December 21, 2015
December 9, 2015
The Trans Women Who Say That Trans Women Aren’t Women
Meet the apostates of the trans rights movement.
By Michelle Goldberg
Last month, a 42-year-old English accountant who goes by the pseudonym Helen Highwater wrote a blog post disputing the idea that trans women are women. Helen is trans herself; in the last few years, she says, she has taken all the steps the U.K.’s National Health Service requires before it authorizes gender reassignment surgery, which she plans to have in 2016. Yet she has come to reject the idea that she is truly female or that she ever will be. Though “trans women are women” has become a trans rights rallying cry, Highwater writes, it primes trans women for failure, disappointment, and cognitive dissonance. She calls it a “vicious lie.”
“It’s a lie that sets us up to be triggered every time we are called he, or ‘guys’ or somebody dares to suggest that we have male biology,” she writes. “Even a cursory glance from a stranger can cut to our very core. The very foundations of our self-worth are fragile.”
From the perspective of the contemporary trans rights movement, this is close to blasphemy. Most progressives now take it for granted that gender is a matter of identity, not biology, and that refusing to recognize a person’s gender identity is an outrageous offense. Highwater herself long believed that: “I came from a point—and I think most of us do—of really, really low self-worth and deep shame about who and what we are,” she tells me. “And when people started telling me that trans women are women, you’ve always been a woman, you have a woman’s brain in a man’s body and all this kind of stuff—it’s a lifeline. It’s something you can hold on to. It really helps you to come to terms with things and move beyond that shame.”
In radical feminist thinking, there’s no such thing as a “woman’s brain.” This year, however, Highwater joined Twitter, where she began to follow the furious battles between trans rights activists and those feminists derisively known as TERFs, or trans exclusionary radical feminists. The radical feminists—who, to be clear, don’t represent all feminists who think of themselves as radical—fundamentally disagree with trans activists on what being a woman means. To the mainstream trans rights movement, womanhood (or manhood) is a matter of self-perception; to radical feminists, it’s a material condition. Radical feminists believe women are a subordinate social class, oppressed due to their biology, and that there’s nothing innate about femininity. They think you can’t have a woman’s brain in a man’s body because there’s no such thing as a “woman’s brain.” As the British feminist writer Julie Bindel—a bete noire of many trans activists—put it, “Feminists want to rid the world of gender rules and regulations, so how is it possible to support a theory which has at its centre the notion that there is something essential and biological about the way boys and girls behave?”
At first, Highwater felt incensed by these radical feminists. But she also wanted to understand them, and so she began to engage with them online. She discovered “people who had a pretty good grasp of gender as an artificial social construct—the expectations of what females are supposed to be, the expectations of what males are supposed to be, and how much of that is socialized,” she says. “What I started to find is that the women I was talking to actually made so much more sense than the trans people I was talking to.” Read the rest of this entry »
November 29, 2015
This six-year-old girl has some issues.
Before coming out as her true authentic pediatric female self, Stefonknee (“Steph on knee”, geddit?) was a 53 year old man named Paul who was living his inauthentic life as the married father of seven children. According to him, he looked after the kids while his wife worked as the principal of an elementary school. He was also self-employed as an auto mechanic who worked on cars in a garage on the family property “mainly overnight” after his wife got home.
In 2009 he was charged with 14 criminal offenses of assault, uttering threats, criminal harassment, and criminal mischief. His wife and their two oldest children- then in their late teens- testified against him. He was found guilty of assault and uttering threats. The court also issued a two-year restraining order against him that applied to his wife and all seven of his children. He and his wife divorced.
He moved to Toronto on parole and became a “transgender activist”. He was employed, apparently at The 519 Community Center as a “trans consultant” until, according to transactivist Justin Travis “Julienne” Goins now Patience “patienceinbee” Newbury he was terminated:
She has demonstrated herself as deeply narcissistic and self-absorbed, putting her own struggles as a white trans woman ahead of the struggles of trans women of colour in Ontario, of putting her own attempts at suicide in front of murdered black and brown trans women at TDoR gatherings.
This would otherwise seem like a quibbling over her character. When she was employed, however, as a trans consultant for a queer-focussed community centre and assigned to work alongside a few trans women of colour, she had a tendency to hijack client/community presentations and redirect these back toward herself (implying that she was the most oppressed trans person there was). Eventually, this cost Stefonknee her job.”
Paul/Stef became active in the Occupy Toronto encampment, then cashed in his resulting SJW bonafides to organize the first “alternate trans pride” march in Toronto, in protest of the high cost of beer at the main event, and the failure to of the planners to center attention on individuals named Stefonknee.
MPP Cheri DiNovo thanked our little girl by name in testimony at the passage of Bill 33 which stripped Canadian women of legal sex status, and all rights therein, replacing protections for women (to be housed separately from males in prison, etc) with the rights of men like Stefonknee to wag their dick around the women’s locker room, women’s domestic violence shelter, or women’s prison. (I tweeted at MPP DiNovo inquiring whether she would be introducing a bill to protect Stefonknee’s rights to have his age identity protected in public accommodations such as children’s tables at Chuck E Cheese, access to height and weight restricted amusement rides, and incarceration in the juvenile justice system if convicted of another assault. MPP DiNovo had not yet responded for comment at the time of this post).
