Suddenly it’s like their lesbianism never existed :( by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Throughout her career, she had long curly hair that was either tied up or was let down-- I actually don't remember a time where she had short hair. (Don't want to search just in case Google goes, "do you mean elliot page?") Since coming out, she's been hiding her hair with a baseball cap or a hoodie, as if long hair == femininity. It made me scoff because a) she can't even commit to chopping off her hair for her transition, and b) most metalhead guys grow out their hair longer than she ever had.

r/BiologicalLesbians Banned On Reddit. by votkriscan in LGBDropTheT

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It has come to a point where I wish pansexuality was brought back. It was a sexuality that included attraction to trans-people, and it was in the middle ground where it followed the pronoun people while acknowledging that biological sex exists. Like... they formed BECAUSE the Bs were being too exclusionary. Notice how it hasn't been used as much once TWAW/TMAM rolled around?

The Secret Internet of TERFs - The Atlantic publishes poorly-researched hit piece about radical feminist site Ovarit by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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I don't have a degree in journalism, but even I can tell that the author has done everything wrong in this piece. It's scary that the well-thought out answers from MK Fain and the Ovarit admins could be misconstrued so badly on purpose.

The Secret Internet of TERFs - The Atlantic publishes poorly-researched hit piece about radical feminist site Ovarit by [deleted] in GenderCritical

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Right? It's the equivalent of saying, "She became convinced that the earth is round".

How can we have a biological lesbians subreddit but not a biological women subreddit? by JustWhy in GenderCritical

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Everyone is too scared to post there because it’s like putting a target on your back.

I think this is the case for r/JoanneRowling as well. It's back online after being banned for awhile, but it's very inactive. TRA mods have eyes everywhere and are happy to ban anyone posting "out of line", even if the user never posted anything in their sub.

(Saidit) PEAK TRANS I: Please continue to share your stories!! by Irascible-harpy in GenderCritical

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I've peaked awhile back, where I've acknowledged that TRA is repackaged MRA and that misogynistic men would use it as a shield to attack women without any consequence, such as Rahul Kohli. What's making me peak again is seeing a tweet from an online acquaintance where she said that "Pregnant people make [her] sick". (Note that it's "pregnant people", instead of "pregnant woman".) It's one thing to be horrified at the prospect of being pregnant herself, or not wanting the side effects that come with pregnancy, but having a visceral reaction to OTHER WOMEN being in a state that only adult females experience is extreme and sad. I feel like TRAs are encouraging libfems to harbour a sense of internalized misogyny and erase their own sex-- no man would ever say that a male-exclusive thing makes them sick. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if this woman comes out as "non-binary" or "trans", like Ellen Page did, just to separate herself from this aspect of the female sex. It's honestly very disappointing.

So, even though gender is "fluid," Elliot Page was always a man by JulienMayfair in LGBDropTheT

[–]ravenclaww 41 insightful - 8 fun41 insightful - 7 fun42 insightful - 8 fun -  (0 children)

If we acknowledge that Ellen Page had always been a man, it means that Elliot was a straight guy who was taking roles from women this entire time. That's bad optics, of course, so there's an additional "they" pronoun and a ~qweer~ label, so Elliot Page wouldn't be included when straight white men are criticized. (The TRAs would probably go, "We're talking about CIS men", but I thought TMAM?)

Why Do You Want To "Drop The T"? by [deleted] in LGBDropTheT

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Basically the whole E. Page thing reaffirmed my stance that T is not compatible with LGB. The actress-formerly-known-as-Ellen spent the past six years standing up for and being proud of being a lesbian. A single open letter and a baseball cap, and we're supposed to rewrite history by saying that Ellen Page was actually Elliot, a Straight White Man, this whole time? But oh no! If TMAM, it means that "he" was stealing roles from actresses this whole time and belonging to that very same privileged demographic Page was criticizing in interviews. We can't have that, can we?

