TERFs file complaint against Dr Harrop, act like asses online


#1

Earlier today, Medium pulled a post by a “gender critical feminist” (a term used by dogwhistling trans-exclusive tradmoms) that purported to be an official complaint filed against Dr Harrop with the UK’s General Medical Council.

What sparked the complaint?

Dr Harrop’s very vociferous objections to bigotry.

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The UK is in the throes of its very own Dork Enlightenment, in which the social regressives (“Brexiteers”) have started a multi-front war against poors, people of colour, and trans folk. Not only have the regressives started a war, they’ve appropriated the language used by progressives of yore, leading to a very confuzzling and hard-to-parse all out war on social media.

This came to a head with the recent consultation on the GRA (Gender Recognition Act). American “Conservative” think-tanks (read: fronts for theocrats) funded a very concerted astro-turf campaign against trans folk through fronts posing as radfem orgs.


What we are seeing is not a civil war between Second Wave and Third Wave feminism, but yet another front of Regressives vs Progressives.


The link between theocratic conservatism and the anti-trans brigade cannot be denied. The intellectual darling of the regressivists - Ray Blanchard, PhD - has spent a lifetime attacking trans folk.

In recent times Ray’s been inventing new and barely novel terms of bigotry to use against trans-folk (cw: transphobia) (“gendertrender”, “Rapid-onset gender dysphoria”, “ROGD contagion”, “autogynephilia”)

As of lately, TERFs are making shit up in mass campaigns to deny trans folk health care.

Scratch a TERF, and a theocrat bleeds.


#2

On a tangent, I saw this on reddit today

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and those beyond the binary. As a member of our anarchist federation, I would like to propose a motion to, from henceforth, refer to TERFs (trans-exclusionsary radical feminists) as FARTs (feminism appropriating radical reactionary transphobes). I believe this better reflects their beliefs, and I’m all about honest representation and direct democracy. Who will speak for the motion?