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Trans women ‘big white blokes with cocks cut off’ says UK columnist

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:41 Written by // Cec Busby

Former Guardian columnist and radical feminist Julie Burchill has taken to the comments section on a Vice Magazine article written by UK trans activist Paris Lees, to attack the male to female trans community labelling them as big white blokes who had cut their cocks off.

Lees column in Vice was discussing if by admitting to liking catcalling and the attention of men on the street whether that made her a bad feminist.

Burchill’s response: 

“Paris, you like it because you ARE still a YOUNG GAY BOY. And that’s what YOUNG GAY BOYS LIKE! Bless!
“Paris, if you were a BORN WOMAN, bothered since the age of 12 by GROWN MEN, you wouldn’t find it fun. You’d find it boring, wearisome, wearing. When you’re a plain old trans, ten years from now, you’ll get a big old identity crisis on, if you rely on random lechery for self-esteem.
“I bet B*tch [Paris Lees] will come up with a ‘sexy reason’ for foot-binding next. [Female Genital Mutilation], even. Didn’t I hear that a ‘transwoman’ thought we Radical Feminists were fussing about too much about FGM? What price the genital mutilation of a 7 year old brown-skinned girl child when THE MOST IMPORANT THING IN THE WORLD is big white blokes having their cocks cut off on the NHS?
She went on: “No human who did not grow up as a girl can call themselves a woman. Any more than a white human can become a black human. Delude yourselves all you like, but in the way you lot harass born women, your bully boy side always shines through. And no amount of lipstick and plastic tits can cover that up.”

Burchill’s outrageous comments have offended the trans community who have rushed to label the self described radical feminist as transphobic.

According to reports on Pink News shortly after making the comments Burchill deleted them and then replaced them with the apology below (which she also subsequently deleted).

“I still think the piece is daft, but be young, be foolish, be happy and that. And the gender-mocking was out of order. I’m too old and ugly to act like such a brat! Best wishes and won’t happen again – JB.”

It’s not the first occasion Burchill has come under fire for making derogatory comments towards the transgender community. Last year she raised a ruckus in a piece she wrote for the New Statesman defending her pal Suzanne Moore who had come under fire from the trans community. In the article Burchill referred to transgender women as shemales and shims.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Comments (5)

  • cec

    13 March 2014 at 09:30 |
    That is actually Jill Burchill
  • Lana

    13 March 2014 at 08:29 |
    Transwomen, as a rule, have NOT been successfully "socialized as male," since their trans-ness made them feel different all of their lives and traditional male socialization techniques don't work with them because THEY'RE NOT MEN. They're not lesbian. They identify as women.

    How many transwomen have, as young boys, been queer/gay bashed by their peers? Rejected by their parents for being perceived as gay, "sissy" etc.?

    How may transwomen have ever experienced male privilege, despite having male genitalia? I venture to say, not damn many.
  • Kelly

    13 March 2014 at 05:49 |
    She is just jealous she doesn't have a cock. Get over it chica you only know 1/8 of what you are talking about, and that is giving you credit.
  • Xtit

    12 March 2014 at 17:58 |
    There is a long history for being a woman. And it's a battle to become a woman for a man.

    I understand Julie's comment and it's not farfetched if you look to the everyday sexual dangerzone we as women are living in.

    But it's a blessing that transsexuals can have their change into a woman. Each one their own.

    We have to accept one another.
    It's a contradiction:
    gay and lesbians are total different from one another.

    It is a male dominated world. We, the woman, are also called 'gay'. But we're lesbians and yes , we are different, but the same in one thing: we love the same gender. Not to get get too deep into playing with words. There are those men that want to change into women.
    Halt. Password! is the first thing we, women say to the new 'her'.
    But the transsexual isn't a lesbian. Most of the time she portrays a heterosexual woman who's got a sexual appetite for a male. Sometimes they become bisexual or lesbians.

    it's a struggle.
  • vklortho

    12 March 2014 at 13:44 |
    I know who Paris Lees is, but who is that old tranny in the picture at the top of the article?

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