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Anti-trans activists are planning an activism day on December 19 to honor the second anniversary of when JK Rowling made it clear to the world that she doesn’t like trans people. The event – which they call Gender Critical Coming Out Day – is close enough to Christmas that some of them call it “TERFmas”, with a “12 day peak” Advent calendar.
British radical transgender exclusion feminists, or TERF, have a plan to make December 19 particularly unbearable for those around them. They have created a webpage on how people can “reveal” their dislike of transgender people, with suggestions that include talks about transgender people at Christmas as a family.
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“Everyone must assess their own situation as to their degree of openness, in terms of security or the impact that saying or doing something could have” the site explains. “You don’t have to make a big announcement if it’s not right for you. There are subtle ways to report like-minded others.
The website suggests that transphobes – or “gender-critical” people – post on social media about #GenderCriticalComingOutDay to say #IStandWithReality; that is, the idea that gender is exclusively determined by the genitals at birth, which they regard as reality. He also says people should “use your real name / photo” on social media “to engage in the debate.”
The site offers email signature suggestions and social media bios that are needlessly conflicting, such as “My pronouns are based on my biology.”
“Ask your friends / family if they’ve heard of ‘gender critic’,” the site says, suggesting people buy merchandise and books “for friends and family” as Christmas gifts. Because any person who doesn’t spend their whole life on Internet forums spreading hatred against trans people wouldn’t want a “Trans activism is misogyny”Pin or a“adult woman sweater?
According to LGBwiththeT, “TERFmas” was created by Graham Lineham, a British anti-transgender activist who was banned from Twitter for “hateful conduct”. He chose December 19 because it’s the second anniversary of author JK Rowling’s infamous tweet where she was shown to be transphobic, claiming she supported Maya Forstater, a UK TERF who lost her job in a non-profit social justice organization because of the anti-transgender comments it made in public.
Lineham reportedly confirmed that there would be a “12 peak day” Advent calendar, perhaps a reference to reaching the “transgender peak”, but that could refer to a number of other things since TERFism is like QAnon in that it has its own language and conspiracies and it is difficult for outsiders to keep pace.
He went on to confirm that there will also be a “peak 12 days” Advent calendar and flyers.
– LGBavecleT (@LGBavecleT) November 10, 2021