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Calls for violence get a huge cheer at London '#TransPride' event
Those of us paying attention to the gender debate will be familiar with the intense rhetoric and tactics directed towards anyone who dissents from the belief that "trans women are women." Death threats, intimidation, and acts of violence seem to be common within this movement.
On Sunday, many people marched through London for the 'Trans Pride' event. One particular speaker drew significant attention. You can watch the video below to see why:
The speaker is a trans-identified male and has apparently been identified as Sarah Jane Baker. They can be heard saying "if you see a TERF, punch 'em in the fucking face!".
A few points are worth noting here. Firstly, 'TERF' stands for 'trans-exclusionary radical feminist,' but it has become a derogatory term used to discredit anyone, usually women, who do not accept the notion that a man can become a woman. Therefore, when this biological man calls for violence against 'TERFs' on sight, he is essentially advocating violence against women.
Secondly, this is an individual that has previously been convicted of kidnapping and torture. However, what is most concerning in this video is the loud cheer from the crowd in response to the call for violence.
People often have a naïve and simplistic understanding of how historical violent fascism managed to rise unchecked. They envision it as the work of mustache-twirling villains who derive pleasure from deliberately committing evil acts.
In reality, it arises from everyday people who are so deeply entrenched in their own righteousness and convinced that they are fighting against evil, that they will reflexively support a man calling for violence against women simply because they hold a different opinion. None of this will be looked upon favourably in the future. It is important to take note of those who refuse to unequivocally condemn such calls for violence.