After the Supreme Court struck down state bans on gay marriage, liberal LGBTQ groups and allies in the Democratic party aggressively pushed for transgender rights under the guise of “equality for all.”

The progress they’ve made so far has proven predictably disastrous for women’s rights in America. Transgender women athletes born male are more frequently being allowed to compete in women’s sports, giving them an unfair advantage.

On local levels, these same transgender women have also received increased access to recognized public safe spaces for women and children: women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, dressing rooms, dorm rooms, and women’s shelters.

Sadly, the left’s transgender war on women has spread farther than the United States. In Canada, it’s arguably worse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made catering to the whims of the transgender community, in particular, transgender women, a priority in his administration.

Canada’s troubling war on women is playing out quite dramatically in Vancouver. The city voted back in March to pull funding from the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter over their refusal to allow transgender women to stay at their facility.

The shelter, which has been operating since 1973, had to defend itself from militant transgender activists since at least 2006. That’s when Lee Lakeman, a founder of the women’s shelter, wrote about how males in their safe spaces could trigger female victims of sexual assault:

Men are strictly banned from spaces operated by Vancouver Rape Relief, and the organization has previously argued that their clients, all of whom are recovering from male violence, do not feel comfortable while in the presence of someone who used to live as a man. “Even deep voices, male insignia like baseball caps and boots can make women nervous,” wrote Lee Lakeman, a founder of the centre, in 2006.

More recently, in a January talk at Vancouver Public Library, Lakeman said “to me, this discussion of ‘inclusion’ is really the conduct of the backlash against feminism.”

The center has remained defiant in the aftermath of the city’s move, which has unfortunately led to an escalation in attacks against it:

https://www.facebook.com/VancouverRapeRelief/posts/710603379412445

TERF stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist. TERF is another word for feminists on the left who oppose certain transgender rights on the basis that they effectively nullify women’s rights.

Watch a video report below on the two recent attacks against the women’s shelter:

It’s not known who committed the attacks and if they are connected. But the reaction of transgender activist Morgane Oger, who led the fight earlier this year to have the city pull the center’s funding, was quite revealing. It was also a stark contrast to the statement she gave in the video news report about how hatred wasn’t the answer:

It sounds a lot like the “skirt was too short” defense. Unfortunately, telling a rape crisis center, they asked for it is about par for the course for prominent radical transgender female activists like Oger. Her response shined a bright light on the visceral misogyny inside the underbelly of some female transgender community circles rarely discussed outside of online forums.

Here are just a few examples from transgender female activists telling women to either conform or shut up:

Transgender activist Riley Dennis argued in a YouTube video that lesbians who refused to date transgender women were being discriminatory and transphobic:

Do not forget the case of the Canadian female transgender activist waging war against any women’s salon that refuses to wax “her” genital area:

Even prominent women once hailed as pioneers by progressives for their work on women’s and gay rights have been branded transphobic. They’ve told them to shut up for speaking out against allowing transgender women in women’s sports. Female transgender activists have targeted them in name and shame campaigns.

The irony here is that the vast majority of these outspoken women believe in some form of transgender rights. That is, provided they don’t invalidate women’s rights and accomplishments.

But for the out-front transgender women activists mentioned in this post, it’s all or nothing. Women must be with them, or they are the enemy. That enemy deserves to be targeted, shamed, intimidated, and ostracized.

It’s no wonder a rising number of left-wing feminists and conservative women here at home and in Canada have stood against the bullying, harassment, and the use of government force and the courts to make women conform.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

 
 
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