Pretendbians was a blog created in direct response to the rape culture concept of the Cotton Ceiling. The Cotton Ceiling – developed by transsexual porn star Drew Deveaux – posits that Lesbians are bigots for not consider transwomen as sexual partners.
This is rape culture. It is disgusting and abusive. It is a weapon used against lesbians to shame us for our sexuality. Transgender Advocates are pushing rape culture when they support the Cotton Ceiling as a discussion. BTW, they continue to do so.
The blog had been inactive for some time because I was pretty sure the point had been made. Indeed, even creeps like Savannah Garmon had backed off of the Cotton Ceiling. Accordingly, I moved the blog to a non-Wordpress server for herstory. I am a busy person, and as Morrissey said, this joke isn’t funny any more.
Transwomen, apparently not content to leave well enough alone, launched a DDOS attack against the blog and its server, knocking it offline. Transgender women then claimed that WordPress suspended the blog.
That was a lie. This blog was not on WordPress at the time of the attack. It is now, however.
It is likely that Anonymous launched the DDOS attack, as apparently they warned they were going to “get me.” Yey boys. What a victory.
Or maybe it was one of these people. Who cares? All I know is that it was some creepy dude who thinks lesbians should never say “I can see your dick.”
You give respect, you get it. You give disrespect, you get disrespect. It’s all up to you.
– the management
We aren’t 18 year old boys, sir.
Posted in Fact
Tagged Cotton Ceiling, DDOS, Denial-of-service attack, Feminism, Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Lesbian, Trans woman, transgender, Transgendered, Twitter, Wordpress
One of the benefits of being an openly horrible feminist blogger is the opportunity to correspond with Women and Lesbians from all over the world (well, mostly the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, although I have regular readers in Saudi Arabia and India). I really do enjoy this, as it makes up for the regular deluge of death and rape threats I get from the peace-loving Trans folks and their cis allies. One of the most popular topics of these valued messages is how awful it is be a Lesbian trying to get a date in this Post Modern world. Continue reading
Over the past year, I have read some – certainly not all – of the speculation about Pretendbians and why it exists.
“Cathy Brennan hates men. Cathy Brennan is secretly attracted to men. Cathy Brennan is a man.”
You all sound like the Adults in Peanuts speaking. Also, make up your fucking minds.
A reminder: the reason Pretendbians exists is because of the utter lack of respect transwomen (and, let’s be honest, their female “allies”) have shown for lesbians.
Without the Cotton Ceiling, there would be no Pretendbians.
Without the endless demands that lesbians consider males as sexual partners, there would be no Pretendbians.
Transwomen, I just ran across a press release for a dating website FOR FEMALES. You can read about it here. This lesbian dating website is not FOR YOU. Because transwomen ARE NOT FEMALE.
Respect that. For once, respect that.
Lesbians are female homosexuals.
We don’t have a penis. We don’t have balls. We don’t have male socialization. We aren’t eunuchs.
We are women.
We love women.
We desire intimate relations with OTHER WOMEN.
Transwomen, respect that. You will never be women, but you certainly can be decent human beings.
The goal of “trans” whacktivists is to ERASE “woman” from reality
I found this utterly disgusting quote on the anti-feminist blog “fword”:
“Feminists more than anybody else should know that being a woman is not about socially constructed gender roles. And it’s not about a uterus or menstruation or even the absence of a Y chromosome, because plenty of women don’t have a uterus, don’t menstruate, and some women do have a Y chromosome (XXY is just one of the many configurations possible.) If ‘woman’ can (or should) be defined, it is by subconscious gender, that part of your id which knows who you are and would still know if you were a brain in a jar. That can’t be policed. Whether or not it would be desirable, reasonable or legal to try to exclude trans women, it’s not possible. Or at least, not without looking very much like the same patriarchy that I thought we were overthrowing.”
Think about it, carefully: “If ‘woman’ can (or should) be defined, it is by subconscious gender, that part of your id which knows who you are and would still know if you were a brain in a jar.”
Since the 1970s, certain branches of feminism have decried the existence of trans people and painted trans women specifically as infiltrators working on behalf of the patriarchy to destroy women’s spaces. (“TERF” stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.) These views treat trans women as less than “real” women and rely on an oddly essentialist understanding of gender (contrary to many other strands of feminism) that holds that gender assignment at birth dictates the “truth” of gender. Self-described radical feminists like Cathy Brennan have dedicated considerable amounts of time and energy to attacking and outing trans women, describing some as “pretendbians” (that is, pretend lesbians) and publicizing their old names and identities in a deliberate attempt to disrupt and endanger their lives. Brennan once went so far as to write to the UN to argue that legal protections for gender identity and gender expression would directly harm cisgender women.
[HOW DARE I WRITE A LETTER????????????????]
Trans women and their allies will jump over a thousand lesbians’ dead bodies in a rush to deny the entitled, male privileged attitudes that current prominent trans women in the activist community inevitably come with. Yes, it’s so very very important that these very special trans women are still allowed to make misogynistic, bigoted assessments about lesbians’ sexuality, AS ALL MALES DO, that it does not matter that lesbians’ sexuality is trampled over or invisibilized or that lesbians’ voices are SHOUTED OVER and IGNORED in the process.
gee… I wonder why that might be?
– Tobi Hill-Meyer
– Julia Serano
– Ida Hammer
– Natalie Reed
– Twiggy Danger
– Char the Butcher
– Joelle Ruby Ryan
– Indi Edwards
– Jamie “Brynn Cassidy West”
– Allyson “Asshat” Clarke
– Morgan “Cotton Ceiling” Page
– Katy Berger Tremaine
– Lucy Paw/Harriet Vane
– Gemma Seymour-Amper
– Katrina Rose
– Valerie Keefe
– Drew Deveaux
– Annie Danger
– June Day/Angel S.
– Savannah Garmon
– Teresa Ellen Reeves
– Jade Pichette
that’s 22 and I’m sure I didn’t get them all. Feel free to add on to this list. I would simply like people who are on the fence about this issue between trans women vs. lesbians to take a good long look at the trans women who are claiming to be so very oppressed by us terrible lesbians. Would you be just as super sympathetic to a white, heterosexual male trying to get lesbians to fuck him as you would be to the same person who has now “transitioned”?
Also, Jos Truitt.
Posted in Pretendbian
Tagged female, Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Gender, Gender identity, Indi Edwards, Jos Truitt, Julia Serano, Lesbian, tobi meyer-hill, Trans woman, twiggy danger