The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | August 26, 2014 | 82 Comments

Cathy Brennan’s Twitter account @GIDWatch got suspended Tuesday because Brennan, a radical lesbian feminist, began “naming names” of those who had signed a petition to end the women-only policy of the Michigan Womyn’s Festival. Transgender activists have been attempting to take over feminist events and organizations, claiming that the fact that they were born with penises and XY chromosomes should not prevent them from being accepted as “lesbian feminists” even if they have not undergone surgery.

Cathy Brennan recognizes this as the shady scam it is:

Trust me: Cathy Brennan is not a conservative and hates everything about my patriarchal heteronormative existence. Nevertheless, Brennan is right about this one thing — women don’t have penises or XY chromosomes. While I don’t want to interfere with any person’s liberty to wear dresses, get themselves injected with hormones and undergo extreme surgery, neither do I think that such people have a right to force others to play along with their psychological dramas and cross-gender fetishism. AMERICA IS A FREE COUNTRY. This means that people are free to disagree with you, no matter how much political power you rally in support of your arguments.

If I am free to call Cathy Brennan a fanatical man-hating nutjob, then Cathy Brennan is free to call me . . . well, whatever. Brennan is also free to say that people with penises are not women, and that even surgery won’t turn an XY-chromosome male into a “lesbian.”

The transgender activists are trying to silence their critics. If they can silence a feminist like Cathy Brennan, guess what? Conservative critics of feminism will be next in line for this suppression of freedom.

Ladies and gentlemen, we must defend this dyke: #FreeCathyBrennan!



82 Responses to “FREE CATHY BRENNAN!”

  1. Zohydro
    August 26th, 2014 @ 10:44 pm

    I stand with Cathy—at least on this issue!

  2. concern00
    August 26th, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    I am not sure that this enemy of my enemy is actually my friend.

  3. badanov
    August 27th, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    LOL! Well played, RSM

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  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 27th, 2014 @ 12:33 am

    This is sort of like that parable of the fox and the hedgehog. The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing.

    A rad feminist like Cathy Brennan is wrong on most things, but she is right on one big thing.

  6. Wombat_socho
    August 27th, 2014 @ 12:45 am

    According to the Seventy Maxims Of Maximally Effective Mercenaries, “The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. No more. No less.”

  7. DeadMessenger
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:00 am

    I liked this article, because if I ever encounter a radical lesbian feminist at…well…like, at….somewhere, I could actually have an agreeable discussion with her about transgenders falsely masquerading as women. So, you know, it wouldn’t be only a situation where she calls me a bunch of curse words, and I quote the Bible to her.

  8. Anon Y. Mous
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    Eh. I think there is more wisdom in the adage that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. No, it isn’t 100% true 100% of the time, but there are plenty of situations where alliances change based on who the bigger enemy is.

    For me, as whacked out as radical lesbian feminists are, and as much as their vision for the future of this country is anathema to all that I believe in, the tranny “lesbians” are even worse. At least the real lesbians know the difference between female and male. So, I’m with RSM on this. At least on this singular issue, the real lesbians are allies. Let’s keep it straight on who the men and who the women are.

  9. K-Bob
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:26 am

    I always wondered if someone had ever placed some sanity in front of that old saw.

    Good to know.

  10. Roy_Lofquist
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:30 am

    Golfer to rest of foursome: “I want to come back as a lesbian”.


    “That way I can play from the red tees and still eat possum.”

  11. Woman XX
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    She is 100% right on this. Trans are now defending the rights of men that have raped and murdered little girls and then desecrated the bodies. Lavern Cox made a video to support them and is calling rapists and killers of women and children “Political Prisoners” innocent victims of “transphobia.” Trans is a mens right movement that forces all women to role play in the sexual fetish of some men. They are dangerous to women and children–not funny at all. there are 100’s more of these guys–demanding into women’s safe spaces–dorm rooms, hospital rooms, shelters, prisons and the little girls room too.

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:33 am
  13. Daniel Freeman
    August 27th, 2014 @ 1:38 am

    You can keep it straight, and they can keep it cis-, but the only political usefulness is to taunt them on damaging a convenient alliance.

