My approach to Cathy Brennan has long mirrored my approach to Ann Coulter; I generally refuse to dignify their deliberate attempts to cruelly incite. Rising to meet their hate, which is deliberately designed to provoke outrage, feels like a vindication of their strategy; what they desire most is attention, and giving it to them hardly feels like a victory for those on the side of the angels.
Please see this post by Cristan Williams at transadvocate.com about the horrible situation involving the coordinated attacks by the so-called Pacific Justice Institute and a certain particularly loathsome and shameless anti-trans "feminist" activist -- the latest example of their unholy alliance -- upon a young trans girl in Colorado whom they've accused of "harassment" in a girls' room -- which, as it turns out, consists entirely of her having the temerity to exist in a bathroom while trans, and while using the bathroom which she should use and is entitled to use.
If you've come here looking for DNLee's original post, it has been restored to her blog at Scientific American. You should go read it there.
Thank you for all the love and support.
Isis the Scientist
We have this slogan in feminist Twitter circles: #ibelieveher. It means that, when a woman comes forward with allegations about rape or sexual assault, we believe her until given reason not to. The culture we live in is so adamant that women only experience rape in very specific circumstances, or are somehow responsible; the reality is very different. There are an estimated 78,000 rapes a year in the UK,
We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind. In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by feminists/womanists from all over the world. It is currently signed by 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries.
I’ve had this blog for about fourteen months, and during that time have considered myself fortunate to have received very few negative comments or emails regarding my decisions about my transgender child. I also rarely check my blog stats, and at any given time could not even tell you how many followers i have (although my son occasionally updates me). I find it easier to imagine that i’m just writing to those of you who regularly comment and to those few whom i’ve shared this blog with who know me personally than the overwhelming and intimidating thought that any and every human connected to the internet can read what i write here.
The Hitachi Magic Wand is an institution unto itself. It was introduced to the massage market in the 1970s and it looks it. Hitachi never updated the style of the "Cadillac of Vibrators" because it never really needed to despite its giant microphone look. It did have its downsides. It's common knowledge that much like vampires, no two Magic Wands die the same way.