Five Years, 5 Million Readers +

December 21, 2015

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 Happy Anniversary GenderTrender!
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85 Responses to “Five Years, 5 Million Readers +”

  1. Mortadella Says:

    Wow! That’s impressive. Congratulations.


  2. Congratulations on five great years! This blog is a wealth of information.

  3. Cady Says:

    Thank you for your crucial work for women in combating the onslaught of misogyny the trans cult represents. Congratulations on your continued courage to present us with the information we need to keep up the struggle for women’s liberation. And you do it with such style and humor.

    • GallusMag Says:

      omg thank you so much.🙂


    • I agree with every word. You deserve all the plaudits you receive.

      I’d also like to make the point that although I am a het woman who is open about my love for the good men close to me, you never exclude me, and nor does anyone else on this blog. I’ve been spoken to harshly and, I think, unjustly by separatists on other sites, and it hurts because to me we’re a sisterhood regardless of our sexuality. I am an ally to all women.

      OK, we suffer oppression in different ways, but it’s always because we are women. One of the things that first freaked me out about the transagenda was the bullying of lesbians. It’s pure rape culture and it’s vile, Doesn’t affect me directly, but it makes my blood boil.

  4. prozac Says:

    Yes thank you so much gallus! I admire you greatly and if I wasn’t dirt poor without a credit card or bank card (loooong story) I would send you money all the time! Especially since you don’t clog up your site with ads! Keep up the excellent work!!


  5. Congratulations! Thank you for all the work – and the laughs!

    So.Much.Idiocy.


  6. Wow, five million readers? Fantastic work, Gallus!

  7. Branjor Says:

    Five years of the most excellent research, bringing it all together to make an invaluable resource for women, and telling it like it is in the face of all the opposition. Congratulations and thank you!

  8. cerulean blue Says:

    Five million! WOW!!!! Thank you for leading the way in the struggle against the Orwellian nonsense put forth by genderists. You are making a difference and women are the better for it!

  9. Smits Says:

    Happy birthday GenderTrender! (or perhaps happy TERFday?) Here’s to many more years of oppressing horribly persecuted straight men with awful things like ‘facts’ and ‘reality’.

  10. lovetruthcourage Says:

    Best site ever!

  11. sarineal Says:

    Congratulations, thanks for all your hard work Gallus Mag. This reminds me to spend more time looking back at older posts, I haven’t read nearly enough of the blog and what you say is so important and better still, stated with a courage and forthrightness that is sorely needed.

  12. Peke Says:

    Congratulations and thank you- it can’t be easy being a Cassandra. Keep on shining that light!!

  13. drycamp Says:

    I only found this site recently, and it’s a breath of fresh air in the craziness! thank you!

  14. Em Says:

    You’re doing the goddess’s work.

  15. Annie Says:

    Thank you for your blog it has definitely opened my eyes to what is really going on with us women today and I’m finally awake and aware and support all that you do in the name of natural born women.

  16. Rosemary Says:

    Thank you so much for the incredible amount of work and research you do GM, especially while dealing with harassment and vitriol while doing so. The fact that it is even remotely controversial for a feminist blog to prioritize women’s issues over male sexual fetishists is shocking, but your blog is a breath of fresh air in this pomo swamp.

  17. Magdalena Z. Says:

    Words are inadequate to express how much you and the other posters here have taught me about what it means to be a feminist. I rejected the sex pozzers and porn apologists early on and felt lost until the Caitlyn Jenner fiasco when I found this blog. You’ve given me words to describe the real gender dysphoria that is probably felt by most women when we see deluded entitled men using womanhood like something that means so little and can be put on like a costume to cavort in and everyone else, especially women, is silenced into approving. At first I would be a bit taken aback by things discussed here like, “forced heteronormativity”, the obligation of hetero sex, the burdens placed on women to be the emotional carers for everyone’s feelings and things that most straight women don’t even know about, things that I didn’t know I was allowed to think! Sorry if I sound gushy but I wish all women would read this blog, thank you Gallus Mag!

    • charlston Says:

      Hey I found new words as well. Also made up a couple along the way after much discussion with gender challenged people who may be dysphoric.
      1)Criticalthinking phobia.
      2)Gay&okwithit-phobia
      3) Hetro-phobia
      4)You’recis-phobia.
      ..and my favourite due to so many comments across the globe,
      4)GenderTrender-phobia

      I have developed a phobia as well.
      You’reCISsodon’tknowhowtobeawoman-phobia

      Best wishes to you.

