you're reading...
awakening, detransition, detransitioning, education, gender variant, retransition, trans issues

Please Explain

images (3).jpeg

Ever since Lynna and I have decided to no longer be anti trans  and actually bring a positive light while maintaining a healthy educational platform, we have then felt the wrath from the Radical Feminism cult. I have been told that Rad Fems are not about hate, separation and war against men, so please help me understand these quotes:

“All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.”
— Catharine MacKinnon, Marxist, professor of law at the University of Michigan

“All men are rapists and that’s all they are”
— Marilyn French,The Women’s Room (Percent of reported rape or near-rape incidents = .07% [FBI Uniform Crime Report list for 1996])

“Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice.”
— Andrea Dworkin, feminist author, lesbian activist, former prostitute

“Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies.”
— Andrea Dworkin

“Under patriarchy, every woman’s son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman,”
— Andrea Dworkin, Liberty, p.58

“Sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibility of the other is unthinkable and impossible.”
— Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone

“When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression…”
— Sheila Jeffreys, lesbian activist, professor of political science at the University of Melbourne, Australia

“It is not only men convicted of rape who believe that the only thing they did that was different from what men do all the time is get caught.”
— Catharine A. MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State, 1989, First Harvard University Press (a legal treatise comparing feminism with socialism and communism)

Here is the link so you can read the rest: Quotes

I personally am appalled by these words, and frankly ashamed. Thankfully I know that my being a woman is not tied to feminism in any way, in fact I want nothing to do with it.  I love men, I love women, I love trans individuals, gays and lesbians. I believe that ideology is destructive in all of its forms and needs to be eradicated like the cancer that it is. Men and women both have faults and virtues, no sex is better or more worthy than the other. They both need to learn to co exist and deal with the age long hurt that has been passed from generation to generation. So please help me explain what does all this fighting solve?

In addition, I want to appeal to your human nature, those of you who are anti trans, who feel that biology is all that matters, think about this for one moment: genitals in a fetus is undifferentiated, meaning we have the possibility of being either or depending on the hormonal bathing.

There are various combinations and events that can go wrong during development, also let us not forget the spirit and personality of this child and person, that is more than just a penis or a vagina, a womb or sac. People are more than their chromosomes and DNA, they are humans with feelings, needs and intrinsic behaviors and personalities.

Why should we deny them their reality and happiness? Why must you build your political campaign around someone else’s life and needs. Rise up from your judgment and personal opinion and try to be tolerant and accept that not everything in life is black or white, there are many shades of grey.



About Mark Angelo Cummings

MarkAngelo is walking the path of healing, Mark is a broadcaster, musician, writer, and educator. As a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Personal Trainer and Occupational Therapist, I have taken wellness one step further. Check out our website http://www.gypsybluenomads.com/ Follow our journey: The Travels of 2 Truth Seekers and Their Car. Our Blog http://transitionradio.blogspot.com/ Check out our Programming Tuesdays on RealTalk With The Cummings https://www.youtube.com/c/GypsyBlueNomads If you enjoy our work feel free to donate http://transitionradio.blogspot.com/


27 thoughts on “Please Explain

  1. You have quoted some brilliant feminist theorists who explain in their books exactly what they mean. I’ve read some of these books and it’s not difficult to understand their positions. You are quoting them out of context here in what feels like an attempt to shame them instead of understand them. Try reading their work and allow them to explain themselves.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by purplesagefem | January 21, 2016, 8:22 pm
    • I am neither shaming nor misquoting, just sharing their quotes as well as the link for more of them. I am really not interested in Radical Feminism, what I have encountered has put me off enough to not really want any part of it, as I mentioned on my blog entry. I am a woman, I don’t need to hate men to validate my womanhood, nor do I feel I am oppressed. I don’t feel the trans community is oppressing me or others. I guess its a matter of looking at the glass half full instead of half empty.

