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September 11, 2018

 

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popular Jess Bradley meme. Photo/Quotes: Sky News

Jess Bradley, the first elected Trans Officer in the UK National Union of Students, has been suspended from his paid, full-time, funded position after it was alleged that he maintained a tumblr blog called ‘Exhibitionizm’ where he allegedly posted photos of himself exposing his erect penis and/or masturbating in various public spaces including trains, bus stops, parks, and in his shared office at Manchester University. Other posts include themes of rape, pedophilia, and incest.

The charges seem to have originated on July 22, from an individual on Twitter named @xNoMoreSilencex who identifies as a “transwoman”. They posted several screen caps of the ‘Exhibitionizm’ blog, accusing Jess Bradley of sexual harassment, flashing, indecent exposure, and incitement (several of the posts involved “dares” where the blogger and his followers egged each other on to perform sexual acts in front of non-consenting bystanders and/or targets). The blog, attributed to Bradley, was deleted within hours of the public Twitter accusations.

View the unrolled Twitter thread here:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1021093767489695745.html

You can view screencaps of the now deleted ‘Exhibitionizm’ blog here:

http://archive.is/exhibitionizm.tumblr.com

 

The Twitter account accusing Bradley posted the following statement on July 23:

 

“Statement on Public Disclosures, By a Trans Woman & Survivor

We take no joy in making survivors testimony public. We have no desire for witch hunts or mob justice, and we oppose the reactionary forces in our society who will see this as an opportunity to collectively punish all trans women for the abuses perpetrated by one of us.

However, we refuse to silence survivors under the mantra of “keep it in the family”. We reject the idea that survivors are bringing shame on their own communities by coming forward. We recognise, and indeed we experience, the hyper-violence of transmisogyny.

We have to examine why the concerns raised about the amplifying effect that transmisogyny will have in calling out Jess is in focus, while the reality of the amplifying effect that the transmisogny experienced by survivors of her abuse is disregarded.

As someone who experiences transmisogny, Jess is certainly more vulnerable to our allegations, but as a popular and well connected trans organiser she also has greater access to other, more vulnerable trans people than most.

We also ask how we can credibly defend ourselves against the accusations by reactionaries, and in particular TERFs, that all trans women are rapists, if we cannot take it seriously and believe survivors when they come forward and tell us that one of our own is an abuser.

Every trans organisation that has been notified of these matters and continues to shelter an abuser is doing far more harm to trans women, in particular trans survivors but also to trans communities collectively, than any survivor coming forward ever could.

We seek restorative justice, and have no interest in punative or carceral approaches. But restorative justice must start with a genuine admission of wrongdoing, a proper engagement with accountability processes, and a meaningful surrendering of institutional power.”

 

Besides serving as the first Trans Officer of the NUS, Jess Bradley founded the controversial ‘Action for Trans Health’ organization, which demanded free sex-change drugs and surgeries (and reversal surgeries) for people of all ages, and the release of all incarcerated prisoners who identify as transgender, among other things.

Jess Bradley was selected to give testimony in Parliament to Maria Miller’s Women and Equalities Commission, and his testimony was cited seven times in her final report.

Jess Bradley, age 30, “identifies as” a bisexual “Non-Binary Woman” and does not appear to have undergone any type of transgender medical process, although he does frequently wear blue nail polish.

You can view Jess Bradley in his role as public spokesperson, being interviewed for Sky News on July 19, here:

 

 

Prior to his career in transactivism, Jess was an activist for public nudity, having organized The Manchester “Naked Tea Party”, an attempted public “mass nudity event” in 2011. Bradley also ran a website called “Naked Vegan Cooking” where himself and guests would expose themselves to viewers while preparing food.

Jess Bradley has also mounted several protests against Gay Pride marches over the years, including (but not limited to) Berlin 2009, Manchester 2010, Sheffeld 2017, Glasgow 2017.

