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I feel like I had an epiphany in the night. 3 am will do that. Standing up against the gender ideology movement has felt a bit like trying to hold the ocean back, & I’ve always imagined that most people pushing it forward are naively mistaken about what they’re advocating.
Then RubberCharityWorkerGate happened, and I realised that that doesn’t matter. Their innocence is no excuse anymore. I’ve been trying to think which concerning part of any of this movement that we are dealing with isn’t actually, at its heart, a fundamental safeguarding issue.
Adults who are raising concerns about the safety of children, whether the danger is boys and girls sharing intimate spaces, or from serious medications we don’t know the consequences of, are whistleblowers in a society that suddenly hates whistles.
Who gets to share our intimate spaces is basic safeguarding....from who we are banged up beside at her majesty’s pleasure, to who is legally entitled to be in the cubicle of a grotty M25 toilet, next to ours, at 4 in the morning, when no one else is around.
On the face of it, who is in women’s sports or on all women’s short lists & all that stuff is the one area that isn’t a safeguarding issue. It’s a breakdown of common sense but not an existential danger.
It is its own kind of danger, though, because women’s specific (and hard won) space in society, is being removed more and more.
Women are so often the protectors. Of the young and of each other. Sidelining them is not accidental. It is fundamental to the success of what is happening.
Demonising women who speak out, erasing our ability to meet alone, or to even have the language to speak about ourselves as a distinct group is part of this, too.
Someone asked me last night “cui bono” or “who is it for the benefit of?”. We’ve known for a while that neither transsexuals nor women benefit. We know children don’t. We know ordinary men don’t.
So who is left? I think the medical profession benefits, as do drug companies. They’ve gone full crazy hair in the laboratory right now.
But the real benefit goes directly to exactly the people, like narcissists and predators, who we ought to be allowed to safeguard against. The rest of us are collateral damage.
RubberCharityWorkerGate was a stark example of this. The concerns of a person who violates the boundaries of others is now given paramount importance over all of those whose boundaries have been violated. We are seeing that repeated again and again.
And a lot of people really are benignly mistaken because they don’t know they are puppets on a string for something sinister. But that doesn’t only make them fools, in the end, it also makes them complicit.
As a teenager, I had a friend who went to boarding school and who couldn’t sleep. They made her Official Fire Watcher. We thought it was funny at the time that their response to her insomnia was so practical. In this issue, now, we are the few who cannot sleep.
So we are the Official Fire Watchers. We are the people who are left holding the fire bucket, and we all know how heavy an object gets when you’re having to hold it all of the time.
Abusive people have always found a way to power, because that kind of brutish strength crushes everything in its path. A few abusive people are creating an atmosphere where destructive behaviour is continually excused,&raising concerns is seen as bad faith,or violence or cruelty
Dressing what they are doing up as progressiveness has been incredibly calculating and effective. We’ve fallen over ourselves to fall for the scam.
It feels like we are witnessing collective madness, or hysteria, and that is precisely because the people this favours and the people it protects are those who use the chaos for their cover.
The same people telling you it’s wrong to use he pronouns for Karen White, or that you are unreasonable to expect women to be protected from “her”, are the same people calling you a bigot for being concerned about a man masturbating in the toilet of the kids charity he works for.
In the end It isn’t about gender, or people’s private sex lives (as they are trying to frame it), at all.

It is all about normalising our inability to say no to them about anything.
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