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Anarchy in the @UKLabour: Party Will Put Trannies on ‘All Women Shortlist’

Posted on | January 14, 2018 | 2 Comments


As radical as the transgender agenda has become in the United States, it’s gone even further in Great Britain, where the taxpayer-funded healthcare system now encourages “transition” for children as young as 12. The number of minors being referred to NHS gender clinics has quadrupled since 2012, raising widespread concern about “social contagion” as a factor in so-called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” among British youth.

Many feminists have criticized these policies, only to be met with “no-platforming” — denying them opportunities to speak at universities or publish in mainstream journalist. In some cases, transgender activists have threatened or physically attacked their feminists critics. Now the British Labour Party has decided to appease transgender activists:

Labour should consider allowing transgender women to be included on all-women shortlists, the party’s shadow equalities minister, Dawn Butler, has said.
In an interview with the House magazine, Butler said: “I think if a trans woman wanted to be included in an all-women shortlist then that should be considered.
“I just don’t think people really need to make a big fuss about it. I mean if one of my team members came into the office and decided that James wanted to be called Jane and was now a woman I would not say ‘prove it, what do you mean?’” . . .
Her remarks follow the heated debate over the role of trans teenager Lily Madigan, who was elected women’s officer at her constituency Labour party in Kent.

A teenage boy is now a Labour “women’s officer,” and Butler wants to include transgender candidates in Labour’s “all women shortlist,” a discriminatory quota system the party instituted in the 1990s:

The use of all-women shortlists (AWS) is an positive discrimination practice intended to increase the proportion of female Members of Parliament (MPs) in the United Kingdom, allowing only women to stand in particular constituencies for a particular political party. . . .
The strategy has been criticised as undemocratic, as “bypassing competitive principles and hence as ignoring the merit principle,” and as “a form of discrimination against men.” For the 1992 General Election the Labour Party had a policy of ensuring there was at least one statutory female candidate on each of its shortlists, however few of these women were successful in being selected in winnable seats (seats within a 6% swing). Following polling that suggested women were less likely to vote Labour than men, the party introduced All-women shortlists at its 1993 annual conference.
Labour used all-women shortlists to select candidates in half of all winnable seats for the 1997 general election, with the aim of reaching 100 women MPs post-election, a goal that was reached.

In other words, Labour has spent more than two decades actively discriminating against male candidates as a matter of party policy, yet now the party’s leadership has declared that men can evade this political discrimination by “identifying” as women. The controversy last year over Liam “Lily” Madigan highlighted this insanity:

Madigan hit the headlines after arguing that Anne Ruzylo, a Labour Party women’s officer in a different constituency, should be sacked for being ‘transphobic’. Ruzylo, a lesbian, feminist and trade unionist, had criticised the sanctification of the trans movement. For this, she was labelled a ‘terf’ (trans exclusionary radical feminist) and was harassed by transgender activists online. Eventually, the executive committee of Ruzylo’s local Labour branch resigned in protest at her mistreatment.
So, here we have a trans teen who has previously been part of an effort to undermine a women’s officer’s career now being elected as a women’s officer. Understandably, some are angry about this. How can a teenager who has only recently declared himself to be a woman be eligible as a women’s officer? . . .
[I]dentity politics and the cult of diversity have now gone so far that women in politics are being pressured to accept a man as their ‘female representative’.

Incidentally, Madigan has declared his/“her” intention to run for a seat in Parliament and if Americans imagine this sort of trans-feminism can be kept on the other side of the pond, they should be aware that Bradley “Chelsea” Manning is running for Senate in Maryland.

People need to wake the hell up.