The short answer is “yes”, so you can stop reading the post now.
Dr Joelle Ruby Ryan PhD is no ordinary transjacktivist, nope, this dude actually is a lecturer of Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. As such, he should be held more accountable regarding Herstory, respecting all political branches of feminism, and be a non-misogynist. Not really too much IMHO, but apparently it is.
The biog from the university:
Dr. Joelle Ruby Ryan graduated from UNH in 2005. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an activist for various progressive causes, including feminism, racial and economic justice, pacifism, size acceptance/weight diversity and transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay liberation. She is a the author of Gender Quake: Poems and the co-producer (with Peter Welch) of three autobiographical films, including Transilience, which is currently in production. In her teaching, research, organizing and activism, Joelle tries to promote inclusion, intersectional analyses and community-building for positive social change. She is currently a Lecturer in Women’s Studies and the Director of TransGender New Hampshire.
So what happens when a lecturer of Women’s Studies says crap like this:
Well, apparently nothing. But really, should someone who thinks the word “female” is “offensive & passé” be teaching Women’s Studies to a majority of actual born-females? It is pomo-bullshit, all this ‘nothing means nothing’, fed as a steady diet to young women who deserve to be taught the TRUTH about feminism and their reality in the world. But nooooo:
This is actually the tranz/pomo agenda, re-define ‘female’, ‘woman’, ‘sex class’ or erase them out of existence. Because if there is no such identifiable thing as ‘female’ or ‘woman’, you cannot unite together and challenge/overthrow the discrimination against females, can you? Pomo and ‘transfeminism’ (twanzphleminism) are actually anti-female, and anti-feminist, disguised as feminism. It is exactly what patriarchy/twanz want, so you cannot object to being treated as 2nd class citizens (it becomes an ‘individual failing’, and erases the systematic nature of female oppression). This is (in part) what ‘sex class’ means. But anti-feminists like Ryan don’t want you to notice that, and will tell you that you are wrong. Apparently this happens:
If any lecturer does do this sort of crap, he should be fired – it is completely unethical. It is also a form of public humiliation (aimed at the female-born obviously).
Thanks for the twanzsplaining on female biological reality dude. As we say in reproductive rights: “no uterus, no comment”. Females are the ones that deal with the consequences of reproductive reality, contraception, abortion and child-rearing.
Should some dude who does not even understand the basics of cultural conditioning of girls (into heterosexuality, looks obsession, ‘feminine’ traits as desirable) really be teaching Women’s Studies? He is also pushing the myth that just because females come from all classes, colours, backgrounds, that their is no shared experiences of female oppression – yet it is fine and dandy for ‘twanzwomen’ to claim a shared oppression of twanzwomanness, even though they come from all different backgrounds. Yay for contradiction!
Twanzjacktivists both appropriate and re-define girlhood experiences out of existence. It is rather ridiculous for middle-aged men to go around calling themselves “girls” – where would they get that? Porn, porn which defines all adult females as girls, as a way of removing their autonomy.
Ryan also teaches “intersectionality”. Whilst we understand that ‘multiple oppressions’ do contribute to a worsening of experiences suffered by the individuals themselves, it basically translates into an online game of Oppression Olympics. Twanzjacktivists have been saying for years how they are the mostest oppressedest of all ‘women’ (and the rest of you bitchez had better stfu about your petty oppressions because twanzwomen have it much much worse than you, and you should put your energies into resolving twanzwomen’s oppression before you address your own).
So a token hat tip to FAB-WOC there, but guess what, TWOC trump that in the Oppression Olympics, because anything that menz suffer must be taken seriously (like rape or racism) and if a female suffers and complains about it, she is deemed a whiny-beyatch and should be focusing her energies onto “moar serious issues” (that affect menz of course!). Radfems get called “bigots” because they prioritise the female-born over the male-born. It’s just a way in which males try to make us stfu about the problems females face. We ain’t gunna.
That all flies in the face of reality doesn’t it? The smallest most discriminated-against ‘class of woman’ (pomo says that doesn’t exist anyway), yet they have a massive five day conference in Philadelphia on Tranz health, financially backed by corporations and government healthcare. Have we ever seen a Women’s Health conference of that size ever? Nor do I recall ever seeing any general feminism indoor conference of that size. Yet Tranz do. Here he is bragging about about the size of the Philly conference (menz just can’t help bragging about size can they?)
See the contradiction there? Still claiming to be the ‘most oppressed’, but massive conference with massive financial backing. Women’s services do not get that degree of support from these sectors. It is the classic ‘bait and switch’, in order to get support and sympathy from libfems claiming the ‘mostest oppressedest’ status, but the reality is they actually do have a shitload of funding and support from everywhere – libfems get blinded to the reality, and take their eye off the under-funded women’s services sector.
A paraphrase/compilation from twanzjacktivists, but radfems are often accused of ‘oppressing’ twanz because of our criticism of transgenderism. One can only ‘oppress’ another if they are in power – last time I checked, the world was being run by menz, not radfems.
Next comes the erasure and re-writing of Herstory, the denial that death threats by twanzjacktivists towards radfems were just something we made up. In a word, bullshit.
Nice use of scare quotes there dude.
Ryan denies that these regular death threats take place (Ryan is closer to being a holocaust denier). Anyway, shit like “die in a fire” and “die cis scum” if fairly findable on google. What a fucking moron to deny something so easily provable, but twanzjacktivists do think libfems are fairly stupid and will fall for any bullshit, hence these outrageous lies. Sadly, libfems do seem to be falling for them.
Ryan has been “an activist” for 20 years, I assume twanz for quite some time too – but his bullshit and anti-radfeminism is indistingishable from the average MRA – and with all his bullshit, he still gets to teach Women’s Studies to a bunch of born-females. Talk about a trojan horse – get a misogynist to teach females that their oppression doesn’t exist, that the male-born are more oppressed, and concern for your biological/reproductive vulnerability and main reason for female oppression is just a made up fantasy by you, that Second Wave is passé, probably First wave is passé to him as well. This guy should not even be teaching classes on how to boil an egg, let alone Women’s Studies. The unfortunate women taking his course are getting their heads filled with useless male propaganda, and accumulating student debt for the privilege of being brainwashed by this shit. Further, a male-born twanzwomen is occupying a teaching position that could have been taken up by a FAB – see how twanzwomen are actually used as ersatz-females in equality monitoring?
Males of any stripe should not be teaching Women’s Studies – it is akin to having white people teaching black people about their own oppression – of course the oppressor class is going to take full advantage to impart as much bullshit propaganda as they can cram in.
Mind you, the above bullshit and contradictions by Ryan is just over the last few weeks in Twitter – I am sure if I could be assed, there would be far more to find.
Anyway, a few more random memes on Ryan, made by various anonymous persons. Poking some fun at someone who really is overdue for it. Remember: Poking fun ain’t the same as death threats. We couldn’t care less if you poked fun at us, but the constant stream of death threats really isn’t funny (as well as being a terribly male thing to do when something meets with your disapproval).
Joelle Ruby Ryan is a joke that should not be teaching Women’s Studies, in the same way of getting the KKK to teach a class on black civil rights just isn’t a good idea.
We have renamed him for the fake that he is – Joelle Zirconia Ryan.