R.I.P. John Berger

January 4, 2017

John Berger passed away yesterday at the age of 90.

Over the years when various people have asked me if there is any particular thing they could share with their female teen or young adult when she announced that she is “transgender” and isn’t open to being directly challenged, I always suggested this program for shared viewing: John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’. Particularly Part 2: The Female Nude, but really all four segments in order.

It is art criticism with some Second Wave Radical Feminist analysis thrown in (uncredited!) and is a good introduction to awareness of gender and the male gaze as well as critical thinking and cultural competency in general. Really every teen should be forced to watch this program. It also has some fun anachronism and 70’s kitsch for a bonus.

Selling points?

First: it has nothing directly to do with transgender.

Second, you can insist it is a necessary part of their art education (and it is!) and view it together.

Third, it’s a great entry and conversation starter on the degraded status of the female caste that pervades all aspects of culture now and throughout history.

But most importantly, it teaches young people to see beyond the surface how representation itself works.

Kind of pathetic to recommend a 45-year-old program by a male (who steals feminist ideas) for such a purpose, no?  But there it is.

These days, thank god, there are some desperately needed materials being produced- particularly by dysphoric women and detransitioners- that are likely more directly helpful. Blogs, YouTubes, and some upcoming books! But I’m still not aware of any sort of “family movie night” program like this directed at teaching teenaged young women and girls to recognize the male gaze that has been inflicted upon them and all females throughout time, and that does so gently in the guise of edu-tainment. One made by women! Perhaps I’ve missed it. Leave comments with suggestions if I have. I think it is very desperately needed.

To media makers looking to make a difference for young women and girls struggling with gender, please consider making such a program that teaches youth not by instruction, but by giving them the tools to see.

Rest in peace John.

HeteroQueer Autostraddle Editor Heather Hogan Profile Pic

HeteroQueer Handmaiden Autostraddle Editor Heather Hogan

Have a look at this.

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The festering boil of man-loving female “Queers” who have battered and destroyed Lesbian Spaces, Lesbian Culture, and Lesbian Lives for the last 20 some years erupted in a stream of foul puss this week in response to the hiring of an actual Lesbian editor to run the ostensibly Lesbian-centric website AfterEllen.

The site had been destroyed by a cluster of hetero “queer” women writers and a commentariat empowered by fired former editor, the awful Trish Bendix, who believes homosexuality is oppressive to those who engage in heterosexuality, that women oppress men by declining to socialize with them, and that lesbian speech, the lesbian politic, and unique lesbian culture should be censored by any means necessary.

Their goal? To suppress lesbian-specific content and community and drive lesbians and lesbian culture out of public life. Their motive? Colonization and sexual exploitation of women. Their tactic? The same suppressive techniques utilized by heterosexual “queers” (and many gay men) across the “LGBT”: Silencing, censorship, slurs, violence, economic marginalization, coercion, shaming, harassment, and domination by their sheer numbers and proximity to/membership-in male power structures and authority: political, financial, social, technological, et al.

HeteroQueer Handmaiden Trish Bendix

HeteroQueer Handmaiden Trish Bendix

In the pathetic case of the specific tumor attached to the AfterEllen website, how this played out was a constant and repeated mashing of the report/censor button on any woman who expressed a homosexual point of view (or even reference to the female sex as a discrete human characteristic) followed by a bunch of yelling about men’s feelings, using slurs, shaming, and inevitable censorship and ban by the hetero “queer” Trish Bendix moderation team.

The problem is, lesbians kept showing up, assuming the site was lesbian centric. “AfterEllen” referred to Ellen Degeneres of course, the massive dyke and queen of the universe who threw her mainstream media career and life’s work on the pyre of lesbophobia for the benefit of us all and was the only high profile homosexual to ever do so at the time. What latecomers didn’t realize is that the Trish Bendix crew was running the site as a massive peen re-education project, and that “After Ellen” was meant to be “After Ellen” as in, “after lesbians like her are eliminated”.

The “Queer” heteroflexible women and porn-sick male autogynephiles that comprised Trish Bendix’s lesbian re-education camp at AfterEllen have always been with us. They were the gruesome straight couple at the dyke bar on the weekend looking for a threesome among the female homosexuals, searching for the swinging “lipstick lesbian” of their dreams. They were the creepy straight guy sitting in a corner in masturbation prelude, gazing at us, alone, because he could. These were the heterosexual feeders nipping at the edges, the closet kinksters, who looked for a sexual “degeneracy” of their own imagining (or in some cases merely the most slight and banal flexibility of what the kids today call heteronormativity) that excited them in our spaces. They were the tourists.

Gay liberation created the hetero-queer.

Generations of homosexual community, culture, camp, dykery, humor, love, fellowship and PRIDE in the face of life-destroying lesbophobia and homophobia- including an entire generation of gay men who were allowed to die needlessly in a mass death in the most hideous pandemic imaginable- and countless gay women whose lives were ground into dust by heterosexual men and the women who love them- paid the price for the measure of “acceptance” we now have as long as we try to blend in and keep our mouths shut. What human rights we now have (in some cultures) literally rests on the bones of martyrs.

