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Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:28 PM

Venue Slams Hateful RADFEM2012 Conference. Thrown out!

VENUE SLAMS HATEFUL RADFEM 2012 CONFERENCE

Well, what a victory this is! For those who are unaware about ‘RedFem 2012′, it was a conference organised by radical feminists more akin to venomous snakes than actual feminists that you can read about in Roz Kaveney’s wonderful artile here. And to make a long story short, it was a kettle of narrow, detestable thinking namely bearing fangs at the transgender community. Christ only knows why. Something about trans folk doing –… some vague evil deed or another? I know (am friends with, have had personal relations with) a bloody lot of wonderful trans people and in my experience its community is little other than virtuous, but I suppose there’s no arguing with bigots holding outdated values. Anyway, the conference’s venue eventually decided to speak up and slam the thing, which, y’know, is frickin’ amazing, and you can read about said slamming here.

I really do detest radical feminists such as the ones who were organising RadFem 2012; I identify as a sex-positive feminist, and just the thought that these people brand themselves as feminists makes me wince. When will people learn that bigotry has no place within feminism? Hatred breeds hatred, and as for the likes of Sheila Jeffreys and her ‘cult’, well, watch out. Everyone, regardless of gender, regardless of identity, is quickly realising that your odious views have no place within our future.

http://lettersfrombluehaven.com/2012/06/01/conway-hall-slams-hateful-radfem-2012-conference/


Here's the slamming from the Venue. It's a thing of beauty!


Statement Regarding RadFem 2012

In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to proceed. This is because it does not conform to our Terms and Conditions for hiring rooms at Conway Hall. In addition, we are not satisfied it conforms with the Equality Act (2010), or reflects our ethos regarding issues of discrimination.

We had sought assurances that the organisers would allow access to all, in order to enable the event to proceed at the venue. We also expressed concern that particular speakers would need to be made aware that whilst welcoming progressive thinking and debate, Conway Hall seeks to uphold inclusivity in respect of both legal obligations and as a principle.

In the absence of the assurances we sought, the event in its proposed form could not proceed at Conway Hall.

That said, we recognise the breadth of debate to be had amongst the feminist and transgender communities and it is our sincere hope that there will be constructive and positive dialogue on these matters going forward.

In response to Sheila Jeffreys’ online Guardian article in their ‘Comment is free’ section, dated 29th May 2012, we would like it to be known that Conway Hall has in the past made clear that speakers / attendees at events for other hirers will not be permitted where we have felt that these individuals have expressed and may express (on our premises) views which conflict with our ethos, principles, and culture; the reference to David Irving was simply one of the examples given.


http://conwayhall.org.uk/statement-regarding-radfem-2012



We. Will. Not. Stand. For. It.

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Starry Messenger Jun 2012 #1
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Zorra Jun 2012 #3
He loved Big Brother Jun 2012 #4
angelusuk1 Jun 2012 #5
Catherina Jun 2012 #26
angelusuk1 Jun 2012 #29
Catherina Jun 2012 #30
obamanut2012 Jun 2012 #31
angelusuk1 Jun 2012 #33
obamanut2012 Jun 2012 #34
MerryBlooms Jun 2012 #35
angelusuk1 Jun 2012 #37
Catherina Jun 2012 #38
obamanut2012 Jun 2012 #44
Zorra Jun 2012 #6
JoeyT Jun 2012 #7
Starry Messenger Jun 2012 #8
Vanje Jun 2012 #9
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Neoma Jun 2012 #12
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Vanje Jun 2012 #14
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LadyHawkAZ Jun 2012 #20
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Catherina Jun 2012 #27
zappaman Jun 2012 #43
Neoma Jun 2012 #15
Warren DeMontague Jun 2012 #18
Rex Jun 2012 #32
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Catherina Jun 2012 #25
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LadyHawkAZ Jun 2012 #19
Catherina Jun 2012 #28
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Catherina Jun 2012 #61
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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:50 PM

1. Woo-hoo!

Sunshine disinfects.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 05:59 PM

2. I'm doing backflips of joy right now

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:25 AM

3. It certainly does.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:01 AM

4. Not good, but whatever keeps us bullying one another, right?

I don't like infighting and celebrating something that Paul Elam of A Voice For Men is also celebrating.

