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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Attack on free speech ramps up …

Bridget Clinch

The Weekend Australian dated 1 December published an article by Matt Denholm titled ‘Transgender former soldier sues over “victimisation”’.

The article covers an action currently being taken by transwoman, Bridget Clinch, based on alleged misgendering by the respondent.

Clinch ‘reached out’ to Denholm to discuss the matter, but wasn’t happy with the reporting, and took to social media immediately to vent their spleen – at some length.

See – https://www.facebook.com/notes/bridget-clinch/gutter-media-strikes-again/959961317541350/

The Australian’s publishers can probably expect a vilification claim soon.

But, if that’s the plan, Bridget, you might need to find yourself a high-priced lawyer.

News Corp has way more resources than your usual targets.

Bronwyn Williams is a retired lawyer and social worker

Isla MacGregor lives in Tasmania and is concerned about the ethical conduct of and collusion between Government and corporations in Tasmania.

Women Speak Tasmania is a network of women and their supporters based in Tasmania. We operate as a secular group. We are not aligned with any political party or ideology. We share research and information on a broad range of women’s rights issues. These include – female only spaces, services, groups and facilities; the sexualisation of girls and women; pornography/prostitution and the harms of the global sex trade; surrogacy as a violation of women’s human rights; and ending male violence against girls and women. We understand that sex-based oppression affects all women, and underlies all abuses of female rights. We support the right of women to speak freely about the inequities and discrimination they experience. We aim to give a voice to girls and women in the pursuit of justice, peace and security. We support full autonomy and personal freedom for all women.

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  1. Claire Gilmour

    December 3, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Well, Martine Delaney has pretty much told me (on a Facebook post) to stop, and to leave her alone .. basically shut up and go away. So I know, having been told once again, that I’m a real woman in a man’s world ! Who would’ve guessed ! Only a controlling style man’s brain would tell a woman such. Real women don’t speak to each other like that.

    So tell me again .. what makes a woman ?

  2. Rob Halton

    December 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Ron, of cause you are wrong, you sneaky old fairy you would love to wear a skirt and frilly undies wouldn’t you!

    Come on be brazen and show Bronnie, Issie and the rest of us the Trannie you really are!

    • Peter Black

      December 3, 2018 at 10:37 am

      Possibly spot on Rob, which explains Ron’s conflicted mind in denial .. hence his attacks.

  3. Ron

    December 2, 2018 at 2:36 pm


    For some time I have had strong opinions about all the weirdness in our society .. gay rights, same sex “marriage” LGBTQRSs and a myriad of other things that I believed posed an imminent threat to civilised standards. I even voted against gay marriage in the “plebiscite” …

    And then this issue came up …

    I have had cause to think deeply about this issue for some weeks, having read and responded on a number of occasions to the twisted sisters of Tasmania. I spent hours just the other day, during what little free time I have, contemplating this issue from many angles, and have come to the conclusion that .. I WAS WRONG! It does not happen often, and it’s not a personal ego trip in my saying that …

    I WAS WRONG! It’s not those who are “different” who pose the greatest threat to civilisation. The real threat comes from those who seek to point fingers and exclaim in horror at the prospect of letting someone be happy in their own skin.

    I tried to put myself into the life of the transgender person whose naked PORNOGRAPHIC image the three witches of Tasmania published a few days ago. I thought about what it must be like to feel like a “mutant” .. ostracised, humiliated, vilified and ashamed to been seen how I wanted to be seen. It was a powerful and disturbing experience.

    I WAS WRONG about a lot of things, beliefs I held as truths until I read the ravings of these sycophants who profess to represent Tasmanian women … NOW THERE’S AN EGO TRIP!!

    I realise now that those who continually seek to hurt, humiliate, divide, manipulate and damage others to justify their own sick twisted little agenda are the real threat to us all, but I also confess that I need to thank them.

    I need to thank the twisted sisters for enlightening me about what is really awful in the world, namely people like them.

    I also need to thank them for for giving me understanding and compassion for anyone, of any persuasion or combination, except the trash who seek to push their own twisted agenda.

    In coming to this conclusion I take some morbid satisfaction in knowing that a 50+ year old hetero, Caucasian, middle class MAN … can still evolve!


    • Bronwyn Williams

      December 2, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Ron, maybe you should contact Bridget and the two of you can work on some new insults to throw at female people who protest male invasion of female spaces. The ‘three witches, twisted sisters’ thing and Bridget’s favourite – TERF – are getting a bit tired.

      The blatant misogyny you both express is breath-taking, but I can’t decide who is worse. Maybe you could set up a competition while you’re working on the abusive language.

    • Peter Black

      December 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      From your comment Ron, it would seem you have a distance yet to travel on your path to understanding and compassion.

    • Russell

      December 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

      You’re still WRONG, and probably forever will be.

      The only people who continually seek to hurt, humiliate, divide, manipulate and damage others to justify their own sick twisted little agenda are the freaks who can’t/won’t be themselves, and try through all kinds of Frankenstein procedures to be someone they were NOT born to be.

      I put it all down to the Frankenstein chemically poisoned foods and drugs people are sold and forced by stealth to consume. Never before has such a myriad of behavioural, physical, mental and social anomalies ever all come to be at and in one short period.

      This, alongside the destruction of our land, water and atmosphere could almost be excused as a conspiracy to deliberately depopulate the planet by corporately controlled governments .. if it weren’t so obvious in every aspect of our current lives!

  4. Liana Nickel

    December 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Is this man from Queensland? I am sure that I have seen him around.

    • Russell

      December 4, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Yep, ex-soldier. I wonder what drugs and chemicals he was exposed to.

      My brother was in the Navy and he believed they put bromine in their milk to control sexual urges while at sea in a boat mainly full of males. Women on board would be using the same milk.

      Bromine is one of many anaphrodisiacs believed to be used by various militaries around the world.

      Bromine and potassium bromate severely disrupts thyroid function, increases risk of preterm birth and birth defects, slows neural and cognitive development, causes a mental dysfunction known as bromism, also psychosis, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders, skin disorders, DNA damage, is a known carcinogen, is toxic to the kidneys and can lead to hearing loss.

      Bromine is a chemical compound frequently used in flame retardants, baking ingredients, cell phones, plastic, dye, soda (soft drinks) and prescription drugs.

      Bridget Clinch may do well to explore whether he was exposed to bromine and other chemicals during his time serving as a soldier.

      It certainly explains to me why there may be so many ex-soldiers (like cricket commentator Cate McGregor and USA whistle-blower Chelsea Manning) who became transgender.

  5. Isla MacGregor

    December 2, 2018 at 11:09 am

    It is astonishing that Bridget’s Facebook post claims that gender critics are “oppressors .. nutter conservative libertarians .. neo-nazis .. TERFS .. hate-filled people .. supposed feminists …” and yet she goes on to say

    “Don’t attack the individual or collective trans people, that is bullying it impacts on our lives and we don’t have to put up with that shit.”

    But women do?

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