The trans lobby erases women and mothers

In an interview with Le Figaro, Marie-Jo Bonnet and Nicole Athéa, authors of Quand les filles deviennent des garçons, analyse the political and economic force of transactivism. And they define social and medical feminicide as the path of the many girls who decide to 'become boys'.
Please be aware that the translation of contents, although automatic, has a cost to Feminist Post but is provided to you without any charge. Please consider making a contribution via the "Support us" page if you intend to use our translation service intensively.
The contents of this site are translated using automatic translation systems without the intervention of professional translators.
Translations are provided for the sole purpose of facilitating reading by international visitors.
Share this article

At Le Figaro Aziliz Le Corre interview Marie-Jo Bonnet (feminist and historian of the women's movement and homosexuality) and Nicole Athéa (gynaecologist and expert in adolescent medicine), author of Quand les filles deviennent des garçons (Odile Jacob editions). Translated interview here.


La lobby trans cancella donne e madri

What is meant today by what you call the 'trans lobby'? Is this something to worry about?

Everywhere in the western world, the influence of transactivism has become very important and continues to spread. While this has led to the necessary recognition of trans people and their civil and legal rights, there are aspects of trans ideology that have become very problematic. Powerful associations have financially facilitated its spread: the Mermaids association in Great Britain, Dentons, which presents itself as the world's largest law firm, and the Reuters foundation aim to support militant organisations anywhere in the world to influencing policy (We told you about the principles developed by Dentons hereed.). They drew up a report compiling 'best practices' in trans lobbying, in order to change the laws. Also, Karey Burke, president of the Disney, promises to favour people who are part of the LGBT community... the list of associations and people who support and/or finance LGBT activists is long. In France, the influence of trans ideology is present in certain media and is very prominent on social media; the number of trans associations continues to grow, and some are state-funded, mainly through the Dilcrah (Délégation interministérielle à la lutte contre le racisme, l'antisémitisme et la haine anti-Lgbt); this legitimisation allows them to going into schools to do sex education. Political influence appears in the report on the health of trans people compiled by a trans activist and a trans doctor, requested by the then Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, and supported by the Igas (Inspection générale des affaires sociales). One observes a growing number of people in favour of trans ideology and more generally woke in the university. All this explains the importance trans ideology has assumed in such a short time in our country.

You have written about the girls who made the transitionthat 'they do not assume their desire as women for another woman's body, just as they refuse to fit into traditional definitions of the feminine'. Trans women would, in your opinion, be homosexuals who do not accept themselves... isn't it a bit caricatured?

In fact, that is not what we say. We do not deny at all that transitions can have different causes; however, Some girls who have detransitioned testify to their homosexuality and attribute their request to transition to internalised homophobia. We similarly see the high frequency of homosexual desires among adolescents, desires that disturb them greatly and that our clinical colleagues tell us about. These can influence the request for transition of certain teenagers, who are often carriers, on the other hand, of great psychic vulnerabilities. When girls become boys whose mates are often female, these desires become easier to assume.

La lobby trans cancella donne e madri

How does the trans movement go against the grain of the second wave of feminism?

Our feminism recognises the right of women based on genderbecause it is gender that has generated the discrimination that women have experienced and may still experience. If we refer to gender, many women's needs are evaded, particularly those concerning motherhood. In certain disputes with transactivists, it is the sex to be taken into account and not the gender: for instance, the inclusion of trans women in the sporting competitions women is a problem because their physical strength no longer allows 'biological' women to be on an equal footing: the athletics federation has just recognised this. The entry of trans women in prisons also poses major problems. The massive increase in the number of young people who identify as trans is characterised by a particular numerical ratio: st is two and a half times more girls than boys ask for a transition. Such a large number of questions can only be explained through social factors, which we attempt to explain in our book. If these girls are in great difficulty with the feminine, there are many, however, who do not want to become boys. The significant number of girls thus 'erased' can be compared to a new form of social and medical 'feminicide'.

You, as feminists, did not participate in the disincarnation of the female body, particularly wanting to free women from motherhood?

Women claimed contraception and the freedom to abort in the name of re-appropriating their bodies and mastering their own fertility, as evidenced by the slogan 'A child if I want it and when I want it'. We defended the possibility of not being a mother if one did not want to, and we wanted motherhood in a chosen temporality, which would allow optimal conditions for establishing a good relationship between a mother and her child. Lo splitting of the feminine, which she calls 'disincarnation', is a reality of our neo-liberal era that made its debut with medically assisted procreation techniques (Pma). It has created a "jigsaw puzzle' of motherhoodbetween oocyte preservation, 'gift' of oocytes (which is actually a sale), GPA requested by men, in which all biological maternal filiation is cancelled, 'pregnant men', trans women declared biological mothers without gestation (in the name of the fact that they participated in filiation through their sperm), the erasure of mothers is at work through the exploitation of all female reproductive elements. One can understand why so many young women refuse to identify with the feminine.

translation by N.T.


