You know the ones. They pretend you hit them in your car by jumping on your hood while you are moving slow and pretend to have an injury so that they can claim on insurance. Pay them attention and they will have gotten their way. TERFs work in exactly the same way.
They will bait people or organizations into a reaction and then use that to play the victim and continue their baseless claims. So how do you solve a problem like TERFs? You ignore them. I know, I know, this whole site is here to call them out, but it’s also here to archive the things they say to pass on to future venues, to give them the full picture of the people they are booking. I myself am also guilty of playing into their hands. But it needs to stop.
What made me come to this realization? Two fairly recent organizations attacked by Cathy Brennan. DIVA magazine and Bar Wotever. DIVA is a UK magazine for lesbians and gender queer people, they are welcoming of trans people. Bar Wotever is a gender queer and LGBT+ friendly bar in London.
The editor of DIVA magazine, Jane Czyzselska, posted this piece about lesbophobia: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/09/lesbophobia-homophobia-side-order-sexism Of course Cathy Brennan commented on the piece. Was it a constructive comment? Probably not, all three of them were removed because they did not abide by the community standards. You’d think after the first one she would get that her hate isn’t welcome.
Not content with harassing the author on the Guardian site. Cathy posted a comment to the Everyday Lesbophobia page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everyday-Lesbophobia/524763434244309?fref=ts
Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Divine Castration - Demo at Discogs. Complete your Divine Castration collection. The Femitheist, progenitor of International Castration Day, gets an interview with Vice. It's just as crazy as you expect. Feminism - Castration Day Like us on Facebook! Feminism, poe, poes law, femitheist, reaction:disgust. Claim Authorship Edit History. About the Uploader.
The entire world should have an international holiday known as: ' Castration Day ' Males of all ages will be brought to the public squares of their cities nude, to stand together in a circle, as they await castration by a woman known as ' The Castrator ', who will be a woman chosen from the public much like a juror.
The comment was quickly removed but you can imagine it was filled with hate to warrant the deletion. Jane was nice enough to let Cathy know why it was deleted:
The cotton ceiling isn’t new to DIVA, they ran a great piece on it a while back: http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/the-cotton-ceiling-trans-sexual-politics.aspx#.UFrooO3upAg
This of course set Brennan off on her “Look at me! React to me!” ways, harassing various social media accounts.
Jane or any account associated with Jane/DIVA did not respond to Cathy except from what you see in the two images above.
Likewise, Bar Wotever used their legal right to throw Cathy and her friends out because of their history of harassing and abusing members of the community the bar hosts. A great summery of events can be found here: http://www.lesbilicious.co.uk/if-youre-going-to-trash-trans-people-online-dont-be-surprised-when-they-kick-you-out-of-their-club/
How did Cathy try to be the victim? She claimed the bar threw her out because she was a lesbian. Yes. A gay/gender queer bar throwing someone out because they are a lesbian. Like usual, there were calls from Cathy and her cronies to sue the bar, looking to get a reaction from people who support the bar since funnily enough nothing happened. Everyone laughed at Cathy for claiming a gay bar was being homophobic and talking about suing because of it.
Bar Wotever reacted with a simple statement on their facebook page stating what their policy is on allowing people in and removing them from the bar. That’s it. Throw her out, get on with things and let her behave like the child she is.
That is the general view everyone needs to take. Constant childish Twitter feuds are pointless. Deny them a platform and ignore them while they thrash around like babies looking for attention. They won’t get the hint and go, but we will be free to get on and work towards the big social changes that need to happen.
Publisher’s note: This article was written after Krista Jane Heflin faked her suicide. Nonetheless this was my reaction to her assumed death by her own hand.
Five days ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota a 20 year old woman, Krista Jane Heflin, took her own life with a gunshot. It appears, though we do not have 100% confirmation, that this is the same person who went by the name Femitheist Divine on a blog and on a Youtube Channel; a hateful and clearly disturbed individual, who, like scores of other similar persons, found refuge in radical feminism.
The events preceding her death were marked by a significant amount of public conflict with MRAs. She came under accurate and well-deserved fire for making posts that advocated murder, supported gendercide, eugenics and other forms of virulent misandry; the trademarks of both radical feminism and psychopathology; two barely discernible things.
Much will be made of that conflict. In fact, I assume we can all start the countdown till the first feminist or sycophant blog post comes out blaming the MRM, especially this site and its readers, for her self-destruction. Rather than try to understand her demise, and prevent more like it, they will simply exploit the suicide in a sick game of futrelian one-upmanship. They will pile on her corpse and pick her bones clean like vultures in order to enable the same kind of hate she expressed on her blog and in her videos, and to blame the people that would stop that hate peddling if they could.
One has to wonder why society does not see a man or woman who holds such hateful views and wishes for the extermination of half the world’s population as a potential threat to themselves and others. How is it that views like hers, when wrapped up in feminism, are somehow not seen for what they are, the ranting of a lunatic who should have a proper psychiatric evaluation, not a YouTube channel and blog?
There are few certainties that will ever emerge from this story, other than the fact that a misdirected, mentally ill kid wound up on a slab in the morgue. Another is that a two year old girl is now without a mother. We can only hope that the child winds up with better, more stable parenting than she would have ever gotten from Femitheist Divine. I won’t even bother asking, or trying to deduce, where the father is in this picture.
I have three hopes in this screwed up mess of human tragedy. One is that we always remember that Krista Jane Heflin is dead because of Krista Jane Heflin. She chose to die as surely as she chose to hate and call for the deaths of others. Feminists are gearing up now to crow otherwise. Let them crow and attack their words head on with everything you have.
Also, MRAs need to remember what happened when one of our brothers became despondent and made plans to end his life recently. We pulled together to help him, even as we witnessed feminists celebrating his despondency and trying to goad him into taking his life. For pity’s sake, people, let’s leave them as the sole inhabitants of that low ground. They are much more at home there than we are.
The last thing is that we mustn’t fail to see the similarities between Femitheist Divine and the women who inhabit dens of violent insanity like Radfem Hub.
When we try to understand the depravity of people who would murder half the human race, who would seek to engineer us like strains of corn to fit their Utopian ideals, who would throw young boys through windows to their deaths and selectively abort on the basis of sex, we can get a clear picture of who they are through Feminist Divine’s articulate and concise self-diagnosis as a borderline personality disorder.
I don’t know if anyone could have helped this young woman. She was devastatingly sick and possibly beyond reaching. But the real problem is that this type of person does not always limit their violence to the self-inflicted variety. Heflin threatened to harm her child before taking her own life. If she had, it would not have been the first time something like that happened. These individuals are dangerous by their very nature.
Femitheist Divine Castration Day Spa
That is why it is so important that we continue to confront virulent misandry and to educate the public about personality disorders and how to deal with them.
We probably don’t write about it near as much as we should, but there is a clear link between BPD/NPD and phenomena like Radfem Hub. Indeed those traits are a familiar theme throughout “mainstream” feminist establishment.
I am not blaming the death of this woman on feminism. I will leave that sort of disingenuousness to the likes of Tory Shepherd. But what I will say without reservation is that the closer you look at modern feminist ideology and personality disorders the more you see they are woven together in a fabric of human pathology. Tory Shepherd is just another Krista Jane Heflin with a stronger will to survive, and more ability to harm others in the name of a virulent cause.