Something else resting upon the bones of our martyrs are the masses of hetero “queers” who never did anything but colonize our movement with their sheer numbers and their heterosexual male power.  They created no historical movement, because what they were doing wasn’t worth paying a price and they had no political goals. There is no “Queer” movement because they have no absence of rights. They are not oppressed because they represent the powers that be: heterosexual men.

There is no Bisexual Women’s Rights movement because there is no such thing as “biphobia”, and there is no unique Bisexual Women’s Culture because 87% of them are married to men and heteroflexibility is pretty much fine with everyone (men) since forever. Any female “queer” movement is solely occupied with colonizing, exploiting and destroying female homosexual spaces while promoting male supremacist sex-roles (“gender”).

Male queers have no historic rights movement because they are heterosexual men and the only thing they do is expand male supremacy over women. There is no hetero queer male politic. Male hetero queer “transwomen” fight tooth and nail (Revlon Red) to oppress women and uphold sexism, because they enjoy it. Control of the lower caste is their birthright and occupying that caste for their pleasure is an alpha man’s prerogative. Play along or you’ll dishonor him and make him suicide or KILL YOU. So sexay mah laydeesuit! U must affirm meh!! It’s mah Privilege!!

So now, according to “Queer Women” Heather Hogan, Trish Bendix, and Elaine Atwell: Lesbians are neo-Nazis and men (and-the-women-who-love-them) are the Jews. Lesbophobia is a word lesbians use in order to commit genocide. Lesbian Spaces and Culture exist to exterminate the men and man-loving women who demand access to us. Or something.

Lesbian spaces "break her heart"- HeteroQueer former AfterEllen writer Elaine Atwell

Lesbian spaces “break her heart”- HeteroQueer former AfterEllen writer Elaine Atwell

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Not much "clout"

Not much “clout”

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Lily Maynard (a pseudonym) lives with her husband and their family in the UK. Her daughter, Jessie, was 15 when she first began identifying as trans.

In this post, Lily chronicles her grueling journey of self education on trans issues, and her determination to share what she learned with Jessie, who at first utterly dismissed her mother’s efforts.  But after 9 months, Jessie, now 16, eventually desisted from trans identification, and, with the support of her mother and another formerly trans-identified friend, came to recognize and embrace herself as a young woman.

Jessie adds her own observations at the end of her mother’s post.

Lily and Jessie are both available to interact with readers in the comments section of this post.


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December 5, 2016

War on Lesbian Culture

December 1, 2016

mary-daly

WAR ON LESBIANS.

I’ve worked the door at various lesbian events. That shit ‘aint pretty. LESBIAN ONLY. Sorry genderqueer non binary trans masc boo. NOT FOR YOU. Sorry autogynephile heterosexual male fantasists. NOT FOR YOU. You need to PUT A FOOT UP THE ASS of IDIOTS who don’t RESPECT lesbian spaces.

This is a WAR on LESBIAN SPACES.

FIGHT BACK.

“Queers” are not lesbian.

“FTMs” are not lesbian.

“Transwomen” are men.

Lesbian Culture Needs a HUGE FUCKING BOUNCER. ALWAYS.

http://www.wweek.com/culture/2016/11/30/who-crushed-the-lesbian-bars-a-new-minefield-of-sexual-politics/

mary-daly

FUCK YOU

Mason Johnson- a woman among women

Mason Johnson- a woman among women

Transgender athletics made the news this week when ‘Transman’ athlete Mason Johnson, born female, dominated the men’s rugby division mere months after undergoing a medical ‘gender transition’ to male..ish.

Aww. You caught me. I’m just kidding. Johnson instead reasonably announced she was delaying her ‘gender transition’ so she could remain competitive in rugby by remaining on the women’s team:

http://www.outsports.com/2016/11/29/13779656/transgender-rugby-quinnipiac-mason-johnson

Because Johnson knew that no amount of medical intervention, no science, no testosterone injections or doping, or proclamations of her ‘male identity’ would allow her to compete as an elite female athlete on an elite male team in a sport specifically designed to measure the human capacity for violent battery and team assault committed by individuals intentionally bred for thousands of years to maximize those capacities: males, whose very physiology has been distilled for the sole purpose of violently controlling the freedoms of people like her: females.

Sensible woman.

Females may outperform males in long-jump skying and endurance swimming, and target shooting, but in bloodsports, not so much. Not yet. Like restrooms, male sports should be open to all who wish to use them. Women’s spaces, not so much.

Speaking of which:  a man named Jillian Bearden (Jonathan Bearden) won the top prize of the female division at cycling’s El Tour De Tucson on his first attempt, by demanding that everyone else pretend he is female because he started taking estrogen pills a year ago, on the premise that feminized males are an abject, tragic lot, so pathetic and worthy of pity that anyone with a heart should dash their own interests (and common sense) to accommodate them.