RadFems have done a lot to further the goals of feminism and they're entitled to believe what the want about the XX chromosome. They are not the problem. They aren't always right, but they are necessary. Stop expecting everyone to be as educated and enlightened without flaws, because nobody is. All women deserve a safe space to define as they see fit. Cis women, WOC, trans women. We all have different goals and histories of oppression, and there is no hierarchy in the feminist groups. This will never resolve itself, and truthfully, I've read enough trans women who agree the pile-on to radfems is counter-productive and destroying a good ally against patriarchy.

Most radfems aren't transphobes. My local chapter focuses on socialism and intersectionality. But lesbians and anybody else have the right to say they prefer whomever as a sexual partner without it being labeled phobia. I can't stand this hateful infighting. Radfems aren't all the same. Some of them do hold fucked up beliefs. Trans women do as well. I am aghast at the highly offensive, vaguely rapey-connotations spouted as "cotton ceiling" baloney. That's a debacle and a half, but I am not expecting trans women and myself to part ways as feminists because we can't seem to agree with every single thing the other believes. Even though nobody has apologized for the cotton ceiling offense.

I will not dismiss radfems or trans people's right to identify their gender how they see fit, because I don't really have a problem seeing where all sides are coming from. I don't appreciate the insults from either side, but shutting down any feminist conference is just Orewellian and unproductive. I would expect that all women have the right to identify their place on the wheel of intersectionality, and define a safe space around it as they see fit. Feminists are allies of trans people, but not all cis women and trans women share the same dynamics within the patriarchy. Equality isn't about making sure no one gets their feelings hurt.

When RadFems are eliminated in a fiery rage of fourth-wave self-centeredness, I hope we can all realize that driving them away didn't do a thing to help fight against the real enemy, patriarchy, or help with securing solutions to our problems in that area, since apathy toward feminism is becoming so demoralizingly thick you need a breadknife to spread it.

Finally, I hope they can find another venue to meet, free of the pile-on. They're fringe, they're not the enemy, and most of all WOMEN DO NOT DESERVE TO BE SILENCED, PEOPLE. Why are we, as feminists, so butthurt about RadFems that we're doing the MRAsses dirty work FOR them?

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 01:01 PM

5. im torn reading this thread .

 

Last edited Sat Jun 2, 2012, 03:59 PM - Edit history (1)

ok , this is my first message on these boards and im seeing polar aspects of feminisim , but im going to start this off simply .

Im Scott, im 33 years of age and grew up in a single parent household with my radfem mother and sister , and im an MRA .

Im not going to post my whole story here, ill simply link to it , something that will hopefully get people thinking, but i dont hate women , i dont even hate my mother or sister, even after the sexual and physical abuse i took growing up , radfems to me because of my experiences is feminisim , i dont normally buy into the NAFALT argument put forward ( not all feminists are like that) and instead i see people trying to justify radfems feelings and attitudes, even ones who are part of the radfem hub like these who have talked about killing children through exposure, throwing little rapists out of windows etc , there crime was simply beng male and what made it so scary was when these people were investigated the ones saying this turned out to be teachers !!

Im an MRA because of feminisim , but today i find myself looking at the woman who posted this thread and congratulating her because something rare has happened , both sides of this have seen something wrong and the good people have spoken up , they havent defended a sisterhood, or a brotherhood they have seen bigotry aimed at the trans community , and some of these people have gone through much more pain and suffering than many of the left wing , university educated man haters who have wanted to put this conference on ( and in that i do include kitten pinder from big brother who is a poster ) .

No one, male or female deserve to be unheard and the feminists you are claiming are butthurt are actually angry that an ideology that they belive in has more publicity for anti trans attitudes ( which ties into the anti male attitudes ) , and its not the first time, its julie bindel part two.

