Fake Voter Fraud and Fake Bathroom Predators – Brought to You by the Fake Patriots Who Benefit from Fake News

See a pattern?

The author of the so-called bathroom bill said she is working on potential changes after listening to people “from all walks of life,” emphasizing that her measure is aimed not at the transgender people it would affect but at men who might assert a right to go into women’srestrooms for perhaps nefarious purposes.

“It’s really not about the transgender.[“]

Memo to Senator Kolkhorst: If you want people to believe your christianist anti-trans BS, you might want to avoid using St. Barney Syntax.

 

TERFs for Trump

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Barr is most famous for her breakthrough brand of working class comedy, crystallized in her Emmy award-winning sitcom Roseanne.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the comic on the eve of the California primary, at her Los Angeles home, where she praised Donald Trump….

That Roseanne Barr?

You’ve said that Americans can have whatever we want politically — I’m paraphrasing — if we just participate in the process. And it’s true that new groups are participating more in the process, sometimes violently. 

I think we would be so lucky if Trump won.

But of course.

I hope no one is shocked.

Thirty years ago, anti-porn ‘feminists’ had no problem aligning with Jerry Falwell, et. al., against porn despite the fact that Falwell, el. al., actually had more of a desire to rid the world of feminists than they did of porn.

Now, its the trans exterminationists (remember, in “TERF” the “E” actually stands for “exterminationist”) (continuing their) aligning with the radical right in hopes of eliminating trans women.

TERF Infiltration of ‘Progressive’ Organizations

From Atlanta Progressive News:

Maya Dillard Smith, Interim Director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), says she has left the organization due to a disagreement she had over its participation in recent litigation over the use of public restrooms by transgender persons.

[A]fter the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) issued new guidance that transgendered persons have a Federal Constitutional right to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity, the State of Georgia and ten other U.S. States have sued the USDOJ.

However, Dillard Smith, rather than agreeing with the ACLU on these matters, saw herself more on the side of the State of Georgia.

In a statement she accused the ACLU of being “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.  In that way, it is a special interest organization not unlike the conservative right, which creates a hierarchy of rights based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.”

Dillard Smith argues that transgender rights have “intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women’s rights.”

At the very least this demands an investigation into the number of trans women who may have applied for employment with the ACLU overall – not just Georgia’s – and who, ever so mysteriously, never were even invited in for an interview.

But perhaps this will spur some journalists out there to do some investigation into the degree of transmisogyny that has existed – and which continues to exist – in so-called ‘progressive’ and so-called ‘LGB(T)’ organizations.

One of These is Exactly Like the Other

Then:

[Pat] Robertson is objecting mightily to being described as a former television evangelist. He wants to be called a “religious broadcaster.” He is telling reporters that labeling him a “former television evangelist” is a “bigoted slur”….

Now:

‘TERF is a slur’

I have no intention of linking to the second one.  Google it if you wish.

ChristianisTERFs

As if there was ever a distinction between the two, let it be clear: There no longer is one.

As Autumn Sandeen summarizes:

The religious right and TERFs are cooperating again towards morally legislating trans people out of existence.

I have no intention of linking to the website of the ‘family’ organization involved, but pay attention to who is being plugged in the video – and thereafter fumigate your computer.

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A Question for Times Like These

Has NCLR or NLGBTQTF ever explicitly stated that they fully, completely and unconditionally acknowledge trans women to be women and trans men to be men?

And no, I am not asking if they ‘support equality for trans people,’ which (1) even if a given utterer intends that to mean what it seems to mean, is extremely questionable as to both at this point, (2) can mean pretty much anything that the utterer in question wants it to mean, so it really doesn’t mean crap no matter who says it and when, and (3) does not answer the question of whether they fully, completely and unconditionally acknowledge trans women to be women and trans men to be men.

So…

Has NCLR or NLGBTQTF ever explicitly stated that they fully, completely and unconditionally acknowledge trans women to be women and trans men to be men?

Because…

Right now, I’m smelling a lot of emptiness, incompleteness and a lot of conditions.

I Couldn’t Have Said it Better Myself

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Basically, Zoey Tur just handed right wing zealots the ammunition they need to push through the anti-transgender bills in Florida and Texas. Zoey misgendered and disrespected the gender identity of the trans woman at the center of this, who did absolutely nothing wrong.