Another Mississippi Gov. Candidate Disqualifies Himself From Being Able to Hold Public Office in the United States of America

From HuffPo:

Another Republican man running for governor of Mississippi has said that he refuses to be alone in a room with a woman who is not his wife.

Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. told Mississippi Today reporter Larrison Campbell on Monday that he abides by the “Billy Graham rule” because it’s “common sense.”

Okay, lets boil this down to what it is: This guy is saying that, if elected (and, presumably, when he held a position on the Supreme Court), he will not obey any law that requires equal treatment of men and women.

Therefore, he is saying in advance that he will not obey the law.

Therefore, he is unable to lawfully take an oath of office for anything, much less the head of the executive branch of a Confederate, er…, American state.

Think I’m being hyperbolic?

Will he hire men for positions in government that might require legitimate one-on-one interaction with him?

One would assume so.

Will he hire any woman for any position in government that might require legitimate one-on-one interaction with him?

Not if he can be taken at his word.

He is disqualified.

End of story.

The Next Cis Lesbian to be ‘Erased’ by Trans Women Will be the First

From Carrie Lyell at The Independent:

Yes, lesbians are marginalised within the LGBT+ movement, but this has nothing to do with trans people. These tactics are nothing but scaremongering designed to divide us….

Let’s be clear: in my personal life, and as editor of the world’s leading magazine for queer women, I know a lot of trans people. Not one of them has ever tried to recruit me or even asked me if I’ve ever thought about transitioning. Not one has “pressured” me to “accept them as sexual partners”. This is scaremongering, designed to divide us. But believe me: it’s not a thing.

Yes, it is scaremongering.

But there is another term for it: exterminationist bigotry.

There is a reason that #TERFIsNotASlur.  And a significant portion of it involves the fact that almost all of the voices fraudulently asserting that TERFs are being ‘silenced’ by trans women are allowed to use said voices in forums such as editorial column inches in major publications and – my favorite – tenured positions in academia that trans women are excluded from ever being considered for (often by the very TERF academics who claim that they are being silenced.)

#TERFIsNotASlur.

Never has been, never will be.