I found it interesting you said they werent the enemy , during the time between ww1 and ww2 the national socialist party rebuilt germany , fed people, got everyone working together and they did a great job, but they also had a radical side who let things get out of hand, same with any country that has used marxist ideologies ( erin pizzeys prone to violence talks about this ) and this is why the feminists are getting butthurt because they arent wanting the loony fringe to cause more damage, its saddening to see people so intent on keeping the gender war going when the unified voices on this topic is such a massive step towards true egalitarianism.

As I said earlier, radical feminism made me an MRA , but after many years and lots of prescribed happy pills I understand my mothers reason for hating me in the way she still does but I will never let myself do the same, this is a start for us to move forward , for feminism and the mens movement to do something worthwhile in union.

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/on-becoming-a-good-man/

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Response to angelusuk1 (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 11:03 AM

26. Dear Scott

Last edited Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:10 PM - Edit history (1)

Welcome to the Feminist forum.

The majority of Feminists do not subscribe to those extreme and hateful views. This is why you hear frenzied cries of "the new wave isn't listening to us!", "the new wave is just *funbots* and *fucktoilets* (excuse my language but that term even made it here, and not to be petty). Check out the recommendations on this article calling the more inclusive Feminists, the MAJORITY "feminist-lite" "over-privileged, self-serving faux feminists".

There were 2 recommendations to that little hate screed and the poster you replied to was one of them. I'm not sure why she recommended it but I'm wary, even though we seem to line up when it comes to social justice issues.

I'm sorry your mom hurt you. I often worry about the sons of some of the RadFems here and the psychological scarring they're going to have from having mothers who *hate* them for having a penis and being part of the *patriarchy*. Nevermind that those women are part of the *global patriarchy* that exploits other women and turns a blind eye to it.

I just looked at your blog. It's beautifully written and my Feminist heart aches for you.

My mother had found herself alone. It’s weird looking back, because I can almost understand why things happened, but I cannot forgive what happened; it’s a confusing state of affairs to say the least. With each day she got more angry at the world, but didn’t have a focus in life.

My “Auntie” was a woman in her 40’s, single and very much a student of what we would describe as “radical feminism.” She somehow managed to twist my stepfather’s heart attack into a selfish act, into him being a “misogynist” by working so much and leaving her with two kids and nothing to help her grow and improve. Men became the enemy and dating went out the window because “men are all rapists,” and the inherent badness that was the male was manifested in me.

At that time, I was a socially backward 10 year old, who was cut off from friends and any form of a male role mode.l I was not allowed to join the scouts, as it promoted patriarchal values. My sister was more and more distanced from me as well. At 9 years old she was saying I was a potential rapist. In her mind, I was bad, and her anger grew more, and more. We even had a copy of the scum manifesto on the coffee table.

At the time, my mother was a drinker, and one hell of a violent drunk. Her resentment toward me grew, and the fact that I was beginning to look more and more like my biological father didn’t help. She started to lash out more often. At first there was an occasional slap, then a full blown punch, then full beatings. I still have two scars on my cheek from when she took a leather belt to my face. She was a woman who didn’t need a man, and she seemed to believe that with each beating she became more liberated. One of my most vivid memories at that time was lying on the ground in the hall outside of the kitchen and seeing her shoes, black patent 4 inch high heels which she proceeded to kick me with. I actually learned that you can get a hernia if kicked just right. It’s a little known fact, but trust me, it’s true.

...

People ask me why I am an MRA, why I avoid anything with a feminist label. The answer is simple: I have seen and been part of a damaging past that has happened through bad people using feminism as an excuse to hate and to do bad things. I have been diminished and despised because I’m a man. I don’t hate women because of this. I know there are more good women than bad, in the same way that there are more good men than bad. But the MRA is one place where I haven’t been judged. I haven’t been made to feel shame for what has happened to me. I haven’t been called a liar or been made to feel like one.

...

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/on-becoming-a-good-man/


:hugs:

I hope you stick around because I think it's very important that victims of extremist ideology have their voices heard.

Thank you for congratulating me but I'm not alone by a long shot. We've reached the end of our rope with Radical Feminists and will no longer allow and tiny fringe to to speak for us while we keep our mouths shout out of *solidarity*.

