Auckland Pride

Some courageous women marched in Auckland New Zealand’s Pride March yesterday, representing for lesbian, gay, and gender non-conforming youth and protesting against the medicalization of sex-roles in these children.

In order to avoid the wrath of violent transwoman or triggered non-binaries who support the medical “correction” of gender and seek to silence critics by any means necessary, the feminists cleverly stepped into the parade at the last moment just behind the traditional ‘Dykes On Bikes’ contingent.

Watch closely on the right side of the screen (timestamp):

Brilliant!

“Straight cis chick” isn’t pleased.

More displeased heteros.

LMAO!

Men discuss lesbian visibility (they don’t like it).

KICK ASS PROTEST, WOMEN!

Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum

Norway’s Haugar Vestfold Art Museum has banned a performance of ‘Vagina Anthem’ by lesbian artists The Hungry Hearts on the grounds that celebrating female anatomy is offensive to people with penises.

The Hungry Hearts is an eight member all-lesbian musical art group which has performed for over a decade at venues such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Bergen Kunsthall, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Their performances, video installations, music, photographs and texts have been featured at over 50 international film festivals.

The Hungry Hearts

The group has released a statement:

“Hungry Hearts has been censored by the very curator inviting us to participate with art works and a performance at Haugar Vestfold kunstmuseum. We are not allowed to perform our new work “Vagina Anthem” as the curator fears that trans persons might be offended by the lyrics. Therefore, we decline to perform at all at the opening of the exhibition the 27th of January. As a reminder, our purpose with “Vagina Anthem” is the following (from the press release):

“Vagina Anthem” is a tribute to women. Hungry Hearts’ new single is about women in front. It is also a comment on the massive intolerance and attacks women are exposed to for exercising freedom of speech. It is for women who support the # Metoo campaign and to those who have been able to report abuse. It is for those who makes an effort to fight the battle against female erasure and oppression. And all the unknown heroines who have fought for women’s liberation throughout history. “Vagina Anthem” is an angry-fight-song for support when the mob is at its worst and gives extra energy to continue the fight. It’s not over.”

 

This is a continuation of an ongoing worldwide campaign by individuals with penises to censor all public mention of female bodies and the female sex, such as in news reporting and apportionment of women’s quotas and allotments.

The campaign to make the female sex unspeakable has particularly targeted lesbian filmmakers, authors, artists, and performers, with increasingly violent crusades by penis owners to ban works which center female bodied people. In 2016, a US male who had previously travelled cross-country to protest a lesbian gathering on private land went on to murder a lesbian couple and their son by beating, stabbing, shooting, and burning them. In 2017, a group of men attacked and beat a sixty-year-old woman in Speakers Point at UK’s Hyde Park because she planned to attend a discussion against proposed changes to eliminate the legal definition of female sex.

Here is the censored work, ‘Vagina Anthem’ by The Hungry Hearts:

Ironically, the Haugar Vestfold Art Museum is perhaps best known for their long running permanent exhibition celebrating the graphic and brutally misogynist work of painter Odd Nerdrum.

‘Pissing Woman’ by Odd Nerdrum

Self Portrait: Odd Nerdrum

KICK ASS !!!

January 22, 2018

Bloodroot Restaurant

A transgender campaign against the Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore in Connecticut was launched over the holidays by a young person named Juniper, who is apparently a teenage girl who identifies as ‘non-binary’. (Non-binary individuals are members of a subculture who believe that reproductive sex does not exist as an objective dimorphism in mammals, and consider themselves to be reproductively intersex or neuter, although absent any evidence of such.)

Juniper kicked off the campaign to shut down the restaurant with the following Facebook post:

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Hundreds of transactivists responded by flooding the restaurant, owned and operated by Lesbian Feminists for over forty years, with hostile phone calls and emails and negative ratings and comments on their Facebook and Yelp sites, along with the requisite rape and death threats that have come to typify modern transgender activism.

“Burn it down and kill the owners”

Now Juniper is apologizing.

“I never intended to elicit threats of harm or death to the women of Bloodroot. I do not wish violence upon anyone- that’s the opposite of why I posted this. I greatly apologize for the unintended consequences of the situation…I agree that the use of the word “violence” to describe the Bloodroot owners was dramatic and out of place. I agree that folks (me included) tend to use the word “violence” frivolously, which can dehumanize the person we are accusing and unwittingly cause real violence to occur…Also, most of the businesses that we shop at are probably owned by shitty cis men who do real harm to women, unlike the owners of Bloodroot”

 

Owners Selma and Noel (credit: Connecticut Post)

Read the full statement from Bloodroot Vegetarian Restaurant and Feminist Bookstore here:

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Purple Sage

An article written by lesbian author Julia Diana Robertson talks about how a publication changed her words when they published her interview, making her sound less lesbian and more “queer.”

“Among other things, throughout the interview, where I said “lesbian” the word lesbian was changed to “queer.”

Why were words I would never use to describe myself or my novel, like “queerness” and “LGBTQ” and “gender presentation,” put into my mouth?”

This article provides a perfect illustration of the sneaky ways in which lesbians are erased by “queer” culture. Queer culture doesn’t like the word lesbian, because it’s too specific, and because it describes women whose sexuality excludes men. Queer culture prefers to promote the idea of “queer women” instead. Queer women are any women who defy the traditional conservative norms of sexuality, sometimes by engaging in sex with other women, or sometimes by engaging in other outlawed forms of…

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meet-alex-bertie-the-transgender-poster-boy-z88hgh8b8

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Linda Bellos Gets TERF’d

October 19, 2017