Yet more lies

Pink News tells more lies about non-compliant feminists:

More than 200 feminists have written to British newspaper The Guardian rejecting the argument that transgender rights are a threat to women.

The letter was organised in response to Monday’s column by The Guardian writer Suzanne Moore: “Women must have the right to organise. We will not be silenced.”

But of course Suzanne Moore didn’t say “transgender rights are a threat to women.” Here’s what she did say:

Female oppression is innately connected to our ability to reproduce. Women have made progress by talking about biology, menstruation, childbirth and menopause. We won’t now have our bodies or voices written out of the script. The materiality of having a female body may mean rape or it may mean childbirth – but we still seek liberation from gender. In some transgender ideology, we are told the opposite: gender is material and therefore can be possessed by whoever claims it, and it is sex as a category that is a social construction. Thus, sex-based rights, protected in law, can be done away with.

That’s not saying “transgender rights are a threat to women”; it’s saying that some versions of trans ideology redescribe women – actual women, not trans women – in a way that puts our rights in jeopardy. Trans ideology is not the same thing as trans rights. No feminist wants to take any rights away from trans people – real rights, that is, not invented rights like the right to be called the sex you are not or the right to get feminist women excluded from public life.

Nim Ralph, a community activist who signed the pro-trans letter, said: “The Guardian keep giving space to these ‘thought’ pieces amplifying a small subsection of the feminist movement who want to pit trans people against cis women, as an outside ‘other’ subhuman category.

Big fat damaging lie right there. No feminist is calling trans people subhuman.

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