This circle is to catalog the attempts (generally by those in some position of power) to silence those who speak out against the queercult. The main focus is women who are hounded by the TRAS, and also to note the propaganda and institutional capture by the cultists.
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"A valued person lives in a society in which her story has a place. Violence against women is often against our voices and our stories. It is a refusal of our voices, and of what a voice means: the right to self-determination, to participation, to consent or dissent; to live and participate, to interpret and narrate."
“Having a voice is crucial. It’s not all there is to human rights, but it’s central to them, and so you can consider the history of women’s rights and lack of rights as a history of silence and breaking silence” Rebecca Solnit
The previous incarnation of this sub was started on reddit in March 2017. This was after several years and an increasing escalation of "cancellations" for anyone – mostly women – who dared stand against the transcult - witches and heretics who had to be silenced.
Silencing women isn’t a new thing of course, women have always been pushed out of public and political discourse, harassment and abuse is a fairly standard response to those who are female and wanting to speak about women's rights and male behaviour, or towards women wanting to gather without men.
Anyone who has been online will know this, MRAs, channers, other internet low-lifes are fairly obvious, but it simmers in the culture as a whole online and off, in public and political spheres.
"Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being.” (Rebecca Solnit again)
There was a brief window, (maybe 10/15 years ago ?) when more women were being seen and heard, the internet did open up a lot of opportunities for women to write and discuss - but then the trans wing of the MRAs landed en masse and the latest pushback gathered force.
So, the last few years have seen many instances of no platforming, harassment, removal of posts on social media and other online venues, women being banned from commenting and discussions, having workshops and offline spaces attacked and closed down, being misrepresented and lied about – the transcult has a huge propaganda machine which is all part of this, controlling what is taught in schools, training businesses and public institutions etc (note: all this is written from a UK/USA/”western” perspective - it is where almost all the transactivism we see comes from, and where it is most influential in policy and society.)
Things have shifted since the original reddit sub began, just over three years ago. General awareness of the subject is much more widespread, but the transactivists are digging in with their attempts to shut down all dissent. This circle, here on ovarit, will continue to catalogue some of that.
There is also a wiki post
which has useful links, articles, quotes etc and possibly some of the old cance11ed archives at some point – this will be added to as time goes on.
Anyone can contribute, but please read the rules:
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[last edit May 2021]