The language police target NZ women

Language police

New Zealand Gender activists are spreading their non-scientific ideology by using a number of strategies.

  • They are targeting/abusing/shaming women on social media and elsewhere for stating that there are only two genders, male and female.
  • They are smearing them as TERFs if they want to maintain women only spaces for women’s safety.
  • Finally and most effectively they are successfully policing our language so that scientific facts are censored and made up terms replace them.

The first two strategies are best summed up as isolate and demonise. These two techniques have been successfully used by propagandists throughout history. It is an effective way to censor and silence an enemy by making the public think that they are terrible people.

The TERF smear has been a very powerful one for the Gender activist lobby with even Labour MP Louisa Wall using it in a public speech to stir up disgust and hatred towards women who want to maintain women-only spaces for women’s safety.

Labour MP Louisa Wall smeared with the derogatory label TERF
Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker

Here are some New Zealand examples of the Gender activist language police at work. These examples illustrate how they censor or use language to take biological women out of the equation.

Otago University student magazine Critic published ?The Menstruation Issue.  and used the following language:

  • ?people on their periods,?
  • ?menstruators?
  • ?vagina owners,?
  • ?not all bleeders are female.? quote.

Action Stations Director Laura O?Connell-Rapira suggested on twitter that Wellington gym Revive should change their tagline from ?for all women? to ?for all vaginas,? following Revive?s decision not to grant membership to transwoman Penelopy Mansell. end quote.

In their 2018 submission the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand refers to…

  • ?pregnant people,?
  • ?people with a uterus?
  • ?people who need abortion care? quote.

In August, Phantom Billstickers refused to hang feminist Renee Gerlich?s posters […]The posters […] contained the line, ?The suffragists fought for the female sex. Stop rewriting history.? That the suffragists fought for the right of women to vote may seem self evident, but InsideOUT national co-ordinator Tabby Besley claimed the posters displayed a ?subtle transphobia.? end quote.

A central Wellington print bureau refused to copy the group Speak Up For Women’s leaflets last year in a blatent attempt at censorship.

There are plenty of examples in New Zealand of the smear and demonise tactic as well. quote.

It is extremely concerning when academics ? who have historically considered part of their role to be a ?critic and conscience? of society ? are harassed or silenced. This harassment extends to journalists, as anyone who witnessed the online response to Herald Journalist Rachel Stewart?s November 2018 article about the term ?TERF? is aware.

Also in November, New Zealand feminist Charlie Montague, publishing on Medium.com, released a list of New Zealand women murdered by New Zealand men since 2015; this list was widely circulated on social media, including by Green MP Golriz Ghahraman. However, upon finding Montague?s criteria for inclusion was biological sex, not gender identity, Ghahraman described the list as containing a ?dehumanising prejudice.?

 Labour MP Louisa Wall told a group gathered to discuss the future of the Pride Parade, ?My whole thing is that I don?t want any f**king TERFs at the Pride Parade,? a statement likely directed at both members of Speak up for Women, and feminist activists Charlie Montague and Renee Gerlich.

Green co-leader Marama Davidson has also been repeatedly derisive to women (including representatives of Speak up for Women) trying to engage with her regarding concerns over sex self-ID, on one occasion stating in a now deleted tweet that such women ?… are certainly not worth anyone?s time.?

Recently, 2018 Wellingtonian of the year and lawyer Steph Dyhrberg referred to Speak up for Women in a tweet as ?anti-trans whores? and suggested we ?take up knitting.?

The belittling denigration directed at us from MPs is particularly ironic given Louisa Wall?s recent observations about the climate of abuse directed toward women MPs in parliament: “The worst thing has been when we are shut down or humiliated, and our contributions belittled, people then not contributing because they don’t want the abuse…?

Speak Up For Women end quote.
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