Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages
An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.
The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.
Why would they do that?
Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange
(Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:40PM (11 children)
Who is WISE Up Wales?
Well anyway, for the peanut gallery, here is gender essentialism [wikipedia.org]. We are interested in the transfeminism section:
IOW, the problem with gender essentialism in relation to feminism and the alt-right is the taxonomic approach to gender transition, whereby we see a fundamentally male person become a fundamentally female person. (Of course, we never see this process in reverse, because trans men are even more invisible than bisexual people. This is explained by bathroom hysteria.)
The science says this is not correct, but that depends on how we define man and woman. A limited part of gender essentialism may be correct. Brain sex is determined during the second month of pregnancy and thereafter immutable. If we instead approach gender transition as a medical procedure to correct a reproductive system of mismatched gender (perhaps only because we do not know how to change the brain's sex) and see the patient as a member of the sex of their brain instead of reproductive system, a lot of this stuff gets so much easier.
Introducing brain sex throws all this crap out like so many epicycles to explain planetary motion and gives us an ellipse instead.
The user Wikileaks talks about other brain imaging studies that show that gender may not be a specturm. However that study did not disprove the earlier study, afaik, that showed that brain imaging can be used as a crude diagnostic of brain sex in both cisgender and transgender people.
(In fact, once we understand that brain sex exists and we throw the epicycles out, we will see that there is no longer any need for these cis and trans labels. I believe it can be demonstrated that the cis and trans labels are epicycles. However, that involves bringing out the entire zoo of gender non-conforming people, from intersex people, to androgen insensitive women, to women with functional reproductive systems raised by wolves [and thus not meeting one interpretation put forward by a semi-transfeminist here of the cisgender experience], etc, etc.)
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @06:56PM (10 children)
We separate the sexes based on biological sex and not gender. Responsible parents do not allow their young daughters to be placed in potential danger and adult females think likewise. [bbc.co.uk] See the problem:
They can use single-sex facilities, the sex they were born with or the male bathroom. Y chromosome, male bathroom, end of discussion!
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:31PM (9 children)
That's retarded. Bathrooms are not heavily guarded places, so any potential rapists could just enter them if they wanted. Allowing transgender people into bathrooms designed for the sex they were not born as would not increase the chances of people being raped at all. If you think it would, then you're just an irrational moron.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @07:53PM (3 children)
i don't think people are worried about actual trannies raping kids. they're more worried about their kids being exposed to the tranny itself and/or it's wang. parents don't want their small kids exposed to certain things until they are older. period. also, tranny imposters who are child sex offenders are a conceivable threat.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @11:18PM (2 children)
Well, too bad. I don't think society should accommodate snowflakes at all, whether they are of the left-wing or right-wing variety. I don't care if someone's crotch fruit witnesses something that they are offended by.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @11:59PM (1 child)
We don't, that's why you're being put in your place here.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02 2018, @01:02AM
You are a snowflake, though. Just a different type of snowflake from SJWs.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @08:13PM (4 children)
Wrong! [metro.co.uk] It's not bathrooms but "facilities", including female changing rooms at the municipal pool. Insult people all you like, the majority will not support men in female facilities.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @11:21PM (3 children)
Wrong about what? Why would that even matter that it's not just about bathrooms, since that doesn't change the point? Maybe changing rooms should be better designed in the first place, so that they actually provide privacy.
I don't care that snowflakes might be offended that someone they don't approve of might enter their safe spaces. Period. Ultimately, the idea that this will somehow increase rape rates is just ridiculous, regardless of what you think the bathroom rules should be.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @11:47PM (2 children)
You clearly are offended.
Not safe spaces, private spaces.
Exactly because females are not sharing private female facilities with biological males. Great we got there in the end.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02 2018, @01:07AM (1 child)
You'd be wrong. I just think you're incorrect, hypocritical, and logically inconsistent.
You wouldn't accept this weak argument if an SJW said it, but don't let that stop you.
There's nothing stopping a biological male who wants to rape from entering a female bathroom/changing room, regardless of what rules are in place. Bathrooms/changing rooms are not heavily guarded areas and it would be trivial for anyone to enter them. We already know that rapists are more than willing to break the law, so you're just a moron for saying this.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 02 2018, @08:37PM
The right to privacy is recognised in the UN Declaration of Human Rights but don't let your false equivalence stop you.
You're seriously claiming that opportunistic acts of violence are not prevented by removing the opportunity? Your reasoning is both fallacious and dangerous.