We. Have. No. Solidarity. With. Hate.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #26)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:25 PM

29. thank you ,

 

I wrote it because to me its evidence of a balance , as i said im an MRA but aside from the fact I was made to feel part of something that accepted me without judgement I have gone there because its where my voice can do good, feminism was a fantastic concept , from sufferage onwards but round about the 70s there were things that happened, be it the attacks on Erin Pizzey for what she has done and the fact she saw DV as a genderless crime through to harriet harmans comments in goverment , I see the whole thing as a pendulum, only an ostrich would say that feminisim has the same social relevance it did as there has been a backlash over many things , but one of the things that myself, and a lot of the men i am close to worry about is that the pendulum shifts too far again in the other direction, I wouldnt wish a girl to go through any of the things I, or others have because of gender, or for that to be diminished because " it happens to more men so that is more important" , Feminisim has it in them to pull back from the brink , but it takes things like this, it takes feminists coming out and challenging those within there ranks that are hateful, man hating has somehow become socially acceptable but its little things like this ( and you have no idea how many props you have been given on many different sites from even the most harsh MRA for the fact that you nailed your colours to the mast to defend transwomen , and that is something massive for that group to see and publicly state that there is some good in feminists ) .

Apoligies for the rant there but im not always the best at writing

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Response to angelusuk1 (Reply #29)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:19 PM

30. Feminism *still* is a fantastic concept

But I'm outraged that a very small subset of disturbed women was allowed to get away with so much hate while using *sisterhood* to quell disagreement with their sick views about sex and men.

Feminism is on no brink, except in the twisted minds of fringe sex-hating penis-phobic whatevers.

Transwomen are our sisters. Men are our husbands, sons, fathers, partners and fellow human beings. Some men suck, most don't. Most men were never involved in oppressing women, it was the system that both women and women support for their own pocketbook that does.

Keep ranting. Despite all the haters, we'll get to equality yet.

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Response to angelusuk1 (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:01 AM

31. Many MRA groups are listed as hate groups with the SPLC

MRA stances actually fight against everything women have fought for for decades upon decades. I honestly do find it a bit worrying that you signed up of DU just to come into the FG and declare, several times, you are MRA, and are MRA because of feminism.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:23 AM

33. im not ashamed of who I am

 

yes I am a MRA and I am because of a strain of feminism that is full of hate , i can tell you how painful it is to be hit in the face with the scum manifesto , but as i said , doesnt mean I hate women and if you check back the splc have not listed the groups as hate groups, they blogged on the mra , this was actually caused by someone in reddit who has friends in the splc and who was angry that the agent orange files which shows the radfems from the radfemhub who are behind this get together talk about killing kids because they are male and want to throw them through windows ( this radfem is a teacher of special needs kids btw ) , I put my story out there to offer up my reasons for being MRA and to try and dispel a myth or two about what makes an mra tick.

The SPLC are getting money from the radfemhub , an organisation that supposedly fights against hate is taking money from a group that hates anyone not womyn born womyn which pretty much destroys there standpoint.

Im sorry you find my choices objectionable , but im also saddened that you upon seeing in an mra and the fact that it was a feminists actions in abusing me that made me an mra that you refused to see the fact that I signed up because i saw some major middle ground, i saw that there was a feminist who was standing up against hate and challenging , i congratulated the op for showing that the whole "not all feminists are like that" argument is actually true and also was made even happier to see that there are some feminists who are aware of the damage radical feminism does , as i said im an Mra because no other group could see me as a human being who was hurting , i cant be a feminist, the damage in me is too great for that but the op here has taken me , an anti feminist , a libertarian and actually made me see things can be better , i did this because the op showed what is good in feminism.

And i would respectfully suggest you check what the MRA is actually about , anything written by dr warren farrel or erin pizzey is a good place to start ,

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Response to angelusuk1 (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:28 AM

34. This is a Safe Have Group for feminists of all gemders

MRA are not feminists.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 09:33 AM

35. Obamanut, I will stand beside you and echo your concerns.

An admitted libertarian MRA, signs up to post on Democratic site's protected feminist board ... I'm sorry, it just doesn't smell right. MRA does not fit this group's sop.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #35)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:27 AM

37. well ill make this post my last as it seems my first impressions of this site may have been wrong .

