TERF War – Why Feminism is cannibalising itself

If I can take away one thing from the Women’s March 2018, it was how much more ridiculous Feminism has become with the idea of Intersectional Feminism.

Feminism on it’s own is a complicated affair; though, as a white, cis-gendered man, I’ve no doubt that this is how it will seem to me. Because of my “privileged and masculine” outlook on such things, I’ve always pretty-much assumed that all Feminists think along the same lines; men are bad, women are good etc..

Not so much apparently.

https://twitter.com/MsBlaireWhite/status/955116908012912641

Do me a favour?

Type “White Feminism” into the search bar on Twitter, and you’ll be greeted by a slew of Feminist in-fighting and outright hatred of the idea that white women have their own version of Feminism that excludes and delegitimises minorities.

As much as the organisers of the Women’s March told us that the event was all about women across the world standing up against misogyny and creating a voice for ALL women, it turned out to be nothing more than an anti-Trump protest, and a huge act of self-cannibalisation, eating it’s way to the very heart of Feminism.

It also showed just how radical today’s Feminism has truly become, and how far removed from any semblance of sanity it really is. It’s no longer about the rights of women as a whole; uniting all women equally under one banner in order to fight the Patriarchy. Now, it has become all about finding the most oppressed group of women possible; the ultimate “Sacred Cow” if you will, with which to spearhead the entire movement. That group is currently the Trans community, particularly Trans-women.

And some Feminists aren’t too pleased about it.

This was taken from the Vancouver Women’s March and shared via the Twitter account of Lauren Southern (check out her YouTube channel here https://t.co/4IPrESDJO9)

Known as TERFs or Trans-exclusionary radical feminists, this particular brand of Feminism stems mainly from the “Second Wave” and is the based on the belief that only women born with a vagina and XX chromosomes are “real” women.

Hardly a ground-breaking thought process, right?

Having thoughts like this are obviously going to get you into a lot of trouble with the Identity Politics Brigade. Activists of the “old guard” of Second Wave Feminism, such as Germaine Greer and Julie Bindel, who both hold the view that Trans-women are NOT real women, have both been no-platformed by Student Unions and cast aside as TERFs by today’s Feminists.

Regarding Transgenderism, Bindel wrote in 2004:

“I don’t have a problem with men disposing of their genitals, but it does not make them women, in the same way that shoving a bit of vacuum hose down your 501s does not make you a man.”

Quotes like this are more than enough to earn you “banishment from the ranks” by today’s “call-out Queens”, and it will only get worse; as long as identity and one-upmanship play a part in an ever-changing, ever-devolving movement like Feminism.

Munroe Bergdorf; a Trans-woman, and one of the louder critics of “old-fashioned Feminism”, has recently spoken out on Twitter asking women to attend the Women’s March in London, and adding:

“I also want to stress that if you do attend, it is CRUCIAL that you do with an INTERSECTIONAL mind-set. Centering reproductive systems at the heart of these demonstrations is reductive and exclusionary.

Not all women have reproductive systems, not all women have a vagina, not all women’s vagina’s are pink. Think about your message, use your voice for ALL women. Not just yourself.

TIME IS ALSO UP on white feminism, TERF’s and any other branch of feminism that seeks power for some rather than equality for all. Tick-tock.” 

Inclusive indeed.

To say that Feminism is beginning to implode is a complete understatement if you ask me. I’m certainly no Feminist (not by a long-shot), yet I have a certain amount of respect for the Germaine Greers and the Julie Bindels of this world, even if I disagree with practically all of their arguments. At least they have the BALLS to fight for women’s rights without the need to rely on identity politics and race-shaming; balls that this new generation, for want of a better phrase, has castrated itself of.

White women need not speak.

Women with vaginas need not speak.

Women with reproductive systems need not speak.

Women who question the validity of Trans people need not speak.

Unless you are near the top tier of the victim-hood pyramid, you might as well throw away your pussy hat, sit still, be a good girl, and listen.

Shush now!

The REAL women are talking.

 

RANT OVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Akayed Ullah: The man from Brooklyn

Lone-wolf.

Local-man.

Brooklyn resident.

These are the terms that have been used to describe the man who tried to blow up and kill potentially hundreds in New York city today.

At the very moment that Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo were speaking at a press conference on the streets of New York, Sky News was naming the botched Bomber as Akayed Ullah; a 27 year old Bangladeshi who had been living in Brooklyn for the last 7 years.

Sky News told it exactly like it was.

And that’s the only way it should be.

Enough now. Enough of this bullsh*t.

Enough of this idea that the identity of the perpetrator of acts like this should be shielded from us for as long as possible.

We’re not stupid.

Tell it like it is CNN, New York Post, Mayors’ Office, Governor Cuomo.

Let us know who these people are straight away.

I know it embarrasses you lot when it turns out NOT to be a White Nationalist committing these acts.

That doesn’t mean you have to deny the (mostly) inevitable.

 

RANT OVER

No Kids allowed

I came across an interesting article the other day (which you can check out for yourselves here) about a Café owner in Brixham, Devon. The man in question owns a ship and ocean-liner themed Café called The Chart Room, which is lined from wall to wall with cruise-ship memorabilia and lots of other “boat stuff”. Being an avid cruise-ship and boat enthusiast, Bob Higginson (or Sir Bob as I will henceforth refer to him as) decided to open a business that reflects his interests and passions, which is of course, his prerogative to. And, since he can do pretty much whatever he likes with his OWN business (within the eyes of the law anyway) he has made an interesting decision regarding his OWN business.

He has banned under 12’s from the premises.

High-five

Obviously the outrage was going to come. Residents and parents alike began to pour scorn on Sir Bob’s decision to ban the little darlings from HIS business, citing such reasons as “marginalising children” and “discrimination”.

Give me a break.

For one thing, Sir Bob is well within his rights not to let children in. Children are not included in legislation regarding their permittance to a premises.

His place, his rules.

Dislike the decision all you want, but the fact remains that Sir Bob doesn’t have to let children in if he doesn’t want to. Yes, that might affect his sales and alienate people but you know what? That’s HIS problem.

There are countless places across the world that don’t cater for kids, and the reason is quite a simple one:

Not everybody likes or wants to be around kids.

In my last post; No, your kids are not that special, I talked about how people can think the world of their own children, but don’t necessarily give a damn about other peoples’. And that’s fine. Sir Bob has opened a business that he wants to aim at the older generation; the generation that has already had Kids and now that they’ve flown the nest, want to enjoy having a sense of freedom to live their lives without constraints. Or noise. Or cheesy Wotsit-covered fingers.

The people complaining about Children being “marginalised” don’t really think this at all. What they really feel is that as Parents they are the ones being treated unfairly, not their Kids. To say it’s the Kids is another example of people using their Children as a weapon to bash people over the head with to create sympathy; sympathy for the fact that having Kids can constrict your life and supress your ability to keep up with your Hipster friends.

My advice?

Stop taking your Kids to places that YOU want to go to. No Kid under 12 really wants to go to a Cruise-ship themed Café, just like no Kid wants to go to a Michelin Star restaurant  or the local pub to sit and watch you get p*ssed up with your mates.

Remember, it’s about the Kids, it’s not about you.

Now, leave the oldies to their peace and quiet, and off you go with the little-ones to McDonalds; there’s a Kids’ play area in a lot of them now. Not a lot of staff at the moment though; they’re off on strike asking to be paid more for not understanding what “No pickles” means.

RANT OVER

If you like my content, please Like and Share it. Also, check me out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rantsen_things