Is Cosmopolitan UK Going to Remove This Example of Group Libel Now That The Source Admits It Is False?

UK ‘journalism‘…

Murderer Ian Huntley wants to change gender so he can live in a women’s prison

…certainly seems to be TERF-infected.

The now-proven-false story of that particular male inmate allegedly desiring to transition was not merely false, not merely inflammatory against that particular inmate but instead an act of group libel against all trans people everywhere – created, perpetrated and propagated with the sole intent of driving negative publicity against all trans people everywhere, but particularly against trans women.

A Trans Rights Activist’s Trans Rights Activist

Word has come that Texas trans activist Sarah DePalma is not doing very well.

While rummaging through photos looking for a good one of her, I happened across this one – which I’d forgotten about.  Even more than any of the ones which will be out there of her marching in parades, I think this one is as good of a representation of Sarah the serious-as-a-heart-attack activist as you’ll find.

What I know for sure about the photo is as follows:

(1) I took it.

(2) I used B&W film.

(3) It was taken in January 1999 – during 1999 Texas Trans Lobby Day (which, though not pre-planned, ended up coinciding with the date of George W. Bush’s State of the State address – and if I’ve got the date of that correct, it would be January 27.)

(4) The location was the Capitol office of State Rep. Debra Danburg, an ally of the trans community if there ever was one.

Sarah DePalma 1999

What I don’t remember is who is in the photo along with Sarah.

So, while Sarah is the person you should be keeping in your thoughts at the moment, if you happen to recognize either or both of the other people in the photo, don’t hesitate to pass the info along in a comment.

“TERF” is No More of a Slur to TERFs than “NATO” is to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The words the letters T, E, R and F represent are a substantive description of what TERFs are and want.

Buying the false claim that “TERF” is a slur is tantamount to siding with TERFs and their bigotry.

But, if you claim that the application of “TERF” to you is a slur, then you must disavow at least one component of the term as applied to you – you know, somewhat akin to crushing at least one element of a cause of action in order to get a case tossed on summary judgment.

So, lets get to the analysis…

Are you seriously claiming that “Trans-Excluding” – the “T” and the “E” – do not apply to you?

Well, because you defamatorily assert that trans women are men you want to exclude trans women from certain spaces, right? If so, how precisely do you credibly deny that “Trans-Excluding” applies to you?

We’re halfway there.

Want to quit while you’re behind?

Are you claiming that “Radical Feminist” (and or RadFem) does not apply to you?

This is a bit trickier – though only a bit.

GOP women certainly won’t claim it (except selectively – namely to get on TV to bash women’s equality; I’m looking at YOU Kellyanne Conjob!). But as for the reminder of the TERFs…

Don’t all of you wear “RadFem” like a crown?

So…

That’s a “T,” an “E,” an “R,” and an “F.”

TERF!

So, TERFs, you’ve lost your case, conclusively.

So much so that an assertion by a TERF (which, as we’ve just proven, is not a slur) that “TERF” is a slur should be regarded as legally defamatory to the person accurately applying “TERF” (which, again, as we’ve just proven, is not a slur) to the TERF (which, to repeat, is not a slur.)