Prominent transgender female activist Morgane Oger insinuated the rape crisis center deserved two recent vandalism incidents because the shelter “[chose] to ignore Canada’s civil rights laws.”
After the Supreme Court struck down state bans on gay marriage, liberal LGBTQ groups and allies in the Democratic party aggressively pushed for transgender rights under the guise of “equality for all.”
The progress they’ve made so far has proven predictably disastrous for women’s rights in America. Transgender women athletes born male are more frequently being allowed to compete in women’s sports, giving them an unfair advantage.
On local levels, these same transgender women have also received increased access to recognized public safe spaces for women and children: women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, dressing rooms, dorm rooms, and women’s shelters.
Sadly, the left’s transgender war on women has spread farther than the United States. In Canada, it’s arguably worse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made catering to the whims of the transgender community, in particular, transgender women, a priority in his administration.
Canada’s troubling war on women is playing out quite dramatically in Vancouver. The city voted back in March to pull funding from the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter over their refusal to allow transgender women to stay at their facility.
The shelter, which has been operating since 1973, had to defend itself from militant transgender activists since at least 2006. That’s when Lee Lakeman, a founder of the women’s shelter, wrote about how males in their safe spaces could trigger female victims of sexual assault:
Men are strictly banned from spaces operated by Vancouver Rape Relief, and the organization has previously argued that their clients, all of whom are recovering from male violence, do not feel comfortable while in the presence of someone who used to live as a man. “Even deep voices, male insignia like baseball caps and boots can make women nervous,” wrote Lee Lakeman, a founder of the centre, in 2006.
More recently, in a January talk at Vancouver Public Library, Lakeman said “to me, this discussion of ‘inclusion’ is really the conduct of the backlash against feminism.”
The center has remained defiant in the aftermath of the city’s move, which has unfortunately led to an escalation in attacks against it:
A follow up to the dead rat that was nailed to our door recently… this morning we found this writing scrawled across the windows of our storefront space that we use for support and training groups #Misogyny pic.twitter.com/vm6Gv8jWcj
— VancouverRapeRelief (@VanRapeRelief) August 27, 2019
TERF stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. TERF is another word for feminists on the left who oppose certain transgender rights on the basis that they effectively nullify women’s rights.
Watch a video report below on the two recent attacks against the women’s shelter:
It’s not known who committed the attacks and if they are connected. But the reaction of transgender activist Morgane Oger, who led the fight earlier this year to have the city pull the center’s funding, was quite revealing. It was also a stark contrast to the statement she gave in the video news report about how hatred wasn’t the answer:
Regrettably but predictably, VRR choosing to ignore Canada's civil rights laws causes blow-back.
I empathize VRR feel threatened by the predictable response to their conduct. As I have previously offered, I am ready to help VRR get out of their mess if they wish to.
— Morgane Oger (@MorganeOgerBC) August 27, 2019
It sounds a lot like the “skirt was too short” defense. Unfortunately, telling a rape crisis center, they asked for it is about par for the course for prominent radical transgender female activists like Oger. Her response shined a bright light on the visceral misogyny inside the underbelly of some female transgender community circles rarely discussed outside of online forums.
Here are just a few examples from transgender female activists telling women to either conform or shut up:
Hey cis ppl: vancouver rape relief and feminist current are anti trans and proud of it. When you volunteer, give, display posters, share tweets, you are supporting transphobia. Not debatable. Not agreeing to disagree. Not a difference of opinion. It’s just hate. So just stop it.
— Adrienne Smith 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈🌈🍖 (@VanAlias) May 5, 2018
Not all opinions are equal.
Not all opinions are deserving of our time and consideration.
Not all opinions should be given space in the public square.
If you push a “belief” that is directly harmful to others, you have moved past “opinion” and into a threat to public safety.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) June 13, 2019
Facts don’t care about your feelings.
If you feel it’s unfair for trans women to compete, too bad. Suck it up, buttercup. The world has moved on. There is no ‘debate’ to be had.
— Dr. Rachel McKinnon (@rachelvmckinnon) March 5, 2019
Transgender activist Riley Dennis argued in a YouTube video that lesbians who refused to date transgender women were being discriminatory and transphobic:
Do not forget the case of the Canadian female transgender activist waging war against any women’s salon that refuses to wax “her” genital area:
Jessica Yaniv was interviewed by Irish broadcaster Niall Boylan on the "wax my balls" human rights case. Yaniv told Boylan that women have no right to reject a trans person's demands to touch their scrotum. Yaniv hung up mid-interview. pic.twitter.com/5dbmz3vfEh
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 22, 2019
Even prominent women once hailed as pioneers by progressives for their work on women’s and gay rights have been branded transphobic. They’ve told them to shut up for speaking out against allowing transgender women in women’s sports. Female transgender activists have targeted them in name and shame campaigns.
The irony here is that the vast majority of these outspoken women believe in some form of transgender rights. That is, provided they don’t invalidate women’s rights and accomplishments.
But for the out-front transgender women activists mentioned in this post, it’s all or nothing. Women must be with them, or they are the enemy. That enemy deserves to be targeted, shamed, intimidated, and ostracized.
It’s no wonder a rising number of left-wing feminists and conservative women here at home and in Canada have stood against the bullying, harassment, and the use of government force and the courts to make women conform.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —DONATE
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