Dana Seilhan #transphobia bornwithovaries.substack.com

We didn't kill Brianna Ghey, and you're awfully quiet about Dana Rivers

For those who don’t know, a young man calling himself Brianna Ghey was murdered in the United Kingdom this month. Because he claimed to be a girl, he is unusually visible for a murdered boy of no special social status. I can’t help thinking that the indoctrination of toxic masculinity must be powerful indeed in that we are not seeing so-called “male to female transition” attain the epidemic levels of so-called “female to male transition” since it seems to be the only way to get the public to care about male victims of violent crime, including murder and rape, but give it time I suppose.

Predictably, the woman-hating establishment in the UK and elsewhere are bending over backwards to blame JK Rowling and various other UK feminists for Brianna’s death rather than baying after the 15-year-old boy and girl who are actually accused. This is status quo for them. Don’t go after the actual abusers and killers of people calling themselves trans; blame random women who said some words that none of those abusers and killers listen to anyway because they usually abuse normal women and girls too.


If I sound insensitive about the murder of a sixteen-year-old it’s because I am. I’m not going to start caring about this shit until teenage boys and grown men start respecting the realities of girls and women, and I’m done being told who to care about by the same assholes who have not one single solitary word to say about the dozens of women and girls killed daily in the UK and USA.


Wait, but right. They were all murdered by a “trans woman,” and “trans women” can do whatever they want. I forgot.

So none of this language I’ve been hearing from trans rights activists about how men can be women just like black women can be women, about how lesbians must accept dick or else they’re bigots and — oh — how all the TERFs who kept “trans women” out of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival all those years were just garbage who deserved to die in a fire… None of that had anything to do with the behavior of Dana Rivers, right? The fact that he used to protest at Michfest, now, that was just a coincidence.

Dana Seilhan #transphobia bornwithovaries.substack.com


For starters, the entire basis of the gendergoon movement is men claiming to be women, women claiming to be men, and both men and women claiming to be neither man nor woman. But if you look at the civil rights movement, black people were not demanding equal rights based on claiming to be white people. Their basis was that black people are just as human as white people and therefore deserve the same human rights.

“Yes,” a gendergoon might reply. “That’s all we’re after. Trans women, for instance, are just as human as cis [sic] women are, therefore deserve the same human rights as all women.”

Of course men who claim to be women are human beings. But they are not women, and therefore are not entitled to women’s spaces or women’s resources, which women have for very specific sex-based reasons. So-called “trans women” are not the same sex as women, therefore do not have the same sex-based needs and requirements as women.


When Jim Crow imposed separate white and black facilities, it was white people, the dominant racial class, who demanded these separate facilities. When women’s restrooms were introduced, it was women who demanded them in a world in which men are the dominant sex class. Men resisted the introduction of women’s restrooms. Men were offended at the idea of women’s restrooms.

Men are still offended at the idea of women’s restrooms. But now they can pretend that putting an end to women’s restrooms is some kind of social justice movement.

Imagine if the white supremacists of the 1950s and 1960s had gotten the bright idea to start pretending to be black. Then decided to start acting like utter lunatics, denouncing black people who resisted them as “racist against black people.” Then started selling dubious, dangerous skin-lightening treatments and skin-grafting surgeries so that black children could identify as white children. The equivalent of all that is what women and children are facing now at the hands of crazy, hateful men.

I wonder how many more women have to be raped and impregnated by their prison cellmates, how many more women have to suffer concussions from male teammates in rugby, how many more children have to be involuntarily sterilized before the public finally figures this out.