Monday 22nd November - When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them
Last week three trans activists - aspiring actor, Georgia Frost, and drag performers, Richard Energy and Holly Stars - turned up at JK Rowling’s family home, making some sort of Poundland protest to coincide with Trans Day of Remembrance.
The attention-seeking trio posted photographs on social media, deliberately revealing the property’s address.
Of course, when their dangerous and cowardly behaviour was called out, they framed the response as ‘transphobic’.
JK Rowling, a survivor of male violence, who has been inundated with rape and death threats, had her home address posted on a public forum. This is how trans activism and its enablers responded.
Joss Prior’s usual brand of woman-hating was very much in evidence and he kept up his torrent of rage-fuelled bile all week.
Drag performer, Rory ‘Panti Bliss’ O’Neill, reacted with his usual MO of sneering at women when they speak up about their experiences.
Monty just couldn’t help himself.
Publisher of Attitude Magazine, Darren Styles, went with the ‘she was asking for it’ line so beloved of abusive men.
Jane Fae, wrote a grim blog post repudiating the threats JK Rowling has received. “Is this true, though? Has the sainted JK been subject to threats? ...Has JKR, the flesh and blood person, as opposed to the virtual entity that is the JKR Twitter account, actually been threatened?”
And just when you thought Pink News couldn’t sink any lower...
Also Today - No Sex Please, We’re Brit-Ish
BBC NEWS: Organisers of the Brit Awards have decided to scrap the male and female categories.
The Brits will no longer offer individual accolades for the best male and female solo artists; from next year, the two categories will be combined into one single prize.
This decision appears to have been taken in response to Sam ‘they/them’ Smith’s temper tantrum on the subject. Smith was happy enough with arrangements when twice nominated in the best male artist category. Last year, however, he put himself out of the running by declaring himself ‘non-binary’. Having realised that he’s pissed on his own chips, he started whining about ‘inclusivity’ and ‘unification’ and demanded an end to the individual male and female awards.
It’s never occurred to Sam that not everything is about him. Erasing sexed-based categories means that female artists will lose an important platform. In such a male-dominated industry, it’s clear that the future winners of this new ‘gender neutral’ prize will be overwhelmingly male. The Oscar for best director has always been ‘gender neutral’ and in 93 years of Academy Awards only two women have ever won it.
In 41 years of the Brits just a quarter of the Best Album winners have been female and only one all-female band has ever won the Best Group award. And now women have been robbed of the one category in which they were guaranteed success. Thanks, Sam.
Tuesday 23rd November - Leave Them Kids Alone
THE GUARDIAN: Parents in Wisconsin are suing their local school district over its policy to affirm a child’s ‘gender identity’ without parental consent.
Two sets of parents have filed a lawsuit against the Kettle Moraine school district over “A policy to allow, facilitate, and ‘affirm’ a minor student’s request to transition to a different gender identity at school – without parental consent and even over the parents’ objection.”
They argue that the school district has undermined and countermanded parents’ decision-making responsibilities regarding this ‘major and controversial’ issue.
Two of the parents withdrew their 12-year-old daughter from her school to ‘avoid daily affirmation’ by staff’ after she began to have issues around her gender. The couple wanted their daughter to explore the cause of her feelings before embarking on any changes. However, the school began using a male name and male pronouns to address the child, in direct contravention of her parents’ wishes.
Also Today - This Never Happens
WOMEN ARE HUMAN: A trans-identified male sex offender was housed in a women’s prison where he is said to have assaulted his vulnerable cellmate.
Hobbie Bingham is a predator who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Louisiana in 2003. After relocating to Washington in 2018 he was convicted of further offences. He then began ‘identifying as a woman’ and called himself Princess Zoee Marie Andromeda-Love.
As we reported, Bingham was one of a number of trans-identified males who were transferred to the Washington Correctional Centre for Woman earlier this year. According to prison officers at the facility, while Bingham was incarcerated there, he groomed and sexually assaulted his cell mate, a vulnerable woman who has developmental issues.
Scott Fleming, a guard at the prison at the time, was told by a colleague that she had discovered Bingham naked and in bed with his cellmate. Fleming said it was considered a ‘predator/victim’ relationship and not consensual because of the women’s vulnerability.
Fleming also described how Bingham cut his hair short and began referring to himself as male again on his release from prison.
Wednesday 24th November - Look Who’s Guiding The Guides
THE DAILY MAIL: It’s been revealed that a trans identified male who posted disturbing photos of himself on social media has a senior role with Girlguiding.
Since 2017 Girlguiding has had a ‘trans inclusive’ policy. It allows boys who believe themselves to be girls to be members and, even more alarmingly, allows intact adult males to be volunteers if they ‘identify as female’ (or claim to).
When Girlguiding leaders, Helen Watts and Katie Alcock, dared to challenge this lunacy, they were expelled from the organisation. Yet a gun-toting male in a leather bondage dress has been welcomed with open arms.
58-year-old bus driver, Monica, Sulley, was appointed as a Girlguiding divisional commissioner for Southwell in Nottinghamshire in July. He oversees the all branches of the organisation; brownies, guides, rangers and even rainbows, the youngest Girlguiding group whose members are just 5-7 years old.
