[Marxism] The assault on gender-critical feminists

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 16:01:49 MST 2018

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 3:21 AM MM <marxmail00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Dec 19, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Philip Ferguson via Marxism <
> marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> What I find truly callous and cowardly is the preparedness of a swathe of
> male leftists to ignore this campaign and, in a number of cases, to
> actually help enable it.
> The campaign itself is largely being conducted, of course, by biological
> males albeit ones who self-ID as women and even lesbians (albeit
> lesbians-with-penises-and-testicles).
> Some of the men here really need to seriously look at themselves and their
> silence on this vicious - and misogynistic - campaign.  Take a look, for
> instance, at some of the material highlighted on the peaktrans site:
> https://www.peaktrans.org/
> This is a deflection. No one here (as far as I’m aware) has even hinted at
> support for de-platforming, social media attacks, harassment, or anything
> similar, and at least some of us have been actively involved in struggles
> for women’s rights for many years. But all of the evidence offered by
> Whitmore et al — as unfortunate and even objectionable as some the reported
> behaviour may be — is still essentially anecdotal, and there’s been no
> acknowledgment at all of the overwhelming *statistical* counter-evidence.
> So this is just a continuation of the argument-from-moral-panic, with a
> dollop of ad hominem and identitarian moral policing thrown in for
> rhetorical good measure.

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