Though recently there’s been an awful lot of exposure in the news-media to various Labour Party members spouting Anti-Semitic rhetoric, what hasn’t had any news-media exposure has been the Labour left’s propensity for supporting transphobia rhetoric, despite the fact there are more trans peeps living in Britain then Jews.
Maybe the reason Labour members making Anti-Semitic statements has caused so much of a media shit storm has something to do with the money & influence of the Israeli Lobby, something which advocacy groups for trans rights lack in comparison, but as far as I’m concerned as a Jew & a trans woman & an equalities advocate, if the news-media are going to take upon themselves to call out Labour members for spouting Anti-Semitism then they should be calling out Labour members for spouting any hate & prejudice towards disadvantaged & vulnerable minorities rather then have sections of the news-media which currently support Labour fucking encourage it!
The typical response I’ve had from those who say they identify with the Labour left in raising the issue of addressing the issue of transphobia & there being greater championing of social justice for trans peeps, has been a reaction of dismal that it’s not an issue of importance, err to say neither the issue of transphobia nor trans rights is a priority or relevant for Labour to be doing something about is transphobic in itself, just as it would be disabilist to just dismiss the concerns of disabled peeps about the Tory persecution they’ve been victims of & consequentially being disadvantaged from the rest of society from definite lack of social justice. I’d not expect the Labour left to be disabilist (in fact they’ve generally been quite the opposite when it comes to the concerns of peeps with disabilities), so why the fuck should I expect them to be fucking transphobic!
I’ve personally experienced transphobia from peeps who claim they’re on the left of the Labour Party that I’m a poof & another telling me transgenderism shouldn’t be encouraged as its abnormal because it goes against natural! Hey building fucking motorways & producing medicines technically goes against nature, but I’m not hearing anybody on the Labour left suggest we should cease building roads or cease producing medicine. Trans peeps have existed throughout history, yes its only been advances in medical treatments in the past 70 years which have truly helped us, but for fucks sake you could say that about whole number of medical disorders only being truly elevated in the past few decades due to advances in medical science & I’m only hearing very few peeps bitch that’s unnaturally bad or whatever.
So why would the Labour left be so dismissive of the concerns of trans peeps, if not damn right transphobically hostile to trans women? It was to do with what some describe as the hard left having aligned itself with radical feminists. Not all radical feminists are transphobic bigots, for instance Angela Keaton who’s a well-known peace activist over in the United States & a radical feminist who I’ve only ever known to be extremely supportive of trans women, but the likes of Angela Keaton & other radical feminists who are supportive of trans women aren’t the ones who get heard in the news-media when it comes to radical feminists talk about trans women. It’s the Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs) who are the kind of radical feminists who are the kind of radical feminists who the news-media give a platform to & these peeps aren’t just hostile to trans women, but out & out transphobic bigots! There’s an awful lot of intellectual masturbation when it comes to TERFs, but essentially their dogma is that all who are born with a penis are rapists & thus because trans women are born with penis then we are a) potentially rapists & b) not women & thus shouldn’t be allowed into female bathrooms or female changing rooms.
There have been zero incidents of trans women assaulting any cisgender woman in any public toilet of changing room, let me repeat THERE HAVE BEEN ZERO INCIDENTS OF TRANS WOMEN ASSUALTING ANY CISGENDER WOMAN IN A PUBLIC TOILET OR A PUBLIC CHANGING ROOM!! But despite the fact zero incidents of trans women assaulting any cisgender woman in any public toilet or changing room, it doesn’t stop TERFs making out all trans women are perverts & making shit up about what our real agenda to have parity with cisgender women. To add injury to insult, TERFs try to dismiss the violence & prejudice there is towards trans women & make out any attention paid by the news-media or governmental agencies to the hate there is towards trans women is somehow diminishing the violence there is towards cisgender women, despite the fact I’ve NEVER heard any trans woman diminish any violence which has been done to any woman, in fact I know of a trans woman who went to prison for ABH in protecting a woman from domestic abuse. Probably the most worrying & damn well scary plank to TERFs transphobic bullshit is that they say the very existence of trans women diminishes the identity of cisgender women, in other words they’d prefer we didn’t exist, I truly hope no TERF is let near being in power because there rhetoric towards trans women isn’t that far removed from the Third Reich’s rhetoric towards Jews.
The Morning Star is supposedly the ‘paper of the left’, so you’d likely expect it to support equality for all, right? Err apparently not if you’re a trans woman. The Morning Star has seem to have taken some pleasure in publishing the diatribes of TERFs, which this is the latest I’ve read. Geez if the Morning Star are going to publish articles by TERFs essentially supporting the Christian fundamentalist persecution of LGBTQ peeps in the United States, why not go the whole hog & publish articles on race relation & Israel by members of the KKK. What the KKK is to Afro-Americans & Jews, TERFs are the equivalent to trans peeps, but of course the Morning Star has managed to shield itself somewhat by having Miranda Yardley write for the paper.
Have no doubts, Miranda Yardley is a bigoted TERF, but the twist is she’s a trans woman! What the trans community really doesn’t need are Uncle Toms, but unfortunately Miranda Yardley is just that, but with Yardley it’s not just that she’s an Uncle Tom, I’m pretty certain she either has a major issue with self-hate or is suffering from a Borderline-Personality-Disorder & is acting out, as I personally know of at least two trans women which have alleged Miranda has personally stalked them & their families. Having had personally had grief from TERFs & knowing the tactics they employ at you for speaking out against them, I can well believe that Yardley might of very well stalked those who have spoken out against her hate & their families, it also poses the question is it responsible for the Morning Star to giving her the platform which is has if she potentially resorting to what could be described as psychotic tactics as a consequence of having severe psychological problems which aren’t being adequately monitored.
Though the Morning Star’s circulation is in fact fairly small, the transphobic crap it publishes is likely feeding back into the Labour Party, because go to any leftwing rally or conference & the Morning Star is freely available, it should also be mentioned that Jeremy Corbyn prior to being elected Labour leader use to write a regular column for the Morning Star.
I don’t believe that Jeremy Corbyn is transphobic (I’d not support him as much as I do if I thought he were), but as Labour leader he really needs to tackle the issue of transphobia amongst his supporters which I have experienced & I know other trans women have experienced.