“Transgender Cyclist is Top Female Finisher at El Tour De Tucson” proclaimed the headline about the male athlete in an Arizona Daily Star article by reporter Ezra Amacher that failed to even mention the name of the actual female winner (Anna Sparks!). http://tucson.com/sports/local/transgender-cyclist-is-top-female-finisher-at-el-tour-de/article_2c7d291f-4376-57a6-9578-3831353032bc.html

“Transgender Cyclist’s Win in Tucson Was Fairer Than It Seems” mansplained the Star’s Tim Stellar. Stellar goes on to quote without investigation the authority of a transgender radiology tech who also competes as a male against women: Joanna (John) Harper.  Harper claims to have objectively studied 7 other male runners who desire to compete against women (one of whom famously exited the testing pool via a ghastly triple stabbing attack on running officials)  and posits himself as the sole author of “the proof” that male athletes begin to perform in female ranges after ingesting a 12 month prescription of magic estrogen pills: http://tucson.com/news/local/columnists/steller/steller-transgender-cyclist-s-win-in-tucson-was-fairer-than/article_0851e258-2eb6-540a-8e60-1875e7bc836d.html

But do they?

Male “women’s champion” Jillian (Jonathan) Bearden never raced the El Tour De Tucson before but he does have a racing history. He raced the Salada Classic both as a male athlete and again later in the female division.

“The Salida Classic hosts a time trial with some of the best views in the State, a criterium in the heart of downtown Salida, and a deceivingly tough road race in the hills outside of town,” reads the event flyer: http://salidaclassic.com/home/

Bearden rode the Criterium in both 2011, as a 30 year old male competitor, and again as “Jillian”, a 36 year old male competitor in the women’s division: https://www.coloradocycling.org/results/individual?usac=506895&license=&year=all

 

30 year-old Jonathan Bearden: 51 minutes and 11 seconds.

36 year-old Jillian Bearden: 48 minutes and 47.9 seconds.

 

Bearden improved his performance after ‘gender transition’.

He isn’t alone.

Male cyclist Anna Catarina Lisk (Richard Lisk) joined Bearden by placing in the top 20 of female competitors at El Tour De Tucson. Like Bearden, he also has a racing history.

 

In 2007 Richard Lisk, then age 36, ran the El Tour at 5:42:57

In 2014 Richard Lisk , then age 43, ran the El Tour at 6:48:26

In 2015 as “Anna” Lisk he improved to 5:34:49.60

Last week, age 46, Lisk’s time was 5:30:33.48

This placed Richard/Anna 16th in women’s rankings and like Bearden, was an improvement in his performance after ‘gender transition’.

 

There were (at least) six males competing in the women’s division at El Tour De Tucson:

 

  • Jillian Bearden (Jonathan Bearden) age 36, transition one year.
  • Claire Louise Swinford age 46, (http://transangels.blogspot.com/2011/07/freaky-little-slut.html)
  • Anna Catarina Lisk (Richard Lisk) age 46, transition one year.
  • Erin Marie Russ (Edward Alexander Russ)
  • A man calling himself “Summer Storm”
  • Ruth Jennifer Seaman (Dr. Jeffrey S. Seaman- psychiatrist)

 

These male athletes were members of Team SAGA (Southern Arizona Gender Alliance) https://www.facebook.com/TeamSAGA2016/

representing their newish men-only cycling organization: the Trans National Women’s Cycling Team: https://www.facebook.com/TNWCT

The TNWCT is the first organized male-only team recognized by the IOC and the USAC as ‘female athletes’, according to their literature.

The Fellas:

Jonathan Bearden before

Jonathan Bearden before

Jillian Bearden after

Jillian Bearden after

Clair Louis Swinford- NYTimes photo

Clair Louis Swinford- NYTimes photo

Anna Catarina (Richard) Lisk

Anna Catarina (Richard) Lisk

Erin Marie (Edward Alexander) Russ

Erin Marie (Edward Alexander) Russ

Psychiatrist Ruth Jennifer (Jeffrey S.) Seaman

Psychiatrist Ruth Jennifer (Jeffrey S.) Seaman

MANifesto:

“We are a group of trans women cyclists of all ages, who have created a national all trans women’s USAC race team and club team. The sport of cycling has literally saved the lives of several of our members as we have struggled to achieve acceptance in our roles and in our communities. Rather than succumb to the struggles and challenges we face as transwomen, each cyclist has instead chosen a path of resilience, strength, tenacity, love, and civil stewardship. We ride for one another and for our nation as fully engaged examples of the power and beauty of being our authentic selves. The Trans National Women’s Cycling Team has created something that has never been done before—to bring all trans female cyclists together so we can share our stories and grow as a whole. Together with our members, we will continue to make ripples in the pond. This is our time, and it’s our turn to step forward and be free as our true authentic selves in the sport we love. We are giving back, leading, guiding, and pulling for all Americans. In each city we visit, our group TNWCT will not only race as a team and ride as a club, but also actively promote civility for all and encourage all to embrace their true selves in the pursuit of a deeply meaningful and fully committed life.”

http://WWW.TNWCTeam.com/