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When GenderTrender was born six years (!) ago, I wasn’t sure if the day would ever come when members of the general public would be informed about the problem for women and girls created by ‘Gender Identity’.

Not because the issue is complex, but because ‘Gender Identity’ is an anti-feminist and homophobic men’s rights construct, and as such is backed by all the institutional power and violence of the male establishment. Merely asking questions or discussing the issue resulted in a deluge of death threats, harassment, and what can only be described as terrorism of the women who did so. And the censorship. Oh lord, the censorship.

Yet we persisted in the hard (and sometimes tedious) work of speaking, teaching, writing, tweeting, posting, commenting, educating, and otherwise consciousness raising.

There was no funding, no backing, no institutional support, no sponsors, no media, no celebrity spokespersons, no advertising campaign. Just us. Just women (and a few men!) working together. Lighting one lamp, then another, and another, and another.

"And she told two friends, and so on" Shampoo advert

“And she told two friends, and so on” Shampoo advert

So I’m amazed and delighted when I see something like this: the fabulous AdLand’s article critiquing the (Oscar-nominated director!) Richard Linklater’s advertising campaign for ACLU Texas, designed by the guys at Austin’s GSD&M ad agency to promote ‘Gender Identity’. In truth, I LAUGHED MY ASS OFF! LOLOLOLOL

It is so damned refreshing.

Refreshing!

Refreshing!

Read AdLand’s informed and lucid smack-down, and snicker at Linklater’s ‘Midnight Movie’ worthy ad campaign “I Pee With LGBT” (Hahaha! LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!) here:

https://adland.tv/commercials/aclu-tx-taking-seat-making-stand-2017-60-usa

Enjoy! And keep up the good work! ❤

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Today’s press conference and panel from Hands Across The Aisle, a coalition of progressive and conservative women who object to the ideology of Gender Identity and the elimination of the legal status of women.

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From the protesters:

The British Medical Association has recently issued some guidelines discouraging their own staff to call pregnant women “mothers” in order to not offend the transgender community.

We demonstrate to express our opposition to that move in the strongest terms.
We see that move as a way to deny women the right to talk about their experience of birth and motherhood.

The word for adult human female is “woman”.
The word for adult human female who is pregnant is “mother”.
THESE ARE NOT DIRTY WORDS !

Only the female of the species can get pregnant and we will not pretend otherwise.
“People” do not get pregnant.
“Men” do not get pregnant.
Noticing and naming biological differences between the sexes is called science, these are biological facts.
Naming biological facts is not “exclusive”
Naming biological facts is not hate speech.
Naming biological facts is not bigotry.
Naming biological facts is not transphobia.
Yet we are all supposed to behave as if knowing and saying how babies are made is hate speech !

Recently women have been told they cannot use the word “Woman” to describe themselves because it’s not inclusive enough.
For years women have been shamed for using the word “Lesbian” to describe themselves because it’s not inclusive enough.
Recently we have been told the words “vulva” “vagina” and even “pussy” are not to be used because “some women don’t have female genitals”.

The “inclusive” answer to the question “what is a woman ?” Is “anyone who identifies as a woman”.
The circular logic of this statement is clear for all to see :
One cannot identify with something we cannot define on the first place.

On the name of inclusivity we see yet another clear attempt to silence our experience as women as well as our oppression.

By erasing our rights to name our selves, our anatomy and our oppression we are effectively being silenced.
Women describing their experience of rape, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation or birth are called hateful bigots.

Motherhood happens to women because of our biology. Motherhood is a political issue that needs to be discussed in those terms :
In the UK each year, there are at least 70 000 women suffering from post natal depression.
54 000 women are being unlawfully dismissed from their jobs because they are pregnant.
Mothers of young children are one of the most discriminated against groups in the work place.
30% of all domestic violence starts in pregnancy.
Mothers are still the main carers for their children, adding to the housework they already perform on top of every other duties, including paid work.
Abortion rights are being threatened and eroded everywhere.

The consequence of the move from the British Medical Association is that women cannot regroup under the term “mother” to describe what is happening to them when they have children.
The move from the British Medical Association is clearly anti-women and this is why we oppose it.

We demand that the British Medical Association retract these guidelines which are both absurd and anti-women

We call on all women today to refuse to comply with that policy.
We call on all women to carry on using our language to describe our experiences.
We call on all women to come together and reclaim our existence from being erased.

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Purple Sage

Women in Vancouver have created a women’s library to promote writing by women authors and “continue the legacy of women-run bookstores.” The library is run by women volunteers. Despite the fact that they announce themselves as queer-positive right on their website, with a “queer space” sign and a notice that the library is for “all self-identified women and girls,” a group of “radical queers” have launched an attack against the library.

Guerrilla Feminist Collective reports the following intimidation tactics used at the library:

“Last night we had to push through physical intimidation and lots of verbal nonsense to enter the new Vancouver Women’s Library.

Anti-feminist protesters actually showed up for once! They were welcomed inside (snowing, cold, everyone was welcome), but asked to leave when they tried to tear down feminist posters in the space and continued their physical intimidation inside. Police had to be called for fear of destruction…

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UK demo against Trump bans “pussy hats”, “pussy power” signs, and “vagina centric” imagery as offensive to individuals with penises :

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From here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/350304378689960/permalink/350822901971441/