Frequently Asked Questions

What is this website about?

This website was created to challenge the dominant narratives about women who are slurred as TERFs. Right now, it's is believed that anyone who challenges gender identity politics in any way is a transphobic bigot who hates transgender people. As a result, anyone called TERF can be subject to extreme antagonism for simply asking questions, pointing out glaring logical inconsistencies in gender identity politics, or for disagreeing. It's important for the public to see that the women slurred as TERFs are regular people who have been attacked for saying reasonable, logical things. 

This is why they gallery portion of the exhibit is so crucial to this project, even if it largely features women who have obscured their faces.  People need to know that slurring women as TERFs isn't just something that happens on social media, but instead has real impact on the lives of everyday people and could easily happen to anyone.

This project is intended to show that there are legitimate reasons to question this politic and its impact on women, gender-variant children, lesbians and gay men, and public policy. We have a right to examine the implications of gender identity politics without fear of no-platforming, harassment, threats, or violence. This website was created as an alternative to popular social media platforms in which people have had their accounts suspended or deleted for asking questions and participating in challenging conversations about identity politics.

Why is there no place to leave comments?

In the near future, a forum will be added so that people can participate in discussions, express their views, or ask controversial questions without fear. However, when this forum is created, it will be for MEMBERS ONLY.

Right now, it's entirely too easy for people to create numerous dummy accounts where they can infiltrate groups  and derail discussions by trolling, spamming, or harassment. Creating a members only forum will better enable moderators to remove individuals who do not engage in good faith and keep them out permanently. 

Is this a radical feminist website?

No, it is not.

While many of the people slurred as TERFs are women will some understanding of radical feminist political theory, most are not transgender exclusionary or radical feminists, at all. Most of the women slurred as TERFs committed the "crime" of knowing the difference between males and females. In essence, TERFs are simply disobedient women who won't agree with a politic that makes no sense.

While radical feminist analysis will often be used to explain and analyze gender identity politics, most of the people who visit this page won't be radical feminist or even gender critical. Most will be women who have been called TERFs for random infractions and are looking for answers. Others will be people who have noticed some conspicuously irrational elements within  gender identity politics and want a different perspective.

Is this website only for women?

No, it isn't.

While most of the people slurred as TERFs are women, there are men who have endured harassment and intimidation for knowing the difference between males and females and for speaking out against the obvious absurdity being espoused by the transgender community and its supporters.

There are also men who just don't believe that people can change their biological sex by changing their clothes, who are concerned about the impact that gender identity politics will have on the women and girls in their lives, and simply want to learn more information.

Why should anyone care about this?

Gender identity politics isn't just about how people identify and who gets to use which public restroom. It has major implications for public policy and cultural norms regarding free speech, women's Title IX protections, the ethics of giving minors puberty blockers or hormone replacement therapy, and the problems which arise when "gender" and "sex" are conflated.  

So, while the average person might not care about how a transgender person identifies him/herself or their choices in clothing, most people will care about policies which penalize private citizens for failing to use someone's preferred pronouns. They will care that their young daughters are vulnerable to predatory men in locker rooms where adult males can freely enter, so long as they claim to identify as women. Most people will care about the transgender community comparing their mothers, sisters, and daughters to Nazis for wanting organizations where men aren't invited or for openly threatening violence against women who simply don't believe a person can change sex by self-declaration or even surgery.

There are many good reasons to care about this and none of those reasons include hatred or fear of transgender people.

Are there resources that I can use to research this issue independently?

In the near future, there will be a compiled list of books, articles, and websites that people can look at if they are interested in learning more about this issue on their own.