Agent Orange Burns Them Again!!
You may recall how Agent Orange infiltrated a radical feminist conclave in late 2011, and gathered tug-loads of very damning material. Well, it was a gift that keeps on giving.
You see, the very same radical feminists whom we met in the Radfem Hub forum had scheduled their 2012 convention at Conway Hall in London. It was slated to be quite the affair, too, with none other than Sheila Jeffreys herself as a guest speaker.
Well guess what? Now they can forget all about it.
The enterprising Agent Orange made sure that copies of the AO files got into the hands of the Conway Hall proprietors. They (the proprietors) had a rather low opinion of what they saw, so they made it clear that the Radfems wouldn't be holding any conventions at their London auditorium in 2012.
Conway Hall's stated reason for cancelling RadFem 2012 was, that it violated Britain's Equality Act of 2010, and also their own policy regarding "inclusivity". I'll give it to you straight. The reason Conway Hall booted the Radfems is because they (the RadFems) made it clear that "transwomen" (that is, formerly male people who aspire to be female) were not to be welcomed. But the Agent Orange material, which reveals the nearly rabid hatred of radical feminists for "transfolk", was the clincher it seems.
Here is the official statement from Conway Hall:
And the following passage, from a blog called 'Transmeditations", sheds further light on the fiasco:
"As a trans-feminist, I am appalled at the way in which anti-trans venom is spreading throughout the “rad fem” global networks. It is important to me that they are using the term “rad fem.” As many trans folks and our allies have observed, “rad fem” (as OPPOSED to radical feminism) is increasingly a term that has been totally usurped by rabidly anti-trans, transphobic and trans-hating ideologues."
And another snippet from the same blog:
"As a trans feminist activist, I am used to taking some hits. Sadly, there is a long history of hate, exclusion and discrimination in second wave feminism against transgender and transsexual people, especially trans women. The upcoming “Rad Fem 2012” Conference in July in London is utilizing a “womyn-born-womyn” policy a la Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival to exclude transgender women and girls from attending. "
So you can see what is happening. The Agent Orange effect has been a wedge effect. Not only is it splitting off the radical feminists from the so-called liberal or moderate feminists, but it is introducing even smaller fractures between the transwoman faction and the rest of feminism.
Agent Orange also made sure that plenty of people in the transgender community received copies of the AO files.
The radical feminists (especially the "essentialist" ones) are now permanently marked or tainted by the AO revelations, and structural fissures have been introduced into feminism as a whole.
And if you know me, you know what I will say next. I will say, that radical feminism and so-called liberal feminism are interdependent parts of a contiguous social organism, and that if you separate them, the consequence would be not unlike separating a head from a body.
Next on the chopping block will be the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). That organization, as you may be aware, is taking money from the RadFem Hub people. So the plan is, to tarnish the SPLC by shining a spotlight upon this connection. One step at a time, steady as we go! :)
Look for additional publicity on all of this, from affiliated sources.
Finally, the post would be incomplete without a link to the Agent Orange files, wouldn't it?