Confronting Transphobia

Portland radicals and anarchists involved in a recent confrontation with Deep Green Resistance at the 4th annual Law and Disorder conference speak out.

 

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Addendum

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Click here to learn how Deep Green Resistance promotes transphobic attitudes

Click here to read Earth First’s statement regarding this situation

Click here to read what Derrick Jensen thinks about trans* people and anarchists

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6 Responses to Confronting Transphobia

  1. Kerry Eady says:

    They’ve lost my respect and support completely over this issue! Thank you for posting this. The absolutely disgusting comments I’ve heard from DGR members since this incident (and the censorship efforts to keep just how virulent and nasty the transphobia is – keep it under covers) made me physically ill. “These men are not women. They don’t have a clue what a woman is. They fetishize and caricaturize us. Most are what is called “autogynephilic,” which means dressing up in clothes that men order women to wear sexually arouses them. It’s just bizarre and is nothing like what a real woman is.” and “All radical organizations fail and die when they betray their own principles. The push is always to lose the radicalness in order to not “offend,” to submit to threats (in this case, death threats), to end up betraying those who most need the group. Usually it is the privileged who are complaining the loudest, as in this case.

    DGR is a “Radical Feminist” organization only if they do not betray Radical Feminists principles. Whatever Lierre and Derrick and others need to do to keep that promise is fine by me. Very few others have the courage to do that.

    The trans cult is a myth. The men claiming to be women did not grow up feeling marginalized, which you will find out if you ask them to tell you their story. Objectifying and fetishizing the humiliating clothing that patriarchy demands women wear, and getting off on wearing it (autogynephilia), is not an oppression, nor is it female. ”

    and for the record these comments are not from a privte email coversation they’re on an open group on facebook. They can delete threads, and try to cover this up with cries that they’re victims but the truth comes oozing out like pus.

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  3. Owen says:

    This is disgusting. Who are you going to interview next? The Steubenville rapists?

    • Fuck You Owen Lloyd says:

      Ummm, Owen, dude, seriously!? Comparing the law and disorder incident to the Steubenville rape crimes kinda sorta….. actually, pretty much downplays the severity of rape. How utterly misogynistic of you. Fucking disgusting. You’re such a tool.

  4. Kyler says:

    I still don’t see how DGR is transphobic, transmisogynistic, or hateful of queer.

    In reading Lierre Kieth and Derrick Jensen’s books not once did I come across anything stating that transgenderism or anarchism is “evil”.

    Could you please elaborate on how DGR, Lierre Kieth, or Derrick Jensen is transphobic? Because I’m confused.

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