Since I've not actually posted about this hypocritical bigot before, I suppose I'd best give the brief summary so you can all know what I'm talking about (copied and pasted from a comment I left elsewhere because I'm lazy).
Highlights of Bindel's opinions include the belief that transsexuals should be denied any medical treatment beyond "talking therapies" to convince them that no, there's nothing wrong with them and they're just deluded. And also the time when she bemoaned the expansion of the queer movement to include the likes of trans people, and said that she as a lesbian didn't want to be lumped together with the likes of cat-fanciers and devil worshippers.
All of which is just one particularly unpleasant individual, except for the fact that she was recently nominated for a "journalist of the year" award by Stonewall, a British queer rights group.
Understandably, a lot of trans folks (and our allies) got rather upset about this and protested, including writing letters to Stonewall and also holding a rally outside the awards ceremony. What's worse, throughout the whole thing, Stonewall and Bindel have painted themselves as the victims, and demonised and belittled the protesters.
I've actually been meaning to write about the whole thing for a while, but haven't managed to find the words for just how royally it all pisses me off. Now, however, auntysarah has come up with a way. In the spirit of santorum, I am proud to pronounce my support for the redefinition of bindel to mean:
"The smegma-like mixture of dead skin cells, gynaecological lube, stale urine (gives it its distinctive smell) and sweat that is sometimes present as a white residue on the end of a dilation stent when a post-operative trans woman withdraws the stent after dilating her neovagina."
Go forth and spread the good news!
Just keep on trying till you run out of cake
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