 

I posted because i was genuinely pleased to see the aspects of feminisim i dont often see come to the fore and challenge a hatefull aspect of the feminist ideology , i also provided my own history to show why the radfem ideology has caused me as a human being pain growing up , i saw the op , who im starting to think may be in the minority state that she didnt want feminisim to call a bigoted form of the ideology partners, or equals, she wanted what i want, and what every rational human wants for everyone to be treated the same and in a fair manner . What is happening now is nastiness because i told my story , relevant to this because it was from people who use the same ideology as those banned from the hall, not the good people but the bad , but because of this i am facing hostility when i came here to congratulate and to say as a human being and as an MRA that I was delighted to see that i was proved wrong, that feminists would call out bigotry and hatred within there own ranks and to say that i hoped this was a way everyone could move forward, however it seems that for quite a few of you , and sadly when i mentioned the good i saw here elsewhere several of the people there called this as something that would happen , have seen the fact that people criticizing some while congratulating others as something suspect. This is what i meant about the pendulum, if both sides dont reach out to each other we will never move forward, i really regret sharing here now.

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Response to angelusuk1 (Reply #37)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 12:38 PM

38. I don't think your impressions of this site were wrong

but this is a safe haven group for Feminists to discuss things comfortably with each other. If you're MRA, that doesn't fit the Feminist Group's SOP we're not on the same side.

I hope you explore the rest of DU and make a decision based on that. There's a lot of richness and interesting discussion throughout the entire site. If you're a Democrat, you'll feel very welcome on the main board and in most of the other groups.

Hopefully with time, you'll rethink your views about being MRA and realize we're not the enemy.

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #35)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:36 PM

44. Thank you, Merry

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 01:09 PM

6. I'm sure they can find the owner of a field somewhere who won't object

to their preference.

From the OP:

Statement Regarding RadFem 2012

In consultation with the organisers of RadFem 2012 and our legal advisors, Conway Hall has decided not to allow the booking in July 2012 to proceed. This is because it does not conform to our Terms and Conditions for hiring rooms at Conway Hall. In addition, we are not satisfied it conforms with the Equality Act (2010), or reflects our ethos regarding issues of discrimination.

We had sought assurances that the organisers would allow access to all, in order to enable the event to proceed at the venue. We also expressed concern that particular speakers would need to be made aware that whilst welcoming progressive thinking and debate, Conway Hall seeks to uphold inclusivity in respect of both legal obligations and as a principle.

In the absence of the assurances we sought, the event in its proposed form could not proceed at Conway Hall.

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Bigot: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

No one is denying anyone the right to be a bigot. Conway Hall simply doesn't want to accommodate them.

The radfem transphobes would have no problem at all associating with, and accepting as one of their own, a transgender woman, if they didn't know, and couldn't discern in any way, that she was transgender.

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 05:46 PM

7. Well, yeah, that appears to be their goal.

They'll cost a lot more allies than they'll do good.

"You shouldn't be oppressing me, you should be oppressing THEM!" will run off pretty much everyone that isn't one of them in fairly short order. And it should, because it's a shitty attitude to have.

I've got zero sympathy for bigots, no matter what reproductive organs they have.

Edited to add: It also destroys any argument they might make regarding privilege or rights. I wouldn't take a gay man's argument for marriage equality seriously if he were making it in a Klan robe, and I see no reason anyone should listen to these people.

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:01 PM

8. All the RadFem blogs I've read say the same thing.

They think trans women are stealth straight guys who have decided to put on "womanface" (which they distastefully associate with blackface, as fucking if) in a super-secret MRA conspiracy to penetrate women with their penis. That's it. That's the whole theory. This "cotton ceiling" red herring was filled with straw by people looking for something to fit their already persecuted world view.

Sorry, I can't ally with female supremacists. Trans women are some of the most persecuted women around and cis women should spread their protection over them. When rad fems come out of the hills and realize that we're not all part of the Great Penis Conspiracy, then we can talk.

