A Week in the War on Women: Monday 29th November - Sunday 5th December
Monday 29th November - Is This The Right Side Of History?
4W: Feminist campaigners protesting male violence against women were physically attacked by trans activists.
A small group of women took part in a march in Brussels to protest male violence and carried signs decrying pornography and prostitution. Before long they were surrounded by a group of about 50 trans activists and forced into a corner.
Women at the march reported being ‘beaten, insulted and intimidated. Trans activists chanted ‘cassez vous’ at them and destroyed their signs. One woman spoke of being kicked in the back by one of the mob.
Of course, this isn’t the first time feminist campaigners have suffered violence and intimidation at the hands of trans activists. In August 2020 trans activists stormed ‘L’Amazone’, a female-only bolthole in Paris set up by radical feminist, Marguerite Stern. Women were shut out of their own space and their artwork was vandalised.
Earlier this year, women in France and Spain were commemorating International Women’s Day when they were attacked and their signs stolen. In March, feminists, some of them prostitution survivors, were marching in Paris to protest the sexual exploitation of women. They were physically attacked and had eggs thrown in their faces. In July, lesbian demonstrators at Paris Pride were physically assaulted by trans activists who screamed ‘suck dick’ at them. In September, a group of lesbians attending Bordeaux Pride were attacked by a trans-identified male who brandished a lit flare in their faces. Only last week, women protesting male violence at a march in Barcelona were attacked by mob of trans activists.
And lets not forget that last year trans activists in Spain hung an effigy of First Vice President, Carmen Calvo, from a tree because she defends women’s rights.
How much longer can those who defend gender identity ideology pretend they’re on the right side of history?
Also Today - The Handmaid’s Tale Is Coming True
THE POST MILLENIAL: Proposed legislation in Canada seeks to criminalise women who defend their sex-based rights.
In 2017 Canada’s C-16 bill was passed, allowing males unfettered access to female-only spaces based solely on their self-defined ‘gender identity’. But even that wasn’t enough for trans activists who now intend to silence any dissenters and impose their ideology on the public using the law.
Morgane Oger is a trans-identified male infamous for his vendetta against Vancouver Rape Crisis Centre. He spoke at Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights in May 2019. He called on the government to criminalise critique of gender ideology as hate speech and to censor the online publication, Feminist Current, which is run by Oger’s most vocal opponent, Meghan Murphy.
Following Oger’s speech, two bills were introduced by the ruling Liberal Party. The first, Bill C-10, proposes to amend the Broadcasting Act to include internet and digital media. This would mean that online platforms could be treated as broadcasters and so subject to Canadian regulations. Consequently, any online content could be censored if deemed ‘hate speech’ according to Canadian definitions.
The second, Bill C-36, was introduced by Justice Minister, David Lametti. It proposes to amend Canada’s Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act regarding hate speech and hate crimes.
"The bill defines 'hate speech' as the content of a communication that expresses detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination. These grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression…
These amendments would apply to public communications by individual users on the Internet, including on social media, on personal websites, and in mass emails. For example, they would apply to an individual publishing a blog or posting on a social media platform."
If these bills are passed, challenging gender identity will become ‘hate speech’ and Canadian women speaking up in defence of their rights will be criminalised. Is the Canadian government trying to make feminism illegal?
Tuesday 30th November - “Feminist To My Fingertips”
SCOTTISH EXPRESS: Some of Scotland’s elected representatives, including the First Minister, are deliberately ignoring leading Scottish feminists.
The Scottish Express has spoken to some of the most vocal women’s rights campaigners in Scotland who oppose the government’s proposed GRA reforms. They report that their attempts to engage with SNP members by letter and email are being ignored and that their Twitter accounts being blocked by those in power.
Not only has Nicola Sturgeon blocked accounts trying to interact with her about women’s rights but so, too, has Humza Yousaf, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, and MPs Pete Wishart and John Nicholson.
Clearly, women’s safety, spaces and sex-based rights are of no importance to Sturgeon and her MPs. Otherwise they wouldn’t be quite so quick to block the women trying to defend them.
Wednesday 1st December - Benight At The Museum
THE TELEGRAPH: The Science Museum is planning to replace an exhibit focusing on biological sex after receiving complaints that it isn’t ‘inclusive’ of trans people.
The museum’s ‘Boy or Girl’ exhibit, which details the differences between the sexes, has received complaints that is does not represent transgender people and so now there are plans to alter the display.
The display has already fallen prey to trans activism and information about the determination of biological sex by chromosomes has been removed. Furthermore, it contains an entire panel dedicated to a discussion on gender identity and displays a fake penis ‘packer’, a breast binder and testosterone patches.
But even this isn’t enough and now further complaints have resulted in another ‘review’ of the exhibit. The Museum of Transology in Brighton is going to be consulted about the planned alterations. Perhaps it can loan The Science Museum its My Little Pony exhibit.
Thursday 2nd December - Leave Them Kids Alone
4W: Two US parents are determined that their child is trans because she prefers so-called boys’ toys and clothing.
Emily Torrisi, a mother from New Jersey, was featured in People magazine claiming that her five-year-old daughter ‘identifies as male’. (Such articles generally focus on the mother but the child has two parents and the father is every bit as culpable.)
