(A snippet from Wikipedia page on Viz character millie Tant: Millicent “Millie” Buckridge Tant is a fictional comic strip character in the British comic Viz. She is a caricature of a left-wing militant feminist. She thinks of herself as a champion of “wimmin‘s” rights but is often self-centred and dismissive of the feelings of others. She rants, raises her fist in the air and foams at the mouth.
A hundred and thirty Leftie luvvies have signed an open letter condemning the actions of the Millie Tant type extremists whose neo – fascist tactics have been denying free speech to people who digress however slightly from the increasingly narrow and authoritarian range of approved opinions defined by the hierachy of the Islington Screechers cult.
(picture: Viz character Millie Tant – source)
Among those prevented recently from speaking on university campuses are those two swivel eyed right wing loonies Peter Tatchell and Gremain Greer. The response? Intimidation and attempts to silence them from the increasingly shrill and intolerant transgender lobby.
Tatchell, one-time Labour candidate, now Green party member, father of the British gay rights movement and champion of every nutty left wing cause in the past few decades was denounced as “bigoted and “transphobic by the ‘trans’ lobby on Twitter last weekend.
“Sad to see that I am now THE ENEMY of some #trans people after supporting their freedom struggle for 40 years, tweeted Tatchell, who received “100s of hate mails [sic] today falsely accusing me of being transphobic as the Twitter hate mob responded to his support of open letter printed in the Guardian.(linked above)
“I protest people who oppose the rights of trans people & sex workers but I don’t seek to deny them free speech unless they urge violence, tweeted Peter, who has long been pro-free speech and has become an unlikely conservative and libertarian hero in recent years for his strident defence of classical liberalism and his rejection of censorship.
The letter was written by writer and activist Beatrix Campbell to denounce “a worrying pattern of intimidation and silencing of individuals whose views are deemed transphobic’ or whorephobic.’ There were calls for the letter to be censored and many of the signatories encountered aggressive intimidation following publication. They included trans people.
The letter attacked the deployment of “no-platforming policies in British universities. “No platforming’ used to be a tactic used against self-proclaimed fascists, racists and Holocaust-deniers, the letter states, “But today it is being used to prevent the expression of feminist arguments critical of the sex industry and of some demands made by trans activists. The feminists who hold these views have never advocated or engaged in violence against any group of people.
“Yet it is argued that the mere presence of anyone said to hold those views is a threat to a protected minority group’s safety.
What is unacceptable, and surely shows these self – styled left wing activists are about as right wing as it is possible to be, is that instead of allowing the audience to hear a range of opinions and make up their own minds, a small but highly vocal minority are seeking to silence opposition and give the impression there is no diversity of opinion on these highly controversial topics.
Coming as it does from the people who are always screeching about diversity, it must surely be the best example yet of the left’s gross hypocrisy.
The Gay BLT movement and the trans lobby now regard only a very narrow set of views on gender, including acknowledging that snip-and-tuck jobs are as truly female as women with wombs and ovaries, as acceptable, and that those who critique the sex change industry are now considered hateful’ to women and transsexuals.
Suddenly the left have become so loony that yesterday’s political correctness is now politically incorrect. The idea that hairy arsed men can be turned into real women with the help of a scalpel, a few hormone pills and breast implants has led to several women’s rights campaigners have found themselves in trouble for discriminating against ‘women’ who only have a scar where their baby making gear should be.
Another signatory of the letter, feminist icon of the past, Germaine Greer, was almost no-platformed at Cambridge University last week for her alleged “transphobia.
Tatchell has also ventured into taboo territory with his views on extremist Islam, a subject the authoritarian Left is deeply uncomfortable addressing. He told student newspaper The Tab: “These Islamist clerics are worse than the BNP the BNP doesn’t advocate killing gay people, women who have had sex outside of marriage, and Muslims who turn away from their faith.
In an article for The Observer (15 Feb 2015) Germaine Greer described the activities of the left as censorship. This is not the first time Prof. Greer’s views on transwomen have been the subject of controversy.
In 2012, the author of The Female Eunuch was glitter-bombed at a book signing in New Zealand by gay rights activist group Queer Avengers for comments she made in a column in 2009. She wrote that transwomen “seem ghastly parodies and claimed the idea of being trans was a “delusion.
Greer faced similar protests ahead of her address at Cambridge Union Society this week. A counter-event was staged against what one student called Greer’s “hate speech by student activist group CUSU LGBT+. And it turns out her talk contained as much potentially inflammatory material as they predicted.
The Cambridge Student newsletter Varsity quoted her as telling the Union: “I didn’t know there was such a thing [as transphobia]. Arachnaphobia, yes. Transphobia, no.
According to Varsity, She went on to suggest that trans women are not women because they do not know what it is like “to have a big, hairy, smelly vagina.
Elsewhere, she said that allowing individuals to undergo surgical procedures during transitioning was “unethical because they “remove healthy tissue and create lifelong dependence on medicine.
Greer continued that she hoped there would be more opportunities for people to exist within their own orientations and sexualities in the future without reliance on medical assistance.
“To invite Germaine Greer back to speak in Cambridge condones her transmisogny, CUSU LGBT+ said.
She has a point however, mental health problems such as depression are frequent among transgender people and often lead to suicide. They are
encouraged by medical professionals and the equal rights movement to believe that surgery and hormone treatment will solve all their problems. It is a cruel deception, the outward appearance can be changed but the person inside is still the same. Germain Greer is right.
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