Eschewing any transgender hormonal or surgical modification “treatment”, Paul utilized his newfound rights as a male under DiNovo’s Bill 33 and took a spot in a women’s homeless shelter on the basis of his gender feels, and began attending services at the MCC Church. There he spouted tales of his abject transgender transchild existence to kindly folks who put love into action (and who turned a blind eye to his simmering rage, manipulative lies and compulsive autogynephilia). “I have lost my children, have been disowned by family, church and friends, been homeless, I’ve lost all I worked forty-six years to achieve, I am unemployed for the first time in my life, I am now a convicted criminal, I suffer from PTSD and am constantly thinking of killing myself…”
Incredibly, his children attempted to stay in touch with him but he responded with horrific abuse. His eldest daughter tried to have him at her wedding, with the caveat that he tone down the lolicon/brolita gear and not make a scene:
“I don’t want a commotion started or anything. I really want the focus to stay on me and David. Would that be okay?” She texted.
He waited until the day of the event and then on his daughter’s Big Day staged a dwamatical “suicide attempt”.
After that ugliness, a group of folks from the MCC church started a “support group” for him. Not a group of folks who join together for support but a group whose goal was to support him, singular. Like a team: Team Stef-on-knee. Team Let’s Sit Around A Table Wasting An Hour Every Week Giving Attention To An Unrepentant Violent and Abusive Able-bodied White Male Porn Addict. Looks like that project hit the end of the road when one of Steffie’s younger (in biological, cis-chronological age) daughters took a chance and texted the Raging Abusive Pervert Psycho Dad on Father’s Day. Rather than graciously accept the gesture, Paul unloaded with all sorts of abuse.
Her last text: “Please text me if you want to, but I’m not ready for a call. Happy Father’s Day.”
His response: “I’m going to kill myself. Bye.”
Former Team Stefonknee, the nicest folks ever, recoiled in horror at his calm recitation of the messages off his phone. But “I literally was ready to slit my throat”, he relayed.
“Yeah. Well, keep it to yourself,” snapped church deacon and Former Team organizer as the rest of the participants averted their eyes, speechless.
If you want to get rid of those last few guests at the end of a party or if you want to see what a 3am Todd Haynes drug company infomercial for assisted suicide might look like you can watch this all play out in gory detail in the video ‘Paul Wears Dresses’ at the bottom of this link: http://www.thetransgenderproject.com/#!stefonknee-wolscht
[Or you can just be grateful that GenderTrender took the hit for you. Don’t forget the tip jar! 😉 ]
Apparently Stef on knee was arrested again this March for god knows what:
Enter FetLife, the final chapter, and the total immersive realization of Paul/Stef’s truly superauthentic True Self as a trans-pedo transgender identified “six year old girl” sexually partnered to a similarly sketchy kinkster pair of polyamorous nudist inhabitants of Unsexy Erotic Lifestyles in Peterborough Ontario.
Fire up the cameras because this is one lady- I mean girl! – (and by that I mean middle-aged deadbeat father of seven) who really wants the world to know how Brave! And Heroic! It is for men to embrace and devote their whole life to their sexualized embodiment of what they see women and girls as.
“I felt like a woman!” reports Stefonknee of his “adopted dad’s” penis inserted man-on-man into his “six year old girl” rectum at the Oasis swingers club. “I was surprised I didn’t think I was going to be pregnant, I was so much a girl. I actually have an erection right now from it so I’m just going to pull my dress down a little bit,” he told the journalists who were covering his journey to girlhood.
Introducing: ‘Transgender Trend’ an international organization for parents skeptical of the “trans kids” narrative
November 20, 2015
A group of concerned parents has announced the formation of ‘Transgender Trend’, an international organization that aims to educate the public, support families and youth, and provide an alternative to the medical “transgender children” trend.
From their website:
Welcome to Transgender Trend
We have set up this website with the aim of providing an alternative source of evidence-based information which questions the theory, diagnosis and treatment of ‘trans kids.’ The mainstream media has been uniformly and uncritically accepting of the transgender diagnosis of children and in the absence of any public scrutiny the number of children referred to gender clinics has risen exponentially over the last few years.
We question who gains from this lifelong medicalisation of children, and whose vested interests are fueling the promotion of transgender ideology. We ask why it has become impossible to debate the subject without being labeled ‘transphobic.’
We’re not ‘anti’ transgender; those who suffer true ‘gender dysphoria’ need access to treatment, understanding and support, but we have serious questions about the current treatment paradigm. In particular we think there needs to be extreme caution before treating children. The theory of gender as an identity which overrides biological sex is just that: a theory. It is new, untested, and its application to children who are in the process of developing their identities contradicts all we know about child and adolescent development and psychology.
There are very different reasons why a four-year-old may insist they are the opposite sex compared to a teenager making the decision after searching online; there are also different reasons why boys and girls may want to transition. We will be differentiating between the ages and sexes of children as we build the content of this site, rather than lumping all kids together as a homogeneous group under the ‘trans’ umbrella. Much more research needs to be done regarding these distinct groups.