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 21, 2016, 9:13 pm
      • We aren’t “hating men to validate our womanhood” — that is a complete misunderstanding of what radical feminism is. It’s interesting that you claim not to “feel oppressed”. Oppression isn’t a feeling, it’s a daily reality for females due to the prevalence of femicide, rape, incest, pornography, prostitution, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual harassment, lack of access to abortion and contraceptives, and the wage gap. You cannot just decide not to experience these things or not to feel them. Feminists will continue fighting for a better world for all females, including you.

        Liked by 2 people

        Posted by purplesagefem | January 21, 2016, 9:19 pm
      • but fighting solves nothing. What do wars accomplish, but death and suffering and the problems continues to be there. I feel that I don’t need to hate men to validate my womanhood, didn’t say anyone else needs to. Oppression is a conclusion that one creates from the behavior or manifestation of our surroundings. Women, the way I see it, contribute to all that you mention. Women have been responsible for genocides, incest, pornography (free will not forced to), prostitution, and all the other mentioned as women we can change this without waving the Rad Fem flag in my opinion. I just see the ideology as divisive and more of a bark than a bite.

        I think we can accomplish more with understanding one another as humans than to continue the destructive divide, in my humble opinion.

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 21, 2016, 9:32 pm
  2. <>

    You are correct. Fighting solves nothing. I agree. War is not the answer. This is what women are trying to stop. War. Men have waged war on women, and we are telling the world that it is happening. That is what we are doing. It is not hatred to speak the truth. I don’t hate men, and I am very much a woman. Speaking the truth about men so that they improve themselves is my goal. They can police themselves. They have the capacity to play fair — they play fair with each other all the time –, but choose not to when it comes to us (women). They choose not to, too many times and too often. They can do better. They should do better.


    Can you name ONE genocide in all of human history that a woman has been RESPONSIBLE for? That a woman and then majority women *group* have waged, all on their own, for no reason? Can you name it? Like the Holocaust? (A *large* group of *men* started that. No women in positions of military *power* at the time. Women weren’t allowed. No women generals or colonels. Hitler was a man and all his closest people were ALL men.) Or the millions of Russians that Stalin killed in WWII? Or the millions of native Americans killed by white MEN all throughout this beautiful land? You think women, left to their own devices, would think up such insanity and mayhem, on such a massive scale? Most women want to be left in peace with people they love, not fighting.

    Have women committed horrible acts throughout history? Yes, but not 50/50 with men. No way. More like 97% MEN and 3% women committing violent acts like rape. This is all verifiable information. Common knowledge.

    Here’s a question, Maritza, how do we change this? You said “we can change this.” How? How do you negotiate with terrorists such as these? Isn’t the preferred policy not to? Isn’t that what the terrorists themselves say to do? Don’t negotiate with a terrorist. So, what, then? My solution is don’t give them your energy. Don’t give the terrorists of the world any credit for things they do not do. Avoid the terrorists. Don’t become a terrorist yourself (rule #1 for me) and take as much power away from the terrorists as necessary so that they stop terrorizing. Neutralize, without violence. Tai Chi-like. No need to get violent. But no need to give energy to the very people who are destroying the world and its inhabitants either. They don’t need defenders. They own us. We are their property, or so they believe. It’s all lies, though. We don’t need to defend them. They can do it for themselves. Promise.


    Absolutely, and I wish men did more of this “understanding one another as humans” with women and children. Because so far, their collective behavior, especially when there are large groups of them, doesn’t reflect well on them.


    Posted by Madrugo Temprano | January 21, 2016, 11:00 pm
  3. I have spent a couple of hours going over the quotes. Wow there are some unhappy people out there! I have found some are to be true, some are out of context and some misquoted. I did find that regardless of how they are presented there are some who believe them and repeat them to make their point against men and this is not the right way to go about it . This is not productive as it is creating a divide and people like you and Lynna are innocently caught in the middle. I will leave some links as I feel it definitely needs to be said that most critical thinkers do not go along with what is happening in radical circles .
    To be fair, I did a search of quotes made by Mens Rights Activists and again there are those who, like radical feminists, are saying angry, hateful things. I know not all men think this way either.
    I am guessing the extremes will always be there and those of us who wish to follow a more gentle path will get caught in the crossfire. I am not saying we don’t have problems, we still have some way to go, I just can’t go along with the extremes on both sides and their need to lump everyone in the same basket. 🙂







    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by charlies59 | January 22, 2016, 12:31 am
  4. “Women give birth to boys who grow up to be men. Women are just as responsible for what is happening in the world.” Oh for f sake, stop drinking the kool aide Maritza. I have serious doubts that you are educated in feminism in any way. You seem to refuse to read anything, stating you don’t have to, well, obviously you do have to. Ever since you married a man, you’ve lost the plot.


