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France: ‘Transgender’ threats force halt to symposium defending Afghan and Iranian women

You cannot defend Afghan and Iranian women from Islamic misogyny unless you agree to pretend that men can become women and vice versa. Otherwise, you may be murdered by “transgender” activists. If they don’t get you, their Islamic jihadi friends will get you for standing for Afghan and Iranian women against the suffering they must endure because of Sharia. Then after you’re out of the way, the two groups will turn on each other.

Transgender threats force halt to symposium backing Afghan women

by Adam Sage, The Times, April 5, 2023:

A symposium in support of Afghan and Iranian women has been postponed after organisers received threats from transgender activists for inviting a feminist who says sex is determined by biology.

The Comité Laïcité République (republic secularism committee), an association that promotes French secularism, said critics had threatened to attack the event with “rotten eggs and baseball bats” over the presence of Marguerite Stern, 32, who is behind a nationwide campaign to denounce the murder of women by their husbands and partners.

The threats were a sign that France is starting to face the sort of debates over transgender issues that have long raged in the UK.

Gilbert Abergel, the association’s chairman, said images of…

Marguerite Stern: ‘The accusation of transphobia is now equivalent to the accusation of Islamophobia,’” translated from “Marguerite Stern : «L’accusation de transphobie équivaut désormais à l’accusation d’islamophobie

by Laurène Trillard, Le Figaro, April 4, 2023:

LE FIGARO. – The secular republic committee has just canceled your visit to Nantes on April 15, due to threats received from your detractors. You were to give a lecture there on feminism as part of a symposium on Afghan and Iranian women. Do you understand this decision?

Marguerite STERN. – The question is not so much whether I understand this decision, but rather what I understand of it.

I understand that today the accusation of transphobia is now equivalent to the accusation of Islamophobia: an arbitrary label, plastered on the forehead of certain people for the sole purpose of designating them as the bad objects of society and to silence them.

I understand that a sectarian chapel that utters threats of violence manages to make an association that claims to be secular fail.

I understand that those who denounce the obscurantists when they act in Iran and Afghanistan with much more cruelty than here, are unable to face a few disgruntled elected officials and a few violent militants in their own country.

I understand that today, recalling biological facts and wanting to protect women and children is considered the worst affront.

The question I had to answer during my intervention was “What is the state of feminism after #MeToo?”. This censorship decision is the most eloquent response. This is what I understand.

Monday, there was no question of cancellation… Why, in your opinion, this reversal of the situation so quickly?

I don’t know. I can only guess: fear of losing grants? panic in the face of an unprecedented situation?

You denounced the “cowardice” of the organizers. Is this the first time that you are faced with such a reaction from such a structure?

Yes.

Since you have led a fight against transgender ideology, you explain that you have received threats and been constantly the victim of harassment. Are you afraid?

Sometimes I say I’m scared because it’s a logical reaction to what I’m going through. But this fear, I don’t know if I still really feel it. I live a kind of dissociation. I got used to living under daily threats….

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