Yesterday was like Christmas for grown-ups. I woke up like a kid on Christmas morning, so excited about seeing England in the World Cup Quarter-Final (OMG, what a football match!) But, like a transphobic relative on Christmas Day, there had to be someone to spoil it, didn’t there? Enter the TERFs.
I need to be very careful what I write here because legal wheels are in motion on several fronts, but I couldn’t let this incident go without saying anything. It’s not every day you get slandered by a TERF in the Houses of Parliament.
One of the most bonkers things I get from the TERFs on Twitter is that I’m sexist towards women (not just me – all trans girls). One once wrote that this blog is “dripping in misogyny”. Nothing could be further from the truth – I adore women so much that I want to become one, FFS! Anyway, I went on a hen do on Saturday, and that just reinforced the love and respect I have for women. WOMEN ARE AWESOME!!!
Since joining Twitter two years ago, I’ve had to put up with all kinds of abuse from TERFs – Trans-Exclusionary so-called Feminists. So I thought I’d write an A-to-Z of the nonsense they repeat day after day like a stuck record – and try to debunk it. [Read more…]
I’ve always been someone with a firm belief in justice. If somebody is being a dick, you let them know and try to find ways to get them to stop being a dick. But if it’s making you exhausted, is it worth it?
I’ve had so many lovely messages from the Mumsnet TERF Mafia over the past couple of days – I really have! Naturally, modesty prevents me from publishing most of them. But one thing struck me yesterday – and that’s the question surrounding transgender children. What does a TERF do when little Jimmy tells Mummy “he’s” really a girl?
We live in uncertain times. Back in 2015, the so-called “year of trans”, transgender people including myself were finally becoming more accepted by society. So much so that those who’d previously been frightened of presenting in their true gender began to come out of the closet. Referals to gender clinics soared. Fast-forward to 2017, it’s all going wrong and, Jenni Murray, you’re not helping. [Read more…]
Lunchtime, and I was meeting up with Katie, a friend I’ve known for the past five years. Time to tell her about my trans side. She’s super-socialist, fabulously feminist and very opinionated. What could possibly go wrong?!