Gender McCarthyism, or Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been…

To deny the people of an exploited group the right to discuss ways in which they are exploited, and the means to redress it, is a criminal act.

Women are an exploited group. As such, they have the right to discuss ways in which they are exploited, and the means to redress it. And yet they are being gaslighted and silenced with rising intensity by a group of fanatics.

This group of fanatics has declared all radical feminism to be persona non grata and maintains lists of radical feminists so they can be silenced and made into pariahs, not because of their ideas, but because they are radical feminists.

This is Gender McCarthyism. Are you now, or have you ever been, a radical feminist?

This group of fanatics is mostly composed of men. This is not surprising, as the people who have silenced women throughout the centuries were, for the most part, men. The violent erasure of women’s writings, women’s knowledge, and women’s lives and livelihood, has been led by men.

But these fanatics have taken the erasure of women to new heights reminiscent of 1984. Now it is the identity of women themselves that is under fire. They use bigoted rhetoric to make people believe that historical women were actually men in disguise. They use bigoted rhetoric to make parents believe that their daughters are male and that their sons are female.

They threaten anyone who dares to speak about women’s issues, including biological ones. They accuse these women of being their biggest threat, even though those who actually want to kill them are other men.

And most importantly, they attack women’s spaces, refusing to acknowledge the right of an exploited group to assemble peacefully and be able to live free from those who exploit them. If there’s one thing that feminist history proves, it’s that women’s spaces are essential for the liberation of women, and that destroying women’s spaces means nothing less than the end of feminism and the end of any hope for a just society. That is precisely what they want.

Even though they pretend to be modern thinkers, their objective is the same as all other genderists throughout history: to stomp down on women, to keep them from being subjects, to keep them from speaking up.

To paraphrase a famous quote, whether it is a right boot or a left boot at women’s throat is of no significance. What matters is that a murder is being committed.

These fanatics believe that any woman who is not feminine enough was, or is, not a “real woman.” Women cannot be strong. Women cannot speak up. Women cannot love other women. Women cannot want to be free.

Women who remain silent, women who follow along with the program, are not targeted. It is those women who stood up for themselves, and those women who stand up for themselves now, those are the targets to be silenced and erased.

These fanatics are also science deniers, because they deny the biological reality that males and females operate under. They deny the existence of sex and believe that gender is an innate property of individuals. This is a form of quackery and has nothing to do with actual biology.

The goal of erasing sex as a biological fact is to eradicate feminism as a movement dedicated to women’s liberation. A group cannot have boundaries against their oppressors if they are not allowed to define the basis of their oppression. If anyone can be a feminist and anyone’s interests are feminist interests, then feminism means absolutely nothing.

The current ideological battle is a framing and political battle for the survival of half the human race. If the fanatics win, and women-only spaces are abolished, then any possibility of furthering women’s rights will be legally eradicated.

What I want to say to these men is the following:

Your bizarre misogynistic and science-denying ideology is leading us to disaster. What you’re preaching is wrong and hurts everyone, men, women and children, every single day. If you care at all about the truth and helping other people, reconsider what you’re doing.

Take responsibility for the bigoted things you do and say. Stop targeting women who speak up and stand up for themselves. That just makes you a sniveling coward. Speak your truth and let others speak their truth. Don’t let gender demagogues dictate you what the truth is.

14 thoughts on “Gender McCarthyism, or Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been…

  1. oopster74 April 23, 2015 at 10:10 Reply

    It could be said of some radical feminists (not all I must stress) that they do the very same things that the above article accuses other’s of doing to them.

  2. stchauvinism April 23, 2015 at 17:30 Reply

    Reblogged this on Stop Trans Chauvinism.

  3. southwest88 April 23, 2015 at 18:50 Reply

    Wish I could write like this! This tactic of going all out to silence women who won’t be useful idiots for the woman-haters is not new but the internet amplifies the harm they can cause. Still won’t shut us up.

    • Francois Tremblay April 23, 2015 at 19:08 Reply

      This is not my usual style, but when I get really pissed off, I find that it’s a good way to channel those feelings…

  4. Independent Radical April 23, 2015 at 23:59 Reply

    I like to think that the trans movement has the best of intentions, but their behaviour towards women who disagree with them is appalling and indeed reminiscient of the red scare. No matter how nice or polite their opponents try to be to them, the latter don’t get treated any better.

    • oopster74 April 24, 2015 at 00:37 Reply

      In defence of trans people, yes, there are some exactly like that, but with any group that act badly, they tend to be the ones that shout loudest and get noticed more giving the others in their group a bad name and being tarred with the same brush.
      I’ve read blogs from both sides of the fence that have spoken respectfuly regarding the others position and those speaking in the most disgusting way you can imagine.

      • Francois Tremblay April 24, 2015 at 01:14 Reply

        You’re missing the point here, which is not about individuals but about ideology. I don’t care about the variations in people. You can put angels in charge of a mafia, have them take their role seriously, and it’ll still have the same general end results. Having “good people” or “bad people” doesn’t change anything because people act on incentives and motivations. We’re social animals. Okay?

        • oopster74 April 24, 2015 at 06:08 Reply

          Bugger! I’d typed out a whole response to this and then my phone goes and loses it! To sum up then, you can’t judge the whole batch based on a few bad apples. You, me, and most other sane people just want equality, to be treated right and fairly, but some people will go to extremes, and give all a bad name.

  5. House Mouse Queen April 24, 2015 at 07:16 Reply

    Radical feminists do nothing of the sort. You’re ignorant if you think that.

    The post clearly outlined WHY it’s necessary for females to have a safe space.

    If you don’t get that you’re an oxygen waster. Someone who wants to bring us down.

    • oopster74 April 24, 2015 at 14:33 Reply

      Last time I checked, radical feminists were human, and humans have a great tendency to be assholes, unless you’re saying that radical feminists are all Mary Poppins like, practically perfect in every way.

  6. southwest88 April 26, 2015 at 21:57 Reply

    The trans activists who are the most hateful and overly dramatic don’t seem to understand that feminists are probably the last people on earth who want to see trans people truly harmed. They also don’t seem able to deal with the fact that most of the harm done to trans people comes from non-feminist men and from themselves. Attacking women for wanting our own spaces in the world is not advancing the trans activist agenda one bit.

  7. Lucero April 27, 2015 at 01:30 Reply

    Do you think that western culture and male privilege rather amplifies the problems of the queer ideology and its concept of identity…? I was in a relationship with a transman and she was nothing like these crazy dudes ..

    • Francois Tremblay April 27, 2015 at 01:53 Reply

      Yes, I think so… that is to say, I can imagine a society without Western individualism and postmodernism being so widespread, where genderplaying might actually be more of a creative thing and less of an identity, science-denying, can’t-let-go sort of thing. But obviously that’s not the situation we’re in.

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