Last night, radical feminists expressed concern as to why so many straight people were signing the ‘Drop the T’ petition. The Witchfinder is usually sceptical of the radical feminist movement but today he explains why straight men should be backing their LGB allies on this issue.
Imagine for a moment that a man in his mid 30s walks up to a younger woman at work, perhaps an intern. Imagine he then asks her for sex and tells her, overtly or subtly that her career is on the line. Monstrous! If caught, he would be deservedly fired.
Now imagine that he puts on a wig and a dress, states that he is a woman and tells her that, if she declines his sexual advances, she is a bigot and / or transphobic. This is happening now, in the real world.
Now imagine you are a straight man, looking to meet women in a bar. You are polite, you are respectful, and you are taken home by an apparently busty and attractive woman with slightly masculine features. When you get to their house all is good – you get into the bedroom, clothes come off, and then to your horror discover that it is not a woman at all. The person reclining on the bed is displaying an obviously male set of genitalia.
Now imagine you are a born-female lesbian, in the same scenario in a strange house with a person who has misled you. The scenario is exactly the same as for a man, except of course that ceterus paribus you are likely to be, on average, less physically strong than a male-bodied person and consequently more likely to feel threatened.
In the United Kingdom, the law is clear thanks to the case of McNally v R.  EWCA Crim 1051. In this case a female-to-male woman posed as a boy called, ‘Scott’ to deceive a young woman into sex. The result was conviction. Lord Justice Leveson held, at paragraph 27, “It follows from the foregoing analysis that we conclude that, depending on the circumstances, deception as to gender can vitiate consent”.
It follows of course, that any consent to sexual touching at all may be vitiated by deception as to gender or trans status. Even kissing or close dancing may amount to an offence under s3 Sexual Offences Act 2003 if the perpetrator does not disclose their trans status.
The outpouring of rage from transsexuals was unbelievable. Writing in Vice.com, someone called Paris Lees said (archive here),
“a) people shouldn’t be sent to prison for not disclosing their trans status, but b) they could be and so it’s probably safest, at the moment, to disclose, even though, c) it actually doesn’t have to be a big deal because, d) ultimately this is a moral issue and shouldn’t be a legal matter and e) basically you can forget everything you just read and it’s all good if you can successfully “trick” people, although, f) if you can’t, and those man hands or tits or something else gives you away, you run the risk of getting run over or shot or any of the other horrible ways trans people have been murdered simply for being themselves and wanting to take part in that thing we call “life”.”
Many transsexuals and activists believe that it is simply ‘ok’ to not disclose to a partner before sex. Zinnia Jones of FreeThought blogs said, in an article (archive here), “[…] post-op trans women are not always obligated to disclose the fact that they’re trans to a prospective partner, including prior to sex […]”.
One ‘safe dating’ guide for ‘trans’ people, says,
“Do I have to disclose the fact that I am trans to my partner?
NO. Plenty of non‐trans people do not have discussions about their gender or their bodies prior to having sex.”
It also says, “If someone insults or attacks you because of their expectations about your body, that is NEVER YOUR FAULT.” Recall of course that misleading your lover vitiates consent in UK law. It can be rape.
Transsexual ideology is now toxic. It is the only ‘equalities’ movement that says it is ok to mislead prospective sexual partners, and stigmatise those who do not wish to have sex with you. If anything even remotely approaching ‘Rape Culture’ was ever a reality, this is it.
In my last article, I quoted evidence recently filed in the United Kingdom Parliament by the British Association of Gender Identity Specialists, basically the professional association for doctors who treat gender dysphoria sufferers in the United Kingdom. I will quote it again. They gave evidence (archive here, pdf here) to the Transgender Equality Inquiry on 20/08/2015 that makes terrifying reading. Please remember that this is not some right-wing extremist group – this is the professional body of the UK doctors who deal with transsexuals, and their President is concerned about –
“[…] the ever-increasing tide of referrals of patients in prison serving long or indeterminate sentences for serious sexual offences. These vastly outnumber the number of prisoners incarcerated for more ordinary, non-sexual, offences. It has been rather naïvely suggested that nobody would seek to pretend transsexual status in prison if this were not actually the case. There are, to those of us who actually interview the prisoners, in fact very many reasons why people might pretend this.”
He goes on to explain one of the more chilling motives –
“[…] a plethora of prison intelligence information suggesting that the driving force was a desire to make subsequent sexual offending very much easier, females being generally perceived as low risk in this regard. I am sure that the Governor concerned would be happy to talk about this.”
The fears of lesbians are not groundless. There is an ‘ever-increasing tide’ of sex offenders claiming they are trans. Why not? Being able to accuse your victim of discrimination or bigotry is a rapists dream.
There is no shortage of transsexual killers or predators in the news – Paris Green(archive here), Maddison Hall (archive here) and Jessica (Christopher Hambrook) (archive here) were all found in a few minutes of searching.
Of course no one deserves to be the victim of violence, and that includes trans-people. However that does not change the fact that there is a growing and deeply sinister movement in some circles of trans-ideology to promote beliefs that violently impact on the rights of others.
Fighting discrimination does not mean we must endorse the abuse of women, exceptions to concepts of ‘consent’ for one (and only one) minority. I still back the Drop the T petition and real men and allies will support women by signing.