Nigam Khanal, a graduate student of University of New Brunswick begun using abusive language to LGBTIQ activists of Nepal. The graduate student of the university located in NB, Canada is a ciswoman from Nepalese origin.
A fiction story posted by the Kathmandu Post drew controversy and sparked. The whole article is about a woman who sexually molests other women in bus. The article sparked out debate over social media saying it romanticizes sexual molestation. Initially the writer herself did not show up. After few weeks, an article supporting her gets published in the same media. A heterosexual cisgender man posts that LGBTIQ+ people are being fragile and getting offended. Many heterosexual people with social capitals and access to media come out in one and starts to support the writer when she finally writes up her justification.
Following the thread, Nigam Khanal made a transphobic abusive retweet.
Proves that a man cannot escape his male socialialization no matter how he dresses.
A woman would never come up with such an absurd question.
Stop pretending to care about women’s issues please. Soon these folks will start claiming that they are actual women. https://t.co/r7NRxuAAKr
— N.K. (@Female2017) May 22, 2019
On a sarcastic tweet with the
#TKPMallikaDebate she started making transphobic and abusive tweets. Based on Canada, she had been following and making numerous Western country based tweets from cisgender women who were radically opposing equal rights for transwomen. She had been commenting on threads of many other transwomen with abusive remarks.
With the debate of the Kathmandu Post, her transphobic online abuse was brought to many Nepalese LGBTIQ activists on Twitter.
को रैछिन् यिनी शुद्ध गौमाता?
— चरित्रहीन लथालिङ्गी (@chhakkey) May 22, 2019
“Soon these folks will start claiming that they are actual women.”
And you get to approve who’s “actual” woman and who’s not, Female2017 ji?
— Photu (@photugraph) May 23, 2019
— तेस्रो दर्जाकौ रुक्शना 𑐬𑐸𑐎𑑂𑐱𑐣𑐵 𑐎𑐥𑐵𑐮𑐷 (@RukshanaNewa) May 24, 2019
stfu you transphobic ignorant dumbass
— 🥟 (@rizahmed_dmme) May 22, 2019
This wasn’t the first time Nigam Khanal had targeted Nepalese LGBTIQ activists. In past she has made similar abusive retweets with misgendering transgender activists.
Women are oppressed on the basis of their female biology. Any 5 year old can tell who is an actual woman. An adult female is a woman.
make up and feminine clothes don’t make one a woman.
— N.K. (@Female2017) May 23, 2019
Basing your claim with mindset of a 5 y/o child who socializes with cisnormality shows your level already. Ciswomen are suppressed by cismen, both cismen and women suppress trans and enby people. You are just ignorant about your privilege.
— Newa Queer 𑐣𑐾𑐰𑐵𑑅 𑐎𑐸𑐊𑐬 (@NewaQueer) May 24, 2019
How much do these people get paid to spread these bullshit.
The writer is a man who likes to dress up and wear make up.
fucking accept it!
Your sex is the same you can do whatever you want with the “ascribed” gender role as a male Mr. Kapali. https://t.co/F8bvBLU3B7
— N.K. (@Female2017) November 25, 2018
Typical male behavior displayed by the TIM by presenting a hyperbole about trans people. It is factually inaccurate and untrue. This dude has no fucking clue about being a woman!
Hats off to @rosemcgowan for not cowering up to that bully!
— N.K. (@Female2017) February 2, 2018
I already said about intersex people. They are anomalies and have always https://t.co/IGu7t89cI5 are all of a sudden everyone dysphoric now
— N.K. (@Female2017) July 11, 2017
Being a transgender and intersex are TWO different things! Intersex is a medical condition that TRAs have co-opted for themselves!
— N.K. (@Female2017) July 11, 2017
Nigam is Peer Advisor at International Students Adviser’s Office, University of New Brunswick; a Graduate Assistant at University of New Brunswick; Programme Presenter at Hits F.M. 91.2 and Research Assistant at Programme for Accountability in Nepal (PRAN). She is even an event co-ordinator at Nepali Cultural Association of New Brunswick (NCANB).
A symbolic protest against her abuse was also begun on twitter as
#NamastePureKT. TERCO : Trans Exclusionary Radical Cisgender Women exclude trans women from women’s spaces characterized by transphobia. Transphobic radfems seem to almost universally reject the concept of cisgender privilege. Sometimes, “exclusionary” is expanded as “eliminationist” or “exterminationist” instead to more accurately convey the degree to which TECOs advocate for harm towards trans people, specifically trans women.