4 October 2019

Are We Being Played By The Patriarchy?

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"

I am not one for conspiracy theories.  I laugh at the flat earthers and shake my head in disbelief at the people who don't believe that we landed on the moon.  

But something has been rolling around in my head for some time now and it has been building up momentum.  So here is what I have been thinking.

In keeping with the quote above from The Usual Suspects, I am starting to think that the greatest trick the patriarchy have or will ever pull, is convincing people that men can become women.  Because it suits their agenda perfectly. 

I believe that the patriarchy is neither left nor right wing.  It exists at a higher level than politics.  The patriarchy is ingrained in the way that people think and what they believe.  It is a state of mind and is a set of beliefs that is not easily changed.  For some, that way of living is what they are brought up with and know.  They still live in it and some women, sadly, embrace it.  For others, that way of living is something that we fight against still.

No matter where you live in the world the patriarchy is there.  Sometimes out in plain sight, sometimes lurking in the shadows.  This can be when they are most dangerous.

So what is it that they want?  Ultimately, they want control of women.  Specifically taking control back.  They cannot (yet) take the vote away from us.  They cannot (yet) take us out of the workplace.  Society cannot function without two incomes in a household and they therefore pick their battles wisely.  Mothers for example are both encouraged to work but are also derided for leaving their child.

So what battles can they win?  What control can they take away from us?  The first answer is that it has already started.  You just haven't noticed.  If you have, chances are that you are gender critical.

Transgender women are a gift, perhaps the largest gift that the patriarchal system has received in a very long time.

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon from Pexels

Think about it.  I cannot think of another time in history where a minority has had such a quick rise to acceptance and normality.  Not just normality, for the first time, a taking over of one group's rights and taking them as their own.

Gender dysphoria is a real thing.  There have always been transgender people.  But what is happening today is not just about transgender people and their rights.  This is also about power.  Over the past few years this has no longer just been about acceptance of transgender people in society.  It is becoming a takeover.  Supported, I believe, massively, by the patriarchy.

In 2018 the UK government estimated that trans people made up between 0.35 and 1% of the population (source).  For those who say my source is biased, here is the Government link, page 82.  Stonewall's estimate is 1%.  So let's go for ease with 1%.  Around 600,000 people.

Of those 600,000 people, according again to Stonewall figures, less than 5000 people have the Gender Recognition certificate.  Less than 1%.  Three quarters of those people are transgender women.

According to statistics, only around 11% of trans women go on to have gender reassignment surgery and 12% of trans men.

So let's use those figures and compare.  Of the 600,000 people who identify as trans, using the top end figure, less than 1% go for the certificate.  11-12% of trans people have gender reassignment surgery.  So basically around 530,000 people of the trans group who neither apply for the GRC or go for surgery.

So please can someone explain to me why the Government, all of the political parties, the NHS, the left etc etc are going with the party line that trans women are women and visa versa?  Why are we being told that someone needs to do NOTHING MORE than identify as a woman in order to be one?

How did we get to a place where a bearded man in a skirt who claims he is a lesbian and is on zero medication, can be called a real actual woman?  How did we get to a place where lesbians are being called immoral bigots for not wanting to have sex with men with penises who decide they think like a woman and therefore "are women".  How did we get to a place where (some) men are advocating for this?  Who are threatening, doxing and harassing women who disagree (I'm looking at you woke bearded bros).

One of the answers for me is the patriarchy.  Trans people are benefiting from the aims and wants of the patriarchy.  They are the perfect vehicle to deny and take away the rights of women.

Just look at what women are losing.  Our changing rooms, our bathrooms, our refuges, our hospital wards, our prisons.  We are no longer being called women.  We are "non men", chestfeeders, front holes.  The consequences, vast and far reaching.

Because it is no longer real transexual people who can access these areas and places.  It is anyone who "identifies".  Woman are becoming less safe every day.

Trans rights activists did not achieve this on their own.  They did it, I believe, with the support of the patriarchal system that wants to roll back the rights of women and put us back in the home, in the kitchen, where they think we belong.

Prove me wrong.

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I am puzzled and appalled by the success of the transgender blitzkrieg. How is it possible that such a tiny number of people are having such a wildly disproportionate impact, an impact far beyond that of other groups that have far, far greater claims to justice?

    It is, of course, the patriarchy but the question for me is how is it that THIS particular movement at this particular time has rolled over governments, businesses, the media, academia with virtually no resistance? Though resistance is clearly building.

    Part of the answer lies in patriarchy's weapon of choice, capitalism. There is a ton of money to be made and being made off of turning physically healthy humans into lifelong medical patients.

    In addition, what buttresses transgenderism is that it is the perfect expression of an all pervasive and virtually unquestioned neoliberal ideology - the body as commodity, the hyping of individualism to the point of psychopathology and the elevation of consumerism to a religion. Some number of writers have described this late stage capitalism as predatory. This is more than a metaphor as one watches gender dysphoria clinics pop up like weeds waiting for the tender flesh of 5 and 7 and 9 and 11 year olds. The medical experimentation on these young bodies certainly qualifies as predation.

    Take a look at patriarchal capitalism and the education system. Just take the bloody test...there is no need to learn to think...and so most people have almost zero capacity to engage intellectually with anything more challenging than a car commercial.

    In addition the educational system has played a huge part in convincing Millenials (who are some of the most bullying and hysterical TRAs) that they deserved a gold star for simply getting out of bed in the morning, that WHATEVER they wanted they deserved and that their feelings were/are THE most important element in any situation - anywhere from 12-16 years of training in how to be a narcissist.

    And, alas, the gender identity ideologues couldn't have had the success they are having without the aid of real live natal born women...starting with Judith Butler. The list is long and sad and the fact is that some women will continue to prioritize the needs of men NO MATTER WHAT.

    What we're seeing is the prequel to The Handmaid's Tale.

    There is a lot more that one could point to but I think the important thing is to see precisely how the patriarchy is working in this situation so that we can find ways to counter, challenge and resist it.

    As far as conspiracy is concerned this is one definition I found: “An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.” Just think of all the millions of agreements that are made daily in order for patriarchy to function. It's a conspiracy that is hatched and carried out daily in plain sight. One just needs the eyes to see it.


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