  14. concern00
    August 27th, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    Maybe the enemy of my enemy is my useful idiot.

  15. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    I no longer have a Twitter account as well.. I can’t begin to figure out how twitter decides to suspend accounts. From what I ca tell Twitter is perfectly fine with harassment group stalking defamation so long as it is done by the PC crowd

    Heck @NicoleBonnet1 is trying to get a strangers account suspended because she thinks it is me. Please tell me how that is NOT abusive

  16. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 9:13 am

    Doesn’t matter she should have the RIGHT to disagree. Twitter seems to be run by PC pansies

  17. Dana
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    Our esteemed host left out the most important part:

    Cathy Brennan is not a conservative and hates everything about my patriarchal heteronormative existence.

    While it’s pretty much of a joke for me to do this, as I have on several occasions, in this particular case it is more than apt: the proper word is cisheteronormative!

  18. Dana
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:07 am

    Which makes her right half as many times as a stopped clock.

  19. Dana
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:08 am

    Was that one actually Miss Brennan’s?

    OK, OK, that was so very, very wrong of me, and I denounce myself!

  20. Dana
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    Is there a real human at Twitter?

  21. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    If there is they have to be some brainwashed progressive because on Twitter it’s all about WHO you hate!

  22. Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    Thanks, Robert, I appreciate your spirit of fair play. Although I lean radfem, I’m a strong supporter of free speech. It pains me to see the same people who moan about censorship by transactivists cheer when an MRA conference gets shut down. I can’t stand MRAs, but silencing others makes you look insecure and weak. Well done.

  23. daialanye
    August 27th, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    I would use Twitter only in the event of being stranded on an ice floe and lacking any other means of communication with the Coast Guard. Still, it strikes me as ironic to have lesbians demanding the perquisites of “real women” while defending themselves against men claiming to be “women.” Can’t we try going back to only two sexes while saving “gender” for matters of grammar?

  24. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    As usual the tolerance crew attacks their own

  25. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    Progressives ALWAYS eat their own

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  27. maniakmedic
    August 27th, 2014 @ 2:31 pm
  28. Phil_McG
    August 27th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    “The average life expectancy of a transgender woman is 23 years.”

    Conclusion: trannies are suicidally unhappy people.

    “Trans women have a 8.25% chance of being murdered, with the chance rising to 12.5% if you are a trans woman of colour. Trans women have a 33.33% chance of being raped, rising to 50% if you are a trans woman of colour.”

    Conclusion: trannies make dangerous lifestyle choices.

    “Trans women also face higher incarceration rates – with 21% of trans women being incarcerated and 47% of all black trans people being incarcerated”

    Conclusion: trannies are more likely to be criminals.

  29. David R. Graham
    August 27th, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    IMHO, feminism is a cry for help to men to do their duty, to hold the world together and leave off trivial pursuits, such as pilling up possessions, sexual conquests, commercial, academic and bureaucratic conquests, and attend, instead, to their primal structural duty, which is to make the world free, safe and happy for women and children. The New World is New Being. American men in particular, therefore, are duty-bound to make the whole world new, ever fresh and light, for their women and children, which means, really, all women and children.

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  31. Mike G.
    August 27th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    Freedom of speech should work for everyone or it works for no one!

  32. Jeanette Victoria
    August 27th, 2014 @ 9:35 pm

    Freedom of speech means in public we do NOT have a right to be offended

  33. Tess
    August 27th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

    What on earth are you talking about? There are trans people who commit crimes because there are people who commit crimes. There’s no evidence whatsoever that trans people are any more prone to child sex abuse than non-trans people.

    On the other hand, CeCe McDonald, a black trans woman, was violently attacked by a group of drunken white men shouting racist and anti-trans slurs (one of which smashed a glass of alcohol against her face, creating cuts that required 11 stitches), and got sentenced to 41 months in prison for killing one of her attackers in self-defense.

    If you want to talk about trans people who were political prisoners of a system biased against them, yes, that’s a case we think has some validity to it.