If there is some RadFem blog or sector that I have overlooked who disavows this *transphobic* and reactionary "theory", I apologize. But all of the main movers and shakers seem to echo this ugly and bizarre narrative. Not my people.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:09 PM

9. My God!

Some people think about penises WAY too much.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:44 PM

11. I'm not even sure most cis guys think about theirs that much.

Not past high school anyway, lol.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:55 PM

12. Unless you've got a hypersexuality problem.

I know that one of my uncles would talk in tongues to stop, "urges."

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Response to Neoma (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:05 PM

13. Lalalalala

*goes to happy place* don't want to think about that!

I was thinking of Zardoz--DON'T watch this at work...

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:10 PM

14. That made me LOL! nt

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Response to Vanje (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 08:14 PM

16. You might enjoy this too--



I did.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:53 PM

20. I freakin' love this!

Mind if I steal it?

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:01 PM

21. I got it off tumblr, it's up to nearly 1200 shares.

Spread it around. Here is the link I snagged it from.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:18 PM

22. Thank you! n/t

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #16)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 11:04 AM

27. It's perfect

It's so perfect that I had to google to find out if it was real.

I'd like to see the index and check the names of the authors

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:32 PM

43. That is incredible!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 07:10 PM

15. That's easy.

I don't work.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:34 AM

32. You are related to Robert Tilton?

 

I keeed....hehe...'just put your hand on the glass of the TVEE'...oh how I remember that particular fella...sold his mother for a glass of warm spit.

EDIT - 'Who is THAT' you say? Some clarification for those unaware.



Kick back, grab something to drink and let RT entertain you!

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Response to Rex (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:21 AM

36. No...

But I'm related to evangelical fundamentalist southern baptist missionaries.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:24 PM

42. Same here! Currently they are somewhere in Africa.

 

Hey, I give them credit for trying...unlike the Snake Oil Salesman RT. Badulaa Sabana Ubunui Blehblah Poo HA!

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Response to Vanje (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 10:40 AM

25. It's astounding

They see the *hateful* penis everywhere and if you ever had one, you're the enemy. Nevermind that transwomen suffer horrific abuse at the hands of the patriarchy or take a dip in income after crossing over. Nevermind that "One isn't born a woman, one becomes one". Nevermind that their heroes and leaders are batshit crazy, it's the penis. Always the penis.

What a sick obsession of victimization from women who forgot how society once classified Lesbians as *unfit* and are now working overtime to transfer that title to even more marginalized and victimized women. At one time, medical literature said Lesbians were *unfit* women with penis envy.

Oh how the song changes but the same beat goes on. Oppress, beat up, hate so YOU can be at the top of your own little hate ladder.


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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 06:11 PM

10. I'm not butthurt. eh?

 

Some of these Radfems are nothing but hateful lunatics. Its too bad that those (hopefully few!) are painting a bad picture for the ones that aren't raving loonies. I would spit on someone who told me my son was something evil as easily as I would spit on someone who said that about my daughter.

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 10:52 PM

19. Butthurt...

Way to belittle our feelings on bigotry, yay, thank you so much!

A female bigot is still a bigot. I'm not going to pretend a sisterhood with someone like Jeffreys any more than I would pretend one with Sarah Palin. I want no part of either of them.

While women may not deserve to be silenced, there are plenty of ideas that damn well do deserve it and should be. Until they are completely stamped out. Racism, for example. Sexism. Homophobia. Rape culture. Ideas that promote hatred for an "other" or in any way reduce a group to second class citizens are counterproductive to any progressive movement. If radfem doesn't want to be associated with bigotry, it needs to disassociate itself, loud clear and as a movement, from people like Jeffreys who promote those ideas. A good start to that would be not inviting them to speak at public events, because then there wouldn't be these little outcries and conferences wouldn't get canceled.

Please try to remember that this is NOT the fault of the people complaining. It's the fault of a group of transphobic women and the organizers who chose to give them a spotlight.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 11:05 AM

28. Thank you! n/t

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 10:22 AM

24. I call Bullshit for $200 Alex.

Last edited Sun Jun 3, 2012, 12:26 PM - Edit history (1)

The underlined words are an addition to reflect the EVOLVING attitudes of progress and solidarity.