  18. Zemskull Says:

    Congratulations Gallus, and thank you very much for your work here. I feel that I’ve learned so much in-depth that I hadn’t even considered before regarding this issue.

  19. 4thwavenow Says:

    Your blog was the first oasis of sanity I found on the Internet.

  20. Hannah Says:

    Wow! I’m fairly new here but not surprised and really happy so many people are reading this. Congrats and thank you for creating such a safe space.


  21. Thank you for your hard work, your passion, your eloquence, your wit. Congratulations!

  22. Larichus Says:

    And many happy (and/or angry(?)) returns …

  23. charlston Says:

    Its validation that what you have to say is true. Thankyou for your words and all the work you do. I healed more easily after finding your site. Thankyou to all the commentators as well. So many cool heads with so much information that I could never have found on my own. Gallus, you rock.

  24. Ali Bee Says:

    Congratulations and thank you for all your work

  25. GallusMag Says:

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!!

  26. southwest88 Says:

    Another reader thankful to have found you, Gallus Mag! Now doing another round of uncompensated elder care, that kind of “woman” stuff that the guys never seem that anxious to fetishize and appropriate, leaves me with time to internet daily for the first time in years. Great that sites like yours are places for reality and facts to be respected, not ignored.

  27. DailyMale Says:

    Congratulations and thanks for your one-woman war on bullshit. I have learned so much here.

  28. Guls Says:

    I discovered your blog via a link in Jezebel’s comments’ section and it has been refreshing me ever since, just by reassuring me that I’m not the only one who believes that the currently-popular,post-modern way of thinking is rudderless, nebulous, offensive bunk. You’ve been ridiculed and abused for your belief and insight but you’ve never wavered. Rightly so, as your loyal readership attests. ..

    So much journalism discards common sense and intuition in favour of populism and being perceived to be ‘on the right side of history ‘

  29. LC Says:

    Thank you for all your work, Gallus! I owe you and this blog so much for all the information you’ve collected and analyzed. I think that in some ways I’m not the same person I was when I first found it years ago(and is a good thing), and yet I still keep learning. And Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Fifth Anniversary!

  30. river Says:

    I don’t even remember a time before you. It starts here.

    • gchild Says:

      I agree, it does start here. But it doesn’t end here. When we 5 million+ are gone, Gender Trender will live on (in history books maybe) to support women seeking freedom from patriarchy and gender. And I am so excited for them!

      In fact, sometimes I wish I could be right there with the women who, like me, stumbled onto to this blog feeling wretched and destitute (wrong side of a “human rights issue”) after a depression internet journey through hell. Everytime I saw the word TERF, and CISSCUM, and even just CIS hurled at any woman, I felt the blow.

      I wanna be able to share that wonderful, liberating, and scary-as-hell moment when they find Gender Trender and realize that they are fully human and not alone. And watch the panic begin to subside.

      Phenomenonal work Gallus Mag! And thanks to all contributers.

      This. Changed. My. Life.

  31. Meg Says:

    Happy Anniversary Gallus! Thanks for being here and keeping us up to date on how trans is “trending.” 🙂

  32. Hex Says:

    I’ve been lurking on the radfem blogs for about a year now. Started with FCM and wwomenwwarriors and then onto your site. Most of what I read merely confirmed a lot of the thoughts I’ve had for years. It’s so nice to be able to articulate these things without people looking at me like I’m crazy. Happy 5th Anniversary! By the way…I once had an email exchange with wwomenwwarriors several months back but unfortunately I had to get a new one and I lost contact with her. I see that her blog is no longer running and she’s been in my mind a lot lately. Hoping she is ok and hoping to be able to get in contact with her again. Could you possibly pass a message to her if you’re still able to reach her? If not then no worries. I just miss her and miss her words. I’m guessing you can see my email address but if not, let me know and I’ll pass it to you to hopefully give to her also. Be well sister.

  33. CisWomanPrivilege Says:

    Thank you, Gallus. For providing this space and your continuous effort and work despite all death threats, doxxing attemps and whatnot.
    You’re a real sister, a real warrior, a real heroine.

  34. AWESOME CAT Says:

    You rock to the max, and I’m deeply grateful for the work you do.

  35. atranswidow Says:

    When I discovered your blog I was at the ”sink or swim” stage. Not only did reading your blog help me keep my head above water, it got me to dry land where I could start moving forward. I still haven’t figured out what being a ”woman” means to my ex but reading here has helped me realize what it means to me. Thank you for this haven of sanity in a crazy world.

