‘Cultural appropriation’ or just another bad hair day?
‘Cultural appropriation’ or just another bad hair day?
Stephanie Davies-Arai is an angry woman. A very, very angry woman. She doesn’t like transsexual women. She tells us so on her twitter page, facebook profile and website.
Stephanie Davies-Arai wrote an article telling us she was very upset because she felt that transsexual women are really men in disguise who spoil International Women’s Day. She wrote this in a magazine for grown-ups called the Welsh Arts Review because she is a sculptor.
Stephanie Davies-Arai is a transphobe, but sometimes she is a child communicator.
This is so she can tell transgender girls that they are really boys who were experimented on when they were little by an evil Nazi doctor. One day Stephanie Davies-Arai’s child said to her ‘I am a girl’ but she told her to ‘go away you can’t be a girl because you are sensitive.’
Stephanie Davies-Arai is a trans-exclusionary-radical-feminist. (*DON’T DO THAT GERMAINE!) We call these people TERFs. A TERF is a very, very angry person. That’s why whenever you see a TERF you should always smile sweetly and say “do calm down dear”.
Then make them a cup of tea to stop them thinking you are sexist.
We here at Beckytranssexual, are somewhat shocked by the amount of online hostility and downright venom directed against Ms Anna Lee, whom we are proud of as the UK’s first ever trans woman candidate for the position of NUS Women’s Officer, even more so when it emanates from places that you wouldn’t feel were particularly reactionary or politically right-wing such as that famed ‘middle-of-the-road’ online stomping ground widely known as mumsnet:
Erm yeah…for real, mumsnet – yikes – that’s more or less Jo/e Average territory of the Net, right? Yet many of the comments accessible via the link above almost make me want to hop over to the Daily Mail thread on this for the more ‘liberal’ view!
Alarmingly, that just seems to be the tip of a very large iceberg, however. The attitudes amongst posters in Part 1 of the thread were even more intense and obsessive in their condemnation of her, which kind of makes us suspicious as to whether or not this is part of some orchestrated hate campaign against her by a fringe minority of crazed far-right wingers and deranged evangelicals who maybe arrived at the show already pre-loaded on a skinful of special-brew strength hate with one whole Wagnerian armoury of ideological axes to grind.
The main ‘excuse’ they seem to employ for their rejection of Ms Lee is that because they personally aren’t trans they don’t want to be represented by a woman who personally is trans because they feel she didn’t receive the same socialization whilst growing up and consequently doesn’t share the same experiences as them.
*Hmmm…now let’s see, if we’re right in guessing that the majority of these objectors and the rest of the students at the university are also white and middle class then by the same logic they’d presumably reject a black or working class female candidate for NUS women’s officer because she just happens to be a different colour or socio-economic group than they are and has therefore had a different experience with a more growing up as a female from a more privileged background?! Two words: racism and snobbery.
To that end, we at the BT can’t believe the herd bigotry that we’re seeing over this! After all, one would have hoped that the majority of rational, reasonable people were passed all that?
Moreover, if they really are genuine feminists then can they not grasp the reality that there is no single blueprint for how a woman should be and that women come from a whole multitude of different and diverse backgrounds? Indeed, erm…duh…isn’t that supposed to be one of the main, fundamental tenets of feminism?!!!
…And, in the allegedly diverse and open-minded environment that a university supposedly has to offer, what ever happened to the realization and enthusiasm for the myriad of advantages to be had in learning from one another, eh?
Yup, kinda makes one despair, doesn’t it?
“Blogger Belinda McKenzie said…
That’s the spirit. Tar n feather the paedo hoax promoting androgynous hermaphrodite nonce lover.
25 January 2016 at 19:16”
Oh well, they do say that after a while hating on people does tend to show in your face…Just sayin’;)
“Belinda McKenzie (born 1946 in Northampton UK, MA Oxon in Oriental Languages (Japanese) and MA Sussex in International Relations, followed by a PGCE) has worked variously as a translator, curatorial research assistant, as director of an educational consultancy and in business but since ‘retirement’ in 1998 has immersed herself in a succession of humanitarian and public interest initiatives, starting with taking a leading role in defending a UK-based Iranian charity looking after victims of the fundamentalist regime when it came under attack from the Charity Commission for England & Wales. This led to the setting up of the Association for Charities as a counterweight to the Commission’s at times draconian use of its powers against small charities and to campaign for new provisions in charity law to temper those powers and enable charities to seek redress for perceived wrongful closure. The result was the introduction of a Charity Appeal Tribunal in the Charities Act 2006 as well as wording in the law making it incumbent on the Commission to exercise its powers ‘proportionately.’