"The job of the gay community and the trans community is not to deal with extremists who would castigate us or put us on an island and drop an H-bomb on us. The fact of the matter is that there is a small percentage of people in America who understand the true nature of the homosexual and trans communities. There is another small percentage who will never understand us. Our job is not to get those people who dislike us to love us. Nor was our aim in the civil rights movement to get prejudiced white people to love us. Our aim was to try to create the kind of America, legislatively, morally, and psychologically, such that even though some whites continued to hate us, they could not openly manifest that hate. That’s our job today: to control the extent to which people can publicly manifest antigay and antitranssentiments."

From Bayard Rustin’s essay From Montgomery To Stonewall, found in the book Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin


Nice try but unadulterated bullshit. You can't justify this without hurting your own credibility.

RadFem's out of control transphobia lost that venue. If RadFems are looking for someone to blame, they better take a long look in the fracking mirror because it's not just the trans people who refuse to put up with it, it's all the decent people, trans or not.

If someone identifies as a woman and others exclude her from a female only space, they're a supporting a patriarchal act that oppresses a hyper-marginalised group of women and they are bigots. PERIOD. That's who's openly "doing the MRAsses dirty work FOR them".

Conway Hall stated RadFem's discrimination breached its Terms and Conditions and breached the UK's Equality Act. If that doesn't make it clear enough for you, their big hint comparing RadFem2012 to a David Irving hate rally should. Props to Conway Hall for a fitting comparison that covered Jeffreys sick views on sterilization of the unfit and all, and the RadFem supremacist theories where some woman just ain't good enough to be considered real women.

This particular campaign persuaded Conway Hall, the conference venue, to ban me from speaking on the grounds that I "foster hatred" and "actively discriminate". On being asked to account for this, Conway Hall appeared to compare me to "David Irving the holocaust denier". The proffered evidence consists of quotes from me arguing that transgender surgery should be considered a human rights violation – hardly evidence of hate speech.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/29/transgenderism-hate-speech


Props to Conway Hall for plainly telling Sheila Jeffreys that she and her supremacist supporters "foster hatred" and they are NOT welcome.

Feminists fought very hard to pass equality laws in UK. Then a fringe subset of RadFem feminists acted against equality. The law was applied and bigotry lost. Thankfully, history is passing this bigotry by.

RadFems have sided with the Christo-Fascists and the hard core right wing in attacking Transgenders and Transsexuals by spreading hateful lies and interfering with political efforts on the part of TG/TS people to obtain the same rights and protections most people take for granted.

If a hateful, transphobic, misandrist, batshit crazy loon like Sheila Jeffreys is on that side, it's the wrong side and they can call themselves my sister all day long but I am not their sister. No ma'am. No sister of mine condones vicious hating on TS/TG women and then gets my solidarity when she cries about being bullied.

A key tenet of feminism is that our uterus doesn’t define us. What a pathetic lack of awareness to define transwomen by their lack of a uterus. The damage these RadFems have done and continue to do to the cause of women and society isn't just enormous, it's unforgivable.

Your quote "When RadFems are eliminated in a fiery rage of fourth-wave self-centeredness". All I can say is from your butthurt keyboard to God's ears.

Sterilization of the unfit is regarded with near universal opprobrium. This, I am quite sure, is the same fate that awaits the practice of transgenderism.

- Sheila Jeffreys, The Need For Feminists To Challenge The Practice Of Transgenderism

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 04:08 PM

50. I have to disagree.

To be clear, I know no trans women, still less trans men, who want to spend time in a space organized by people who slander us. However, one of the main speakers at the conference is Sheila Jeffreys, who has a forthcoming book critiquing trans medical care. In much of her earlier writing (see, for example, page 71 of this journal), she calls for "transsexualism" to be declared a human rights violation and then surgery banned by international law

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/25/radical-feminism-trans-radfem2012?INTCMP=SRCH


That is simply not a view a can align myself with, or hope to be associated with. I think it does far more harm to the women's movement than any benefit, for many reasons.