    Posted by kismet | January 22, 2016, 12:39 am
    • I married a female identified person who is trans and very much a woman to me. I have read enough about Rad feminism, more than I have care to read. The man hating agenda exudes through the pores of the ideology. I have been in previous relationships with trans women, as well as been in numerous relationships with women, my way of thinking has always been the same. I have never been on a man hating campaign, I questioned many things in the trans community such as transitioning of children, and the integrity of who is trans or not, but don’t assume you know me or my line of thinking. I let people know as a public figure only what I want them to know. I don’t drink koolaid, I much prefer water with a lime twist.

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 22, 2016, 12:53 am
    • The plot is what exactly? That men are evil? That gender needs to be abolished? Is the plot to eliminate men from society? What exactly is this plot that you talk about?


      Posted by lynnacummings | January 22, 2016, 1:03 am
  5. Seems like you spent a good many years identifying as a man, who knows what that T stuff does to your brain. I have watched many of your vids, you seem to have done a 360 on everything. Didn’t Lynna say he was a GNC man? Hasn’t he got 7 kids? I mean all the talk of how you met and everything is interesting for about a minute, and sweet of course, but now the both of you are sounding like fundamental Christians and men’s right activists. And, hey, just because you have a few blogs and point a camera on yourselves and upload to YouTube, does not make you “public” figures”. Julie Bindel is a public figure. I am leaving all this shit alone now, because you two obviously don’t know who you are, you seem like a co dependent hetero couple, with Martiza standing by her man and being heavily influenced by him. So good luck, if he left his 7 kids, he’ll probably leave you too, sad, there is no where left to go but back to the tranny camp you trashed.


    Posted by kismet | January 22, 2016, 2:17 am
    • You Radical Feminist are vicious bitches. You don’t know shit about Lynna and I. Only what we allow you to know and see. People grow and change, and my 360 is part of my evolution and growth. The hatred spewed from your mouth and the mouth of many bitter women who hate themselves so much that hate men in the process is evident. You see I love me, I love me so much that I am able to love others. You and your psychotic extremists sisters don’t know how to love yourselves and need to fight a battle with someone, including your own shadow.

      Lynna was trying to deal with her life and identity, and felt the pressure to identify as others wanted her to identify as. She is a woman, more of a woman than many of you can even claim to be, in spite of all of your biological markers which means nothing in my opinion.
      Biology albeit is great for the separatist mentality, is a small marker for such an intricate situation. But I don’t expect someone like you to understand, nor do I care if you do. As far as us being public figures, kid yourself not, but the only figures you probably subscribe to or accept are you Rad Fem heroes.

      We know who we are, it is all of you who keep trying to tell us who we are, and you can’t, because we define ourselves not you or others like you. Maritza stands by her woman and her woman stands by me. You are all so envious of our love, that it kills you.

      We don’t need anywhere to go, we have each other, more than what I can say for most of you lonely hateful wretches.


      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 22, 2016, 2:43 am
    • Hey Kismet. You really should work on that anger there. I LOVE YOU! SMOOCH. -teh Tranny with the fanny


      Posted by Sylus | January 22, 2016, 2:48 am
    • you are proving exactly what we are saying about rad fem ideology. So basically what the deal here is that you all think so little about women, and think women can’t think for themselves that you would say such stupidity, that I don’t have the brains to think for myself. Well guess what toots, If you knew me at all, you would know that I don’t take shit from anyone, and that I am probably the strongest bitch you will ever meet. So you are totally wrong.


