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Oct 5, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Hey folks, I want to show you something interesting.

Remember when TERFs crowdfunded money to challenge Labour over trans-inclusion? Well, did you know that lot of these US evangelical affiliated groups that cropped up recently have all been running crowdfunding campaigns also? They're getting huge sums of money for their political activities, most of it anonymously. Like this one from a prolific anti-trans activist, which was billed as "Fighting for free speech" and recieved a suspiciously large anoymous donation of £1600, and funded anti-trans ads.
Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Hey @thismorning #thismorning. Here's your guest Parker/Keen-Minshull posing with one Emily Zinos from US anti-LGBT hate group Hands Across the Ailse. Zinos is also involved with the Minnasota Family Council, and is a hardline anti-abortion campaigner.

You've been duped! Minnesota Family Council is an affiliate of another anti-LGBT hate group, Focus on the Family. The founder of which James Dobson, funded a fake feminist group called Wolf, or Women's Liberation Front. Quite literally, a front for anti-LGBT activists:…
Sep 22, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Ok, so a number of folks have responded to this by saying "finally, a party for TERFs!" in jest, but perhaps aren't taking it seriously as the logical endpoint for the kind of far right radicalisation we're seeing in TERF circles.

So let's consider gamer gate and Steve Bannon... So, if you didn't know, Bannon worked for a time at a World of Warcraft gold farming firm, backlash to which clued him in to how the "monster power" of angry gamers could be mobilised as a powerful political force.

Cue 2014, and the shitshow that was goobergate...
Aug 31, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
I think this is right, there needs to be some sort of deradicalisation effort, and support for those exiting the TERF movement. What Helena here describes, having to go to the police because of harassment from her "allies"? That's a starkly similar account to other former TERFs. I've mentioned before that I'm in contact with a number of former TERFs who've reached out, and some trans folks had asked "why aren't they speaking out?" and said they have a responisbility to do so.

The answer is that they are absolutely terrified of retribution if they do.
Aug 28, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Hey folks, here's the skinny...

There's a few things that people are expecting me to comment on or to write threads about, and I just can't. There's hatred I cannot wrap my head around, so abhorrent that it feels like it takes something from me. I quite literally, "Cant even." Being a rather vocal member of the LGBT community with a somewhat large platform, I often feel a responsibility to speak out, but at the same time it is draining to reflect upon the kind of burning hatred some people have for LGBT folks. So, I need to balance my own well being.
Aug 24, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Hey folks, today let's talk about one of the most overtly gaslighting claims in the debate over trans people's very existence; that women are being denied a voice.

This is something you'll see a lot of anti-trans ideologues bloviate about. So let's look at the claim, shall we? First of all, they don't mean women are denied a voice. They of course mean anti-trans bigots like themselves, because they certainly don't want to hear from women that support trans people, oh no! Those women, they'll call handmaidens of the patriarchy, rape enablers, etc.
Aug 18, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
Hey folks, today lets talk about stickers.

(First of all, heads up for some images I'll use in this thread.) Last year, my city was plagued with neo-nazi grafitti and stickers, and I spent a lot of time tearing these down these stickers anywhere I could find them. I cannot underscore just how many of these stickers were being placed around the city. Me and friends would tear them down and the very next day, more would have appeared. The remnants of ones we tore down told a story, they were everywhere.
Aug 16, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Twitter's plan to discourage echo chambers by having tweets from outside your follower network show up in your feed is a horrendously disastrous idea on its face, but fundamentally does not understand what echo chambers are, how they work, and how they are maintained. It's nightmarish in the sense that a trans girl's tweets ending up on MAGA timelines will get her harassed, abused, and bombarded with death threats. Conversely, throwing tweets from hostile alt-righters into everyone else's timeline exposes them to indirect harassment and abuse.
Aug 13, 2018 19 tweets 7 min read
Hey folks, today I want to talk about anime.

The other day I retweeted something about media preservation, and how it is almost entirely impossible to get hold of Evangelion by legal means, which is horrendously bad for what is an incredibly influencial and groundbreaking show. Then I saw another tweet that cursed my timeline that read "please watch something other than anime for once in your life, I'm begging you" and was really scolding the user for calling Evangelion important. It completely misses the point, but that's not what I want to talk about.
Aug 13, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Hey folks, want to see a masterclass in how TERFs are being complicit in sabotaging women's rights across the board? Well, let me take you through this "freeman on the land" level understanding of law.

And btw, the @ "BiologicalWMN" is evangelical group Hands Across the Aisle. So, one of the things you might notice the TERFs have been spewing lately, is pedantry over sex/gender. Essentially, they want laws interpreted purely by sex, and gender disregarded entirely, with their definition of sex as assigned at birth being the sole interpretation.
Aug 8, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The reason you can't really debunk or refute conspiracy theories is that they're used to prop up a single, core belief. They're inherently replaceable. Debunk one, and they'll just replace it with something else fit for purpose.

