Femelliste, a gender critical "sister" platform, is born in France
Harassed, insulted, mocked, threatened: French feminists have collected and cataloged the attacks suffered by transactivists for years. And they created an information and training site against the dictatorship of transgender ideology

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The name of the site is a play on words that cannot be easily translated into Italian. The creators of the site inform that it has already been used by animal rights feminists such as Posie Parker, Nicole Roelens and the collective Boucherie Abolition (Abolition of Butcher Shops). It would make you think of anti-speciesism, but in reality it is more and in some respects a little different. Femelle” in French indicates the female of the animal (for the human one we use the same word as woman, femme). Since they fight for women's sexual rights, the underlining and provocative exaltation of the "animal" side intends to emphasize the sexual, concrete, visible and objective reality of being a woman. Of course, while fighting against transgender ideology, they "recognize the suffering of dysphoric people and support trans people in their fight against violence and discrimination."

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OUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION COSTS VERY EXPENSIVE

Harassment, insults, threats and cancel culture that we undergo form a sprawling system. For three years we have been collecting and archiving all the attacks that rain down on us.

Downloading, cataloging and analyzing the thousands of screens that occupy our phones and computers has been very challenging.

Attacks and threats are proof that our fight is necessary and necessary for women's rights, but also for freedom of expression and the pluralism of ideas. The various forms of censorship and disturbance that we present to you demonstrate that our positions - although not so new within feminism - are very annoying.

We are not the only ones facing assaults. All over the world, other women who share our thoughts are branded as TERFs. This acronym – used as an insult – represents a new way of disqualifying women who oppose transgender ideology affirming biological reality.

In France, some associations and militants urge the exclusion of the so-called "TERFs" with the slogan "TERFs out of our struggles".

We are harassed, threatened, psychologically violated, sometimes fired... Nonetheless, trans activists, in accordance with the strategy of reversing reality, accuse us of having blood on our hands and of being responsible for the murders of trans people.

This strategy of manipulation and psychological violence has a name: DARVO system – Deny, Attack and Reverse Victim and Offender (=deny, attack and transform the victim into the aggressor). This is the same tactic used by perpetrators of domestic violence and sexist crimes.

Femelliste was born from the urgent desire to fight against harassment, violence and censorship towards women classified as TERFs.

The authors then declare themselves “angry and tired of the prevailing hypocrisy. We are going through an absurd era in which it is no longer clear and evident what a woman is." They denounce that "woman" has become a feeling, a perception and no longer a biological reality.

They recall that in 2016 the French law establishes that every man who self-declared himself a woman can be recognized as such on documents and vice versa. Woe betide you if you dare to claim that trans females are men, while "being male is the indispensable prerequisite for being qualified as such".

They denounce the transition "from a universalist feminism to an Orwellian feminism" subservient to transgender ideology, where women no longer seem to be the central subject of feminism and identity claims take precedence over living together. Transgenderism proclaims gender as the only valid element for (self)definition, it denies the sexual reality of individuals and their sexual orientation. Femelliste vigorously counteracts this drift.

Daniela Tuscano

here the link to the Femelliste site


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