Of course, Girlguiding is a member of Stonewall’s diversity champions scheme and, according to its own website, was influenced by Stonewall and Gendered Intelligence in the development of its trans inclusive guidance.
And thanks to that ‘advice’, this man is responsible for little girls at a sleepover.
Girlguiding has made a statement about its ‘rigorous recruitment procedures’ etc etc. It totally misses the point; allowing males into a female-only organisations means the recruitment procedures are the problem.
Because if this man, who advertises his fetishes on a public forum, can be appointed to a senior role, it must be even easier for the quiet, cautious ones who are careful enough to hide their proclivities.
Thursday 25th November - These Are Not Our Crimes
TEESIDE LIVE: A trans identified male has been charged with exposing himself and masturbating in public.
41-year-old Chloe Thompson will stand trial next year, having been accused of indecent exposure, masturbating in public and using a sex toy in a public place.
Of course, when reporting on this story, the local paper described him as a woman and used female pronouns throughout. Hard to believe a journalist actually wrote, “She is charged with committing a public nuisance by indecently exposing her penis to other members of the public, whilst masturbating from a property window”.
Also Today - Schlucken Das Koolaid
UNHERD: The new German government has put self ID legislation on its agenda.
This week the new German coalition government concluded policy discussions and announced its plans for the coming four years. One of those is to adopt self-ID laws.
Current law requires evaluation by two independent medical court experts before ‘gender’ can be legally altered. However, this is to be replaced with self ID legislation which will allow anyone to legally change their ‘gender’ by self-declaration alone.
Friday 26th November - A Room Of One’s Own
THE TIMES: Girls at Scottish high schools are putting their health at risk because they do not want to use ‘gender neutral’ toilets.
Galashiels and District councillor, Harry Scott, raised concerns over the mixed sex toilets in the area’s schools at a recent meeting of the Scottish Borders Council.
He reported that boys at Jedburgh Grammar Campus have been urinating in sanitary bins and waving tampons around when using the mixed sex toilet facilities. As a consequence, some girls at the school feel so uncomfortable using the toilet that they avoid going at all. Similarly, girls at Kelso High School have also been avoiding going to the toilet because of their unease at sharing the mixed sex facilities there.
Scott told the meeting, "In the discussions I have taken part in on this particular topic, with members and officers, the only voices I’ve heard are men’s, with little or no input from women or girls, as far as I can make out.”
Saturday 27th November - Just Admit You Hate Women #1
4W: A leading LGBTQ media outlet has denigrated the women in California prisons who are forced to share accommodation with dangerous males.
Californian law requires that inmates are accommodated in prisons based not on their sex but on their self-declared gender identity. They do not require a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or to have undergone any surgery or hormone treatment. Consequently, a growing number of intact males are claiming a trans identity and being accommodated in women’s prisons.
Two women’s rights groups have instigated legal proceedings against the California Department of Corrections over this policy. They represent four female inmates who have all suffered as a result of being forced to share accommodation with males.
Two of the women, one a devout Muslim, say this situation compromised their religious beliefs. Another is a domestic abuse survivor who had to share a cell with a ‘vicious, dangerous’ man. The fourth woman was sexually assaulted by a male transferred to her facility.
Women are being terrified, traumatised, forced to abandon the sacred tenets of their faith and even sexually assaulted. And this is how ‘the most followed LGBTQ news source’ reacts to their plight.
Sunday 28th Sunday - Just Admit You Hate Women #2
MAIL ON SUNDAY: A rape survivor had to leave the therapy group she was attending due to the distressing presence of a trans-identified male.
Sarah (not her real name) is a mother of two in her 40s. As a child she was abused for years by a family friend and then later raped by a man she knew when she was in her 20s. Needing help to deal with the trauma of these experiences, she joined a peer support therapy group at Brighton-based Survivors’ Network. Initially, Sarah felt that she’d found a safe and supportive women-only space in which to start healing.
But Survivors’ Network has a ‘trans inclusive’ policy. Despite having a service specifically for trans people, they ‘actively welcome’ males into a supposedly female-only space if they ‘self-identify as women’.
A trans-identified male joined Sarah’s group. She describes him as being six feet tall, having a deep voice, wearing traditionally masculine clothes and 'with no obvious female attributes'.
Sarah explained that the sanctuary and trust of the sessions were violated by his being there and she found it impossible to discuss her experiences in his presence. “It felt like the priority of the group was not to talk about male entitlement any more or our shared experiences, but about making sure this person who was born male felt comfortable.”
The newcomer never wanted to discuss his own situation and did not volunteer information about any sexual abuse he may have experienced. Sarah said, “My paranoid side makes me think they were there for voyeuristic reasons.”
Sarah wrote a long, carefully considered letter to the charity, explaining how she felt. She received a response from Carys Jenkins, the head of operations. “We do not police gender and we do not define who is and is not a woman; we allow women to define this for themselves.”
Jenkins told Sarah she should find an alternative service. But there are no groups in Brighton which offer a female-only service for survivors of sexual violence; they all allow access to trans-identified males.
Sarah told The Mail on Sunday, “I thought, 'How can you let women down so badly?' You're supposed to be a service for women who have experienced sexual violence… We've been told by men to ignore our instincts and do what they want us to do and now we're being told that by a rape crisis service. It’s crazy.”
Yes, it is crazy. And unimaginably cruel.
See you next week.