      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 22, 2016, 2:50 am
    • All I can say to you Kismet is this, I feel so sorry for you. You have no idea, I have five kids that I love very much and not seven but that is what radical cultist feminists like you do, lie and seek to destroy anything that you target. The more I see the true root of radical feminism the more I see the very face of hate itself.

      For your information yes, I did for a few months indeed identify as a GNC male. I did it because of the pressure that I felt from the radfem camp which were making Maritza their Joan of Arc heroine. You all did nothing but use us both. Thankfully I woke up though when Maritza decided to detransition. I realized that I do not have to put myself on the shelf in order to be me. Maritza loves me for me because I am a human being with a good heart.

      Tell you what Kismet, while we are in Florida sipping pina coladas, check with us again and see how much we care about your opinion because at the end of the day, Maritza and I are in love and so very happy to be together. Could this all be about the fact that you hate that? Because we just got a brand new car, we’re moving to the beach, our lives are blessed. I am blessed because by moving I will be able to be closer to my 5 (not 7) kiddos. I am excited to be able to welcome them back into my life and introduce them to Maritza. We actually are living a dream of a lifetime. Are you just jealous that our happiness is something that you just don’t have?

      With regards to us sounding like fundamental Christians and MRA’s, is that worse than people like you? Hateful people who go for the jugular like you Kismet? For your information (not that it is any of your business), we are NOT Christian, we are spiritual, big difference. We believe that there is indeed a Creative force which made everything. Love is the the force that I am talking about and you obviously don’t get it.

      Uh, with regards to us not being public figures…Lemme see, have you ever been on the op-ed page of the New York Times? Have you ever been on national television? No??? It’s much more than Waynes World here (if you aren’t a child of the 80’s, look it up). We are most definitely public figures and I recommend that you do exactly as you suggested to do. Leave this shit alone. You have no idea how to be a human, let alone a woman. Hate + Hate = Hate. So all of this from you is nothing but hate plain and simple. I would say that what you have chosen is probably not the best thing for anyone. Your hate for us will only come back to hurt you because the universe repays you with the same energy that you direct at others. Please guard your heart, being hateful is never healthy.

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by lynnacummings | January 22, 2016, 3:15 am
  6. Ha…ha..ha you guys crack me up!! How you bite.

    Same old shit trotted out
    “She is a woman, more of a woman than many of you can even claim to be” (about the boyfriend)
    Yeah that’s a tired old one.

    Child of the 80s, LOL much older than that darls. Never heard of Wayne’s World, isn’t it some teen movie?

    Been on TV ha, ha, woopie doo, yep done that. LOL. Gosh, big deal, been on TV, you are so pathetic.

    You know the new age guru thing was done about 1981, you seem to jump from cult to cult. Also when people go on about how happy they are, ad nauseum, and think people are jealous of them, well that triggers the alarm bells.

    I am not lonely, I am not single, I have many cars and an ocean view, so sorry to ruin you presumptions LOL Oh shit
    you guys crack me up. Anyway, good luck with the 5 kids, and wear sunscreen!

    I predict Scientology will be the next one, Ron L Hubbard, you’ll come out of the cupboard. Seeing all your celebrity, been on TV, public figure associates joined. Ciao, I’m going sailing.


    Posted by kismet | January 22, 2016, 3:40 am
    • Yep, you did it too, you pay back with even more hate?! Wow, jealous much? Maybe that’s it, you’re old and bitter then? No you are pathetic because tv is no big deal to me either, I worked in it for 20 plus years and met and worked with way too many famous people to bother to mention. No one is in a cult but you though, thanks anyway. Not lonely? Oh you have a cat, wait…hold on, maybe two cats? But you have ferry to catch, I’ll leave you to that boat ride…

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by lynnacummings | January 22, 2016, 3:48 am
  7. The funny thing is that your hate towards us really serves to make Maritza and I draw even closer in love with each other. Thanks 🙂 I love her even more today and all because of you. Again, thank you we are just a little bit more in love today because of the hatred projected on us through many of you radical feminists. You try to hurt us but you just can’t because love has no enemy. You must really hate that? That must really grate you, does it?