Other initiatives in which Belinda has been involved over the past decade include the British 9/11 & 7/7 Truth campaign, Make Wars History, an anti-war campaign demanding adherence on the part of governments to the international laws of war and two alternative science projects, ‘Energen’, a Free Energy project and others.
Belinda has come to rest she feels for the remainder of her life in child & family protection work and is co-founder of the Association of McKenzie Friends which aims to raise the status of lay legal advisers particularly in the family court system and help prevent the too often unjust and unwarranted removal of children from their birth parents and families. She is also campaigning for abuse of children to be investigated and prosecuted regardless of the social status of the abuser.
Here to help make this world a better place for you and your children.
Belinda & Iran Aid – Statement of Truth
Due to negative rumours flying all over Facebook & the internet regarding my involvement with the charity formerly known as Iran Aid, for the sake of people knowing the truth and not swallowing malicious lies and misinformation I make the following Statement of Truth:
It was always my intention to work full-time for the benefit of humanity once my children were grown up and had left home. This moment for me coincided with my having received a substantial inheritance, £4 million to be precise from my wealthy landowner father on his death in 1996. £I million of this money I used to buy my sons and daughter their first flats, £2 million I put into a Trust for them and their future children and the remaining £1 million I resolved to devote to humanitarian good causes, as and when need presented itself.
The first case of acute humanitarian need of which I became aware was the crisis suffered by a charity to which I had already been a donor for some years, Iran Aid. Iran Aid, based a couple of miles from my home in North Finchley looked after the remaining family members of dissidents murdered by the Iranian regime of which a large proportion were young children. On coming to power in 1997 Tony Blair set about restoring relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran for the sake of gaining access to Iran’s oil and gas and general business opportunities. In return, the Iranian mullahs demanded that the charity supporting their opponents be closed down.
Accordingly, in July 1998 the Charity Commission suddenly froze Iran Aid’s funds and three months later sent in the Receiver and Manager to take it over entirely. However by then both the Iranian community and British donors such as myself had massed in the charity’s defence and when the Receiver Manager arrived to lock up the office we would not let him in. He had signalled his intention to send the charity’s records out to Iran for inspection which would instantly place the hidden beneficiaries in severe danger – it would be tantamount to sending details of Anne Frank’s hiding place to the gestapo!
The sit-in at the charity’s office dragged on for 20 months and the stalemate led to the closure of Iran Aid. In Iran Aid’s defence it should be said that during the three months during which the Charity Commission had full access to the charity’s documentation no trace of wrong-doing was found.
While all this was going on, and with fund-raising stopped, the beneficiaries of the charity still needed feeding and protecting which is where British donors such as myself stepped into the breach. We put up large sums out of our savings and in some case mortgaged our houses to keep the charity’s beneficiaries alive. Eventually new organisations were set up by supporters and again we helped to render those rapidly solvent so that the humanitarian work could continue.
I was intimately involved with the charity during all of these years of battling simultaneously the murderous Iranian regime and the British Charity Commission which I felt used its powers too readily and destructively against smaller charities such as Iran Aid. With other charities which had suffered assaults by the Commission I set up an Association for Charities to deal with the problem and we helped influence the wording of the Charities Act 2004 in favour of smaller charities less able to defend themselves against the Commission’s powers. The setting up of a Charities’ Appeal Tribunal could have been due in no small part to our campaigning.
By 2004 I had parted with some £1.7 million in all to this cause, including taking out a mortgage on my house. I made it very clear to my friends in the Iranian community that this money was mainly a loan and that in due course I would need it to be repaid in full, all bar £300,000 which I wrote off as an outright gift, but the rest, £1,400,000 would need to come back to me.
This is what has been happening over the 10 years since that time; the Iranians have been faithfully repaying me what they owe me in the form of monthly payments which I dispense in turn to my own humanitarian causes and cases. More recently however, I began to request that the process of repayment be speeded up as I have to settle my mortgage to the tune of £300,000 in 2016. Accordingly, in 2015 the remaining monthly repayments have gone up to £20,000 a month which goes straight into a mortgage account for the purpose of meeting the 2016 deadline. By May 2016 the repayment of my loan and by extension the settlement of my mortgage account will be fully concluded.
