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Dublin 'Let Women Speak' Event Is Inundated With Trans Radical Activists In Yet Another Attempt To Stifle Women's Voices
A gathering aimed at empowering women and highlighting women’s rights issues held in Dublin on Saturday was besieged by trans radical activists (TRAs).
Protestors gathered outside Dáil Éireann Saturday before approaching Kellie-Jay Keen’s Let Women Speak event in Dublin, Ireland. The sea of baby pink, baby blue, and white striped flags could not be ignored as the trans activists marched toward Merrion Square yelling, “Posie Parker, you can’t hide! You got fascists on your side,” as journalist Andy Ngô reported. You can also see one person holding a sign that reads, “Suck my trans balls,” in addition to Soviet flags and Joseph Stalin portraits sprinkled among the LGBTQ+ flags in the clip posted by Ngô.
People Before Profit also attended the event with their signs being held by dozens of marchers. Again, you hear the same chant which oftentimes sounds more like, “Posie Parker you can die! You’ve got Nazis on your side!” rather than the above. Regardless, the intended message is fairly clear. They were not pleased with the Let Women Speak event being held in Dublin.
In addition to women from all walks of life speaking at the rally, women’s rights firebrand Kellie-Jay Keen, who goes by @ThePosieParker on 𝕏, was the main speaker, and to whom the angry protestors were addressing by name.
Kellie-Jay Keen is known for her outspoken stance on women’s sex-based rights and has toured the globe in defense of motherhood, womanhood, and the importance of maintaining women’s-only spaces. Her website Standing For Women reads:
“Our sex is female. The sex that bears children. The sex that requires maternity rights, privacy rights, equality with the male sex in the work place specific health care issues, reproductive rights, and so on. If our rights become dependent upon ‘gender’ then they are no longer women's rights, they are ‘feminine’ rights.”
Irish journalist and author of TRANS: When Ideology Meets Reality, Helen Joyce was introduced by Keen at the event as guest speaker who began by thanking Keen for being invited to address the event goers first so she could “bugger off” to enjoy other aspects of the event. She also thanked the gardaí, or Irish guards, who protected those attending the Let Women Speak event. Joyce said the guards were able to “stop them from drowning us out, to let women speak and let women be heard. Thank you for doing this properly I’ll be telling England before I go back that this is how it’s done.”
Joyce then went on to discuss a hate speech bill (Bill 105 of 2022) she referred to as “simply Orwellian”. She said if the bill is to pass, she will return to say the following:
Pointing to the provocateurs just off to the side, Joyce said, “They say they’re for human rights but look at them. They’re anti-speech, they’re anti-freedom of expression, they’re anti-freedom of belief. They don’t understand that women’s rights depend on women being able to set boundaries that exclude men, all men. All men, however they identify. If a woman cannot stand in a public place and say I exclude all men, however they identify, from female-only spaces then women have no rights.”
Joyce added that not only is this about women’s human rights but also the human rights of children.
“This cult is lying to children. It is misleading them. It is destroying their mental health. It is putting nice, sweet, little gay boys and girls on the path to transition and sterility.”
When writing her book Joyce explained she heard very clearly in her head, “They’re sterilizing gay kids.”
“It’s a human rights abuse. It’s as bad as lobotomy. We are going to look behind us and say how the hell did we let this happen?”
Irish comedy writer and co-creator of British sitcoms Black Books, The IT Crowd, and Father Ted, Graham Linehan, also briefly spoke to attendees. He first addressed the mob of protestors being held back by metal barriers saying, “That is fascism over there. Not only that, but that is anti-feminist, anti-female fascism, and it is being supported by the Irish government.”
“And most shocking of all, we all have in this country now self-ID and no one had a fucking clue this was coming in. We need to reverse self-ID. We need a proper debate about what it means for Irish women. It was a huge fundamental change and it was never discussed. It’s not these privileged, student assholes over here who suffer from it, it’s the women of Limerick Prison, it’s women in shelters, it’s women in rape crisis centers. So I would say, as I said to this earlier on Twitter, go home and apologize to your mothers.,” Linehan said before thanking the police for their service during the event.
Pink News, known for its LGBTQ-related content said Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin protestors referred to their presence at the event as a “broad anti-TERF protest.” TERF is an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” with credit for coining the term as such going to Australian freelance writer Viv Smythe.
The label of “TERF” is one that Keen and many other women’s rights advocates have embraced, with Keen hosting a “TERF Talk Tuesday” call-in show each Tuesday and offering stickers and pins featuring the acronym on her site.
Keen described at the Let Women Speak-Dublin event how trans activists who come to protest end up doing much of the work for them by acting like “crazy people”.
