As I’ve written before, a natural conflict exists between the transgendered movement and the women’s movement. Men identifying as women have run (pardon the pun) women out of competition in many athletic activities, including track and wrestling.  

One lesbian group (known as Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists, or TERFs) has long been critical of the transgendered movement, since they believe (rightly) that teenage lesbians are somehow being pressured to transition into “transgendered men” rather than simply being affirmed as gender nonconforming women. 

The truth is that women are being erased, because the transgender community is pressuring people into accepting their fantasies about sex, gender, and identity to everyone’s detriment.  We should not let the culture pressure homosexuals into radical surgeries and gender reassignment – which is a “heteronormative” surgery. 

This is what happens in some middle Eastern countries.  Since homosexuality is punishable by death, they force their homosexuals to “change” genders. 

The latest conflict between the competing philosophies of the TERFs and the transgendered happened between the students and faculty at the University of California, Santa Barbara. One lesbian Feminist Studies Teacher’s Assistant — Laura Tanner — tweeted that men can’t be women and women can’t be men:

“Woman = adult human female. Surgeries/hormones ≠ change sex or gender. No [man] can ever be a [woman].”  She used the sex symbols for “man” and “woman.”

As soon as she tweeted this very basic, biologically correct fact, students accused her of “transphobia.” Campus Reform has more details:

“UCSB STUDENTS, there is a feminist instructor on our campus named Laura Tanner who has repeatedly demonstrated hatred and transphobia both in her classes and aggressively on her social media,” a Twitter user named Casey, who appears to be a UCSB student, tweeted later that same day. “I am working with a professor from the feminist department to gather students about the disgusting lies she is spreading.”


“If y’all see Laura Tanner on campus make sure it’s ON SIGHT!” tweeted another user. “Throw a slushie or some sh*t at that stank white pussy ass b*tch.”

A letter purportedly from UCSB alumni, UC grad students, and allies calls for the UCSB administration to take action.

“Material that denies the existence and lived experiences of trans people, especially trans women, is not only factually inaccurate but harmful to trans students,” it reads. “These issues are not merely an academic debate; when the academy legitimates transphobia, it lends credence to an ideological position that systematically disenfranchises and kills trans people.”

Got that, everyone?    If you believe in biology, you are now trying to “kill trans people.”  This horrific hyperbole is happens when a liberal gets up enough nerve to speak the truth. It does nothing for the trans community, the lesbian community, or the culture in general.  

It should stop.  Now.  And all people of good will and common sense should unite against it.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.