January 12, 2017
A Transgender Children’s advocacy campaign titled “There are girls with penises and boys with vulvas!” which features imagery of naked children’s genitalia was censored by Facebook, the group complained.
From El Pais:
“A new public awareness campaign by the Basque advocacy group Chrysallis Euskal Herria, an association of families with transgender children, has hit the bus shelters and subway stations of the Basque Country and Navarre, in northern Spain.
The campaign was funded by an anonymous donor from New York with Basque family roots, who donated €28,000 in exchange for assurances that his or her identity would remain under wraps, the association said.
The 150 posters distributed across mass transit networks show drawings of four nude children holding hands: a boy and a girl with vulvas, and another boy and girl with penises. The goal is “to raise social awareness about transgender children and for these children to feel represented,” explains Beatriz Sever, the group’s press officer.
The campaign, which is targeting the cities of Pamplona, Vitoria, San Sebastián and Bilbao, was launched on Tuesday and will end on January 16.
“There is an evident gap in society’s ability to approach the issue of transgender children in a normal way,” said Sever in a telephone conversation. “The more we talk, the easier it will be for some parents to detect what is happening to their own children. Many of them deny their kids’ real identity simply out of ignorance.”
The association was formed in 2013 by eight Basque families with transgender children ages three through 17. Since then, their number has grown to 40.
Facebook followed its usual policy of censoring the image because the children are depicted in the nude.
“We did not fight the decision because we were afraid that our page would be shut down. On one hand, it’s given us even more visibility, but then we were not looking for something like this to happen, because it draws attention away from our main message,” said the association representative.
Sever said it was essential to have this explicit depiction of genitals on the posters.
“It makes all the difference between children either being accepted or not. We need to make people understand that nature is not a photocopying machine. Those who deny their identity typically use genitals as an excuse. I myself, as a mother, once used that same argument, until I finally understood what was going on,” she reveals.
Another goal of the campaign is to ensure unconditional support for transgender children from their immediate circle of friends and family, and to prevent rejection.
This is “a life-and-death matter,” notes Sever. According to a 2011 survey of transgender adults by the United States National Transgender Equality Association, 41% of respondents reported attempting suicide compared to 1.6% of the general population.
The campaign was made possible thanks to the enormous repercussion of an earlier drive to raise awareness about transgender children. That campaign, carried out in April 2016, handed out educational material in eight different languages.
That earlier effort reached the ears of a New York financier with Basque roots, who got in touch with Chrysallis Euskal Herria and offered to put up the €28,000 required to put together this latest awareness drive.
The association expressed its gratitude to the sponsor, and said it will ask the Basque regional government to create a specific department to assist the families of transgender children.”
“The campaign never infringed any rule of Facebook!” the group claimed on its Facebook page, where they re-posted the uncensored image earlier today in defiance of the ban.
You can view the creepy-ass campaign under the fold.
July 10, 2016
“As the person who made this policy change happen before I hit peak trans I know first hand that it will be horrible for womyn”, says Sarah Fraas, the student leader of the Smith College campaign which forced the historic women-only college to admit males who “identify as” female.
Fraas created the “Trans Women Belong Here” group and ran their “Smith Q&A” website and twitter account. She organized the public protests, and hand-lettered the signs for the attendees herself. “Look at me on the far left before I woke up/shaved my head. So surreal to see my handwriting on all of these stupid signs” she says in hindsight in a recent post on her new blog.
The “Transwomen at Smith Q&A” Facebook page, modeled after Sarah Fraas’s website but apparently managed by another student who still supports men at the school, posted an advisory on December 17:
“Dear Q & A supporters
It has come to our attention within the past few hours that both our tumblr (formerly smith-q-and-a.tumblr.com) and twitter (@transwomenatsc) have been edited by an outside source to reflect trans exclusionary and transmisogynist views that this organization does not hold, and actively opposes.
We have confirmed that these pages have been accessed by someone who used to be involved in our organization. This person has changed the passwords and these outlets are no longer affiliated with Q&A.
You can access a preserved copy of our tumblr here: https://web.archive.org/…/…/http://smith-q-and-a.tumblr.com/ If anyone with web expertise knows something about transferring this data to a freestanding, new tumblr, please get in touch (though it is finals- we will do our best to respond). We do not recommend accessing these former accounts.”
Sarah Fraas’s original campaign was sparked by an autogynephile Connecticut male high school student named Calliope Wong who demanded the right to force women to play along with his sexual fantasy that he is female. Wong has since declined admission to Smith and now runs a loony blog where he repetitively posts demands for an honorary degree from the women’s college for hurting his feelings juxtaposed with pleas for his various GoFundMe campaigns:
“Now, I get that I’m 20 and that most Honorary Degrees are conferred upon people who’ve done decades of work in their respective fields. But trans women facing these compounded forms of violence, in general we don’t have a record of living very long or with very high standards of living. There are few remaining trans elders beyond the age of 40, as it is. We must account for why.
This is why I think we should make this plan happen.
Please share this plan with Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Mills College, Wellesley College, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, and other women’s college alum and current students.
Let’s discuss strategy.”
Not only did Sarah Fraas Spend three (very expensive!) years at Smith spearheading Wong’s womanhood project- she went that extra distance and targeted Lesbian Feminists and gender critical women who published opinions which contradicted his. She obsessively stalked women who disagreed online and tracked down their personal information, including their employers, whom she then contacted, over and over, sending them falsified claims of wrongdoing in ghastly letters, like a crazy person, and she used the upper class cache of the Smith College reputation to do so. For three years.
Now, she says “radical feminism saved my life”. Male individuals are no longer female, and that “ I may also write about going down the male-approval trans BS “transwomen deserve to be in women’s spaces” rabbithole thing at some point…”
O-kay. That totally fucked up -arguably criminal- “thing” she did for three years might someday be redressed.
No urgency there. No apparent obligation to undo what she has done. No dashing off apologetic letters to women’s employers. No consciousness of harm done by her real-life stalking of regular working women she disagreed with. No apology to lesbians. No campaign- or even a note- sent to the Smith College board that she lobbied passionately and urgently for years on Mr. Wong’s behalf. She still cites her trans social justice award nomination on her LinkedIn. But hey. She might write about that whole male-approval “rabbithole thing” that she did. At some point. Maybe.
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.
September 26, 2015
Occasionally the subject of a post leaves me speechless. This is one of those posts. Dildos for 4 year old girls, marketed by a “genderqueer” woman in San Francisco named Den Kirkwood Tucker. It would appear this project has some affiliation with Gender Spectrum, the organization involved in public school programming to elementary school children. See for yourself below. Read the article that brought this campaign to my attention here: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/more-than-just-undies-the-smallest-details-are-the-most-important-for-parents-of-transgender-kids/story-fnet08ui-1227539339418 ..
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.