And so, in addition to being anything but a woman, the use of "he/they" pronouns and "qu*r" also serve to separate Elliot from being a true Straight White Man. LGB is pretty clear on what it stands for, or at least it should be anyway, but the T crowd is constantly trying to make themselves feel speCiAL because even being just a "straight" trans person is too basic now.

Too much truth in this r/books thread about Harry Potter, mods purge and lock by upcomingDaddy in LGBDropTheT

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It's ironic in a subreddit about books that people don't seem to have read the essay at all. There are comments where they mention JKR giving misinformation, but they don't actually quote what the misinformed part was nor why it was inaccurate.

Do you think that "nonbinary" is valid? by [deleted] in LGBDropTheT

[–]ravenclaww 12 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 0 fun13 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nope. I see non-binary as regressive because it implies that everyone else adheres to gender stereotypes. It's strange how it came about because in the 2000s, there were guys in the emo/scene crowd who wore eyeliner. As far as I'm aware, no one was questioning their gender identity or labelling "non-binary" at them. Visual kei was at their peak as well, and male band members literally wore dresses with a full face of makeup and coiffed hair.

ONTD shames people for following JKR on twitter by ekitten in GenderCritical

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Just a year ago when Yaniv made a bunch of headlines, there was a post about Ricky Gervais talking about the salon issue. It was during that time when GC views were being discussed openly. If you got banned in the winter, there must have been a sudden shift since summer of 2019.

ONTD shames people for following JKR on twitter by ekitten in GenderCritical

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That's disappointing. It must have been a really quick change then. I wouldn't be surprised if TRAs took over to colonize ONTD again.

ONTD shames people for following JKR on twitter by ekitten in GenderCritical

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I swear ONTD had a gender critical stance not too long ago, and it was the TRA/handmaidens who were the minority... what happened?

On r/actuallesbians, penises make lesbian sex easier. How convenient! by fuckupaddams in LGBDropTheT

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Conversion therapy but make it ~woke~

"Assigned __ at birth" is a bizarre and goofy expression that should never be used by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]ravenclaww 8 insightful - 6 fun8 insightful - 5 fun9 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly. Just like how I wasn't assigned as having brown eyes at the hospital, I wasn't assigned female at birth either. My friend is pregnant with a boy, but the baby won't be born until next month. How does she know her firstborn will be a son if the doctors haven't assigned a sex yet???

Daniel Radcliffe fans giving him credit for writing Harry Potter is erasing a woman's voice yet again. Facts don't matter to this crowd! by Greykittymomma in GenderCritical

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Yes! The abuse that Evanna got was upsetting because she even prefaced her tweets with TWAW. However, that still wasn't enough for the TRAs. I wouldn't be surprised if she peaked.

Daniel Radcliffe fans giving him credit for writing Harry Potter is erasing a woman's voice yet again. Facts don't matter to this crowd! by Greykittymomma in GenderCritical

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I certainly hope not! I think because of her age, she would be far removed from the LGBAWTF+ nonsense. Her views would most likely align with JKR's.

Daniel Radcliffe fans giving him credit for writing Harry Potter is erasing a woman's voice yet again. Facts don't matter to this crowd! by Greykittymomma in GenderCritical

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It seems as if Matthew Lewis and Tom Felton are the only cast members who haven't turned their backs on JKR. Both of them retweeted the Wizarding World account a few weeks after she published the essay.

I still can't understand how Rowling is getting absolutely slammed over reasonable, empathetic and what should be non-controversial statements. I feel like I'm going crazy here. by zerosis in LGBDropTheT

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It's insane how people don't even have the stance of, "I disagree with JKR, but she doesn't deserve the abuse she's getting". But in order to have that view, I guess they would actually have to read the essay.

Am I the only one sick of the "non-binary"? by Beth-BR in LGBDropTheT

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It must be so hard to come out as "I'm not like other girls". I applaud your bravery, Noelle! /s

I'm happy we had this back up out in place incase of the ban by Canardyyy in LGBDropTheT

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Same here. I foolishly let my guard down once we got over the initial banwaves, and I didn't expect it to happen today. I'm very thankful that this back up is here! We'll continue to fight.