The one time I forget to do a PDF dump…
Yesterday afternoon Pam’s House Blah’s front page featured the following:
Cathy Brennan & Elizabeth Hungerford take their anti-trans hysteria to the UN
Brennan & Hungerford are alleging that laws protecting all our rights — but in particular trans women’s rights — to use public bathrooms and locker rooms puts non-trans women at greater risk of predation by men. It’s “bathroom bill” rhetoric dressed up to look like feminism.
The problem for Brennan & Hungerford is that their allegations about the consequences of including gender identity in anti-discrimination laws are not only dehumanizing to trans people, they’re based on intellectual dishonesty and the same fear mongering used by the radical religious-right.
Like Brennan & Hungerford, I am a lesbian born with a female brain and a female body. (For a trans woman’s take on the letter, read Mercedes Allen’s post here.) Unlike Brennan & Hungerford, I demand solid reasoning from anyone who would seek to deprive a fellow human being of basic civil and human rights. So when I see members of my demographic jumping on the international stage, engaging in intellectual dishonesty while seeking to deprive others of their rights, I am compelled to call them out lest my silence be interpreted as tacit support. It is not
Now, graphically it didn’t look quite like that – and there was more to it (including, when last I saw it, a couple of comments from Joann Prinzivalli.) The above is copied over from susans.org
Yet, go to that URL now…
There is currently a diary at The Blah about the Brennan-Hungerford exterminationism manifesto, but it is not Laurelurleen Ramseyerogovitch’s and it is not on the front page.
As for the sockpuppet’s diary…
Did someone notice a little inconsistency between:
I demand solid reasoning from anyone who would seek to deprive a fellow human being of basic civil and human rights.
…and how, back in January, at the drop of a hat she – then wearing her “Lurleen” sock, er…, hat – deprived a trans woman of her existence at The Blah? And how, later, she got some chipmunk-faced nerd at Dan Savage’s rag to act as her scrivener to concoct a fake bit-o-‘journalism’ to cover up the reality of what she had done and why?
Well, apparently erasing is as erasing does at The Blah.
[UPDATE: 8/7/2011, 1:00 AM CDT]
When one checks The Blah’s “Lurleen” link, one now finds:
*** NOTE TO READERS: Due to a glitch in an upgrade on the part of Soapblox (the current host platform), posts and comments from about 8AM 8/5 till this AM were scrubbed. I don’t yet have an ETA on when the missing content will be restored. ***
That is possible, of course – and it appears to have affected comment strings on the non-“Lurleen” diary about this most recent blast of cold shafts of broken glass to radiate outward from Brennan.
Cue one of the Church Lady’s catchphrases….
Other things are possible as well.