  36. ShipRat Says:

    As a lurker I hope my donation will express a little of my appreciation.

  37. endthewoo Says:

    High fives all round ! Congratulations GallusMag, and thanks or all the work you do here.


  38. Congratulations Gallus, and thank you *so* much.

    Started reading this site in 2011, and what an eye-opener. No-one else was covering in this way how the societal push towards essentialising and individualising gender, including in kids’ toys, was impacting on women and girls. Nor how it was shoring up societal attacks on lesbianism.

    Now, no small thanks to you, there’s a proliferation of anti-gender blogs and a real movement amongst leftwing parents, however small, to reject this conservative and eugenicist movement of adults transing children. And there’s a growing understanding of the importance of improving the situation for girls and women in general so that they no longer desperately lean towards the non-solution to their pain of attempting to identify out of the sex class.

  39. naefearty Says:

    I remember the first time I found this site and the feeling of utter relief that there was someone out there who not only saw through the bullshit I was being forced to submit to, but also saw the wider implications for all women as the train was coming down the trans tracks. Who has proved to have accurately predicted how the erasure of “woman” as a category meaning “adult human female” would have the legal, cultural, and social consequences for women that we see around us today. But more than that, your work, this blog has re-connected me with women and our shared experience in ways I could only have dreamed of. You opened a door that has literally saved me and has enriched my life in the truest sense. You inspired me to tell the truth, and to hold a hand out to women who I knew were out there, but had been silenced and isolated as I was. Speaking my truth has bought me friendships, connection, purpose, and sisterhood. I can’t ever repay you, Gallus, but promise you that a contribution to the site is coming your way as soon as my salary comes in at the end of this month. Thank you for being our Sister. Thank you all the women who contribute here, and who have helped women in ways you will never know. xxx

  40. gunnhild Says:

    Congratulations and thank you for this blog, Gallus.

  41. GallusMag Says:

    Best blog ever! Thanks to all who have read and contributed your brilliance! xoxoxoxox Seriously, I would read the shit out of this blog even if I wasn’t the author. And to all the avid readers, the “hate followers” who hypocritically target the blog while hanging on every word:

  42. Ashland Avenue Says:

    You are the bravest person on the internet. I owe you my sanity.

  43. wildwomyn Says:

    GallusMag, your blog is the only one that I keep up separately, so I can continually read what you write/post, and the comments. Thanks for 5 great years of bringing light into the the darkness of patriarchy!

  44. Janetwo Says:

    There is not much that I can add to other posters to express my gratitude but here it is anyway. This blog brought me so much clarity and understanding. It helped me find my voice. And I think it has been a starting point for a renaissance of feminism. Over the past 20 years, we had so badly lost our way. Here is one of the very few places in the Western culture where we can rediscover and affirm what it is to be women.

  45. GallusMag Says:

    KICKING ASSSSSSSSSS

  46. hearthrising Says:

    Thank you Gallus, for reporting on this important topic in such a timely, fair, and readable way. 5 million! Wow!

  47. StraightFromTheHeart Says:

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! And congratulations on your well-deserved success.

  48. Joe Clark Says:

    Let me assure you that a small but exceedingly grateful contingent of gay males, most of us eldergays on the brink of extinction, are devoted fans and are very pleased your blog exists.


  49. This blog was my saviour. I was a genderist like so many others. But then I found a blog that was critical of identity politics and it helped me to see the misogyny and homophobia of the modern trans movement.Thank you Gallus🙂

  50. ephemeroptera Says:

    Congratulations on five years!

    Five million readers is an astounding achievement.

    And, remember that that achievement is even bigger than it initially appears, since so many interactions ripple outward from the regular and intermittent readership, and those numbers don’t show up in the blog statistics.

    Quality doesn’t always meet with the success it deserves, but it certainly has in the case of GenderTrender. 🙂🙂🙂

  51. Freyja Says:

    Just want to add my voice. I couldn’t believe the insanity I was finding online when I first started searching for tranny info. (Why? Because I was suddenly working with one. It rubbed me the wrong way that he was a woman because he said he was.) Someone online mentioned this site and said there was great information on it, but “the person who runs it is so angry!” I thought, if someone is angry about this, I definitely need to see her site!

    I came, started reading, and breathed a huge sigh of relief. Thank you, Gallus Mag. I know you’ve faced down abuse, death threats and more.

    • Zemskull Says:

      Hi Freyja: I also started reading here after some negative experiences with MTTs at my former employer. As it so happens, there’s now a number of belligerent MTTs in an organized social/hobby group to which I’ve actively belonged for several years. I’m glad I read here, as it’s a relief to know that my concerns about their claims and behaviors are shared.

