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Transgender Dominatrix Speaks at Vancouver Women’s March

Posted on | January 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

 

As if Third Wave feminism hadn’t already jumped the shark, last weekend’s Women’s March in Vancouver was the ne plus ultra of postmodern gender theory gone mad:

Speaker Hailey Heartless recounted how she did not feel comfortable attending the march last year as a trans woman and a sex worker, as well as the hate she received for being announced as a speaker this year.
“Stigma is weaponized to keep us out of feminist spaces,” said Heartless. “[Sex workers] are not victims … Sex work is real work — we face stigma when outsiders call us prostitutes … and we face stigma from laws that take away our agency.”
But she is hopeful that this will not be the case for next year’s march.
According to their Facebook event, March On Vancouver “uses an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ that includes trans women, gender queer women, two-spirited and non-binary people.”

“Hailey Heartless” is a tall, stocky transgender dominatrix who charges $250 an hour for sessions in his/“her” BDSM torture “dungeon.”

 

We must keep in mind that (a) the Women’s March originated as a protest against President Trump’s inauguration, (b) Vancouver is in Canada, and therefore (c) WTF are they protesting about? Nobody expects logic from Canadians, of course, and if their “inclusive definition” can include “Hailey Heartless” as a feminist, protesting an American election in Vancouver is small change in their oxymoronic calculations.

Meghan Murphy, a Canadian feminist who is actually a woman, was enraged by the idea that “Hailey Heartless” speaks for women:

A little over a week before the Women’s March was to take place in Vancouver, BC, March On (the organization that put on the event this year) announced one of the speakers would be “Hailey Heartless” (legal name Lisa Kreut), a male dominatrix. Women everywhere expressed shock and anger at this choice — this was, after all, a march for women, initially stemmed by Donald Trump’s presidency, intended to build solidarity among women, support our reproductive and human rights, and challenge misogyny and male violence against women. Why on earth, then, would it be appropriate to have a male promote prostitution and sexualized violence at the event?
March On Vancouver promptly blocked all of those questioning this decision on Twitter, making very clear that not only was this not up for debate or discussion, but that women troubled by their choice of speakers were not welcome at the march.

The BDSM transgender dominatrix’s speech was . . . uh, interesting:

When you welcome us into your spaces, and allow us to be open and honest, you’ll find that we have so much knowledge to bring you, and not just about how to have amazing sex.
We can teach you life skills, like how to take amazing selfies, how to use bitcoin, how to build a following on social media.
We can teach you lessons about yourself, like how to practice excellent hygiene, how to do amazing contouring for low light venues, or how to practice radical self care.

Do Canadian women need hygiene lessons from “Hailey Heartless”?

 

WTF, Canada? You have a feminist protest against our President, and your idea of an “empowering” speaker for this occasion is a transgender weirdo who offers $250-an-hour sado-masochism dungeon service?



 

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