This site is not a forum for debate about our position, so please respect the fact that we are not interested in hearing arguments ‘for’ the transgender diagnosis of kids. Any such comments will not be published. That view is extensively available online already and is not the point of this site. However, we welcome contributions from supporters, please email us at the address at the top of the page.
Huge thanks to the feminists who have been documenting the rise of transactivist ideology for years, it would have taken a lot longer to get this far on the site without your work.
We hope that parents, the media and policy-makers will all make use of this site as a source of information, as well as young people and anyone who would like to know more about the subject and is frustrated at the one-sided view currently promoted.
Everyone is very welcome.
‘Transgender Trend’ Spokesperson Stephanie Davies-Arai is a specialist in teacher training and the author of “Communicating With Kids”
Please take a few moments to forward this information to media contacts, particularly those with an interest in covering the “transgender children” trend.
October 21, 2015
Transgender forums are abuzz with the rumor that Laverne Cox has signed to play Frank N. Furter in the FOX television remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, after the rumor was posted as fact by CBS News Las Vegas and picked up by gossip Perez Hilton.
GenderTrender has tracked down the original source of the story, which consists solely of the following Facebook post from SROMedia:
Cox as the “sweet transvestite from Transylvania” is plausible: Cox started out as a dancer, and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance. Cox also attempted to launch a music career consisting of sexually explicit songs based on the theme of “sexual objectification and exploitation”, particularly sexual “self-objectification”. You can read Cox’s original musical thesis here:
However, reports of Laverne’s singing abilities have not been unanimously positive.
The upcoming FOX Television remake will follow the original script, and will be released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the film.
*UPDATED: Billboard Magazine has CONFIRMED the rumor. Laverne Cox will star as the iconic transvestite in the upcoming production.*
Dear Folk Singer Mya Byrne: Masturbating in your sister’s underwear makes you a predator, not a woman.
September 4, 2015
The following is a comment left on folk singer Mya Adriene Byrne’s public facebook page by a woman who is disturbed by the 40 year old male’s loving depiction of repeatedly masturbating into his sister’s underwear as a teen, a recollection published last month in a transgender zine.
Mya Byrne was until last year known as Jeremiah Byrne. Mya now conducts feminist seminars for men, calling on a “New Feminism” that centers male concerns.
Mya also writes songs for “transgender children” and was featured on the recent “Rainbow Train” children’s album released by Chana Rothman. Chana Rothman and Mya Byrne perform children’s concerts together, promoting the idea of gender. The album was funded in part with a grant from the Leeway Foundation. Chana Rothman, a heterosexual woman, has publicly stated that Lesbian Feminists who critique gender are “So full of confusion and hatred”.
Here is the letter to folk artist Mya Adriene Byrne from a young woman and former fan:
I listened to you as a younger teen, back in 2007, 2008. I’ve always loved good folk. I appreciate your work for that.
Unfortunately, however, I am not sure I can any longer separate the work from the artist. I have something disturbing I need voiced, and your facebook artist page is the only route of opening up this wound. I do this on facebook trusting that I will not have a barrage of hate and activists sending me threats due to your response- to which, I personally do not want one. I want nothing to do with this beyond publicizing that this is the current state of your “feminism” as a public figure.
How could you write the poem “Garments”? Or, rather, why is there a poem called “Garments” credited to your full name on page 15 in this zine, writing about you as a twelve year old-almost a teenager- masturbating in your sister’s underwear, and why is it credited to just this recent June? And how could you excuse the misogyny in this work, in this group? Why are you featured in a zine that has others excusing and fetishizing child abuse and sexual harassment against women, with your poem directly followed by someone’s account of longtime violent gore and tentacle porn use?
I hesitated in this because of your sister. I want no harm to the women in your life stemming from this, but since you felt it was appropriate so recently to write such a piece…I don’t know anymore.
Had anyone else been that boy, as an older sibling, what would you have done? Please don’t do this to the LGBT community. Don’t do this to us.
This is absolutely not something the rest of the LGBT community should be saddled with explaining away.
It’s not so much the fact that you did this habitually in your youth, which is beyond troubling, it is the fact that you, even as a well-realized adult approaching 40, felt it was appropriate to revisit, to fondly reminisce on, to allow this published in a zine that is frequently shared among the trans community and younger mtfs. Do you condone young boys doing this? Do you condone, encourage, support adult men stealing the underwear of their mothers, sisters, of their daughters, just for the sake of sexual gratification? This is violence. This is abuse. Feminists do not sexualize their then vulnerable, younger sister’s undergarments routinely as a teen, and indulge in it as an adult. Feminists do not condone this behavior in others.
I am honestly afraid, because of the likely backlash I may face as airing this horror of a work, and appalled, and repulsed. I am also in deep sympathy to your family following this being made common knowledge outside of a niche community hidden deeply on the net. I have the most sympathy for your younger sister, and I hope that she has siblings besides yourself that she can trust as a female in a sexist world. I hope that she is okay.
You were one of my heroes.