I learn a lot writing this blog and especially hosting discussions among the very diverse and informed participants in the comment wars. Mrs. Q’s assessment is her own, and undoubtedly some will see the developments she deplores in a different light (or deny that they are there to be seen), but I am not attentive enough to the gender wars to have been aware of much of what she is discussing.
Here is Mrs. Q’s Comment of the Day on the post, Comment of the Day: “From The Law vs. Ethics File: The Discriminatory Charlotte Pride Parade”:
2017 is the year the gays rights movement in America died. From Pride celebrations (which btw no one asked any of us if Pride was really the word of our choice) not allowing police officers to wear their uniforms, to gays for Trump being shut out, to lesbians being told they couldn’t participate in a dyke march if they didn’t believe transwomen to be dykes, to a Dyke March where 2 straight women and one gay man carried a sign that said “I (heart) d*ck” to my absolute favorite:
A “transdyke” wearing a white tee made to look bloody that said “I PUNCH TERFS”
(For those who don’t know, TERF is a disparaging term for feminist lesbians who believe in supporting biological women)
So tolerant, so loving and so free…right?
The threat to biologically female lesbians by transwomen is particularly dangerous these days. Need proof? How about trans”women” who tell other transwomen that the only way to deal lesbians who won’t want to sleep with them is to commit violence against them? How about workshops put on by Planned Parenthood to help transwomen “break through” cotton ceilings? How about the intense focus on the part of some of transwomen to constantly sexualize lesbians in online spaces yet threaten and shut down lesbian spaces because of “discrimination?”
-Lesbians can’t have lesbian bars because it offends trans people.
-LGBT folks can’t be conservative or they’re shunned
-Gays are considered “anti-trans” if they don’t want to have sex with them because of cissexism
This is not the gay rights movement I was a part of in the 90’s. The point then was to be yourself and not hide your love and not to be disallowed the same rights as our heterosexual counterparts.
Now the movement is geared solely to trans issues while ignoring the many LGB folks who are getting killed around the world (mostly in Muslim dominated countries). The current movement asks for allegiance to corporate and Super PAC masters, rather than promoting affirmation of personhood and personal choice regarding politics, ideology, and attitudes.
You can officially count me out of the ever increasing alphabet army of the LGBTQIA movement. It’s time for those of us affiliated with the cause to grow up, get our own lives, and tend to what really matters rather than waste our efforts to make sure some straight woman who identifies her gender (and this is for real) as Emoji Pizza Unicorn “gets recognition.”
There are even those in the trans movement who believe gays are just confused and are really trans. Consider what a dangerous thing that is to say. That if you’re gay you should take health altering hormones that permanently damage the body, be medically enslaved to Big Pharma for the rest of your life, mutilate your body, and (of course) be sterilized. Hmm. That’s the kind of justice I’ll pass on thankyouverymuch!
Anyone who wants to take a gander at what’s coming next, because after transgender there has to be another downtrodden group, should read Martine Rothblatt’s “From Transgender to Tranhumanism.” Next it won’t be enough to change gender. Soon whites can identify as Black, humans can identify as cats, and men will fall in love with robots.
¡Oh wait! That’s already happening.