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Journalism is the first line of defense, Stenography is capitulation

My letter to a young reporter serving as stenographer to gender ideology.

Journalism is a noble profession. You are called upon to report the facts, not be a stenographer for every viewpoint ready to whine into a microphone.

It is important to remember that the linguistic framework and factual assertions used to promote transgenderism are grounded in an ideology shared by a relatively small minority of your readers and viewers and one which is frequently divorced from material reality. It may be newsworthy to report on the conflicts over public policy growing from this ideological struggle in our culture. As a journalist your readers and viewers depend on you to exercise independence in these conflicts, to accurately and fairly cover these conflicts from all perspectives and to frame your stories impartially, presenting the facts necessary for your viewers to draw their own conclusions.

I would like to draw to your attention the Media Style Guide published in 2021 by the Women’s Liberation Front which provides important guidance for journalists who are covering issues related to gender ideology.

Elaine Mastromatteo: a Feminist Utopia and the Bernie Democrats Capture of the Green Party

Authored by: Elaine Mastromatteo
Previously published to her facebook profile, 2023-April-03 9:11am

Here's Jill Stein in 2016, when I was still excited about being a Green. By the next time I saw her, it was 2018, and we were both sitting in a room listening to the Ohio GP's gubernatorial candidate promise us a "feminist utopia" while the words "transwomen are women" were written large behind her on a powerpoint screen.

Malcolm was right.

Brother Malcolm was right.

The media has us hating the women being oppressed and loving the men doing the oppressing. The political left used to do a much better job at concealing its always present misogyny. But now the backlash against the decades of gains which women's organizing has won are subject to an ongoing and withering assault. The thinly veiled threats of violence depicted in the photo in this post are only a small taste of what that looks like. These threats of violence are being backed up with projection and gas-lighting and all of the DARVO tactics we have traditionally associated with men's abuse of women; only writ large and in public and without apology; with no one exercising the courage to intervene.

Its far past time that men who care about the lives and rights of women step up and speak out. Women should not have to face down the mob violence of men's rights activist alone. (For anyone not paying attention, see: Melbourne, Hobarth, Aukland to name some high profile examples from the past month; a coordinated Days-of-Vengence action across the country in the aftermath of last week's mass shooting in Nashville).

Its past time that we not only let women speak, but that we listen to what they have been trying to tell us for years:

A Review of Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

Netflix is now offering a brand new documentary which tracks recent developments in the pornography industry and the efforts to regulate it and hold it accountable for at least some of its most egregious injuries, at least those visited upon the lives of the under-age victims of its sexual exploitation. 

Pioneers and Building the Choir

@STILLTish.GenderAbolition deconstructs this 7m interview, published two years ago, only a couple of weeks before the Georgia Green Party amended its platform to wade into this very debate on the side of the children being subjected to Mengele-like experimentation.


She concludes:

"Linehan is probably correct in his assessment that this interview was not a serious attempt to address the concerns he, and many others, were raising. However it felt, at the time, I think he has been vindicated and Sarah Smith should be haunted by her role. Imagine if so many journalists had not failed to do their job? Had this been stopped at the time of this interview maybe the reckless prescribing, currently harming my son, would have been stopped."

Earlier in this piece, she had written:

"Also, to feminists like Janice Raymond and Sheila Jeffries, I am a Jane-Come-Lately and, no doubt they are, justifiably, irritated their pioneering work gets less mainstream attention, than it should. In the end I suspect the media will amplify whichever voices they find more palatable / moderate, to the frustration of us all."

But none of us need apologize for being Johnnie and Jane-Come-Lately's. If you reached peak-trans only this morning, your voice is just as vital to our success as is the fore-mothers on whose shoulders we stand. Without the "Transexual Empire" and "Gender Hurts" and so many of their other pioneering work, none of us would be here. And without our efforts to amplify that pioneering work, their prescient insights would have been lost to personal book collections discarded to the curb as the heirs of deceased feminists disposed of property they were too ignorant to appreciate and were unable to move in estate sales.

But the good news is, that the tide is turning.  And more and more of wake up to these abuses every day. 

Together we will win!

She her full commentary here:

and while you are on her site, consider checking out some of her other research. 


ICNA Fatwa provides compassionate guidance for Muslim Families Threatened by Gender Ideology

Thank you. A recent fatwa published by the islamic Council of North America has made an important contribution to the conversation. And a far cry more appropriate reading on the matter than an earlier one touching on these subjects by the Ayatollah Khomeini (Islamic Republic of Iran).  Gender Critical Greens, particularly those who are not themselves Muslim, will surely take issue with some or much of Dr. Qahdi's analysis.  Nonetheless, we can all celebrate the addition to this conversation by as large and influencial an organization as ICNA. 

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Matt Walsh has a Sense of Humor: It's out now -- What is a Woman?

Matt Walsh's documentary is out. His politics are not Green politics, but on some questions we might find ourselves aligned. The man has a sense of humor.
In this 90 minute film, he managed to get many spokespeople for gender ideology across multiple 'disciplines' to go on camera and answer his questions. At least they answered his questions until they stopped, refusing to continue to humiliate themselves by how poorly prepared they were to defend the positions they advocated.  I was not counting while watching, but having just completed this show, I recall at least four individuals who while on camera advised him that his interview with them was over.

Its been pretty clear to any of us who have critically examined gender ideology to any extent, that there is no there, there.

The full length documentary is now available here.

To be feminist has always meant to be a gender abolitionist

I just spent the ten minutes required to read this though. Feminism has always been gender critical: Historical feminists knew better than anyone that biological sex is real is worth at least ten minutes of your time as well.  If you have ever been frustrated by the poseurs claiming their 'intersectional feminist' credentials to defend the empowering experience available to young women who dance on a pole for the male gaze, or defend the feelings of men claiming to be women hurt by the fact that women might assert their privacy and dignity as trumping the narcissism of those men, you will particularly enjoy this piece. 

The problem with rebranding feminism “gender critical feminism” — much like rebranding women “cis women” — is that it turns our most essential social and political concepts into mere subcategories of broader, looser concepts defined by others. Moreover, such a rebranding repositions feminism as a response to trans activism, denying the longstanding nature of feminism’s rejection of gender. It denies us our legacy, making it that much easier for outsiders to claim women such as Allison Bailey and Mary Wollstonecraft have nothing in common. This is just not true.

National Sex Education Standards Coopts Much Needed SRE Guidance to Provide Cover for Gender Lobby

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But this article otherwise sheds much needed light in its discussion of an effort, international in scope by the lobby for gender ideology, to capture public education institutions. It cites specifically a document called the "National Sex Education Standards" (local copy). This 'standards' document was developed not by the US DoE, as its title might suggest, but by political advocates aligned with the gender lobby. It is now required by state school board guidance for New Jersey public schools starting with the next academic year.

It is safe to assume that the with a title claiming to articulate national standards, and content advancing the goals of the gender lobby, that advocates have no intention of stopping with New Jersey. And in that effort they have engaged the help of advocates concerned for interpersonal violence and others whose conception of age-appropriate sex and relationship education are likely to be supported by greens and feminists.

In short, its a tangled mess.

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