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Gender Critical Feminism
Feminism is the movement to liberate women from patriarchy. We stand up for the rights of women to control our own bodies as individuals and to control women-only spaces as a class.
Women are adult human females. We do not believe that men can become women by 'feeling' like women or 'identifying' as women. We condemn the erasure of females and female-only spaces, the silencing of critical thinking, the cancelling of feminists and critics, the denial of biological reality and of sex-based oppression. We oppose the 'cotton ceiling' and the pressure on lesbians to have sex with men. Women are oppressed to exploit their biological sex characteristics, and women have a right to a movement that is about their own liberation from that oppression. We resist the redefinition of both "women" and "feminism" to make them serve men.
"Women do not decide at some point in adulthood that they would like other people to understand them to be women, because being a woman is not an ‘identity.’ Women’s experience does not resemble that of men who adopt the ‘gender identity’ of being female or being women in any respect. The idea of ‘gender identity’ disappears biology and all the experiences that those with female biology have of being reared in a caste system based on sex." –Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts
"The key thing to understand about trans rights activism is that, unlike gay rights activism, it is not just a movement seeking to ensure that trans people are not discriminated against. It is, rather, a movement committed to a fundamental reconceptualization of the very idea of what makes someone a man or a woman. In theory, this equally affects both men and women, but in practice, almost all the social pressure is coming from trans women towards the idea of ‘woman’ and the rights of women." –Jane Clare Jones
I used to be a literal card-carrying member of the ACLU, but given their stance on a number of issues -- including promoting "trans" rights over the rights of women -- I can no longer support them.
Me too. My first post on Ovarit asked if I should renew my ACLU membership. I was aghast at their campaign putting men in women's prisons.
Hmmmm -- just about the time that smart phones became really popular. D'ya suppose there's a connection between screen time and emotional issues such as depression and suicidality?
I see the ACLU losing a lot of their credibility after the dust settles. Which is a shame in a way, because they’ve actually done some important things.
They already have devoted themselves to getting proven male rapists, murderers, and pedophiles into women's jail cells--I think we're already long past them losing credibility. They've gone from being the great defenders of freedom to being just another fascistic and dogmatic branch of the "Church of Woke and Stamping out Independent Thought."
The Church of Rapists’ Unbridled Access.
There is nobody else on earth that can threaten suicide and get exactly what they want as opposed to being admitted to a hospital on an involuntary psych hold.
The "War on Opioids" has done jack shit for the addiction problem but has done incalculable damage to people who legitimately need opioids for severe and medically diagnosed pain. As doctors who prescribed these got scared of liability, many even cut their legit pain patients off without allowing them to safely taper down and thus adding withdrawal to their miseries.
Sadly, this is often the way totally compliant and legit long term pain patients get forced into using street drugs out of near suicidal desperation to manage their pain and/or withdrawal. Pain medicine also got rid of opioids without having anything else effective to offer these patients instead.
I think untold numbers of suicides and deadly overdoses on street drugs could be blamed on the horrifically negligent way this has been handled, but nobody is out there compiling and publicizing those grim statistics, and nobody will ever protest in the street for them, either.
And they fucking KNEW that some of these people cut off from their meds would end up killing themselves, yet a pain patient going into her doctor and demanding pain medication or else she'd kill herself would NEVER get away with that and also get exactly what they are demanding. In fact, they'd probably use the suicide threat against you and claim that "your problem is mental illness, not actual pain."
We should demand data.
Remember when it was said that an extraordinary number of people calling suicide hotlines were gay?
Why aren't we hearing from these agencies, now, with real data?
ACLU has lost the plot. Imaging telling young, impressionable children in crisis that their only option is to affirm or you will die, as if there are no other options. What a horrible thing to do to children. They should be ashamed.
Yeah it's rally not responsible.
I was just watching the 4th episode of I Am Jazz, and Jeanette was boo-hoo-ing at a rally about how, “40-50 percent of trans kids attempt suicide.”
Citation needed, Jeanette!!
Yes, Jeanette is something. I read she has a BA in psychology, so you'd hope she'd know better. I did hear a theory that that might be why they took such a break with the show. I do hope the best for him, considering everything.