To the radical feminists and conservative men, thank you! You have carried this mantle in your silos for far too long. I am a silent moderate. My adjectives are intelligent, feminine, and tough. To describe me another way would be an attack on ‘my truth.’ I jest.
Bravo! I love the motto, 1000 small actions. The article was very uplifting.
1,000 small actions. That's a great motto. I'm in. Thank you.
-an immoderate feminist
I love my children, I love my husband but I'm pretty realistic about the dysfunction in my wider family.
My immersion in 2nd wave feminism of the 70s/80s saved my life and helped me make sense of the world. I think you may have lived a very privileged and protected life without feeling empathy for working class women and being able to form a grounded understanding of our struggles.
But I'm glad to have communicated with you to get a glimpse into your world view. Hope your life continues being nice too...and I'll just keep aspiring to it.
Canada, too. Three of us parents (all moms) are running as Independents in our local (Vancouver, BC) civic election as School Trustees. Need to do everything we all can to push back.
Gee - where are the conservative women in your recognition? Of course, we've been labeled dupes, not real women, etc by the left for so long for other reasons. But I agree, I'll fight this battle with anyone.
It just would be nice for the left to acknowledge that degrading aren't the way to go. (While I don't use feminazi myself, it's at least aimed at behavior and not being. TERF is way worse, IMO.)
This can't be legal: Concealing Radicalism, Michigan’s Department of Education encourages teachers to facilitate child sexual transitions without parental consent.
Christopher F. Rufo September 14, 2022"
"Finally, the Department of Education teaches school employees how to facilitate the sexual transition of children under their care, while keeping the process a secret from parents."
Everyone, moderates, liberals, conservatives need to be on board to push this out of the new cultural trend that’s dominating the young and naive. Don’t separate us anymore. We need to come together to battle the new cult religion of T. United we win!!!!
This is coming on a day that I am really missing the voice of Magdalen Burns who died way too young. And me feeling really angry that my daughters are swept up with this ideology because they want to be progressive and inclusive. Navigating the double edge sword of wanting to maintain parental bonds and standing up for what is right. Currently, both cannot be done. That day cannot come soon enough.
Radical feminism is a huge part of the problem.
I think a call to action should include preparing our kids for what they will face out in the world. When they are young we can explain to them that there are ideas out there that want to promote division within our families, but that nothing - no idea or person - can separate us from the love and loyalty we have within our family. Build up trust so that they will come to us when they encounter this.
This is beautiful and cogent: "The language slights are an attack on the family. It strips the population of the language needed to speak to the intimacy of our relationships."
I, too, have shared a call to action on my blog, found courage to join the growing numbers of gender critical warriors who are standing their ground. We MUST reclaim empirical reality from the sophists and profiteers, and we need each other to do that.
Radical feminists also attacked the family. They paved the way for the current gender madness. I'm not going to join a movement with them, and no, this isn't ideological purity: it's cold, hard, ruthless pragmatism.
Thank you for the encouragement and call to action. I also want to include men because without my husband helping me manage my anger and counsel our children though this for 12 months I would have felt completely isolated in my community.
I have tried to speak with other parents in this time and it is incredibly scary and disheartening. Scary because I risk my daughter’s position on her team and disheartening because the other moms don’t feel the need to get engaged. They don’t feel their own daughters wanting help mostly because of social pressure.
I will continue working on this by making more and more calls to people in our community.
One thing that would help is being able to print out True Believer. Our community would be able to see themselves in this story. Is there a way to allow printing of the articles?
I would humbly suggest a tiny correction. As a liberal man, I've looked for other liberal men who recognize that we've been gaslit by the extremist ideologues who claim to be progressive but are so not. I've found many other liberal men, appalled by the perversion of the proud traditions of social justice and the fight against the oppression of the poor and marginalized by systems of patriarchy and corporate capitalism run amok. I ask that we try to move beyond the politically fraught labels of all kinds and be guided by the best medical evidence for truly supporting the many young people who have become entangled in this extremist and regressive gender cult.
I've gone from ashamed, embarrassed and incapable of saying anything to anyone about our daughter three years ago to being vocal with family, friends and anyone who will listen. I'm amazed at how little people know about what is going on! So I have no intention of letting up.
I will continue to pray and stand firm in my convictions. Even though, right now , I have lost my precious , long awaited beautiful daughter to the evil of this world , I will continue to believe and speak the truth. We must stand together in our voices and with our vote at the upcoming elections. God’s blessings to all of you who are walking though this difficult valley.