French feminists launch platform against transgender “ideology”


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Stern (l.) and Moutot. Photo Femelliste

Two French feminists launched the platform ‘Femelliste’ to bring “the voices of women who dare not oppose transgenderism into the public debate”. According to them, transgender ideology is dangerous for youth because it denies the biological reality.

Dora Moutot and Marguerite Stern see a gathering storm in front of them: transgender ideology. “It is a political project from activists, who are not necessarily all transsexuals, and which is trying to penetrate all spheres of society”, they say in the French daily Le Figaro. “In the Anglo-Saxon world, this phenomenon is much more advanced than in France, but our country is following the same direction.”

According to the two activists, this ideology is especially dangerous for young people. Stern: “It denies biological realities, and it is dangerous to tell a whole section of young people that biological sex does not exist, that all that matters to define oneself is gender.”

The dangers the two activists see are unfolding in countries near France. “In Spain or Switzerland, the aim is to allow anyone to change sex administratively by a simple request to the town hall, without any medical or psychological consideration. In France, we are not necessarily far from this.”


The result of these possibilities is telling, according to Stern. “According to the SEGM (Society for evidence-based gender medicine), in various countries, the number of gender dysphoria has increased by between 1000 and 4000 per cent over 15 years. How can such an explosive growth be explained?”

Stern refers to the book “Irreversible Damage”, written by the American journalist Abigail Shrier. In it, Shrier describes a certain form of social contagion. “We observe that women, especially teenage girls, are more sensitive to this contagion phenomenon, whereas before, more men wanted to make a transition. Today, at school or at college, when we introduce ourselves to a group of friends, we sometimes have to give the ‘pronouns’ with which we define ourselves. It has become a fashion.”


In the Le Figaro article, the two feminists are also critical of the media. Dora Moutot: “Unfortunately, today, part of the so-called left-wing press is content to talk about us by describing us as right-wing activists, “fachos”. We have no platform in these media; we are not given the opportunity to express ourselves.”

Yet, in the past, Stern, in particular, became very popular. However, “the media literally flipped once we started talking about trans-identifying people”, Moutot states.

“I consider myself to be more of a feminist than I used to be”, Stern says. “Being a feminist also means thinking against the grain. The aim of our approach is precisely to put women back at the centre of feminism. We wish to be a presence so that when people start to question this ideology, we can give them answers.”



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