My main Iranian trustee friend Hamid Bayazi will confirm that I have never taken a penny from Iran Aid or any charity for that matter. Ever since I received the inheritance from my father I have been a giver rather than a taker and this will continue. I am here in the world to help people and my own comfort or pleasure mean nothing to me. I buy my clothes from charity shops, never go on holiday and live modestly and anyone is welcome to inspect my bank-account going back 20 years to see that what I have said is true.
Belinda McKenzie 1 April 2015”
Oh my, what is Beckytranssexual to say of professional grumpy old git, Master Jeremy Clarkson Esq., and moreover the subject of his latest rant which this time he reserves for us sweet lil’ transgender folk?
Well, I guess it had to happen, didn’t it? Getting rear-ended, I mean – tssssk…men driver’s, eh gurls?;) Here we have a boy racer who’s spent the lion’s part of his career rear-ending pretty much everybody else on the road so to be honest I was beginning to wonder why he’d left us off his ‘to-do’ list. After all, the fearsome Jezza has clocked up a name for himself being pretty much to progressive thought what Manfred von Richthofen was to being the scourge of the allied air war effort during World War One. Was the prospect that the famed Jez would never even deign to speak our name signs he was profoundly transphobic, per chance? Did he haughtily adopt the Queen Victoria approach and refuse to countenance that we even existed? Subsequently, the answer turned out to be ‘no’ but he was likewise not amused. For out for a Sunday morning drive yesterday I happened to glance in my rear-view mirror and suddenly there the rotter was, tailgating my shocking pink, Sheila’s wheels, transmobile pussywagon! Next thing I know the angry little tadger gives us a flash. Metaphorically-speaking, of course;) Phew!
Now let’s get one thing er…*straight* for starters, Jezza babes: Truth is, the only thing that’s ‘poisoned’ transgender kids is NOT as you so prematurely ejaculate the brand new stirrings of new found freedom to exercise the choice to live out their own gender identities, but in actuality the centuries long attempt by the heterosexist, gendernormative, male-dominated patriarchal society to hammer square pegs into round holes and smashing them to bits in the process. Now if you want to know what sort of world we have inherited from that, this would be precisely the retrogressive ideology and culture that the likes of Jezza and his supposedly lovable old rascally mates represent. Indeed, once upon a time – muses Clarkson nostalgically in the opinion column he’s been privileged with by Rupert Murdoch in the now hopelessly degraded tabloided Times – trans women (or ‘ladyboys’ as he refers to us) were nothing more than the punchline at a stag do.
Ahem…*punch*line. Methinks you’d better be careful with that Jezza, old fruit. For your recent, most notorious outburst encapsulates it all really, doesn’t it? This is all of what good ol’ boy David Cameron’s mate Jezza is all about. I mean, what’s the world coming to when society takes a dim view of the Bossman Biggus Dickus doing his best to impress his peers and competitors by punching out his PA at a board meeting when their favourite luncheon meat is unable to be sourced. Especially if she’s *only* some ‘ladyboy’. Why, ’tis political correctness gawn mad is it not? What’s the world coming to when privileged, wealthy white heterosexual males can’t off-road roughshod over the rights of everyone else? i.e. The rest of us. And, tellingly, Clarkson reserves all his transphobic ire for trans women. What’s teh matter Jezza? Don’tcha like girls?;) Ah, the ‘good old days’, eh? Ya know, when women didn’t have the vote or at least weren’t allowed to drive and if they did were horsewhipped on suspicion of being lesbian or even, heaven forfend, having the temerity to want the vote.
However, no wonder he feels he’s been afforded carte blanche to behave like someone who’s so desperately keen to make the point of being seen to be an unreconstructed 19th century Bullingdon Boy on speed – or should that be absinthe? If the latest indications are anything to go by, it’s not as if Clarkson’s new employer Amazon is going to speak out or least of all his spineless Etonian ‘mate’ who just happens to run the country. Dearie me, it’s almost as bad as the time that, the humble office boy so brutally ran his face into ‘national institution’ Mr Clarkson’s fist causing it to turn racist and abuse people for being Irish and then mysteriously and after innumerable death threats later said recipient of Master Clarkson’s violent racist assault ‘agreed’ not to press charges. Lordy Lord, just what do you now feel your status to be, Jezza – that of some widely feared untouchable 1920s Chicago gangland kingpin? Perhaps it’s less a case of me thinking I’m Napoleon and more of you being Little Caesar, eh Jezza?
