Posted on | January 15, 2013 | 42 Comments
News from the competitive victimhood sweepstakes in Great Britain indicates that transsexuals have won the Most Oppressed Group prize, and are now able to demand complete deference. Kathy Shaidle and Donald Douglas have covered this bizarre controversy. To summarize:
- Suzanne Moore, a columnist for the left-wing Guardian newspaper, published a feminist essay in the New Statesman magazine that included these sentences: “The cliché is that female anger is always turned inwards rather than outwards into despair. We are angry with ourselves for not being happier, not being loved properly and not having the ideal body shape — that of a Brazilian transsexual.”
- Moore’s quip drew the ire of what political correctness now requires us to describe as “the transgender community,” who engaged in angry online harassment of Moore, who Tweeted in response, “People can just fuck off really. Cut their dicks off and be more feminist than me. Good for them” — and then deactivated her Twitter account.
- Fellow feminists rallied to Moore’s defense, including Julie Burchill, who wrote a column for the Observer in which she derided Moore’s antagonists as “a bunch of dicks in chicks’ clothing” and “bed-wetters in bad wigs.”
- The aforesaid “transgender community” then formed a digital lynch mob against Burchill, attracting the political support of Member of Parliament (MP) Lynne Featherstone, who accused Burchill and the Observer of “inciting hatred.”
- John Mulholland, editor of the Observer, folded like a cheap suit, pulling Burchill’s column off their Web site and issuing a craven apology “in light of the hurt and offence caused.”
All of this uproar began, remember, with a feminist’s jocular complaint about ridiculous pressures on women about their looks. And the moral of the story: Angry bullies always win!
From whom did the transgender community learn this lesson?
Why, yes, of course: From feminists themselves, who ruthlessly bullied their way to power by organizing hate-fests to denounce men whom they accused of sexism, discrimination, and/or harassment.
The boomerang of ironic payback . . .