Oxfam International has apologized for a LGBTQIA+ video that featured caricatures of TERFs.
TERF is an acronym for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.” It is what trans rights activists call anyone who says anything that they don’t like, such as biological sex is immutable. TERF is often a rally cry against middle-aged women who question gender ideology, such as this woman who settled a case against Oxfam for wrongful determination based on the simple fact that she defended J.K. Rowling’s books.
In the original video, Oxfam showed a cartoon featuring unflattering people looking down on a group of rainbow chess pieces. The middle-aged woman had a badge that said “TERF” and it is a clear representation of author J.K. Rowling. Oxfam removed those images and re-posted a new version as such.
In Oxfam’s apology, they say that they have removed “the term TERF and we are sorry for the offense it caused. There was no intention by Oxfam or the film-makers for this slide to have portrayed any particular person or people.” They say they respect people’s rights to “hold their philosophical beliefs.” As if a belief in sex is philosophical. Lol.
Do you buy this?