writing by renee

Trigger warning: feminism, women's rights


This is a blog of writing by Renee Gerlich – mainly on women’s rights, education and the literacy gap, and militarism.

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      1. Why have you used my name in your article without my permission. I’m a transgender women and support the LBGTI community and will have no part of this. Take me out of you article immediately.


    1. Hi Renee- Is there any way to make a one time donation? When I go to donate, it seems the only options are different monthly memberships. Thank you, Tina


      1. Hi Tina – thank you so much! I’ve just updated the details in the “About” section to allow for one-off donations. I actually didn’t even realise Patreon didn’t allow them! I’m honoured that you’ve asked me, thank you.


  1. Greetings Renee,
    Two weeks ago I had no idea that 17 males (and counting) have been transferred into women’s prisons in NZ – where the Department of Corrections tell us that “Two-thirds of women in prison have been a victim of family violence, and half a victim of sexual violence…52% of women in prison have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Over half of women prisoners in Aotearoa are wahine maori.
    I also didn’t know that school children are being asked to suspend material reality and “acknowledge” multiple “identities” such as transgender, pangender, agender, frostgender, demiboy, demigirl, neutrois, aporagender, lunagender – and presumably 7 billion or so others.
    I had no idea that in countries like Canada, the USA and UK, men were sexually assaulting women in women’s refuges, exposing themselves to women and girls in changing rooms and committing serious sexual crimes against women and those crimes are being statistically counted as committed by “women”.
    There is only one way this Orwellian nightmare can be stopped – and that is through radical feminist critique and organisation – women need to meet immediately and create a group – I suggest it be called WOMENS LIBERATION AOTEAROA .
    I am based in Wellington and would very much like to meet you.
    In solidarity

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  2. I’m lisa Irwin. Why have you puy me in your article without my permission. I’m a transgender women and I support the LBGTI community. I will have no part of this and I suggest you remove me from your article immediately thank you.


    1. Hi Lisa,
      I watched the documentary “Born This Way”, and have every right to quote from published material in my own work. I’m sorry that you did not seek name suppression, if that is something you now regret. Unfortunately once one makes public statements with one’s name attached, one cannot control where they are quoted and by whom.
      Many thanks,

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  3. You’re amazing Renee. thank you for writing with such heart and humor about things that are painful and often MADDENING to talk about. i feel like without a steady diet of crazy pills i wouldn’t make it through the day. humor helps

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  4. Hi Renee, I am a radical feminist in Auckland and I strongly wish to contribute to radical feminist activism in NZ.
    I was inspired and empowered when I saw your protest alongside Charlie Montague against giving children sex hormones in the Pride parade this year. I was also relieved to see that there were some feminists being public with such an important message.
    How can I get in touch with you? Do you know if there are any Radical Feminist groups in Auckland?
    It would be great to hear back from you.

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  5. Beautiful writing. Causes me to think a lot about the kind of society that we’re currently living in – and the kind of society I’d like to be part of in the future. A principled thinker who genuinely cares about the issues she raises. I find the posts empowering and exciting. Seann Paurini


  6. Hi Renee,

    If you can see my email address could you please contact me. Someone connected to your blog contacted me on reddit but on an old account (I turn them over every few months) and I only saw the message now (over three months later) but it is from a now deleted account. I would love to be able to get in touch with you or her.

    Sorry for being cryptic but I don’t want to blast her name on your blog without permission.


  7. Hi Renee, I wanted to tell you that I think you are showing a lot of courage with your writing. You make some excellent points. Women out here are starting to wake up, even if we are terrified to speak up. So please keep writing – you are on the right side of history and time will prove you right, though we might have to lose everything and more first. I have always had a lot of love and respect for the Greens and I really hope that there is a way forward within the party on these issues.

    Kia kaha Renee, wishing you strength and courage.


  8. Great blog. Of course anything I read today that contains some measure of sanity is a relief. Definitely Orwellian days. And I’m afraid that the growing infestation of insanity is not going to be stopped. I say we need to find refuges and connect with one another.


  9. Hi Renee,

    I’d like to invite you to the FeministWiki project.

    If you’re interested, please contact me at the email address I entered into the comment form, so I can send you your username and password privately. 🙂

    Kind regards and thanks for all your amazing work,

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  10. Hi Renee,
    I am a transexual female (people are free to disagree but meh, I was born this way lol) and I refuse to have anything to do with this ‘trans’ activist male violence against women. I won’t be told I’m part of a ‘trans’ community. I support the efforts of feminists in defending biology against this sex-denying cult attempting to erase women and infiltrate lesbian/gay movements. Gender terrorism comes to mind to describe this stuff. I might take a personal hit because of it but it’s for the greater good. I hope you weather the storms of hatred aimed at you and have the support you need to keep this going. xx


  11. What a powerful blog, and such engaging writing. It’s given me so much to think about, and such a relief to know I’m not the only one bothered by a lot of this stuff. Thank you.


  12. Great informative writing, really riveting and personally challenging! Shocked about your censoring in the media in NZ, I’m clearly a bit naive. I thought we had free expression.
    I’ve sent links to my immediate family, so important for my daughter starting ENGLISH and politics in Victoria! and my son. My smart wife is going to love your stuff.
    You are doing a great service to humanity’s slow rise to intellectual freedom and slower rise to social maturation— will we ever be civilised!


    1. Renee I don’t always* agree with you (i.e. nature/nurture) but you’re taking a whole lot of flak around the place, including from ‘allies’. So to even that up a little, and knowing how rough that can seem at times, anything we can do to help, just ask.

      Otherwise as others have said, keep it up, it’s always worth reading your valuable contributions to this ‘argument’.

      * almost though


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