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.