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Have you all seen this before?

https://archive.ph/K2IQ1

It’s an outline of the strategies that TRAs use to quash dissent, and it’s exactly how we see TRAs behaving.

Oddly enough, it’s kinda satisfying to see it written so plainly because it confirms what we’ve all known about their goals and tactics. To me the freakiest part isn’t any of the particular recommendations for dealing with GCs (although the support for harassing and physically harming individuals is reprehensible), but rather how convinced the writer is - and how hard he’s trying to convince the reader - that being gender critical is Nazi-adjacent. It reminds me of that meme “everyone I don’t like is Hitler.” Following this guy’s logic, you could make an argument that any group with an opposing viewpoint is fascist because of how that viewpoint threatens the viability of your chosen cause.

More importantly, though, the playbook is helpful for developing counter-strategies.

Forgive me if this is old news here. I’ve only been on this site for a few months, and it looks like this blog post has been online more than two years.

Have you all seen this before? https://archive.ph/K2IQ1 It’s an outline of the strategies that TRAs use to quash dissent, and it’s exactly how we see TRAs behaving. Oddly enough, it’s kinda satisfying to see it written so plainly because it confirms what we’ve all known about their goals and tactics. To me the freakiest part isn’t any of the particular recommendations for dealing with GCs (although the support for harassing and physically harming individuals is reprehensible), but rather how convinced the writer is - and how hard he’s trying to convince the reader - that being gender critical is Nazi-adjacent. It reminds me of that meme “everyone I don’t like is Hitler.” Following this guy’s logic, you could make an argument that any group with an opposing viewpoint is fascist because of how that viewpoint threatens the viability of your chosen cause. More importantly, though, the playbook is helpful for developing counter-strategies. Forgive me if this is old news here. I’ve only been on this site for a few months, and it looks like this blog post has been online more than two years.

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[–] GCRadFem 26 points

Good to see this in black and white.

They claim to be “lesbians” and “feminists” while functioning as proxies for the white male oligarchs that seek to bury any and all queerness and to trap women in servitude.

Hey! Lesbian radical feminists are proxies for women, not for men! “Trap women in servitude”? That is what TRAS want. Projection, all the way.

Despite being expelled from the mainstream feminist movement in the 1970’s for their hate,

No one expelled any of us from the feminist movement in the 1970’s. WE were the feminist movement in the 1970’s!

Tough going to read this bullshit but I’m glad that you posted it.

Know thine enemy

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 19 points

"Oligarchs" is an especially rich tidbit of projection there, considering that the whole-ass entirety of transgenderism is ultimately a front for the ambitions of Rothblatt, Pritzker, Stryker, and other billionaires, who, if they aren't oligarchs then nobody is.

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 23 points

Thanks for posting this. The Dentons document with strategies for pushing child transing is linked from this article.

Also there's this guide to political messaging, which is pretty blunt about doing as much forced teaming with more popular (or even LESS UNpopular) issues as possible. I think the infamous strategy of tying trans "liberation" to the Black Civil Rights movement is from this one.

From the political messaging propaganda techniques:

For a Race Class Gender Narrative to be effective, it’s important to build connection by naming what we share across our differences. Explicitly naming specific races and genders can be more helpful than broader references to “races and genders,” but both approaches perform well.

I think that tactic is what infuriates me the most. It has nothing to do with actually building a coalition with black or indigenous communities and everything to do with appealing to wealthy, white neoliberals who like to pretend they’re progressive. I haven’t once seen TRAs support any other minority cause unless it was somehow self-serving. The whole extent of their support for black activism is “black transwomen matter.”

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 5 points

"black transwomen matter"... but not enough to acknowledge that they, more specifically the subset of Black TIMs who do sex work, have been the victims of almost every single homicide of (rightly or wrongly identified) trans ppl in the US.

The mattering has to stop before it gets to the point of upending the TRAs' precious persecution narrative, of course.

Mmm yep. It's the trojan horse strategy and it's extremely popular.

This is cracked. Where did it come from? N.K. Jemison did not succeed based on some sinister plot to infiltrate the male sci fi hegemony.

And Jesus--this sounds like the Inquisition: "A fascist can always choose to peacefully change their ways and rejoin the community as a decent human being, which ends any need to treat them with hostility. But when TERF’s go after trans women and others, they don’t stop their harassment until the target is dead."

[–] Tiramisuomi 5 points Edited

A fascist can always choose to peacefully change their ways and rejoin the community as a decent human being, which ends any need to treat them with hostility. But when TERF’s go after trans women and others, they don’t stop their harassment until the target is dead

WTF has happened that they have bogeyman'd TERFs like this? Fascists can be re-educate and re-join the community after having racism banished from their thoughts, but TERFs literally will not stop until the target is dead?

Is there one, EVEN ONE, instance of a trans person being killed by a female TERF? I am being serious, I would like to know. Is it some kind of dumb ass false equivalency about "inciting" trans people to suicide, being painted as if it's actual, physical murder?

It’s hardcore projection, and I’m not sure TRAs are aware that that kind of projection/DARVO manipulation is another part of their own playbook.

Not only has a TERF never killed a TIP, we’ve also never advocated for doxing or assaulting or damaging the property of TIPs. I like that the TRAs do all those things right here because it shines a light on how villainous they are.

It's military strategy, called psyops - meant to infiltrate populations for the purpose of regime change. :/ The current political and activist landscape in the US right now is dominated by it.

[–] Lipsy i/just/can't 6 points Edited

Psy ops are more general than that. They're pretty much what it says on the wrapper—any and all covert OPerations to influence mass PSYchology AKA public opinion / public sentiment.

A fair share of psy ops have been about the exact opposite of régime change, i.e., quashing dissent to perpetuate the current establishment—including COINTELPRO right here at home in the States.

Thanks for the fascinating read. There are so many things in this piece that I want to comment on, but the main point I want to make is one that I would like for any lurkers here to consider: we (women advocating for women's rights) don't have to try to keep a clean image; we're not the ones advocating for destruction of property, doxxing, and violence. We're also not the ones advocating for fascistic practices such as keeping registries of those who oppose our views, preventing those who oppose us from putting forth their own arguments (by all means, keep doing so), or using financial insecurity/threats of bodily harm to coerce people into adopting our views.

Also, since the writer brought up Michfest and Camp Trans, why not look up David Warfield (AKA Dana Rivers) for an example as to why we want the freedom to create and maintain spaces that exclude all men regardless of how they identify.

lmao at calling TERFS "keyboard warriors" but being very quick to point out that not everyone is capable of physically attacking "fascists"