In which we interview feminists and their allies who have been removed from social networking sites for ideological reasons. Seven has the honour of being our first trans interviewee.
Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I'm Seven Hex. I'm not entirely sure I do anything: I'm transsexual, I have a Web blog where I write about this whole "World Gender War I" thing from a transsexual perspective; I've done a little bit of work with Women and Girls in Scotland, and spoke at event for Defend Women's Rights in Newcastle, and also had a wee spot on Scotland Tonight recently.
Is Twitter important to you? Why?
Twitter is, well was, important to me. I initially joined up to get involved with the push for Scottish Independence, which sort of trailed off for a while, but has now seen a resurgence, and happened upon the gender debate. I was blindsided by the whole thing, as I imagine many transsexuals were, and to all of a sudden discover that by your very nature you're somewhat at the fulcrum of it all, was both frightening and shocking. Twitter was, is, where the fight's happening, and it became even more important to me: I was able to firstly denounce as abhorrent, the behaviours and actions of the Trans-Lobby who proclaim to speak and act on my behalf, and secondly, provide a rational and reasonable voice to as best as possible counter the trans-lunacy.
What was the tweet that got you banned from Twitter?
I have no idea, and actually not sure it was a tweet, or tweets. So, I've put in eight appeals and none of the responses seemed to clearly spell out what my infringement was. Anyway, on the last one, I noticed a bit in their response that said "specifically the twitter rules against using hateful or sensitive content in your profile". Now, my profile read something like "Thoroughly pissed off with the state of humanity….also a male transsexual.." which by my reckoning, means calling myself a transsexual, would be the reason I got banned....and that is fucking mental!
Was there a lead up to you getting banned. Can you describe it?
No, I woke up in the morning and had a dm from Fionne asking if I was banned, I said I didn't think so, only to go check and discover I was. I'd never had to so much delete a tweet before.....did not see it coming...
People are often confused by the gender debate. Can you explain it and explain your part in it?
Wow, now there a question. Okay, so, on the one hand, there are those pushing the idea that gender - the expression(s) of masculinity and femininity through adornments, social roles (but not really: one wonders how much free domestic labour Philip Bunce puts in on his "Pippa" days...), behaviours and interests, are somehow so innate, that they actually determine an individual's sex; not things like your actual reproductive function and genetic makeup. As a consequence, men are declaring that they are actually women - even going as far as to declare themselves more woman than women - and insisting women accept this arrangement; including: accepting men in ALL women's spaces without exception, and regardless of whether steps have actually been taken to transition; accepting men taking scholarships designed to increase women's participation; accepting men smashing records in women's sports that no woman will likely ever beat - and accepting the risk of men in their contact sports; and accepting men taking advantage of all women shortlists, again designed to increase women's participation. On the other hand, you have those who believe this is insane, and dangerously so: it doesn't take a genius to recognise the inherent risks to women and girls - we already have plenty of evidence predatory males exploit this situation. So, my part in all this is to push back against the trans/gender ideology furling all this, from a transsexual perspective: the trans-lobby does not represent me or my interests - in fact, the biggest threat to transsexuals like me right now, is the trans-lobby.
How do you plan to go on fighting?
At the moment I've taken a wee bit of time out to write a book, but I do have my Web blog (sevenhex.com) which I will be adding to over the coming months, I've also recently signed up to Spinster - so looking forward to getting more into that in the fullness of time, I will continue to work Women and Girls in Scotland where they feel my input could be valuable, and anyone else who feels I could have something to add. Once the Scottish Parliament reconvenes, and we have more information on the new consultation is available, I'll be able to get handle on what direction I should take to properly address the matter as best I can.
If you had Jack Dorsey's meditation bell, what would you you like him to meditate on while ringing it loudly beside his ear?
.....he meditates? Isn't meditation supposed to heighten your understanding of reality? And provide a deeper connection to the world around you and those in it? He should meditate on the knowledge he has allowed women's voices to be silenced; he has allowed his platform to be hijacked by not only some of the most insidious misogynists, but paedophiles are now running amok on there too, under the "progressive" guise of MAPs and NOMAPs. He has facilitated an agenda to push women down and rob them of their rights, and he should be ashamed of himself.