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Warning: Transphobes Kara Dansky and Lierre Kieth plan to stage protest in Oakland

Monday, December 05, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Fuck TERFs
Location Details:
René C. Davidson Courthouse
1225 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Of all the pressing issues going on in Oakland, California, and the world, this is what "radical feminist" transphobes Kara Dansky and Lierre Kieth — and their organizations WoLF and the Women’s Declaration International — choose to focus on, enforcing gender bigotry in prisons. In doing so, they clearly align themselves with the most hateful demagoguery currently animating far-right politics. Kara Dansky regularly promotes such filth on Tucker Carlson's show. Ridiculous and disturbing.

Don't be fooled. "Women's Rights" protests like this are the same bullshit as "Straight Pride" rallies. And they are just one short hop away from White Nationalism. It all overlaps and should be resisted at every turn.


No Men In Women's Prisons
Women’s Declaration International USA hosts women’s rights rally at courthouse during next phase of Dana Rivers Trial

The U.S. chapter of Women’s Declaration International (WDI USA) will host a women’s rights rally at the René C. Davidson courthouse in Oakland on Monday, December 5, 2022, the day convicted triple-murderer Dana Rivers returns to court for the sanity phase of the proceedings. The rally will take place at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Nationally-prominent radical feminists Kara Dansky and Lierre Kieth will speak out as women unfurl banners reading “Dana Rivers is a Man” and “No Men in Women’s Prisons.”
Added to the calendar on Fri, Dec 2, 2022 4:16PM

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How the far-right is turning feminists into fascists

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle • April 1, 2022


TERFs were always “terrible people,” Schevers told me, but the groups she first encountered did have some familiarity with feminist thought—and most thought of themselves as progressive or leftist. Then came DGR, with a whole different set of prior assumptions. 

DGR members were what Schevers calls “eco-fascists”; they argued for violent action that would cause a mass die-off of humanity in order to save the environment. They initially recruited from anarchist and environmental groups. According to a timeline put together by researcher Lee Leveille, DGR fractured in 2012 due to a series of controversies involving the transphobia of its founders, Lierre Keith and Derrick Jensen. In 2013, Earth First! joined with DGR co-founder Aric McBay in denouncing them. 

“It’s a grim irony that, by insisting on a ‘feminism’ without any trans women in it, TERFs have wound up constructing the tool by which fascists aim to destroy feminism altogether.”

It was also in 2013 that Keith founded the “radical feminist” organization Women’s Liberation Front, or WoLF.

“Lierre Keith began to turn her attention more towards old-school TERFs,” Schevers says. “[She] had people at the last MichFest trying to recruit people. WoLF had their own little camp set up. So they started recruiting among transphobic feminists and lesbians, and then once Trump got elected, and the Christian Right and all these other groups got more powerful and more bold, that’s when they started making the [right-wing] alliances.” 

After Donald Trump’s election, WoLF pivoted hard to the right. Co-founder Kara Dansky appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to rail against the trans agenda, and in 2017, the organization filed a joint amicus brief with the conservative Family Policy Alliance to “[oppose] the effort to open girls’ locker rooms and showers to boys who say they identify as girls—and vice versa.” These new alliances effectively brought the TERFs into the American right wing. It also brought them into power. 

“When you look at who’s calling themselves a ‘GC feminist’ [gender critical feminist] these days, their version of ‘radical feminism’ is WoLF’s,” Schevers says.
Lierre Keith speaks in San Francisco on Oct. 22, 2022

Lierre Keith, founder of a group called Women’s Liberation Front, told the protesters that the organization is suing the state in federal court on behalf of women in prison.

Keith, a self-described “radical feminist,” was the first of several liberal women to speak at the event.

(this is from an Epoch Times article, so not linking, nor repeating the bullshit quote they printed from Keith)
by go home TERFs
That's what the TERFs thought would be a good opportunity to demand bigotry in prisons, or state mental hospitals.


Now, the case has moved on to the sanity phase — set to start Dec. 5 — where the same jury will rule whether Rivers was legally insane at the time of the murders. If so, state law dictates she’s sent to a mental hospital until she’s cured and/or for as long as she’d serve in prison for a triple murder conviction.
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