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Trans activists blockade British pub, harass feminists in Bristol, UKTerven Priestess/Twitter

(LifeSiteNews) – College Green is part of Bristol’s university district, and usually it is a sleepy part of town, with students catching up on their reading or gathering to do homework. But on June 19, a mob of activists wearing black masks (perhaps for their safety, but certainly not for anyone else’s) and balaclavas gathered to target a lecture held by a 60 women’s rights activists with Standing for Women in honor of Father’s Day. They screamed, jostled, and threatened. Police had to be called in to hold them back.  

The activists, called together by the Bristol Anarchist Federation, were trans activists, and the reason for their rage was that the targeted women refused to recognize biological men as women.  

The chants started off with the usual “trans rights are human rights!” muffled by masks; but very quickly, the trans activist were pushing police, pushing women, and hoisting signs of a much uglier nature. One sign stated that “TERFS” — trans exclusionary radical feminists, the label given to women who disagree with gender ideology — should “suck my d****.” Another burly fellow wrote a message on the ground: “After Colston TERFs are next.” The statue of the slave trader Edward Colston was famously thrown into the river in 2020. Women who disagree with trans activists are apparently no better than slave traders and should also end up at the bottom of the river. 

As one activist noted on Twitter, the trans activists were essentially “outright stating that they want to topple women to the ground, tie them up by with rope and drag them through the streets of Bristol and dump their bodies in the river. 

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The aggressive activists brought a megaphone, with one man — his face covered with a mask, naturally — shouting that the women being attacked were “oppressors” who were “taking rights from people.” The trans anarchists yelled that the women should “get out of the city”; they were booed; called “transphobes”; they sang loudly; one particularly paunchy bloke with a kerchief over his face held a tolerant sign reading: “Posie Parker Racist Trash.” The intimidation tactics were effective enough that police began to guard the doors and a line had to be formed in order to keep the trans activists back.  

Feminist leaders and their supporters were livid. The Wales Women’s Rights Network tweeted: “Absolutely appalling intimidation of women in Bristol this afternoon, with [us] requiring a police escort as [trans activists] shout abuse and harass peaceful demonstrators. We will not be silenced.” Women, they stated are being “erased” — women meaning “adult human female.” After their lecture they went to a Bristol pub, where again they required police protection.   

As the Daily Mail noted, this is not the first time that trans activists have targeted women for violence. Forty-four-year-old Aleks Kovacevic was “manhandled” by an angry mob next to a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester where she was pushed to the ground by biological men who identified as women after she waved the purple, green, and white suffragette flag (which, after more than a century, seems to be controversial again.) J.K. Rowling responded to the assault on Twitter: “I never expected the right side of history to include so many people in masks intimidating and assaulting women, did you? But she never dropped her flag. Emmeline would be proud.”  

The trans activists and anarchists, in response, promised to continue their campaign against the women. Veteran feminist leader Julie Bindel summed up her thoughts on Twitter: “In more than 40 years of active feminism against male violence I have NEVER witnessed this level of unbridled misogyny in response. I don’t know whether to put my head in my hands and weep, or get even angrier than I already am.” 

A short while later, she added another tweet: “I think, on reflection, I will opt for the anger.” 

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.