whine about going to a wedding (aww how sweet!) and being turned away at the border, as though he did nothing to create the situation. And of course he has to throw in a comment about looking for the perfect dress so we all know what a fab and fashionable tranny he is. He’s serious about this woman thing, look he listed finding the right dress as being on the same par as feeling humiliated and worrying about being denied entry to a country!

      But what cracks me up is Avery’s insistence that he is a female because wow he managed to get a passport that says so. Like passports are the ultimate legal determinate of sex. Never mind the penis, I have a piece of paper that says I’m a woman. Does Avery not realize how insane this is? So absurd.

      Moving on…

      “I was put in a car and driven, by a man whose name I was not told, back to the Canadian border”

      LOL. I’m not sure why I find this so funny but I can just imagine Avery working himself into a tizzy because the boarder security has no idea who the cab driver is.

      “Avery is a comedy writer”

      Oh dear. As with Avery’s femaleness, saying doesn’t make it so. As we can see from the article, Avery is a humorless, dour little priss pot with zero comedic talent.

      Thanks for posting that Gallus, it was truly delicious!

    • GallusMag Says:

      Not his first time at the rodeo…


    • “It’s a pretty bad day when you’re headed to a wedding and get turned away at the border. You feel embarrassed; you worry about the ramifications of this denial of entry, and you get angry that you spent so much time looking for a dress.”

      – Really? If I got turned away at the border I would be freaking out that I’d broken US law and therefore be put on some sort of list. Wouldn’t give a flying fuck about my dress.

      ——————————————–

      “the reason I was flagged was because I’d visited the States on the visa waiver too many times, enough to apparently count as “abuse of the system.””

      -Love the airquotes around “abuse of the system”. He violated the fucking law like the little cock weasel he is. I can bet my left tit that border agents know the law more than Mr “Comedy Writer”

      —————————————
      “I could never hope to understand the intricacies of US customs and immigration law and protocol, and I don’t know if I could say whether or not it was unfair to not let me attend that wedding”

      – He got that right.

      Had he ever considered given that he had flouted US customs law before, that they were incredibly suspicious of his new claim of being “female” and perhaps considered him to be trying to gain entry illegally? Or perhaps be up to something else dodgy?

      ——————————————————–

      “But I do know that I was not treated like a human being who deserved respect that day.

      My gender was disrespected, my mental health was questioned, and then I was put in a car and driven, by a man whose name I was not told, back to the Canadian border.”

      – I work at a supermarket on the weekends.

      I get treated like a sub-human. I get threatened with violence (and have had incidents where I have had to defend myself) weekly and get called names.

      I also have a fuck-ton of ugly 40+ males hit on me because being FRIENDLY and CIVIL means that I am totally interested in them.

      My SEX is disrespected constantly. I have to put up with “on the rag” jokes, and stupid comments about my sexual availability.

      So, fuck Avery. A few men question his sanity and his stylish panties are in a bunch? He really needs to learn to shut the fuck up.

    • Siobhan Says:

      What a stupid child Avery is! I just crossed that same border yesterday. The border guards on both sides ask a lot of followup questions. They always go off script and into other questions. They are supposed to be engaging you in conversation and looking for inconsistencies, evasiveness, etc. They will always be skeptical, nosy, and abrasive, because that is their job. They are not there to be your friend or to make you feel good about yourself.

      I am a middle aged schoolteacher American mom traveling with two kids, a rather unlikely looking prospect for border shenanigans, and I still felt put on the spot by their questioning. Border crossing in the modern age is no fun.

  31. Jane Says:

    Avery is still whining about his detention. I got screenshots of his insulting Twitter comments about women’s fear that MTFs in female prisons may assault female inmates:

    He pretends that the issue is his transness, rather than his maleness.

    People are fine with rape happening in prisons, as long as the rapists come by their crime “honestly”. Which is ridiculous, obviously.

    People who are callous toward prison rape are not likely to feel special outrage at a trans person committing it. Most people who take issue with putting MTFs in women’s prisons probably oppose all sexual abuse of prisoners.

    TL;DR – A pre-op trans woman using her penis to rape another prisoner would be abhorrent. A cis-woman rapist is just business as usual.

    As usual?

    MTF = MRA

    • GallusMag Says:

      Avery: “Our goal should not be to cancel out the perceived advantage pre-op transwomen have over other rapists in women’s prisons” [sic]

      UGH what a disgusting man Avery is.

    • morag99 Says:

      ” A cis-woman rapist is just business as usual.”

      Avery wrote THAT? Is he living in the same world as we are?

      Yes yes, I know the answer. He lives in the trans-world, where up is down, boys are girls, white is black, and female rapists are “business as usual.”

      “MTF = MRA”–yeah. The only difference is the wardrobe.

    • Lint Says:

      Thanks for the update, Jane. He’s is a total nutcase and he and his penis should not be allowed in a women’s prison EVER.


    • Wait, the same dude that said:

      “Edison wrote that the prospect of being sent to a male facility, where she believed she would be “a potential target for sex attacks,” was “terrifying.””

      (Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/11/avery-edison-womens-facility_n_4770367.html)

      is now saying that females have nothing to fear from him?

      So which is it? Are females vulnerable to males or not? The fact that females may see him as ‘terrifying’ is not acceptable because of his feelz?

      I am so fucking angry at this double speak bullshit.

    • Ashland Avenue Says:

      “…over other rapists in women’s prisons.”

      WTF??!! WHAT other rapists in women’s prisons?! (Besides possibly some of the guards.) Exactly HOW MANY women are in prison for rape, Avery? Fuck this guy – this is yet another use of the “But women rape toooooo!” whine/lie that they like to cling to. Total, total bullshit.

  32. liberalsareinsane Says:

    The dumb, worthless prick has filed two human rights complaints. Here HE is whining complete with smirk.
    http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/transgender-woman-files-human-rights-complaints-after-detention-in-milton-1.1899385

    • GallusMag Says:

      haha! Crosspost! thank you

    • michelle Says:

      smirking AND complete with his 5 o’clock shadow…anyone with functional eyesight can see they put him in the correct facility.

      And maybe he will learn that it isn’t wise to blow off timelines for a stay in a foreign country,,,actions have consequences, dude.

    • morag99 Says:

      Next up: Avery Edison files human rights complaint over hurt feelings because a Canadian woman misgendered her womanly penis, and would not let poor little Avery put it inside of her.

      “She was shut off from the very IDEA of it,” said Edison, wiping away a tear, which left mascara-stained rivulet on her cheek . Back in February, Edison tweeted from the woman’s bedroom as the rejection of her penis unfolded. Edison confessed that she had wanted to leave her painful ordeal with the Canadian woman behind her, and just carry on with her normal life at home–doing stand-up “comedy,” smirking, and searching for unsuspecting women to fuck. But then one early morning a lawyer contacted her by telephone. He said, “I think we have a case here.”

      A spokesperson from the federal Ministry of Sexual Re-education said that they are taking Edison’s complaint seriously. “Our country defines itself by its diversity. So we cannot ignore the challenges that transgender diversity may present to males who just want to get laid.” He said that the misgendering of penises is a growing concern, and that women in particular would benefit from sensitivity training about the sexual needs of other women with penises.

      “We are committed to the fair treatment of all transgender visitors to our glorious, progressive country. Our citizens rejecting penis on the basis of outmoded ways of thinking about gender is simply unacceptable,” he said. “We want to ensure that historically oppressed groups, such as women, get the kind of sex that they came here for. Especially”–he added with emphasis–“if those women are really men.”

  33. threebabies Says:

    What a spoiled, entitled little shit. These coddled little millennials are truly too fucking much.


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