“They basically say that they don’t want us to speak and then what happens with normal people walking by is they say, well, what do those terrible women want to say? I’ve heard of TERFs. What does TERF mean? And then they read and they go, oh, well, I think I’m a TERF too. And then the whole of Dublin will be like TERF Central.”
San Francisco also held a women’s conference on Saturday, where one mustached man, referred to by Ngô as part of “#Trantifa,” (Trans + Antifa) can be seen holding a sign that reads “millions of dead terfs.”
While the Let Women Speak-Dublin provocateurs were loud and spewing vile rhetoric, there were no reports of violence. San Francisco’s event, however, did become violent according to The Same Drugs podcast host Meghan Murphy who experienced it firsthand, along with former trans rights activist K.Yang aka The Deprogrammer.
Murphy described being terrorized by sadistic trans radical activists in a post on 𝕏 Saturday evening:
“San Francisco trans activists. At this point about eight of them scaled the fence and rushed @StopXXErasure and I, tried to attack us. We ran. We had a couple of guys with us who they also attacked (unsuccessfully). It was terrifying. They also hit the hotel GM.”
The crowds at both events have quite a bit in common, which is obvious to any onlooker. Among other things, they want to ensure the term “woman” includes trans-identifying men, and that women’s-only spaces also are made available to biological men, with or without having received a penectomy. Both factions call any detractors of their messaging a TERF, Nazi, transphobe, white supremacist, fascist, and more often than not, a combination of the aforementioned.
Much of the crowd in Dublin was mobilized by Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin who posted information and guidance on 𝕏 for those looking to protest Saturday’s event.
“This is organised to protest far-right extremism that is particularly routed in transphobia,” the posts read. “At other rallies held by Parker, there have been white supremacists, Nazis, anti-abortion advocacy and more.”
The post also included the suggestion to bring “friends and lots of noise” and “instruments, sirens, speakers, whistles and loud voices,” as their goal was to “drown out” speakers at the event. Likewise, the group calls for attendees to come carrying “earphones/earplugs/ear protection,” to take “sensory breaks,” & to wear masks due to allegations of “high levels of Covid in the community at the moment.”
The Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin account posted many images over the weekend of agitators as well as a flyer reading, “Níl ionat ach maistín,” an Irish phrase meaning “There's no strength without unity,” and tagging Kellie-Jay Keen on 𝕏 to ensure it would pop up in her mentions on the app. The flyer was also posted on their 7,000-follower Instagram account, transpridedublin.
In fact, Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin began advertising for their protest as far back as August after Kellie-Jay Keen announced the event would be held in Dublin, but prior to the location being revealed.
“Notorious transphobe and fascist sympathiser, Kellie-Jay Keen aka Posie Parker, has announced she’s planning on coming to Dublin on 16th September for her Let Women Speak tour. The location has yet to be announced but we'll update once we do.”
Flyers were also posted and shared on 𝕏 in August asking for agitators to pick up leaflets and spread the word about the upcoming Saturday, September 16th Let Women Speak-Dublin event.
“Join the Trans & Intersex Pride counter protest next week! - Keep Posie Parker and her transphobic, Nazi friends out of out of Dublin!” (Kept their “out of out of” typo in, since it seems they’re not big on proofreading.)
“When you hold an event attended & supported by fascists without condemning them - you are holding a fascist event. The same people out there supporting that rally are the same people supporting protests against refugees, targeting libraries & who marched against us during Repeal,” read one post on Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin’s account on 𝕏, along with the following image:
The trans activists truly despise Keen and her women’s rights message, and often refer to her as being aligned with the “far-right”. Editorial cartoonist for The New Zealand Herald, Rob Emmerson, even went as far as to draw an image in March showing Keen’s face on that of a Trojan horse, surrounded by men doing the Nazi/Hitler salute. Many of these cartoon men have on red MAGA hats, with one man’s shirt reading “CPAC” and another shirt reading “Destroy Paedo Freaks”. This image was shared Wednesday on 𝕏 by Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin days before the Let Women Speak event.
Keen spoke with the UK’s The Sunday Times telling them of the provocateurs’ vile comments being spewed at those attending Saturday’s event:
“They have a right to protest but they don’t have a right to prevent us from being heard and talking, which is what they want. This is about women voicing concerns about a cult or an ideology that is being forced upon us. It’s about whether we can accurately describe what a woman is. It’s whether or not we can expect our daughters to go into a changing room and not see a penis. It’s about whether or not we want our daughters to play Gaelic football and not get aggressively tackled by a man.”
Watch speakers from Let Women Speak Europe - Dublin in full here: