by James Esses
A trans person must be invited to comment on any news or politics item for balance.
No, not THOSE trans people.
Women do not exist. If you believe otherwise you are a biological essentialist. They are just ‘people with certain biological bits’ The word ‘woman’ should be erased as it is not inclusive.
However Transwomen are women. To say otherwise is heretical. They are not ‘people who are not women who say they are women’ because that would be mad!
Brilliant! This is one of many great pieces that I've been reading for the last three hours (when I went to bed intending to go to sleep)! (Edie Wyatt: Vive la Résistance!)
I suppose many of us here get our information from the same writers, but my heart jumped with joy when I read this article by brilliant writer Julian Vigo; I had to share it - can it really be true, is the end of this madness really in sight?! https://savageminds.substack.com/p/the-power-of-the-senseless: "Today, here we are in the midst of a tide-turning moment where transgender ideology is being rejected en masse by gay and straight people, men and women alike. Meanwhile, the public institutions which have for years codified the social signs, sponsored the "gender identity" training, crafted the woke lessons transmitted by the BBC and the NHS permeating all arenas of media and public health, in addition to the cast of Harry Potter chiming in with their endless support for “trans people” through Twitter and other media outlets, and we have been handed the perfect storm exemplifying exactly how we got here in the first place... Now that the gender narrative is falling apart quickly, many of its proponents are running for cover skipping over to the very side they previously denounced as “wrong.” Of course, these individuals will happily prefer their slogans be forgotten, to have their tweets removed and their websites altered from public record."
I happily prefer that they rot and burn in the deepest pits of Hell, but hey, let me tell you how I REALLY feel...
10 out of 10!
James nailed it! The cognitive dissonance to comply with any of this is huge! I'd like to add to a couple of rules if I may?
2. Only refer to people by language they want. However, it is fine for us to label you “cis” and to use the slur "terf".
6. The trans community (1% of the population) must be listened to. However, the experiences of detransitioners (1% of trans community) should be ignored as well as the experiences of women (51% of the population).
8. You must understand us. However, you can never understand us because you haven’t had our lived experience. Only trans actors can play trans parts or parts we deem to be trans.
...just for completeness.
Actually I think the addition of the opinions of women are crucial to commandment 6. It shows just how misogynistic this ideology is when the opinions of 1% of the population trumps the view of half the population who are not listened to, but instead demeaned and disrespected and silenced. And people in power in organisations, let it happen.
Well this is bloody brilliant
I'm really looking forward to Tezzy's thoughtful and intellectually honest dissection of the Trans Commandments.
The 11th Commandment transwomen have a cervix just ask Willoughby
Beautifully summarised James. What a great resource. I'll be plundering from it. This needs nailing to the door of every captured institution.
See also 'you can't define women on whether they menstruate, but I totally have periods', from trans-identified males.
Brilliant James. Nth commandment, we can choose how many commandments we have because.
A great analysis James which completely sums up the absurdity of this damaging ideology.
easy to understand pocket guide -
I would add "surgery" to 7.
Re the drugs problem in ireland, fintan o toole, irish times, asked on saturday "are we still addicted to doping ourselves with the illusion that what we choose not to know cannot harm us?"
Same applies here
Unfortunately, for vast majority of the population and trans people who don't unhold these hypocrisies, it's all demonstrably true. It's what extremists do, they can make and bend the rules for themselves and apply them rigidly for everyone else. None of it would be possible if organisations and individuals didn't cooperate with their authoritarian, misogynistic bullshit, or if we stopped running scared from them or blankly accepting it, all of it.