Maria Miller Shocked By Trans Report Hostility From Feminists

Maria Miller

Maria Miller, former Culture Secretary and Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee spoke to The Independent on Sunday to discuss her shock at the negative response to the Trans Inquiry from a ‘minority of women purporting to be feminists’.

Talking to The Independent on Sunday from her offices in Westminster, Miss Miller said that she was expecting to be attacked from within her own party by right-wingers once the Trans Inquiry was published, but was surprised by the reaction she received.

‘The only negative reaction that I’ve seen has been from individuals purporting to be feminists’, she said.

Just a quick glance at Twitter reveals that there has indeed been a negative reaction towards the Trans Inquiry, and Maria Miller, from people who are raising concerns over the notion of allowing people they view as men into women’s spaces.

Maria Miller has been accused of exposing women to ‘violent men hiding behind the mask of being transgender’, she has been told that trans women are ‘not real women’ and that they are often ‘violent offenders or sex offenders’.  She has been told that she is a ‘traitor’ to women and that she is failing in her duty to protect women.

Despite these vocal disagreements from certain sections of the feminist community Maria Miller has refused to back down from her position and has painted a target for hate and abuse on herself by insisting that these views are not only wrong, but that they go against the very notion of feminism.  She even went on to point out research by the Fawcett Society, a think tank campaigning for women’s rights, that says that roughly two-thirds of feminists believe that gender is fluid, rather than binary.

‘I think that all of us who are feminists know that equality for other groups of people, and a fairer deal for other groups of people, is good for us as well.  If we live in a fairer society, where opportunities are not cut off because of your gender or sexuality or race or religion, then it’s going to be good for women as well as good for everyone else.’  She said.

‘We should be fighting for a fairer society.  I find it extraordinary that somebody wouldn’t acknowledge that.  But there seems to be an undercurrent of opinion amongst some that trans people shouldn’t be treated equally, even when they’ve had a legal change in their gender, and that in some way is a threat to women; I simply reject that.’

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2 Responses to Maria Miller Shocked By Trans Report Hostility From Feminists

  1. lefthandpath January 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Sadly enough many “feminists” are like Cathy Brennan that show nothing but hatred & disdain foe transwomen. It’s not healthy at all & it needs to be addressed. Those who judge others solely on the sexuality of others are not fit for a modern society.

    If you’re not basing your opinion about a person on their actions alone, then you’re dead wrong & need to be put in your place.

  2. Michelle Koleva January 27, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Again the same old song!
    Aren’t they tired to make all trans*women equal to cis men?
    We are not men who “thinks” that they are women! We are trans* women who realize ourselves as something out of the patriarchal and masculinity.
    Actually I don’t want to use women’s toilets! I hate public toilets, but this is absurd… Most of the normal people cis* or trans* are going to toilet to do their biological needs, not to have sex or rape. But some of these jealous so-called females, are imaging something else…
    If cis* man dressed in a woman dress rapes a girl, that doesn’t have anything to deal with transgender women! Stop talking about oppression TERF’s witches! Because you are doin’ it the same way as your oppressors!
    Sometimes better than them!
    Liars!!!!