Much of the news published by Feminist Post you will not read elsewhere. That is why it is important to support us, even with a small contribution: Feminist Post is produced solely by the voluntary work of many people and has no funding.
If you think our work can be useful for your life, we will be grateful for even the smallest contribution.

You can give us your contribution by clicking here: Patreon - Feminist Post
You might also be interested in
15 February 2024
How to convince progressives to give up gender
Terrified of transactivists and worried about sounding 'right-wing', left-wingers support the transition of minors even in the absence of studies showing that 'affirmative therapy' works and promotes the well-being of gender non-conforming girls and boys. "But everyone has a right to evidence-based medicine," argue some liberals determined to "break the spell". And they start DIAG -Democrats for an Informed Approach to Gender- to convince democrats in the US and around the world that continuing on this path is wrong and dangerous. For children and for the left. An article by Bernard Lane
A new movement of US Democrats wants to find out how to break the spell of gender ideology and bring the party back to the liberal values of science and reason. Democrats for an Informed Approach to Gender (DIAG) launched a project yesterday on X Space (Twitter) to commission research on how to more effectively reach out to left-wing voters who believe that science is now in favour of 'gender-affirming' medicalisation of gender non-conforming youth. "The only way to end this [...]
Read now
6 February 2024
New York Times: Strong doubts about hormones for children with gender dysphoria
The world's leading woke newspaper has always unhesitatingly supported transactivist demands, starting with the indecent treatment of JK Rowling. Today the paper changes course and in a very long article criticises the 'affirmative therapy' (puberty blockers, hormones and surgery) for trans minors, giving a voice to some hitherto censored and ostracised detransitioners. Because by now even many Democratic voters have strong doubts. And there is a risk of losing many readers: "get woke, go broke".
For years, the New York Times has been the world's leading woke newspaper and has always unhesitatingly supported transactivist demands, jubilating critical voices. The treatment of JK Rowling is exemplary. In 2022 a very violent subscription campaign invited people to imagine Harry Potter without its creator: the ultimate in cancel culture (see here) A misogynistic and aggressive gesture - the initiative turned out to be a boomerang and many female subscribers threatened to cancel -. A few months ago The Daily published [...].
Read now
22 January 2024
Men IntintA and other wonders
The health of 'Marco', a trans FtM who is five months pregnant with testosterone, and that of her baby are the least of the problems. What matters to the liberal press talking about an 'anthropological revolution' is whether 'Marco' is to be called mother or father. But only a woman can give birth even if at the registry office her name is male. In this nothing has changed since the dawn of time. In the meantime, the trans front is losing ground: in one year, the number of members of WPATH, the largest transgender health organisation, has fallen by 60 per cent.
La Repubblica online headlines with a triple somersault about the 'young man who got pregnant': pregnant is not dared even at the transphilic GEDI group. The story is that of 'Marco', a girl undergoing testosterone therapy to look more like a man: beard, graver voice -not to 'become male' because sex cannot be changed and every single cell will remain damned XX-. 'Marco' had retained his uterus and ovaries and following a hetero sexual relationship (a [...]
Read now
11 January 2024
Child rapists: shock report in UK
In Great Britain, 18 rapes a day are committed by minors on their peers: in 2022 these cases numbered 15,000, almost always by very young males. A British police report shows how free access to violent pornography online is normalising criminal sexual behaviour in England and all other Western countries
For years, we have been reporting on the psychological and material damage produced on an entire generation by free access to violent online pornography, consumed by boys and girls from the age of 7 but also much earlier: gang rapes committed by minors are just the tip of the iceberg of this dramatic phenomenon, which has now been analysed and quantified by a study by the British police. On this topic you can find previous articles here, here, here and here. We were almost only [...]
Read now
7 January 2024
New Hampshire: No more 'sex change' surgery on minors
The US state has passed a bill banning surgeons from performing operations on under-18 year olds such as the removal of ovaries and breasts for females and penises and testicles for males. The bill states that these operations violate the patient's 'informed consent' and points out that studies have not shown a decrease in the suicide risk of minors after the operations. On the contrary: the danger increases
New Hampshire is preparing to ban under-18s from undergoing sex-change operations. Last Thursday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to this effect, also with the help of some Democratic members. House Bill 619 prohibits doctors from performing 'any genital gender reassignment surgery', i.e. the removal of the uterus, ovaries and breasts in the case of women; testicles and penis for men, to anyone in the [...]
Read now
31 December 2023
Puberty should perhaps be stopped at ALL: Transhuman drift of the World Health Organisation
In a veritable Christmas blitz, the WHO announces that it wants to draw up new gender-affirming guidelines and sets up a panel made up of three-quarters transactivists in favour of medicalising children. Preferably all of them, even those who do not suffer from dysphoria. Because choosing what sex you are must become a universal right. An international petition calls for a halt to the initiative
A few days before Christmas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it will develop new guidelines on the 'health of trans and gender diverse people', with a focus on access to hormones and surgery (what it calls 'gender-inclusive care.) ') and legal recognition of gender self-identification (self id). The WHO also announced that it has formed a group to develop the guidelines. This expert group includes many World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) apparatchiks, including [...]
Read now
1 2 3 56