Linda V. Shanko, AKA GenderTrender’s GallusMag
October 28, 2014
Trans people have 99 problems, and Facebook is just one
November 20, 2014

When Rape Isn’t Rape, and Trans Veterans Aren’t Terrorists

Trans-exclusionary radical feminist thought leader, Janice Raymond, once famously said:

“All transsexuals rape women’s bodies by reducing the real female form to an artifact, appropriating this body for themselves.”

All transsexuals rape women’s bodies? Last I checked rape was non-consensual,  forced sexual intercourse.  Raymond’s use of it as something less than that should be considered an insult to the victims of rape everywhere.

Now Gallus Mag is claiming:

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on Veteran’s Day the person on the left:

Autumn Sandeen, Dan Choi, Evelyn Thomas, Jim Pietrangelo II

is a terrorist. Autumn Sandeen, the trans person who went to jail so gays and lesbians could serve in the military openly, is a terrorist? The irony is that TERF thought leaders will claim that words like cisgender and acronyms like TERF are slurs. But they have no issue bending the words “rape” and “terrorist” to the point they make no sense in context, without changing (and lessening) the meaning of the words themselves.

Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.