You can view Jess Bradley in action before his arrest at Glasgow Pride 2017 here: (Warning- this is very funny. May laugh out loud. Watch the guy (Bradley) in the purple backpack)

 

Jess Bradley has posted a statement yesterday on his blog:

 

“statement on recent events

I have currently been suspended from my role at NUS pending an investigation. Due to my contractual obligations to keep the nature and details of the investigation confidential, there are a number of things I would like to say but am currently not able to talk about without risking my job. I appreciate at this time there is a lot of speculation about my conduct and I am able to tell you that I am confident that none of my behaviour has been unlawful, and that I have not engaged in sexual activity with anyone, or in the view of anyone, without their consent. I intend to engage cooperatively with NUS’ investigation, and hope I should be in a position to talk about the situation in full to the communities that I am accountable to.

This statement is all I am going to say on this matter until the NUS investigation is completed.”

https://jessbradleystatement.wordpress.com

 

In a final (?) twist to this story, Jess Bradley has reportedly retained the expensive celebrity law firm Carter Ruck to protect his interests in this matter. The UK tabloid The Sun reported that they were prevented from naming Bradley in their report. From the Sun: 

GAGGING FOR THE SUN The Sun barred from exposing union official over flashing claims after person uses Sir Cliff Richard privacy ruling

A top union official suspended over claims of flashing and posting vile solo sex act images online has used a privacy ruling to keep it secret

EXCLUSIVE

By Gary O’Shea and Ben Lazarus

27th July 2018, 11:03 pmUpdated: 28th July 2018, 2:08 am

A TOP union official suspended over claims of flashing has used the Sir Cliff Richard privacy ruling to keep it secret.

A whistleblower saw vile internet blog pictures of the person allegedly performing solo sex acts at work and on public transport.

A top union official suspended over claims of flashing has used the Sir Cliff Richard privacy ruling to keep it secret

An internal investigation was launched but when The Sun made inquiries, the official hired expensive celebrity lawyers Carter Ruck in a bid to avoid being named.

They argued that, as a judge last week ruled the BBC invaded Sir Cliff’s privacy by reporting a police raid at his home, the internal investigation was also private.

One sickening image allegedly shows the official exposing private parts in a union office.

Another shows flashing on a train and more pics were taken at a bus stop and in a park.

Images show the union official flashing on a train with more vile pics taken at a bus stop and in a park

Approached by The Sun, the union confirmed the name of the person suspended. After we went to the individual for comment, lawyers insisted their client was not a public figure despite appearing regularly at public rallies and on TV news.

A union source said of the photos: “It is absolutely appalling if true. Behaviour like this  simply has no place here.”

Gavin Millar QC, who headed the BBC’s legal team in the Sir Cliff case, warned the judgment would strike a serious blow against the media

The Sun Says

THE Sun warned that the privacy ruling in the Sir Cliff Richard case would have a chilling impact on Press freedom and harm the pursuit of justice.

Mr Justice Mann set a very dangerous precedent by suggesting those under police investigation should not be named in normal circumstances.

Surprise, surprise! It took a week for us to get a legal letter citing the case to try to prevent publication of a story.

A union official has been suspended for allegedly pleasuring themselves in their office and in public and uploading pictures of their activity online.

The lawyers objected to us revealing the official’s name because they claimed an internal investigation was “private”.

The judge’s ruling is a dangerous slide towards Press censorship, at the expense of YOUR right to know.

Of course, the winners are the rich and powerful who can afford top lawyers to stop any scrutiny, regardless of the public interest.

This terrible judgment must be appealed – and quickly.

A union spokesperson said: “As a result of allegations, we can confirm ‘X’ has been suspended pending an investigation.

“Matters pertaining to the investigation are confidential to allow a fair and impartial process.”

 

From the Daily Mail:

 

“Britain’s first official ‘transgender students’ officer’ has been suspended over allegations that she posted explicit photographs on an online blog.

