Sex Segregation and Hypocrisy in the Transgender Community

The international Transgender Activist community, along with allied “Men’s Rights” Advocates has exploded with outrage at the announcement of a female-only feminism conference scheduled for this summer in the UK. Male transgender Cambridge City  Councillor Sarah Brown went so far as to suggest that ALL female-only political organizing meetings in the UK may be rendered ILLEGAL.
University of New Hampshire representative Joelle Ruby Ryan decried female-only gatherings as “hateful” to males, claiming that there is no shared human experience of being female. He goes so far as to claim that the very WORD “female” is offensive to males.

Female Gatherings = Male “Hatred”

No shared experience for females

The very word “female” is offensive to Ryan

Trans Activist (and Warren Beatty’s heterosexual daughter) Stephen Ira, who has previously posted males making gun shooting gestures at lesbians and feminists, expressed plans to harass a similar female-only conference scheduled for this summer in Portland.
Stephen Ira (Warren Beaty’s heterosexual daughter) plans to harass lesbians and feminists

Guardian writer male transgender Roz Kaveney published a concern-troll article: expressing “concern” that feminists who centralize females in their activism may be an anti-male “cult”.
In the last week dozens of articles have been written and hundreds if not thousands of comments published from members of the transgender community protesting the rights of females to meet and organize politically around female experiences and concerns.
But the truth is that many many transgender community events are segregated by sex. Let’s have a look at some of the scheduled events at next week’s Philadelphia Trans Health Conference :

Ryan, presenter at event with transwoman exclusionary feminism workshop

Why there’s even a feminism conference at the trans event that is open to FEMALES only! What makes the females at  female-only gatherings at a TRANS conference posess a “shared experience” but not OTHER female gatherings? Are Joelle Ruby Ryan and others going to protest and boycott this event as “hateful” and “illegal”? Nooo, Ryan is a workshop presenter at the sex-segregated event. Will Roz Kaveney concern-troll and protest the sex-segregated event? Will Stephen Ira suggest “fucking it up” with a “riot”?
FEMALE ONLY and MALE ONLY events at next week’s trans conference:
More than bodies healing: peer support during and after phalloplasty
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  guys who have begun or finished their phalloplasty
Workshop Topic: 
Surgery
Loving Ourselves: Healing Strategies for Trans Women
MALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  trans women/female
Workshop Topic: 
Identity-specific
Mental Health
Recovery/Substance Abuse
Social Change/Activism
the politics of passing while black: when little black girls grow up to be black men
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  transmen of color(though specifically geared toward african american trans men
Workshop Topic: 
Gender Presentation
Identity-specific
Institutions (prisons, shelters, treatment centers, hospitals, education)
Social Change/Activism
Telling Our Stories
Transguys Are Sex Workers Too!: A guided discussion for FTM/transmales in or considering sex work.
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Current and former FTM/transmasculine/transmale/male-centered sex workers, FTM/transmasculine/transmale/male-centered individuals considering sex work, individuals representing health/leagal/social services that interact with sex workers.
Workshop Topic: 
Sex Work
Trans Women and Queer Femme Identity
MALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Trans women and other CAMAB people
Workshop Topic: 
Gender Presentation
Identity-specific
Baby Boomers and Gen-X’ers: Exploring Aging Issues in Trans Male Communities.
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Trans men only
Workshop Topic: 
Aging
Sexuality
Telling Our Stories


What’s the T? Dating and Relationships for Trans Women of color
MALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Trans Women of Color
Workshop Topic: 
Identity-specific
Relationships
Sexuality
DIY: Creative Masturbation Tools for the Transmasculine Individual
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  individuals who self-identify along the transmasculine spectrum
Workshop Topic: 
Sexuality
Below the Belt: Lower surgeries for men of trans experience
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Trans masculine / Trans men (FTM)/ Men of trans experience only
Workshop Topic: 
Surgery
I Will Survive: A Discussion for Masculine Presenting Survivors of DV and Sexual Assault
FEMALES ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Masculine identified or presenting survivors
Workshop Topic: 
Identity-specific
Mental Health
Personal Safety
Telling Our Stories
Feminizing the face through makeup application versus FFS
MALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Transfemale/Transfeminine/MTF
Workshop Topic: 
Gender Presentation
Oh Look! It’s a FEMALE ONLY feminism workshop! Hmm sound familiar??
Patriarchy from a Transman`s perspective
FEMALE ONLY FEMINISM GROUP CLOSED TO “TRANSWOMEN”
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed

Who is the intended audience?: 

Transmale/Transmasculine/FTM

Non-binary/GQ/GNC

Intersex

If closed, who should be allowed?:  Trans and feminist specific
Workshop Topic: 
Identity-specific
Social Change/Activism
Telling Our Stories
Chest Surgery Show and Tell
FEMALE ONLY
FTM/Trans men, trans masculine folks (RESTRICTRED SESSION) [sic]
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
Workshop Topic: 
Gender Presentation
Surgery
Un-Tucked: Real talk about GRS
MALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  Transfeminine/ Trans women (MTF)/ women of trans experiences only
Workshop Topic: 
Surgery
POC Chest Binding and Surgery Show & Tell
FEMALE ONLY
Do you want this workshop to be a “closed” space?:  Closed
If closed, who should be allowed?:  those who self-identify as a person of color (POC) and along the transmasculine spectrum
Workshop Topic: 
Gender Presentation
Surgery
THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL SEX SEGREGATED OR OTHERWISE CLOSED EVENTS AT THIS CONFERENCE.