A self-described “radical feminist” and “spokeswoman for Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF),” declared transgender activism a “men’s rights” movement during a forum at the Heritage Foundation Monday.
Kara Dansky denounced the transgender movement, claiming that transgender activists are looking to purposefully blur the lines between the two genders — a goal that has the effect of depriving women of their rights.
“This is a men’s rights movement — this is really a men’s rights movement,” Dansky declared, according to Pajamas Media and the Heritage Foundation.
“Overwhelmingly women have been resisting this,” added another panelist, a female-to-male transgender individual. “And it’s really shocking how many men on the internet are defending the whole trans thing. Straight men are all about the trans, and you have to wonder what the heck is going on.”
Julia Beck, a third panelist and self-proclaimed “radical lesbian,” says she was kicked off a Baltimore LGBTQ commission because she felt that transgender activism was infringing on the committee’s core goal of promoting equality between the genders.
“I got kicked off of the Baltimore mayor’s LGBTQ commission — as the only lesbian — simply for stating biological facts,” she said. “I was found guilty of ‘violence.’ My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns.”
“It doesn’t matter that he sexually assaulted two women in a women’s prison after being transferred there on account of his ‘gender identity.’ Oh no, it is far more criminal for me to call a male rapist ‘he’ than it is for him to rape,” she added.
The man who reported her for violence is, she says, also transgender, but claims to be a “lesbian.”
Progressives, and in particular LGBTQ activists, have been discussing the impact of transgender activism for some time, particularly since divisions have erupted within the coalition over which aspects of the LGBTQ spectrum take precedence. Last year, “lesbian activists” disrupted gay pride parades in Europe in an effort to draw attention to how transgender activism was undermining gay rights activism in general, according to the Independent.
The issue is slowly becoming a priority, as now a record number of teenagers are identifying as “transgender,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Dansky concluded her presentation by attacking the very core of transgender activism — the total elimination of gender segregation: “If sex is construed to be gender identity, what that means is that nearly all sex-segregated spaces — colleges, sports, dormitories, and women’s rights in general — will utterly disappear. They will completely disappear. It means effectively that women and girls will no longer exist as a coherent category worthy of civil rights protection, and that is an absolute disaster.”