Where Were Certain Concern Trolls When Trans People Were Not Only ‘No Platformed’ But Also Blacklisted By Gay, Inc.?

Richard Rosendall is worried about the feelings of TERFs, the vast majority of whom have substantively benefited from the long-term ‘no trans people need apply; no trans issues can be spoken of; no trans women need apply even when we pretend to accept trans people by hiring trans men who we really don’t recognize as trans men’ dogma of Gay, Inc. – either directly by obtaining Gay, Inc. jobs that no trans people were ever considered for or indirectly by living in – and cultivating careers in – jurisdictions whose gay-only rights laws sprouted from Gay, Inc. spores.

For years, some radical feminists have vociferously opposed transgender people. An example is Janice Raymond, a lesbian ex-nun who wrote in her 1979 book, The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male, that trans women, whom she regarded as male predators, were the “avant garde of the patriarchy invading women’s spaces.” As a liberal feminist and a supporter of trans equality, I very much disagree with Dr. Raymond. Dana Beyer, executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, explains, “[G]ender identity (the sex of one’s brain) drives trans persons to transition, regardless of genital anatomy.”

For the LGBT advocates with whom I work in Washington, D.C., that ship has sailed. We do not sit around discussing gender theory. We take it as a given that trans people are citizens entitled to equal protection. We work in coalition to ensure that the “T” is included in legislation, data gathering, and public services (and D.C. is among the top states in the Human Rights Campaign’s State Equality Index). Science is on our side: the American Psychiatric Association declassified transgender identity as a disorder in 2012, as it did homosexuality in 1973.

For some, this is not enough. There is a movement to “no-platform” trans-excluding radical feminists (TERFs), that is to bar them from campuses and deny them a platform for their views. This is part of a broader and distinctly illiberal trend whereby universities are seen not as centers for the robust exchange of ideas, but as frightening places full of triggers and microaggressions. Students are seen as fragile flowers who must be protected from views that might offend them. This is an assault on learning, and those of us who are not professional victims need to fight it.

Memo to non-trans gays who want to write on trans matters: If your lead (or only) trans quote comes from ‘retired’ Doc Beyer, you haven’t done enough research.

Second memo to non-trans gays who want to write on trans matters: If you have any quote ‘retired’ Doc Beyer, think twice about also utilizing the word “robust.”

Second memo to non-trans gays who want to write on trans matters: If you have any quote ‘retired’ Doc Beyer, think even more than twice about also utilizing the word “robust.”

So…

Where were all of the current TERF-defending concern trolls when Gay, Inc ‘no-platform’-ed trans people into oblivion?

And are any of them demanding that Gay, Inc. pony up reparations to trans people for the decades of Gay, Inc.-led political and employment discrimination (call it ‘no-platform’-ing if you wish) against trans people?

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Be Honest

Who would you be more afraid of encountering in a women’s restroom?

Her?

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Or her?

Frightening

In your heart, you know what the answer is.

I Have a Better Question

That anti-gay bill in Arkansas actually became law today. Why couldn’t activists stop it?

Why c/wouldn’t HRC put some money (perhaps an amount equal to Arkansas native Chad Griffin’s salary?) into stopping it?

Five days ago, the Arkansas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign released a statement condemning the bill. “Discrimination is not an Arkansas value, and the Governor should take swift, immediate action to veto SB202,” said chapter director Kendra R. Johnson.

That’s not bringing a knife to a gunfight.

Its sending a paper airplane to go up against a B-52 bombing raid…

while the champagne and caviar flow with their usual force on Rhode Island Avenue in anticipation of a gay marriage ruling from the Supreme Court which will greatly benefit those who work on Rhode Island Avenue but live with spouses in Virginia but which won’t do squat for individual LGBs or Ts in Arkansas whose main concern is employment.

As Usual, Where There’s Transphobia…

Professional MMA fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith has been suspended and fined by the UFC after she tested positive for banned substances following UFC 181 in December. From MMAFighting.com:

Evans-Smith, 27, tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorizide following her first-round submission loss to Raquel Pennington on Dec. 6 at UFC 181. The fight marked Evans-Smith’s UFC debut, which she accepted on short notice due to a late dropout by Pennington’s original opponent Holly Holm.

According to Bloody Elbow, “since neither Evans-Smith nor a representative was present at the hearing, the NAC took that as an admission of use.”

…there’s a con artist.  Evans-Smith is the (cheating) transphobe who didn’t want to fight (fairly) against Fallon Fox.

“I don’t feel like Fallon should fight dudes,” she said. “I don’t feel like she should fight women. I feel like there should be a unique organization for those needs. She did have an advantage. She definitely did.”

Why Do Conservatives Hate the Teaching of Accurate History?

“We fought two world wars to stop communism in this country,” he said.

Because people who have actually learned accurate history can call out idiots such as the one who uttered that statement.

Who’s he?

Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, who now heads the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, told Steve Deace yesterday that although he is a “pacifist,” states and counties need to enforce their “sovereignty” in areas like marriage equality and gun control, or else “we will lose liberty in America, and we will not get it back unless there’s bloodshed.”

Right-wing fake history has always held that the founding fathers were all theocracy-minded Christians, that African Americans were better off as slaves, and that racism in the United States ceased to exist as soon as the evening national news broadcasts went from black and white to color.

Now it holds that both Kaiser Wilhelm II and Adolf Hitler were both communists.

I wonder what Lenin and Stalin would have to say about that?

The 2016 Edition of The Token Games is Underway!

From Metro Weakly:

Jeb Bush is expected to name Tim Miller, who is openly gay, as communications director of his anticipated presidential campaign, multiple news outlets reported Friday.

For the past two years, the 33-year-old Miller has served as executive director of America Rising, a super PAC that has employed opposition researchers largely targeting Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates. Previously, Miller served as deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee and press secretary for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign. In 2008, he was John McCain’s communications director in Iowa.

A comment about Miller that appeared on Facebook (though it isn’t clear who actually said the words):

and despite being respected for his work as a communications director, every man he’s ever served also thinks he’s undeserving of true equality across this great nation.

That just about wraps it up for Tim Miller.

…And Yet I Still Feel Like We’re Not Getting Our Money’s Worth

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Doubly so where the person in question is actually part of the permanently-employed, unaccountable, sell-out elite:

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Make that triply.