A Week in the War on Women: Monday 16th November - Sunday 22nd November
Monday 16th November - Some Words Still Have Meanings
THE DAILY MAIL: A trans-identified woman who gave birth to a child has lost yet another legal attempt to be officially recorded as her baby’s father.
Freddy McConnell, a trans identified female, is a journalist who works for The Guardian and has a BBC Sounds podcast. Several years ago she suspended testosterone treatment in order to become pregnant using a sperm donor.
McConnell’s child was born in 2018 and, when a registrar refused to record her as the baby’s fathers on the birth certificate, she began a lengthy legal battle against reality. In September 2019, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the most senior family judge in England and Wales, ruled that McConnell had to be legally recorded as the child’s mother.
A subsequent appeal was dismissed and now McConnell’s application to the Supreme Court has also been rejected.
(Interesting that women are constantly being forced to give up our language whereas male words, like ‘father’, are being legally protected solely for the use of male people.)
Ironically, despite embarking on a lengthy legal battle, tying up endless court time and public money in a dogged pursuit of the word ‘father’, McConnell sneers at those who object to grieving mothers being referred to as ‘birthing parents’.
Tuesday 17th November - Gaslighting Women on Oxford Campus
Thanks to Twitter user @Jessica12uk for this photograph of signage in a women’s toilet at Oxford University.
If female students feel uncomfortable or unsafe on finding a male in their facilities, they should just keep quiet, apparently. Moreover, they’re told if they do find a male in their bathroom, they need to ‘protect them from harm’ and to ‘respect their privacy’. Clearly women at Oxford are too busy being used a shield for gender non-conforming men to be afforded any safety and privacy of their own.
Over the past year, Oxford University has seen a fifteen fold increase in allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus. Since one sex is clearly at far greater risk of sexual violence at the hands of the other, the advice on this toilet sign seems incredibly irresponsible to say the least.
We would suggest that female students complain to their student union Women’s Vice President… But we doubt Alex “they/them” Foley will have much sympathy?
Wednesday 18th November - Farewell to Women’s Gymnastics
America’s national governing body for gymnastics has effectively opened women's gymnastics up to any bloke in a leotard.
USA Gymnastics has issued a renewed policy for “Transgender and Non-Binary Athlete Inclusion”. Trans and non-binary participants no longer require any medical treatment, hormone therapy or formal gender recognition in order to compete with and against the opposite sex.
Furthermore, “Educational resources” have been included in the policy “To help build a more informed community”. In other words, any woman objecting to the inequity of males in their sport will be sent off to camp for re-education.
Dr Emma Hilton, @FondOfBeetles, provided this excellent explanation of how extremely unfair this decision is to female gymnasts by detailing the many physical advantages male competitors enjoy.
According to Kim Kranz, USA Gymnastics’ Chief of Athlete Wellness, “Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in gymnastics with the knowledge that they will be safe and have their dignity respected”. Though presumably this doesn’t apply to women.
Thursday 19th November - Meet the New Dictator, Same as the Old Dictator
An octogenarian feminist heroine is being hauled in front of the Spanish courts for defending women’s sex-based rights.
Red LGB @redlgb_@ALLIANCELGB Thank you so much for your support. So far, she hasn't been informed of what she is accused of. Prominent Spanish transactivist @/CambrolleMar is who is using the justice system to try and prosecute feminists for using free speech.
Lidia Falcón is a lawyer, writer, journalist, activist and life-long advocate of women’s rights. She was tortured and imprisoned under the Franco dictatorship for her actions, founded the Feminist Party of Spain and now, aged 84, she is the director of feminist magazine, Poder y Libertad (Power & Freedom).
As Silvia Carrasco, social anthropologist and feminist activist, explains in this YouTube video, Lidia Falcón is now suffering persecution from a new form of dictatorship. Due to her defence of women’s sex based rights and her opposition to self ID legislation, she has become a target for Spain’s trans activists.
She is facing prosecution for ‘hate crimes’. A prominent trans activist, Mar Cambrollé, of the Trans Platform Federation, has filed complaints against her. The prosecutor’s office has upheld these claims and Falcón is to stand trial, though reports suggest that she she has not been informed of the specific charges.
Friday 20th November - When is it Vulva-Havers’ Day of Remembrance?
20th November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the culmination of Trans Awareness Week. On social media various businesses and public bodies etc were using it as opportunity to display their woke credentials.
Keir Starmer tweeted this little speech from Angela Rayner to “Remember everyone who has lost their lives to transphobic violence”.
The Mayor of London and the Scottish government also tweeted about “Anti-transgender violence” and “Those whose lives have been lost”.
Of course, every violent death is a tragedy and of course, no trans person should ever experience intolerance or discrimination let alone violence.
But what Starmer and Rayner et al fail to mention is that in the UK there is nobody to “remember” from the past year as not one trans person has been murdered. Indeed, throughout the last decade, there has been, on average, fewer than one trans murder per year in the UK. And in many cases there is no evidence to suggest that the victim’s trans status was the cause of their tragic death.
Data collated by Channel 4 suggests that the UK “trans murder rate” is actually lower than the national average.
Writing in the Spectator, transwoman, Debbie Hayton, makes the point that of the 350 trans people who have been killed across the world in the past year, 82% were from Latin America, overwhelmingly from disadvantaged backgrounds and often involved in prostitution. “Fortunately, the UK is a much safer place for transgender people like me… This year, there were no British names among the 350. That surely is something to celebrate.”
Yes, of course it is.
The statistics concerning violence against women, however, are not so hopeful.
On average in the UK a woman is murdered by a man every three days.
Every. Three. Days.
Saturday 21st November - Another Vital Voice Banned From Twitter
Intersex Facts, an important and popular Twitter account, has been suspended after a mass reporting campaign by gender identity ideologues.
She provided a vital source of information on DSD (or “Intersex”) conditions and was a tireless advocate for the people affected by them.
Far more problematic to those mass reporting her, however, was her refusal to allow DSD conditions to be co-opted by the gender stasi. She was a redoubtable myth buster when trans activists tried to align gender identities with the medical condition caused by a rare chromosomal anomaly. She dealt only in scientific facts.
And what was the heinous crime for which she’s been banished from Twitter? the phrase, “Yeah, it did, dude.”
Sunday 22nd November - The Guardian Loses It
THE SUNDAY TIMES: Professor Selina Todd writes about Suzanne Moore leaving The Guardian after she was attacked for her gender-critical views and about her own experience of falling foul of trans activism.
Last week journalist Suzanne Moore resigned from The Guardian after a career at the paper spanning over 25 years. Her exit was due, in part, to a letter complaining of ‘transphobic content’ which was signed by 338 staff members and sent to Guardian editor, Kath Viner, earlier this year. The letter didn’t name Moore specifically, but it came hot on the heels of a column she had written about Selina Todd.
Todd explains why Moore’s article about her was deemed problematic; because she, too, is considered ‘transphobic’ for her view that womanhood is defined by biological sex, not gender identity. Her expressing of this view and her association with WPUK, mean that Todd has been targeted by trans activists who, for the past couple of years, have threatened her livelihood and her safety.
She has endured letters of complaint and petitions calling for her to be sacked from her position at Oxford University and threats to disrupt her teaching, she has been no-platformed and shunned by colleagues and her personal safety has been threatened to such an extent that her employer had to supply her with security guards.
“Suzanne’s story, like mine, is becoming Everywoman’s... I’ve met countless women who are silenced by fear; Suzanne has too… I hope her story provokes others to speak up. As she concluded that courageous column about me: ‘There are more of us than you think’”.
See you next week.