They also prescribe to many of the tenets of feminism and as such, abhor discrimination against womankind regardless of its origins.
Secular woman have become increasingly incensed over the vehemently transphobic feminist splinter group's TERF website "Gender Identity Watch". In response they have begun the petition "Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group" which has garnered a thousand signatures in the first day.
Almost as if on cue Gender Identity Watch responded to the petition further validating its purpose:
"Men’s Rights Activists and Gender Identity Watch"
"Calling political speech that does not toe the liberal line “hate speech” is a common tactic of Queer and Liberal organizations. Rather than free and open debate, such MRAs want you to embrace thought-terminating cliches like ”Transwomen are Women.” These MRAs – who are invariably White Males who “identify” as Women or heterosexual “Queer” Women who have no investment in Lesbian community – continually harass the Southern Poverty Law Center, which actually has its hands full tracking racist hate groups across the country."
Gender Identity Watch and all TERF's historically have made a point to misgender woman transgender activist's and in their minds adding the label of "MRA" doubles down on the insult.
This tactic failed spectacularly in this instance as this Reddit post indicates psoted by someone named "Personpants" who's credibility on Reddit has been openly questioned.
This first comment on this Reddit Post really said it all:
Yes using MRS as an insult that's particularly lame since the people who wrote the petition and many of it's supporters believe in Secular Humanism which...
"posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a god. It does not, however, assume that humans are either inherently evil or innately good, nor does it present humans as being superior to nature. Rather, the humanist life stance emphasizes the unique responsibility facing humanity and the ethical consequences of human decisions. Fundamental to the concept of secular humanism is the strongly held viewpoint that ideology—be it religious or political—must be thoroughly examined by each individual and not simply accepted or rejected on faith. Along with this, an essential part of secular humanism is a continually adapting search for truth, primarily through science and philosophy. Many Humanists derive their moral codes from a philosophy of utilitarianism, ethical naturalism or evolutionary ethics, and some advocate a science of morality."
TERF's attack trans people and gender non conforming people not for the sake of feminism but out of pure unadulterated hate. This group of people have done as much to damage transgender peoples acceptance as other groups identified as hate groups by the SPLC.
|Screen grab of the Gender Identity Watch|
post by Cathy Brennan with the only
known video copy of mainstream
media's outing of Jane Doe by name.
Fact. Googling the transgender student by her name returns only one result. The main stream media article, the only article calling her by name, has been edited and the accompanying video deleted.
The only place you will now find that video is a shaky recording of the channel 5's report saved on Vimeo by Cathy Brennan who then posted it on Gender Identity Watch
That is not the first time Brennan has stooped so low. In 2012 she outed a transgender student to his school and mocked him as he attempted to apologize for a ill advised joke made after she provoked him on twitter. Then she did it again in 2013 to Jane Doe by publishing her birth name.
This sort of behaviour is unequivocally unjustifiable malicious hate. and I implore the SPLC to monitor GID Watch and there accompanying TERF antagonists.
Add your voice by signing the Change.org petition "Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group"