    Posted by lynnacummings | January 22, 2016, 3:41 am
  8. Um, This person is not a radical feminist. There is more going on here and I suggest their trolling is to create more divide. I would opine not responding or believing what they are writing . I see an opportunist . Just my gut feel L&M.


    Posted by charlies59 | January 22, 2016, 5:43 am
  9. Yes, I do hate, I hate hypocrites –

    This is what a man called Lopez said 5 months ago:
    “I accept that I was born male,” Lopez tells The Advocate. “I accept that I am biologically male. I accept that I will always be male. That’s immutable. It can’t be altered”.

    5 months later, his wife says about Lopez:
    “She is a woman, more of a woman than many of you can even claim to be”.

    How can you expect anyone to take anything you say seriously?

    As for the dawning of the age of Aquarius stuff, new age circa 1981, yes I understand that stuff, and good for you, but honestly, I, and all the other groups of people you’ve led along by the nose with your “philosophies”, like you are some gurus of enlightened, are naturally confused by the constant switching of ideologies to suit your present feels. I once took you seriously, and was supportive, but you seem to just love attention. There is no one left, that’s the fate of the hypocrite.


    Posted by Me | January 22, 2016, 8:18 am
    • No hypocrisy, it’s called evolution of thought. We still believe that transition of children should wsit till adulthood, and that people need to make sure they are transitioning for the right reasons. However we no longer wish to judge people’s expression and identities. The extreme ideology of Rad Feminist is a turn off, we were used to promote the movement. We will continue to speak truth call it what you like.


      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 22, 2016, 3:48 pm
  10. My words and opinions regarding my biological reality are true just as much today as they were last summer when I first said them. That is a reality that I am very much aware of. By the way, I just love the fact that all of you haters are always anonymous. Who’s the real hypocrite here?

    Maritza recognizes my spirit when she says that I am a woman. I don’t ever claim to say that I am like you, I am a trans woman. We are not confused at all, actually we are more enlightened than you may be in our nderstanding of the eternal human spirit that resides in all of us. You continue to live in this dualistic society where you can only see black or white. The fact is this though, our universe is made up of a spectrum of billions of colors. We, as humans are like a beautiful quilt stitched together as individual patches. There is no confusion to the universe, everything and everyone has their place.

    Look, we don’t claim to be gurus of enlightenment but we do very much consider ourselves to be flexible and pliable people. We change as the universe guides us because we have both learned that the only thing constant is change. If you don’t find yourself to be flexible or moldable that is fine. So you choose to be rigid and hard, that is cool, it’s how you are. I am just saying that we are not hypocrites, we are truth seekers.

    Sometimes in an effort to discover the truth, we curiously take the wrong path. In this particular instance it was the hateful path down to radical feminism. We shared our message with regards to the dangers of transitioning young children through the dangerous use of puberty blockers. That perked the attention of the radfem community and we were all of a sudden being welcomed into your circles. You all embraced Maritza as some Prodigal Daughter come home and you tolerated me because I was her partner. We began to trust you but we found out who the true hypocrite is after we reassessed how we were operating our lives from a place hate and pain being hurled at others through our criticalness towards the trans community.

    We decided to soften our tone and to come from a place of love and compassion for all. We chose to change as human beings to be more accepting and gracious to others who struggle like we did but that was met with hate from all of you.

    I was personally told by many RADFEMS that the only reason that I was even friended was because of my views on gender. Now, however, I could no longer remain a friend. Whose the hypocrite again? Please tell me. You all used us to promote your sinister cause. We will never support a movement built on the same discriminatory racist spirit as many other bigoted ideologies. Your hate filled agenda will die along with all the other polarizing movements have in the past. Radical feminism is on the wrong side of history because it is built on a fatally cracked foundation of hatred.