  34. Tess
    August 28th, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    No one is saying that Ms. Brennan doesn’t have the right to her abhorrent opinions, but thankfully, the law of the land recognizes limits in one’s right to harass other private citizens. That is the line Ms. Brennan habitually crosses that lands her in trouble with sites like Twitter and Facebook.

    If there are (e.g.) liberals going around on social media harassing individual (e.g.) Tea Party conservatives who have not chosen to be public figures, doing such things as harassing their workplaces in attempts to get them fired, etc., well, those liberals are stepping over the line too, and I hope Twitter bans them too.

    (The rules around public figures have long been recognized as different in American law and social norms, for better or worse.)

  35. DeColonise
    August 28th, 2014 @ 1:07 am

    Naming white males who want to push themselves into female only spaces is not harassments and never will be.

  36. DeColonise
    August 28th, 2014 @ 1:14 am

    Its stands pretty clear what she is talking about.
    The so called trans movement is not about actual transsexuals anymore. It has been hijacked by mostly white males with very deluded fetishes.

  37. Woman XX
    August 28th, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    OMG I love the wig dude, how unconvincing. What’s your point? Transwomen—meaning men still packing a penis are the biggest victims ever known to human kind—I’ll cry you river okay. Now I will save you the trouble of trotting out the pack of lies. Here they are —murdered each 3xs a day and driven to suicide 4. But there’s the rub–none it is true. Just like you are not women. But here you are in all your fetishistic glory to
    correct a woman and derail a conversation about women (not you). Transwomen kill and rape at the same rate as men because you are men and that is why we do not want you in our safe spaces. And NEVER has a women killed a Trans–so save it. And your saftey is not out problem sir.You are an autogynephilic man. And people should note the narcissistic, “Johnny on the spot” front and center, to spew the party line—all about Trans as victim. Do you want a count of how many women and children have been raped and murdered by poor wittle transwomen—try 1000’s. Who gives a crap about CeCe he walked across the street and killed some
    one. But you defend him? That is why you are dangerous to women and children because there are a very high number of violent sexual sociopaths among your ranks. And that’s a fact Jack so cry the “Twanzphobia” to the boys in the support group not to a woman.


    And please stop trying to dress this up because it is going to take a lot more that a cheap yellow tube dress and heals. Lavern Cox made a video of himself reading a letter stating that another psychopath is a “political prisoner” Cox does not ever mention the guy was a child rapist and killer. Because actual women and children do not matter to any compulsive fetish driven man—you could not care less about anything other than your porn soaked brain. Women know this sir.

    Transwomen who are in prison for rape and murder should get a name change SRS (great move to stay off the sexual offender registry and try to get into a womens prison to kill a few more) and to top it off become a social justice. Cox said he was “political prisoner” and victim of transphobia. And all the boys are howling he is innocent. Oh sure women want you men around like we want a case of anthrax.

    Here’s the bottom line. Cox has shown his true colors—and it isn’t orange. He defended a man that raped and killed a little girl and then burned the body. This male rapist, is the victim in Coxs sick mind, because Trans are always the victims and their right to kill women is a social justice movement because in the delusion land nothing else matters other than the compulsive sexual fetish. But you really really really are a women and all women get erections from high heals—right dude? That’s what you are thinking? No. Wrong.

    Get educated about what transwomen
    do to women and children and then have the huge balls to play victim.

    Top notch research from
    Gallus Mag and say what you the feminists are right on this one.

  38. Woman XX
    August 28th, 2014 @ 1:52 am

    Sir you and your fetish are abhorent to women and children. And that cuts across the political spectrum. And no sir in fact Trans harrases all women who will not role play. They go after 70 year old grandmothers, teenagers. It is all documented. Demanding compulsive men that can’t control themselves. Leave women alone. Leave children alone. We do not want you near us. Your are not our husband or brother or father–and your not a women so just get back dude.

  39. Woman XX
    August 28th, 2014 @ 1:59 am


  40. Daniel Freeman
    August 28th, 2014 @ 2:02 am

    Although I lean radfem, I’m a strong supporter of free speech.

    Because I’m anti-feminist, I’m a very strong supporter of free speech. I want everything they say to be published as widely as possible, since I’m confident that the more people know what they really think, the more will oppose them.

  41. Daniel Freeman
    August 28th, 2014 @ 2:17 am

    Can’t we try going back to only two sexes while saving “gender” for matters of grammar?

    I make a point of properly referring to “sex” whenever it would be correct, with few exceptions. I have to say “gender pay gap” because “sex pay gap” would just be weird and confusing. And it’s kind of impossible to have an intelligible dialogue about gender dysphoria without referring to “transwomen” and “transmen.”

  42. Tess
    August 28th, 2014 @ 3:15 am

    > OMG I love the wig dude, how unconvincing.

    That’s not a photo of me, it’s an image of a TV actress with, AFAIK, her actual hair. After seeing the harassment that many trans women face from TERF when they post pictures of themselves online, I have declined to open myself up to that particular abuse.

    > And people should note the narcissistic, “Johnny on the spot” front and center, to spew the party line—all about Trans as victim.

    So if there’s something freakish about the fact that I showed up here to respond, what’s your excuse? Is the internet the natural domain of anti-trans radical feminists, and trans people only use these here interwebs when we come to infiltrate the safe feminist space of… uh, right wing blogs?

    > Who gives a crap about CeCe he walked across the street and killed some

    Yes, after getting viciously attacked first, she killed someone. Clearly defending yourself against violent attacks is the exclusive domain of cisgender people.

    > FYI

    Autogynephilia is pseudoscience. There’s a reason it’s way out of the mainstream, unlike Gender Dysphoria, which appears in the DSM-V. Research has shown that something like 90% of cisgender women would be diagnosed with autogynephia under the diagnostic criteria — this “paraphilia” literally is just taking the idea that feeling sexy is a turn-on for most women and treating it as a perversion in the case of trans women.

    There are literally decades of scientific consensus aligned against your fringe pseudoscience demonstrating that trans people are real, we’re not making things up, and that the only problems we face are related to needing to transition and facing discrimination, not that we’re crazy or sexually deviant for wanting to transition.

    I really don’t get what fuels your hatred of us, but all we want is to go through life in peace as ourselves.

  43. Dana
    August 28th, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    True enough, but Twitter is still a private corporation, and has every right to decline to publish certain material. The First Amendment applied only to government censorship.

  44. Dana
    August 28th, 2014 @ 8:16 am

    We certainly do have the right to be offended. What the First Amendment means is that the government doesn’t shouldn’t have the power to censor others because you are offended. Private publishers certainly have that right.

  45. daialanye
    August 28th, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    Biologically speaking, women exist to raise children, and men exist to protect children and the mothers of those children. Sexual activity is merely a mechanism whereby men are tempted to stick around and do their job, and a reward to women for putting up with men.

    Seems to me feminism is fighting this system, while those of one sex who imitate the opposite sex have no meaningful purpose whatsoever. Perhaps some philosopher can make the function of the latter more clear.

  46. daialanye
    August 28th, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    It would simplify things immensely if we kept pronouns aligned with chromosomes. Therefore XX = she, XY = he. Clothes, hair, makeup, even secondary sexual characteristics are merely camouflage.

  47. Dianna Deeley
    August 28th, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    You have a perfect right to be offended, and to explain why. You don’t have the right to make another shut up.

  48. Dianna Deeley
    August 28th, 2014 @ 11:12 am

    They’re really harmless. But really ugly!

  49. DeColonise
    August 28th, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Or who you belive you are… 🙂

  50. Tess
    August 28th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    What are you talking about? If you mean that people who aren’t wealthy enough to afford expensive surgery that isn’t covered by most health insurance don’t really face the same problems as more affluent people, that seems a little difficult to swallow.

    And research has shown that some trans people (of both genders) are cured of the effects gender dysphoria by transitioning socially and hormonally without having genital reconstruction surgery. I’m not sure why that makes those trans people “males with deluded fetishes” (by which, I presume you are misgendering trans women, not referring to actual trans men) and I’m *really* not sure why that makes them all white — if anything, white people are more likely to have access to surgery, because white people earn more and white trans people face less discrimination in society. This is a relatively small minority of trans people however — although only 20-30% of trans people have had genital reconstruction surgery, 80% of us would do so if it were financially accessible.