While I respect the right of any organization to participate in any kind of exclusionary practice they feel is appropriate, I strongly and firmly condemn Z Budapest's response to this. Instead of leaving well enough alone, she thought it best to comment on the situation with an incredibly transphobic post on a forum discussing the topic.
Reposted below, and yes, it's fucking triggery:
This struggle has been going since the Women’s Mysteries first appeared. These individuals selfishly never think about the following: if women allow men to be incorporated into Dianic Mysteries,What will women own on their own? Nothing! Again! Transies who attack us only care about themselves.
We women need our own culture, our own resourcing, our own traditions.
You can tell these are men, They don’t care if women loose the Only tradition reclaimed after much research and practice ,the Dianic Tradition. Men simply want in. its their will. How dare us women not let them in and give away the ONLY spiritual home we have!
Men want to worship the Goddess? Why not put in the WORK and create your own trads. The order of ATTIS for example,(dormant since the 4rth century) used to be for trans gendered people, also the castrata, men who castrated themselves to be more like the Goddess.
Why are we the ONLY tradition they want? Go Gardnerian!Go Druid! Go Ecclectic!
Filled with women, and men. They would fit fine.
But if you claim to be one of us, you have to have sometimes in your life a womb, and overies and MOON bleed and not die.
Women are born not made by men on operating tables.
By your actions you have contributed to the murders, rapes, and suicides of transgender people the world over. You are contributing to a culture of hate and intolerance. Your behavior is unacceptable, bigoted, and wrong.
As a woman, as a feminist, and as a leader in the pagan community, you should be ashamed of yourself.
This sort of hate speech is utterly and completely disgusting.