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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!

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Strictly speaking, Stonewall are not a queer rights group. They're a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights group (though they seem to forget about the bisexuals).

Fair enough. I was using "queer" as a generic sort of catch-all term because I didn't know precisely who it was they claimed to represent.

Yeah, I'm no fan of Stonewall but they do specifically not claim to represent trans people, among others. That doesn't mean they shouldn't show solidarity, of course.

I believe that Stonewall's organisation of choice for deferring trans issues is Press For Change, and I know about as many trans people who have issues with PfC as LGB people who have issues with Stonewall.

Er. Ew. But yeah, already let people know. ;)

Er. Ew.

Yeah. I know what you mean. She really is vile.

No kidding. What an ass.

Thanks for helping spread the word :-)

Penny Red made some good posts about Julie Bindel back in November which are worth reading and will possibly lower your opinion of Ms Bindel even further.

Heh, I just opened this post in order to link it to her.

Ha! I heartily approve. Though I feel that bindel has more moral worth than Julie Bindel.

*sighs*

Bigotry is bigotry. You don't get a get out of being a bigot free card just because you try to help lessen bigotry for some groups.

Although I don't understand the cat fanciers bit. As far as I know, that term is used here for anyone who is fond of cats. Maybe there's a little bit of crazy old cat lady potential in the term, but uh, there definitely are lesbian cat fanciers - and nothing wrong with that. I take it the implication was supposed to be people into beastiality?

Just skimming through that link, she sounds like su-u-u-uch a charmer. *bleargh*

Also, I can't help but wonder how she would feel about some talking therapy to cure her of the delusion that she's a lesbian?

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