Allison Woolbert was one of the most militant transgender activists on the Internet. Woolbert was executive director of “Transgender Human Rights Institute” (THRI), a founder of the “Transgender Violence Tracking Portal” (TVTP) and the website “TERF Tracker.” The acronym “TERF” (Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist) is a slur invented by transgender activists to demonize radical feminists who are critical of the transgender movement. (See “What Is a Woman? The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism,” by Michelle Goldberg, the New Yorker, Aug. 14, 2014.) One of the “abuses” for which Woolbert and her [really his] allies condemned their radical feminist critics was the practice of “dead naming,” i.e., identifying transgender “women” by their original male names. Radical feminists say that discovering and exposing the male identities of these “women” is important because, in many cases, the transgender activists who most vehemently attack feminists have histories of violence against women. Such transgender “women” may be dangerous criminals whose female personas are used to conceal their violent past.
“TERF Tracker” Allison Woolbert is, in fact, Dennis Wayne Woolbert, 51, who was convicted in 1992 of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl. This female family member was apparently Woolbert’s stepdaughter and, during a period of two months in the summer of 1991, Dennis Woolbert assaulted her “by performing vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, cunnilingus and fellatio,” according to court documents. Woolbert was sentenced to six years in prison for aggravated sexual assault and the court noted “since the defendant is a repetitive sex offender, the risk of further offenses is high.” When Woolbert’s criminal history was exposed in January 2015, feminists at the site Gender Identity Watch called for enactment of “Allison’s Law,” which would prohibit “legal change of sex demarcation and name for rapists and violent offenders.”
The need for “Allison’s Law” was highlighted this week by the Virginia Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Robert Floyd Brown Jr. Brown is a 32-year-old inmate in federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia, who obtained a diagnosis of “gender identity disorder” and sought to change his legal name to Alicia Jade Brown. The trial court had denied this request, but the Virginia Supreme Court overruled the trial court’s decision Thursday, with only one member of the court dissenting from Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons’ ruling. Robert Floyd Brown Jr. is a dangerous sex offender.
Dothan Man Sentenced for Child Pornography
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24 year old Robert Floyd Brown, Junior of Dothan will spend the next 40 years behind bars for producing, possessing, and transporting pornography.
Posing as a woman, Brown convinced teenage boys to send sexual images over the internet then threatened public distribution if they didn’t perform more sexual acts.
His victims included a 14 year old and 10 year old in Kansas, a 14 year old and 15 year old in Colorado and a 15 year old in Texas.
Federal officials said Thursday the investigation began when the mother of one of the victims contacted officials who investigated and learned Brown was in Dothan.
Dothan police went to his house and arrested Brown and confiscated his computer.
Officials also said Brown engaged in sexually explicit chats with an adult male and threatened to publicly distribute the adult’s online chats unless the adult engaged in sex acts with a 9 month old baby.
The man did those acts and now efforts are underway to identify the baby authorities believe is in Australia.
Brown is suing to try to force federal officials to provide sex-change surgery. Should such dangerous criminals be allowed to legally change their names? Should federal taxpayers be required to pay for “treatment” enabling fetishists to indulge their perverse fantasies?
Radical feminist Cathy Brennan writes at Gender Identity Watch: “In 2015, Men who sexually exploit children are allowed to change their names to ‘Women’s’ names without any regard to the fact they they are convicted child sex predators. This is why we need Allison’s Law.”
First published at TheOtherMcCain.com
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