FB User Comment:
i wish you would STOP posting stuff that has that myth that there are no reported cases of women/children being assaulted in bathrooms etc by people who claim to be trans/are cross dressers…. there is a stack of police and media reports from all over the country and internationally, going back dozens of years….there’s a 23min video of a woman just reading police and media reports of more than a dozen cases… i just want people to stop presenting the lie that the risk doesnt exist, that women and children have not been hurt by trans/cross dressing people… Lets at least be truthful… (https://www.youtube dot com/watch?v=uzwMJAFWLtQ)*
Adam Lodestone replies:
Jane Williams is a known TERF (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) activist with a publicly declared agenda to discredit transgender women and to take down the supports that trans people have, legally and socially. Her videos are TERF propaganda and those “reports” are certainly not to believed. There have been a small handful of incidences over the past 8 years of cis gender *men* (NOT trans women and not certainly NOT actual transvestites/cross dressers for whom dressing as a woman is a profession or a lifestyle, not a whim) entering women’s public facilities with or without the “claim” to be transgender or to being a true cross dresser. *Those* reports can actually be verified through the agencies investigating and resolving them, and not through some “news site” run by citizen jihadists.. er ah… “journalists”.
Propaganda exists to drum up fear ~ and it certainly DOES exist. TERF activists have a lot invested in perpetuating a biology-is-destiny theory (very ironic, in my mind) and will do everything in their power to convince others that a trans women is and always will be a “man in a dress”, socially conditioned as a man and therefore a threat, and obviously always a slave to their penis and always attracted to women??… therefore ‘he” is an agent of sexual predation and of the patriarchy. UGH. HOURS and hours and hours of videos and blogs and interviews, invested in this message. Illuminati-exposing conspiracy theorists have a LOT invested in making sure that gay people and trans people remain “the enemy” or tools of The Enemy (if one believes in a Devil)… It is a full-time job for these folks.
Ffs, I just saw a site last night that declared that the trans phenomena was an instrument of Satan and that we were all agents of evil, a part of some agenda to take over the world and eliminate the heterosexual population and destroy marriage and family… Seriously. And there are people who BELIEVE that shit. Can’t imagine how some gun-totin’, evangelical-impassioned yahoos would respond to THAT, now, can we?
The bottom line is this: over 2,000 reported cases of sexual abuse visited upon children, mostly boys, by male priests or ministers in 2015 ALONE… 10 confirmed cases of entry and/or assault by a cis gender heterosexual man who did his deed in a public restroom or locker with or without posing as “trans or cross dressing”over the past 8 years!!! … and… over 386 cases of rape and battery against transgender people in public facilities (such as a locker room or public restroom) in this calendar year to date, 2016 (documented between Jan 1 and April 20).
Wanna tell me what the ACTUAL threat is and to whom???!!
Wanna tell me about sources of misinformation?
So, no. We won’t STOP.
Not until there are equal rights and opportunities for ALL. Not until our society is a place where ALL peoples (including and especially Transgender people) have the same potential to realize a rich, rewarding, safe, publicly engaged and fulfilling life.
*the video referenced was: “Women: Decide For Yourselves” by Jane Williams on her youtube channel
Here is the Post-script, after the same individual basically copied and pasted their message (above) on someone else’s FB Wall:
And I am sorry, not sorry, but no-one outside of the Transgender experience can really be an authority on the Transgender experience. The lies that are being spread by those who claim that Trans identities are a lie, a deceit, a delusion, an illness… and who make claims made upon the “evidence” of bad science and shoddy hack psychology developed by religious zealots and insecure “professional men”… parroted by various factions invested in protecting something that need not be defended (because anything Real cannot possibly need defending)…
Those lies are really nothing more than a security blanket to cover over fears that have nothing to do with anyone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The sanctity of heterosexual marriage is undone by forces within.. gays and trans folks do not have any influence over anyone’s marriage. Divorce rates among cis gender heterosexual couples are astronomical because of the lack of consciousness in those individuals and because of what is not aligned and healthy within the dynamic of their relationship. Safety? Society is not safe because the dynamic between the masculine and feminine principle in our world is totally distorted and diseased. Cis gender men and women need to figure that out and get right with one another. You may not know it but we are here to actually help show you the way through that. But it is so much easier to blame and scapegoat an outside force than it is to actually look within and do your own work.
AND… transgender people have been here since the beginning and we were holy beings, sacred guides and facilitators, midwives, counselors to kings and couples; we were seers and visionaries, healers… We had an honored place in society until the Campaigns of Heresy came about and began condemning anyone who dared show up as competition for the authority of the Church. So,,, just like the Crusades never really ended and Muslims are still the devil’s children to Christians, so too is the Inquisition still on and targeted still are pagans, holistic healers, homosexuals, and transgender people… fascinating, is it not??
My identity is innate, is sacred, is blessed. I am a child of the Divine and God knows exactly why my journey is what it is… and I am perfect in my being and becoming… which INCLUDES the transgender journey. My beingness is not up for debate. No-one in the flesh is GOD, they are only a god-particle, a seed, a spark of the Divine consciousness (as are we all) and if they are really surrendered, faithful, and willing to abide by that Greater Will, they will silence their hubris and stop claiming knowledge that is not theirs to have. I love and have compassion for those who are filled with fear and who feel that the way to honor truth is take up the sword. It is confusion, only, and fear… but perfect love casts out fear. And so. We must cultivate love and say no to any form of fear… for anything that we see outside of ourselves as a nemesis is only showing us what is within. Anyone who works with Spirit surely knows this.
Facts and figures won’t “win” this. But standing solidly upon the ground of compassionate equanimity, with only the raw truth of love radiating forth and no debate over relative perspective… that will be what triumphs. And then, everybody wins.
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