Last Friday, Adam Lanza murdered Women and Children in Newtown, Connecticut with a .223-caliber Bushmaster, a semi-automatic civilian version of the military’s M-16. It’s similar to the weapon used in the 2002 sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., area and in the recent Portland, Oregon shopping mall shooting. Both the D.C. sniper attacks and the Clackamas Mall shooting were perpetrated by Men – as most of these spree killings are.
As most lethal violence is.
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I keep getting this “You want to see trans people dead” when I engage in debate on the subject with trans people, that ,or accusations that I’m essentially pushing them off cliffs by means of some sort of assisted suicide. However this isn’t the case. Obviously this isn’t the case…and it’s hurtful and disheartening that those sort of accusations are being made. I want to seriously challenge any trans person that may be reading this to find the hate in what I’m saying. I am really interested to know. Please note that not every answer is an acceptable one. Differences in opinion should not be interpreted as hate. I know that may be hard for some, lord knows the gay community as of late has the same issue. Not every disagreement is hate, and accusations of hate aim only to shut down others. I think this is something we all…
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[Note: There are several acronyms used throughout this post. If needed, you can hover your mouse over them to view meaning.]
In an online conversation about the use and application of the acronym “TERF” (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist [sometimes the E is said to stand for “Exterminating” or “Eradicating”]), a friend argued the semantics of calling something “women or female space” when what is meant is “space for women who are Female Assigned At Birth (FAAB).” As she put it, “Why is it OK to use the terms woman or female to describe FAAB spaces when you know very well that there is a conflicting view about the accuracy and appropriateness of those terms?”
Inevitably, conversations about separatist spaces intended for females devolve into assumptions or projections that such spaces are inherently “anti-trans.” The label “TERF” is applied to any female who admits to…
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