Torrisi claims that EJ was in infancy when she began ‘identifying as a boy’. She knows this, she says, because she and her husband noticed that EJ preferred toys such as trucks, cars and dinosaurs. She told the magazine, "Around 2 ½, if you took EJ shopping, he always asked for the boy shirts. At 3, in Target one day, EJ asked me if he was allowed to buy boys' boxers. Once 3½-4 hit, EJ refused anything that was girly."
EJ wasn’t interested in ‘girly’ clothes and toys like her three sisters, so her parents concluded that she is transgender. Torrisi insists that EJ ‘is exactly who he is meant to be’. She commented, “This isn't like picking a sport, not liking it and moving on. This is my kid's personality”.
Yes, it is EJ’s personality. And that’s all.
Friday 3rd December - This Never Happens
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS: A trans-identified male child rapist has been charged with attacking a prison officer.
In 2016 Robert Ormrod was convicted of six counts of rape at Liverpool Crown Court. He subjected a child to seven years of abuse when she was aged between eight and fourteen, threatening to kill her if she spoke out. He was also convicted of sexual assault and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity having also abused a six-year-old boy and another young girl. He was sentenced to 20 years which he is currently serving in HMP Isle of Wight (Albany), a men’s prison.
Since his incarceration, Ormrod has started ‘identifying as a woman’ and calling himself Rebecca Louise.
This new identity and change of name, however, only came to light since it was reported that Ormrod has been charged with the assault of a prison staff member on 8th June.
Over 900 convicted paedophiles have disappeared off the radar after changing their names. When he is eventually released, will ‘Rebecca’ Ormrod be one of them?
Saturday 4th December - The Phoenix & The Carpetbaggers
THE TIMES: Jo Phoenix has resigned from her role as Professor of Criminology at the Open University.
Professor Phoenix is bringing an employment tribunal claim against the Open University due to its failure to defend her from a campaign of harassment.
She was a founder member of the OU’s Gender Critical Research Network, a group of academics and scholars with a shared interest in being able to discuss the importance of biological sex to their research.
There was a kneejerk and combative reaction from staff and students alike to the network. 380 people signed an open letter accusing its members of being ‘hostile to the rights of trans people’ and demanding it be shut down. Professor Phoenix was subjected to an outpouring of abuse, such as being likened to a ‘racist uncle’ by one of her colleagues, and the OU let it happen.
She has now also been compelled to resign from her post at the OU. In a statement she explained, “The University has allowed things to escalate to a point beyond repair. My trust and heart have been broken.”
Sunday 5th December - Whitehall Through The Looking Glass
THE TELEGRAPH: Government staff are receiving ‘inclusivity training’ from a trans lobby group which peddles the laughable ‘genderbread person’ graphic.
The Telegraph has learned that civil servants and staff in other government offices are having training which features the infamous ‘genderbread person’.
This diagram claims that gender identity, sexuality and biological sex exist on a spectrum and describes anatomical sex as ‘male-ness’ or ‘female-ness’. It is entirely baseless and unscientific.
It is also being used across various government departments.
A:gender describes itself as ‘the network supporting all trans and intersex staff across Government’ (notice the conflation of gender identity with DSD medical conditions?). It is now running trans-inclusion workshops not only for the Home Office, but across various government departments. It says its aim is for officials to go beyond current equality legislation and use what it calls ‘appropriate’ language and pronouns (A lobby group is instructing Government staff to overstep the law?)
Furthermore, numerous public bodies, including The Government Legal Department and the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, have partnered with trans lobby group, Global Butterflies, on whose dubious ‘training’ we reported over a year ago.
Global Butterflies, was established in 2015 by a trans-identified male called Rachel Reese. It advertises itself as “A trans and non-binary inclusion training company” to “Help organisations adopt a zero-tolerance approach to trans-phobic behaviour and attitudes”.
The Telegraph has seen Global Butterflies training materials. They urge employers to remove references to sex in communications and policies, install mixed-sex toilets and show their ‘trans credentials’ by supporting trans legislation changes.
Bev Jackson, director of the LGB Alliance, told the paper, “It’s extraordinary that the civil service continues to forge relationships with lobby groups masquerading as training providers to promote aggressively ideological and unscientific nonsense. These lobby groups claim to be diversity and equality experts, but often misrepresent equalities law to undermine women’s rights and those of LGB people.”
Also Today - Foxes In The Hen House
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Journalist, Charlotte Griffiths, describes finding two strapping men in the women’s changing room while she was clothes shopping.
Charlotte Griffiths was trying on clothes at her local Zara store and was shocked to find two ‘masculine-looking’ men being shown into the female changing room. “Two people clearly presenting as men completely at ease.”
She questioned one of the store’s staff who told her it was probably a mistake and promised to rectify it. So, reassured, Griffiths continued to shop.
When Griffiths wanted try on another item, the individual cubicles were all in use so she changed in the communal area within the women’s changing room, believing she was still in a safe and female-only space.
“Again, I hear two male voices. I spin around to find the men from earlier still in the changing room, emerging from their respective booths and talking to one another other right over my head as if I am invisible. But I don't feel invisible. I feel exposed in my bra.”
Griffiths spoke to a shop assistant who was powerless to help. “What can we do? If that's how they classify themselves?”
See you next week.