Jess Bradley, who was born male but refers to herself as a ‘nonbinary trans woman’, was the first person to be elected to the full-time paid role by the National Union of Students (NUS).

But she was suspended from her post last week while the NUS carries out an internal investigation into claims that she published pictures of male genitalia under the headline Exhibitionizm on her personal blog.

Shocking images on the site show an individual flashing while sitting in a train carriage, in a public park and at a bus stop.

Another photograph shows male genitals being exposed in an office close to a curved wooden desk that is strikingly similar to a picture of a work desk that Ms Bradley posted on her Facebook page.

When The Mail on Sunday set out the allegations in detail to the NUS, a spokesman confirmed Ms Bradley, 29, had been suspended from her post ‘pending an investigation’, adding: ‘The matters pertaining to the investigation are confidential to allow for a fair and impartial process. NUS will continue to support Jess, full time officers, staff and volunteers during this time.’

Ms Bradley declined to comment, but has instructed libel lawyers Carter Ruck.

The law firm sought to prevent the publication of the story on privacy grounds.

As part of its argument, it cited last week’s High Court ruling that the BBC had infringed on the privacy of Sir Cliff Richard by reporting a police raid on his home. Carter Ruck argued that, based on the judgment, a report on Ms Bradley’s suspension and the NUS investigation relating to it would be an infringement of her privacy.”

Read more at the link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6003331/Britains-official-transgender-student-officer-suspended.html 

 

It remains to be seen how the politically powerful and monied transgender lobby and their well-heeled celebrity attorneys believe they will bury this emerging story in the internet age of #MeToo. Have they never heard of The Streisand Effect? And what will they do about all the hilarious memes?

Hilarious internet meme. (H/T LogicalMarcus)

 

 

 

 

I expect we’ll be seeing more and more of these incidents in response to “Gender Identity” legislation.

Jazmina Saavedra is a Republican candidate running in the 44th District, which represents communities from South Los Angeles to San Pedro.

Facebook post.

From ABC Channel 7:

 “You cannot put together a man and a woman in the same bathroom. No way,” she said. “This is not about gender. This is not about being gay or something. This is about I hear a voice of man in the ladies room. This is all about that.”

It is unclear if the man in the video identifies as transgender only that they told a waitress they were female. In a 2016 survey, nearly 60 percent of transgender Americans said they avoid public restrooms out of fear of harassment or assault.

In the election, Saavedra is challenging the Democratic incumbent Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan.

Barragan issued a statement about the incident: “I was appalled by the treatment that this woman received for simply trying to use the restroom. Everyone has the right to their own identity, and the right not to be discriminated against for who they are.”

But Saavedra said the video was not political.

“This is so stupid…this is nothing to do about gay or nothing. This is about how myself and the other customers feel in danger by hearing a voice of a man inside,” she said.

She added that she does not regret anything she said in the video.”

 

Convicted serial killer Donald “Donna” Perry, now serving time in a women’s prison

On Friday, the Trump administration issued changes to controversial Obama-era guidance on placement of transgender prisoners.  Previous guidance prioritized the sexual rights of male offenders, allowing them to “identify as” female and be transferred to the female division, eliminating women’s longstanding international human rights to be incarcerated separately from males.

The new changes reestablish the sex-based rights of female prisoners to be housed in separate accommodations from males when confined by the state. Women’s basic rights to privacy from male inmates in vulnerable conditions of incarceration including sleeping, showering, and toileting were also acknowledged.

The Female Offender Branch of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which is tasked with implementing transgender policies, was re-named the “Women and Special Populations Branch”.

The agency will now use biological sex, not an inmate’s declared gender feelings, as the initial determination for placement of individuals who identify as transgender. Transgender inmates may still be transferred to opposite sex facilities under certain conditions, namely after significant medical and mental health “treatment”.  From the new guidance:

“The designation to a facility of the inmate’s identified gender would be appropriate only in rare

cases after consideration of all of the above factors and where there has been significant progress

towards transition as demonstrated by medical and mental health history.”