And that’s just why Jeremy Clarkson typifies everything that is wrong with contemporary Britain. Hey, Amazon! Grow a metaphorical pair and sack him, that’s what I say. Time for a new model. To that end, why not replace him with someone who’s got real talent such as Eddie Izzard. Not that I’m biased of course. Otherwise, you may as well have Alan Partridge. LOL;)
Meet Timothy Rustige (pictured above) who recently served a prison sentence for harassing top female lawyer Dame Elish Angiolini and her family together with his band of misogynist, racist and anti-Semitic trolls.
Well, actually they already introduced themselves here on beckytranssexual a few days’ ago via an array of anti-Semitic, transphobic, homophobic and misogynistic abuse directed at me (please see below for further details).
I looked up Dame Elish and what I found on her Wikipedia entry page has left me with nothing but absolute admiration for the way that she’s worked herself up from extremely difficult circumstances to become Britain’s first ever female procurator General. Truly an inspiring female role model and a real feminist icon.
However, in the twisted mind of the self-styled alternative media journalists such as those who abuse the internet to preach their hate and paranoia via far right fascist hate blogs – such as the already discussed sick and deranged chrisspivey.org blog; thetapblog (*btw shouldn’t that be the ‘tapped’ blog?!); the decidedly stale coleman experience; the ridiculous epic fail-blog by equally ridiculous fake anti-child abuse campaigner Cathy Fox and Rustige’s own online crapfest of scatology – “Rusty’s Skewed News” – wonderful people like Dame Elish is somehow a “satanic woman” responsible for covering up an imagined child abuse conspiracy.
http://rustyskewednewsviews.blogspot.co.uk/ Yup,’skewed’ is definitely the word! These very disturbed and quite frankly hateful people are reminiscent of those crazed, irrational mobs who burnt witches in early modern Europe and they are exactly the sort of people who promote and often believe in anti-Semitic blood libel.
I’m really sorry that you and your family had to put up with so much threat and harassment from such vile, obnoxious people Dame Elish. I, myself, can sympathise with you because I have just had a mere taster of the sort of abuse they mete out to people. In the course of ‘discussion’ (if you can call it that) I even got accused of being a “crypto Jew”. What is this – 17th century Mexico? I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition!;) For the record, I’m not a crypto Jew. I AM Jewish and I should have no reason to conceal or be ashamed of that.
I think the fact that when Rustige got caught by the police for his hate campaign against Dame Elish his first reaction was to blame other people for the crime; not only his fellow campaigners, but even his wife and children kind of tells us everything we need to know about this ‘gentleman’. No, he is not ‘a legend’ as some of his deluded admirers below describe him. He is a hate-filled bigot who particularly seems to have it in for women, Jewish and LGBT people. The misogynistic bent to his invective as directed at me alone suggests that in Dame Elish he would have seen a successful woman who made it to the top despite adversity making her a target of particular resentment to him.
I dunno, maybe deep down inside such inspiring people remind him of his own inadequacies and because he’s too much of a coward to look at his own shortcomings in the mirror and deal with that, like all bullies he avoids confronting the truth and elects to take out his frustrations on others instead.
And that’s a common, unifying persistent feature that runs as an unbroken thread throughout much of this ‘alternative’ media rubbish that one stumbles across on the internet. The anti-Semitism, misogyny, sexism, homophobia and transphobia is perhaps sadly predictable amongst the ignorant. However, it is such a shame (and I mean a real shame in its most visceral fundamental meaning) that certain people should hide behind the otherwise highly laudable cause of anti-child abuse campaigning to promote their own sinister neo-Nazi agendas; ironically the self-same ideology which was responsible for the murder, rape, maiming and ruination of the lives of so many tens of millions of children during the Nazi holocaust that they invest so much of their sorry, wasted, pointless lives into denying. Sad pathetic Fascist scum. You’ll never stop some of us seeing your true colours shining through.
Hahaha…got into a ‘debate’ today with some deluded fascist minions of deranged neo-Nazi conspiracy theorist self-declared alternative media ‘journalist’ Chris Spivey – yes, die-hard disciples of the online cult narcissist-in-chief with the poorly finger (are we sure it’s not a case of stigmata) himself – oh, how honoured am I?!
Basically, they have proved themselves incapable of putting up any serious defence of their opinions so far not least zero evidence to back them up. Tut, tut, tut is the head in the sand approach the best the self-proclaimed ‘master race’ have to offer then?
Oh well, at least I learnt something today. Since the above specimens evidently do not have the intellectual capability to counter intelligent rational argument and least of all the courage or moral fortitude to confront the truth, it’s small wonder that the first thing you fascists do when you get into power is gag freedom of speech…
Rusty, Tym and self-advertising ‘real woman’ Ally C: what on earth are you like, eh?