  52. charlston Says:

    Just want to add something. Some of the people I know do not have the time to come to this site. I often send articles from here to them via email with GT Gallus reference of course. I am probably not the only one who passes articles on or discusses this site online so I am thinking you have many more readers than you think. You are reaching 5 million and many many more.

  53. Bev Jo Says:

    Happy Anniversary, dear friend!!! You have done so much for all girls and women by exposing the het men perving on us, appropriating our identity.

    If anyone doesn’t “get it” about why we say men can never be women (or Lesbians!), I tell them to read the archives here. How anyone could and continue supporting the trannies shows they are in deep with a cult.

    Thank you too for never liberalizing into not telling the truth to not “offend” our oppressors, which so many others with more privilege are doing.

    xoxoxo


  54. Back in early 2012, I considered myself a feminist, but was politically inactive. I didn’t know much about radical feminism; I only knew the libfem blogs I read on occasion annoyed me with their sex poz nonsense and shallow pop culture focus. That was bad enough, but I also noticed a creeping infiltration of transwomen had reached hegemonic proportions. Suddenly, if they didn’t have a trans moderator, there was one perched in the comments ready to pounce every time a woman dared to speak as if being a woman had something to do with having a female body! “The hell?”, I thought. “Where did these people come from? Aren’t they half a percent of the population or something? I remember those transsexuals on old talk shows, but these guys seem different…so porn and kink obsessed…so pushy…so cluster B…what’s going on?”

    I went looking for answers, and though I can’t remember exactly how I found Gendertrender, I was instantly hooked. Then a month or so after I’d started lurking, the Cotton Ceiling debacle broke. The denials, the guilt-tripping, the pomo gibberish…it was mindblowing to see it all unfold in real time. How could anyone take these people seriously, much less kiss their asses like liberals did?

    I spent the better part of that year down the rabbit hole, and came to realize that pornography wasn’t the only graveyard of the left. Transwomen were another handy tool liberal men could use to keep women focused on male interests. I began to see self-proclaimed feminists act with the cringing servility of Quiverfull wives before transwomen and even “feminist” men. Here, on the other hand, I was free to ask questions and make connections that would have earned me an instant ban in most liberal spaces.

    Blogs come and go, and even if you find one with a great writer and commentariat, they tend to get stale after a while. It’s quite unusual for a blog to maintain the vitality this one’s had for five years. The primary reason of course is Gallus. In addition to her great analysis and finely tuned bullshit detector, Gallus is just fun to read. The quality of commenters here is top notch as well. I’ve learned a lot about sex and gender issues over the past four years, but I learned more here than anywhere else. Thank you all, especially Gallus for all her work, and here’s to the next five years.

  55. Livvie Says:

    Thank you so much for being here, Gallus. I wish you many, many more years of success and happiness.

  56. luckynkl Says:

    Hat’s off to you, Gallus. Thank you for the labor of love you have gifted to women – especially Lesbians. You remain one of the few breaths of fresh air left in the galaxy which hasn’t been polluted by men. I can’t thank you enough for it.


  57. I always give credit where due, whether ppl like me or not. (I’ve been told it is one of the most annoying/fabulous traits I possess.) So in any event, congrats, you deserve it. Your links to Michael Bailey and Anne Lawrence are largely what turned *me* around, so good onya, as we used to say as kids in the Midwest.

    Good luck going forward, your blog has really made a genuine difference. My best to you, whether you think I am a blight on this earth or not. 😉 Namaste and Happy Solstice.

  58. Bev Jo Says:

    I forgot to add that I have pals who faithfully read, but don’t comment, so we can only imagine how many you are reaching…

  59. KgSch Says:

    Thanks for keeping everyone informed as to the horrors of the trans cult and not bowing to political correctness/anti-biology delusions and calling men “she” like the mainstream press does.

  60. Peachyoghurt Says:

    Thank you for your great work!🙂

  61. Elle Says:

    Another huge thank you here!

    I wish I could have found even one site like this when my now ex husband dropped the T bomb on me a decade ago. GenderTrender is a life and sanity saver for many, many women.

  62. Arla Hile Says:

    Another big thank you from a lurker.

  63. Melinda Says:

    Another boring old thanks from a grateful woman. Don’t wanna go all T-drama on you, but what a lifesaver you and other gender critical people have been for me since the Jenner shit show started. Congratulations!


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