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PermissionToSpeakSir Wed 13-Jun-18 18:53:58

I am a woman.

I was a girl.

I am an adult human female.

Something a man can never be.

I am a woman.

People refer to me has her and she.

Sometimes said with deep contempt and misogyny.

I am a woman.

Something a male will never be.

I have a vagina and uterus.

I menstruate and have given birth.

I am a mother.

Something a male will never be.

I have been insulted, assaulted, belittled, dismissed, held back, intimidated, stereotyped, terrorised, mocked, shamed, humiliated because I am a woman.

Something a male can never be.

I feel insulted, appropriated, offended, anxious, tense, depressed, hurt and under siege, when a male claims to be a woman or anyone says a male can be female.

It is not civil or respectful to treat me this way.

I am a woman.

I am Spartacus.

thebewilderness Wed 13-Jun-18 18:57:07

At this point I am the effing Feminazgûl Spartacus.

dinosaursandtea Wed 13-Jun-18 18:57:57

I think that is unpleasant and transphobic.

TopBitchoftheWitches Wed 13-Jun-18 18:58:51

How is that transphobic?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 13-Jun-18 18:59:39

I agree with the OP.

Who btw has said nothing transphobic hmm

JuzzaL Wed 13-Jun-18 18:59:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PermissionToSpeakSir Wed 13-Jun-18 19:00:16

I am a woman.

People call me unpleasant and transphobic for stating what I am and what a male can never be.

I am Spartacus.

Dinosaurchicken Wed 13-Jun-18 19:00:54

IM a woman. Because I am an adult female.

A male can never be female.

AliveWithTheSoundOfMusic Wed 13-Jun-18 19:01:21

I am a Christian. I don't force my religion on others, I don't like the trans religion being forced on me.

I believe God made man and woman, God didn't make any mistakes and Men are not women.

I believe you can live freely as long as you have consent from others and cause no harm.

I will not lie .

Men are supported in life much better than women are. I don't believe any man is more oppressed than someone like me.

misscockerspaniel Wed 13-Jun-18 19:01:54

Sometimes the truth hurts. xx

elportodelgato Wed 13-Jun-18 19:02:46

I am Spartacus and I will keep posting on these threads as long as they keep appearing. I'm so so sad and discouraged by the new Mumsnet position on trans issues. Another example of women being silenced, and in the last place I expected to see it

ItsNotUnusualToBe Wed 13-Jun-18 19:03:01

I am a woman

I grew penises inside me. I gave birth to them.

It’s the only way that a woman can have a penis. If I was American I would emphatically say PERIOD. That’s another thing that omlyv a woman can experience.

I am Spartacus

Fairenuff Wed 13-Jun-18 19:04:40

MHHQ guidelines:

1. We believe in free speech and civil debate. So we will, for instance, allow people to discuss biology and scientific evidence.

It is not transphobic.

JoanSummers Wed 13-Jun-18 19:05:58

I am a woman and I would never, ever force another woman to submit to abuse by a man.

Those who would are beneath contempt.

I am Spartacus.

LunaTrap Wed 13-Jun-18 19:07:27

Women referring to their own biological reality isn't transphobic dinosaursandtea. I regularly see you misgendering trans folk who acknowledge they are not women.

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Wed 13-Jun-18 19:08:11

They fucking DIDN'T?

Oh that is very very naughty.

Deleting a FWR Spartacus thread?


heresyandwitchcraft Wed 13-Jun-18 19:08:58

Sex is real

Sex matters independently of gender identity

I am Spartacus

AsAProfessionalFekko Wed 13-Jun-18 19:09:44

I have rotten, heavy periods. Wish I didn't.

Theinconstantgardener Wed 13-Jun-18 19:10:35

I am also Spartacus. Men can never be women / female. I am not transphobic.

ToeToToe Wed 13-Jun-18 19:12:45

I am Spartacus.

I am a woman. I was born female. I experienced childhood as a girl. I experienced a female puberty. I have been pregnant 3 times, and given birth vaginally to 2 boys and a girl. I breastfed all 3 of them.

I have been sexually assaulted because I was a woman.

Women matter. Girls matter.

Woman is not a feeling. Woman is not a costume. Woman is not an identity.



Pratchet Wed 13-Jun-18 19:13:21

I am a woman. Men cannot be women. No one can change sex. I am Spartacus.

Frankenterfer Wed 13-Jun-18 19:15:43

I am a woman. I am an adult human female.

I am Spartacus.

I am not transphobic.

MaterialReality Wed 13-Jun-18 19:16:15

I am still Spartacus. Material reality matters. Men cannot become women.

Ireneony Wed 13-Jun-18 19:16:48

When males participate in female sports, they always win. Dominate. Beat us.

The biological reality is that males are generally stronger, bigger, faster than females. It's not just the testosterone. They are physically larger - bigger muscle mass, bigger lung capacity. More stamina/strength.

It doesn't matter if they feel more comfortable wearing dresses and makeup or refer to themselves as she/her. The biological reality doesn't change.

If males compete in female sports, we can't compete.

This is an important issue to me personally and why I won't lie and say a male is a female and be forced to compete with him because it makes him feel better. If that makes me Spartacus then so be it. What about our rights to a fair game?

SlothSlothSloth Wed 13-Jun-18 19:16:55

This Spartacus stuff is always so embarrassing. I’m blushing.

Also very short-sighted. I get that there are frustrations, but a bit of diplomacy can go a long way. Carry on like this and MN will eventually just think “fuck it” and shut down this whole section of Talk.

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