And most often, that core belief is antisemitism. Take the whole "soy makes men effeminite" thing, and InfoWars twats were calling soy "globalist chemical warfare"? You know; nod nod wink wink it's the Jews trying to soften the west and promote degeneracy. I did a thread about it before:

Aug 6, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I am 110% not worried about a "slippery slope" from InfoWars being banned everywhere because queer folk and POC have already been suffering from their work being censored or demonetized, had accounts suspended after being mass-reported, or driven off through sustained abuse... Secondly, what Alex Jones and InfoWars has done in claiming that Sandy Hook was a false flag, and making life a living hell for the families of the victims, is so singularly evil that it is incomparable with any other breach of moral and ethical boundaries imaginable.
Jul 28, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
White folks have a really fucked up relationship with the concept of genocide, we don't recognise it staring us in the face. The fact that we consider the Irish famine as something that just happened, instead of caused by the British taking all of the food says it all. The famine was a genocide. There was more than enough food, it was just being exported. The Irish were considered less than. Our lives disposable over profit.
Jul 24, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Hey folks, I guess we're talking about McCarthyism today!

I'll get straight to the point on this one. McCarthyism was always about suppression of minorities, trade unionists, etc. They purged hundreds of government employees for being suspected homosexuals! They weren't purged because they were communists, or because they were even suspected to be... No, they were purged because communists might be able to blackmail them by threatening to out them. Might.

Hundreds lost their jobs on the flimsiest of pretexts.
Jul 10, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
If you want to know why I'm talking about what Graham Linehan is spewing so much of right now, it's because he's become a mouthpiece for an anti-LGBT hate group, either knowingly or unknowingly.

Here he is, retweeting the evangelical hate group Hands Across the Aisle. Kaeley Triller, the co-founder of Hands Across the Aisle, is an anti-abortionist, conservative christian, and an author at The Federalist.

Maybe Glinner still thinks he's standing up for women's rights, but he's actively working towards undermining them by being their mouthpiece
Jul 8, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Hey folks, when I say that TERFs are like union busters, this is what I mean.

This is Meg Kilgannon of the anti-LGBT evangelical group "Hands Across The Aisle" speaking at the FRC's Value Voters Summit last year. They are open, and blatant with this.… Whatever TERF ideology was, whatever TERFs themselves think they are, they have become entirely co-opted by the anti-LGBT evangelical movement, and have been entirely inseperable from it for years now. Those TERFs who haven't openly welcomed this are at best useful idiots.
Jun 14, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
This is not just a lie, it's straight up anti-trans propaganda. Nobody is telling anyone they're trans, that's not how any of it works, this is "the gays are recruiting your children" level hate. There's no reason you'd repeat this bunk unless you really hated trans people. Trans youth struggle to get seen by gender specialists, supportive families suffer long waiting lists, and often have to travel far for access. It is purely a lie that doctors are telling kids they're trans and prescribing puberty blockers haphazardly, but a lie with a purpose.
Jun 13, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
One of the more insidious things TERFs have been doing lately, is insisting that a lot of trans people aren't really trans, they're actually autistic. And if your immediate reaction is, hang on a moment, who says autistic people can't be trans? You've spotted the nasty lil trick! It's an incredibly paternalistic viewpoint that signals folks on the spectrum don't or can't know themselves, it's astonishingly hateful, and it's wrapped up in this fake concern for autistic children being "misdiagnosed" as trans.
Jun 8, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read
Y'know the way conservative groups actively try to strip away hard won rights and protections, as well as social gains from the LGBT community, but all the while insist we look away and be concerned with radical islam instead? Time for a thread. I mean, how often do we hear this kind of obvious misdirection?

"They throw gays off rooftops in Muslandia or Islamastan or wherever, look over there, be concerned. Just don't pay attention to what we're trying to do here legislatively."

It's not subtle by any stretch.
May 25, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
Ok, so this is weird.

Not that McConnell supporting the Mueller investigation, but rather that he's the only republican who's actually made any sort of statement so far, and that silence is deafening. You'd think they'd be screaming bloody murder, right?… Nunes doing that weird stunt running to the White House and huffing and panting about what he'd just uncovered, big deal about nothing, remember that? So why's that not happening now, when you'd think they'd jump on the opportunity? I mean, it's not just me, that's weird, right?
Apr 23, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
A lot of right-wing tropes such as "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" or "clean your room" laud personal responsibility as the be-all, end-all precisely so they can paint systemic issues out of existence. People who recognise systemic issues therefore have a "victim mentality" This is why notions of "self-victimization" are so utterly caustic, you shift blame from a system that has failed people, to the people calling out that system. Hence people blaming BLM for being a victimhood cult are actively trying to erase systemic overpolicing and violence.