A petition is nearing 1,000 signatures challenging Google’s decision to block ‘bisexual’ from its predictive search.
University of Melbourne Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF), Sheila Jeffreys is being called out for her racist comments by the indigenous Australian community. Jeffreys asserted on a radio show that being trans is like blackface.
A genderqueer member of the Indigenous people of Australia, told the Star Observer:
There is a fear that racist, misogynistic, queerphobic and transphobic people will take her message as truth and enact these prejudices against trans identified Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. By reducing transgender identities to that of histrionic mimicry is more reflective of her prejudice than it is of my understanding and practice of gender as a genderqueer Indigenous person. I cannot change my racial configuration. I can however mold and express my gender identity as unique and valid to my culture. - Andrew Farrell
Sheila Jeffreys, a TERF who also asserts that women who get tattoos are mutilating themselves to appease the patriarchy, is an opinion leader of a branch of “feminism” that most other feminists reject. In fact, the feminist community popularized the “TERF” back in 2008 to try to distance TERF rhetoric from feminism.
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Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been sentenced to five years in jail on sodomy charges.
Anti-gay religious extremists behind Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill, which became the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB), are now in full public-relations campaign mode trying to disavow their involvement…
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Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House.
If the sky were blue, good ole’ anti-gay Rick Santorum would try to convince you it was grey. Or green.
Q:Hey! I identify as pansexual and non-gender binary but I keep to myself often and I tend to be unaware of whats going on inside the LGBT community. However I notice some things when they pop up on my dash enough. I'm wondering if you could help me understand. Whats the deal with trans* men? Everyone in the community seems really unhappy with them, but I haven't quite figured out why.
Generally, transgender men have a tendency to fall into patriarchal roles where they exhibit oppressive behaviour like: sexism, transmisogyny, classism, racism, binarism, ableism, etc.
- Some use slurs that do not apply to them, and they have no right to use. (i.e. the t slur)
- Some speak for the entire community when it is not their place.
- Some spread misinformation and perpetuate the “trans enough” mentality,
- Some body shame folks who look differently or do not “pass” according to their own bigoted normative standards.
- Some tone-police and try to silence folks who are not fellow transgender men in supposedly safe transgender spaces.
- Some deny their privilege and play the victim when being called out instead of taking responsibility for their actions.
- Many take up trans safe spaces and make trans women and other gender non-conforming folks feel unsafe or unwelcome.
- Some are just plain truscum and exhibit all of the aforementioned behaviours.
- I can go on and on…
And when I repeatedly use the word ‘some’, I actually mean ‘most’. This is not new information, anon. This has been going on for quite some time now, and the fact that people still have a hard time seeing this everywhere they go - in the media, on the streets, in our “safe spaces”, on the internet, etc. - astounds me to this day. It is fucking terrifying and sad.
Here are some more specific examples I have compiled.
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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been presented with the argument that fighting assimilation takes attention away from the ‘real’ battle, which is fighting anti-gay violence. This false dichotomy hides the fact that assimilation is violence, not just the violence of cultural erasure, but the violence of stepping on anyone more vulnerable than you in order to get ahead. Gay landlords evict people with AIDS to increase property values; gay bar owners arrest homeless queers so they don’t get in the way of business; and gay political consultants ensure the election of pro-development, anti-poor candidates who ensure that the ruling class not only remains in power but systematically sucks the poor dry.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates International Women’s Day with a video celebrating women around the globe — including two openly trans women.