Outcry Over Plan to Educate ‘Bigoted’ Rape Survivors (biological women) About Trans Rights
After having seen several news reports like the one below, I’ve found that the vast majority of persons – biological males claiming to be women – and the “trans rights movement”
– is about misogyny (biological men and some of their women allies harassing, threatening, and gas-lighting biological women), and also about harassing biological men and women who are homosexual.
In the last few years, I tried telling progressive persons, especially ones who host Facebook groups and so on, that despite the fact they often claim to care about victims of churches and of Christian culture,
that they have become so very partisan about politics,
that they are already excluding or bullying victims of sexual abuse (or other types of mistreatment) caused in and by churches, and they do not care, all because these other victims don’t share their progressive political views.
That is what you see at work in this article below.
The rights and feelings of biological men who like to pretend to be women are now taking precedent over the rights, feelings, and safety of actual (biological) women. It’s disgusting.
You can see how this biological man who is pretending to be a woman who is at the head of this Rape Crisis Center is valuing “intersectionalism” above the safety of actual women.
With the far left, and “useful idiot” liberals, the politics always comes first and foremost – not the people who may be impacted.
This is no different from conservative Christian churches who teach biological women to stay in abusive marriages to men, and who teach divorce is not permissible, all because the church preachers place respect for the institution of marriage above the safety of the people in the institution. It’s the same thinking.
Aug 12, 2021
by Tom Gordon
The head of one of Scotland’s biggest rape crisis centres has suggested “bigoted” rape survivors should be re-educated about transgender rights as part of recovering from their trauma.
Mridul Wadhwa, a transgender woman, said people would not truly recover unless they addressed their “unacceptable beliefs” because “therapy is political”.
She [he] said: “We will work with you… but please expect to be challenged on your prejudices.”
The comments imply rape survivors may be treated differently according to their political views.
One expert said “pushing a political view onto a woman at a time of profound trauma and crisis” would be “inappropriate, unethical and unprofessional”.
Wadhwa also told The Guilty Feminist podcast that rape survivors could “reframe” their trauma and have “a more positive relationship with it”.
That way “it becomes a story that empowers you and allows you to go and do other more beautiful things with your life,” she [he] said.
Despite lacking a gender recognition certificate, Wadhwa, 43, was appointed chief exective of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre in May, a post that was advertised as for a woman only.
…But she [he] left the party in December after MSPs backed a law to let rape survivors choose the sex, rather than the gender, of the person examining them, and joined the Greens instead.
On the Podcast, Wadhwa said some rape survivors may be worried about the presence of trans women – people born male but who identify as female – in women’s organisations.
“So we might have fear of men of a certain ethnicity, we mighty have fear of trans people.”
…She [he] went on: “Sexual violence happens to bigoted people as well. It is not a discerning crime. But these spaces are also for you.
“But if you bring unacceptable beliefs that are discriminatory in nature, we will begin to work with you on your journey of recovery from trauma.
“But please also expect to be challenged on your prejudices.
…“Because you know, to me, therapy is political, and it isn’t always seen as that.”
In the podcast, Wadhwa also attempted to address concerns about natal males being in rape crisis centres by arguing “men are already in these spaces” because they were involved in decisions about its funding and “planning permission”.
She [he] said: “The argument that women’s spaces will be somehow compromised, from my perspective as a strategic thinker, that’s already happening, because we are functioning in a man’s world.”
The comments from Wadhwa, who previously boasted “I speak my mind, even when I shouldn’t”, have provoked controversy online.
One expert on sexual violence, author Dr Jessica Taylor, said it wasn’t “true at all” that addressing subjectively defined “bigoted” beliefs is necessary to process trauma.
“It’s not trauma informed or therapeutic,” she tweeted in response to the podcast.
“It is of concern to me that any rape centre would take the view that their clients who access their services at a time of crisis and trauma, would need politically re-educating so they agree with the views of the CEO and centre policies. This isn’t person centred working.
“The priority, and primary focus, should be their own journey, trauma, experiences, processes and practical issues after they have been raped.
“It’s scary to hear someone say that women subjected to rape who want a female-only space are bigots who need re-educating during therapy.
“Pushing a political view on to a woman at a time of profound trauma and crisis is not only inappropriate, unethical and unprofessional… It’s just selfish. That’s how it came across.”
The For Women Scotland group accused Wadhwa of causing distress to rape survivors.
It said: “The ‘bigots’ Wadhwa identifies are women who want female-only spaces in rape or domestic violence shelter and female-only counselling.”
It said Wadhwa’s argument that men giving a rape crisis centre planning permission was akin to biological males being present in it was “bizarre and insulting”.
…She [he – Mridul Wadhwa] concluded: “If we want to be a truly feminist organisation, we too need to be an anti-racist organisation, we need to be an organisation that stands up to homophobia, ableism, classism and yes, transphobia.
“This is the bigotry I referred to in the podcast.
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This Wadhwa person is a biological man, was socialized as a male while growing up, so of course he doesn’t understand or care about the very real concerns of actual (biological) women rape victims.
Biological women have dealt with sexism coming from biological men for many years – it’s still coming from men, courtesy of the left, but now also from biological males called “transwomen,” in addition to non-trans, biological men. It’s reprehensible.
The left is expecting real women to stifle their concerns, needs and feelings to pacify biological men who play-act at being women.
The left is demanding and expecting women to prioritize the feelings and concerns of biological men who claim to be trans (i.e., “transwomen”). This is perverse.
(Note: the above commentary would not be applicable to trans-people who are not intolerant of biological women, or of the transwomen who understand and respect the concerns of biological women – who don’t harass biological women or try to shut down their free speech.)