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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 09:20 AM

59. bigots do deserve to be silence irrespective of gender. nt

 

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Response to He loved Big Brother (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 08:36 AM

62. Bigots are bigots. Period.

 


I truly don't understand your comments. Bigots are bigots. Period. You say "WOMEN DO NOT DESERVE TO BE SILENCED, PEOPLE"? Really? #1 NO ONE deserves to be silenced. What does your pee-pee have to do with it? #2 Bigots DO deserve to be silenced. And again, what do their pee-pees have to do with it?

I'm appalled by the bigotry I see here.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 01:31 AM

23. K&R

It is good to see positive actions happening.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 02:32 PM

40. yeah...right

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Response to Post removed (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:23 PM

41. THAT was your first post here!?!

 



Failsauce times ten.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:40 PM

45. Welcome to DU!

Just a heads up - Feminism is a protected group, which is to say that while you may disagree with members here, this is not the place to voice your disagreement. Please see the "About this group" ling at the top of the page.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #45)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:42 PM

46. Oh.

I think this one is fully cognizant of the group guidelines.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #46)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:48 PM

48. I tru to keep good thoughts and

give people the benefit of the doubt. Bit you're probably right.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:44 PM

47. Pffffffffffft.

Thanks for the contribution, goofbot.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 03:58 PM

49. Someone is bored

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Response to Post removed (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 03:13 PM

52. "the malignant social cancer it has become"?

I think you took a wrong turn, this group is for Feminists to discuss Feminism and women's issues.

Phrases like "the malignant social cancer it has become", and the many inaccuracies in your screed about what Feminism believes about men, reek.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #52)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 03:22 PM

53. Don't ask that poster his view on reproductive choice.



http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/activism/some-words-on-abortion-and-the-mrm-2/

He's all over the comments section. Wear a hazmat suit.

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #53)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 03:43 PM

54. Thanks for finding the confirmation. I read 2 comments there and had enough

Then I found this charmer on another site

Keep the hazmat suit on before entering.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #54)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

55. This person has been shown the door.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=285551&sub=trans

Sorry he left a pooh on your porch before he left (but at least it's been hidden).

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #55)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 04:06 PM

56. (Breathes sigh of relief)

Thanks Cyberswede

Warning to future MRA disruptors. Don't bother with the kamikaze missions.

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Response to Catherina (Reply #54)

Wed Jun 6, 2012, 07:31 PM

57. Oh man. That forum.

When *is* the next meeting of Teh Global Puppet Master Wimmin Conspiracy? I've misplaced the schedule.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 02:16 AM

58. So are the PPR'd trolls in this thread all the same person or is this thread a magnet for that type?

 

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:00 PM

60. We get a lot of zombies, who knows?

We've had library girl here a lot. Don't know about the other random characters.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:39 PM

61. I don't know

It was the number 1 result in google news for RadFem 2012 for a week so that could explain it. I think the main reason is they sense a family fight and want to take advantage of it. Not a very good idea.

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 09:21 PM

63. I think there is a problem with terminology here. The conference is really for Seperatist Feminists

 

While the conference calls itself "RadFem2012" the actual term RadFem describes something very different than the views of the women attending that conference. The women attending that conference are more correctly described as Seperatist Feminists (See Below). My beliefs are closely aligned with Radical Feminists like Ellen Willis. She would not have approved of RadFem2012 or the beliefs of the people attending.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separatist_feminism

Separatist feminism is a form of radical feminism that holds that opposition to patriarchy is best done through focusing exclusively on women and girls. Some separatist feminists do not believe that men can make positive contributions to the feminist movement and that even well-intentioned men replicate the dynamics of patriarchy.

Author Marilyn Frye describes separatist feminism as "separation of various sorts or modes from men and from institutions, relationships, roles and activities that are male-defined, male-dominated, and operating for the benefit of males and the maintenance of male privilege—this separation being initiated or maintained, at will, by women."

In a tract on socialist feminism published in 1972, the Hyde Park Chapter of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union differentiated between Separatism as an "ideological position", and as a "tactical position" In the same document, they further distinguished between separatism as "personal practice" and as "political position".

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