Basic changes in this section here.

Click here for full PDF of guidance:

https://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5200-04-cn-1.pdf

The policy changes were first reported by Buzzfeed, which ran the headline: ‘The Trump Admin Just Rolled Back Protections For Transgender Prisoners’

Of course, this isn’t true. For women who identify as transgender (“transmen”) the Obama era guidance did not protect them. It put them at great risk as females potentially transferred to male prisons. There are ZERO transgender people born FEMALE who were “protected” by the Obama era guidance. ZERO.

But much like the Obama administration, the boys at Buzzfeed completely disregard the welfare, rights, and safety of the female half of the human population, including those who identify as transgender.

You can see this male bias in all the left and LGBT headlines regarding these changes. The welfare of all female inmates, including those who identify as transmen, is completely disregarded and ignored.

The Hill: ‘Trump rolls back rules protecting transgender inmates in federal prisons’

Pink News: ‘Trump rolls back protections for trans prisoners’

Chicago Sun Times: ‘Trump rolls back some Obama rules helping transgender prisoners’

LGBTQ Nation: ‘Trump strips transgender prisoners of protections against rape and abuse’

Common Dreams: ‘Absolutely Unconscionable: Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Inmates From Sexual Assault.’

And on and on and on.

Law professor Betsy Ginsberg. (twitter)

Lambda Legal, the former Gay Rights org that has been championing the rights of men to be housed in women’s prisons, issued a statement that is remarkable for its complete and utter disregard of the existence of female human beings, including those who identify as transgender:

In Rescinding Transgender Prisoner Protections, Trump Administration Again Targets the Most Vulnerable

By

Lambda Legal

MAY 11, 2018

 Today, the Trump Administration released changes to the federal Bureau of Prisons Transgender Offender Manual that undercuts constitutional protections and efforts in federal law – specifically the Prison Rape Enforcement Act (PREA) – to protect all prisoners from sexual assault and violence.

Richard Saenz, Lambda Legal Staff Attorney and Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist, releases the following statement:

“Once again, the Trump Administration is turning its back on those most vulnerable. It is well established that transgender prisoners – particularly transgender women housed in men’s facilities – suffer much greater rates of sexual abuse than other prison populations.

“A California study found that when transgender women are housed with men, they are 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than male prisoners in the same facilities.

“Conversely, it is increasingly common for correctional facilities to house transgender people consistent with their gender identity, and agencies have made these placements without experiencing any increase in abusive incidents or security risks.

“There is no justification for this policy shift; it is a deliberate recipe for violence against transgender people based in inexcusable prejudice.”

Truly remarkable.

Incidentally, that “13 times” figure you see bandied about originates from a 2007 California survey featuring a male transgender sample size of 39 individuals. THIRTY NINE individuals from ELEVEN YEARS AGO. “Transgender Sample -Not designed to generalize to larger populations” the study warns.

So Lambda Legal- the premiere authority and lobby group pushing for these policies- is citing completely worthless “data”. The National Center For Trans Equality uses the same study. So does the National Institute of Corrections [pdf]. But if you believe that figure you may as well also cite these, contained in the same study [PDF]: Men who are gay or bisexual suffer sexual assault in prison at 33 times the rate of heterosexuals. Small stature and mental illness are the greatest predictors of male prisoner vulnerability to sexual assault.

What is Lambda Legal doing about THAT? Not a damn thing. This isn’t about preventing sexual assaults of vulnerable males.

The male powers-that-be on the left keep pretending they’re trying to “solve” the issue of male violence: by subjecting women to more of it. It never works. It just harms women. (You know, women- the unmentionable half of the population not worthy of consideration except as a trash receptacle for men’s problems). Take a memo, fellas: if you think “MeToo” has been a “moment”, you haven’t seen the start of it.