    Posted by lynnacummings | January 22, 2016, 3:59 pm
  11. I am not a radical feminist as you describe, though I have been part of groups since way back in the 1970s – Anarchists, Separatist Lesbian, radical Lesbian, Punk Lesbian, rape crisis, Lesbian and Gay, Holistic, New Age, Wicca, Environmental, Animal activist et al. I’m not certain, but I may be wrong, that neither of you have spent many years in actual face to face, or as we called them collectives, with other politicized women.

    Lynna, because, well he was a husband and father for a great many years of his life, and Mark or Ritz who spent a chunk of her adulthood being a trans figure and before that a lesbian, not sure if you were a political lesbian.

    Don’t think that internet radical feminism has anything to do with the roots or the activism of feminism, it doesn’t, and I agree that many women in these groups come across as angry, hurt and sad. That’s because they are angry, hurt and sad.

    The love everyone, colors of the universe, love will overcome etc.. did not work, it’s a nice cosy place to be, all blanketed up in limerence, but women were still being abused in the 1960s love generation, and still making the coffee in the civil rights movement, and now, they are still being asked to accommodate and be the carers and the understanding ones, who move over when told. I saw a post on one of your FB pages, where an individual told women to go make their husband a sandwich. I think you agreed or laughed, which is deplorable.

    If you want to evolve, great, but by 50 you should be settling with something. What irks me most is that you are both disingenuous.

    “You all used us to promote your sinister cause” – I am not the “you” and I am not sure what a “sinister cause” is. Again, the internet is not the place to judge an entire movement. You two, however, make every nuance of your lives public, you video the shaving of your back, you present practically naked photos of yourself, then you say people don’t know you? But you show us everyday the most intimate things, that I think are best left off social media. You are constantly telling the internet you love each other, well great, but that’s a personal thing. I think it was great that Mark turned her back on dangerous hormones, you can see the damage they have done to a woman, it’s not pretty, and you can never go back – a good lesson for lesbian who are often peer pressured into identity politics, which I see on the College campus everyday.

    “We will continue to speak truth call it what you like.” That’s your truth, as truth is subjective. One thing being an old hippy has taught me, is there is no such thing as the truth. As you said, you evolved from one “truth” to another “truth”. Truth is not absolute, and neither is love.

    If you really want to stop hate, then stop hating. Radical feminism is not built on hatred, it’s built on thousands of years of the abuse of women, our bodies, our reproductive capacities, our labor, our spirits, burnt at the stake. Lynna – “Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.”


    Posted by kismet | January 23, 2016, 1:35 am
    • In all fairness you are correct, I don’t know much about the roots of RF, but only what has been shown to me in the past 8 months or so, and more so the latest treatment we have received. Do I think all RF are bad people, no of coarse not, there are great women who follow the movement. I was not political at all as a lesbian.

      We don’t hate anyone. I don’t think women are hated, it might be a self fulfilling prophecy, or constant self hate that creates the actual reality. I am a big believer in we create our world, the mind is powerful and the law of attraction immense.

      Anyway, it seems you have spent lots of time watching our videos and seem a bit obsessed with us, many do, but that’s cause we are interesting people to watch and hear. We mean no one any harm, just trying to figure things out and sharing what we do.


      Posted by Maritza Cummings (Ritz) | January 23, 2016, 2:42 am
  12. You sounded great for one paragraph then told me I was “obsessed” because I may watch of few videos which you upload daily. I watch many videos in a day, yours being one of many.

    As for being interesting, yes well it was initially, especially when interviewing people, I watched the vids because I wanted to hear what Cathy Brennan and Dirt had to say, more than what you guys had to say, sorry.

    Lately I’ve watched them, like people rubber neck at car accidents, you don’t want to look, but the horror is compelling.

    So before you stagger into internet sites arguing with radical feminists, please do read. Start with Robin Morgan, Sisterhood is Powerful, it’s a great anthology, read what these women wrote in 1970. Read Simone, get yourself acquainted with her story. Slinging matches in silly internet sites with you slagging feminism, and not really understanding, or having any scholarship in that ideology, makes you look stupid, and I know that you are not.


    Posted by kismet | January 23, 2016, 11:50 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: