You are going to piss off and alienate trans folk with your beliefs. That is going to happen because sexism and misogyny is the root of trans theory.
who cares men are trash
I'm a feminist blogger who strongly supports trans folk. However, philosophically, I am disturbed by some implications of trans politics. Particularly that all discussions about biological sex/sexism must be gender neutral and that cis-women are privileged for being women with vaginas. I believe trans politics dismisses gender as a social class and reinforces sexism. I don't want to propel this harmful view of gender to my readers, but I don't want to alienate trans folk either. Any advice?
Part of me wants to erase the concept of gender as a whole, but the other part realizes that we can’t just erase entire identities that people wear proudly and define themselves by just because they can be problematic and make me feel vaguely uncomfortable.
Gender is violently oppressive, identities are not real. People that ‘wear gender proudly’ are benefiting from a misogynistic gender hierarchy and I give 0 fucks about their feels.
I’m sorry I called you ‘dude’ I didn’t know you were a pansexual gender fluid non-binary moca frappuccino with dual acting hydraulic cylinder and leather grip swiss army knife
who identifies as female
Women live inside the barricade of sexual terrorism. Men live outside the barricade of sexual terrorism. In fact, men built that barricade. Fist by fist, and fuck by fuck. It is exactly those violent violating practices that construct a class of people called “women.” That is what men do to break us, and to keep us broken. And that is what gender is: the breaking, and the broken.
If the intense misogyny expressed by pretty much all the trans* people on Tumblr doesn’t sound off alarms in your head, go read some gender-critical blogs and just stay away from me.
"She refuses to call herself cisgender or acknowledge her cisgender privilege, even though she is cis."
Probably my favorite sentence on tumblr. If I said I identified as a woman on Tuesday mornings and an agender, non-binary demi-masculine unicorn on the weekends people…
Lol if she’s a woman and DFAB she’s cis. Cis people make up the best shit. I think cis people bring the oh so scary “cisphobia” on themselves because they’re so fucking scared of the word.
You’re literally a disgusting piece of shit. Stfu and stop contributing to the oppression of women. Woman isn’t an identity, it’s reality and to say otherwise implies that women can stop being oppressed by the patriarchy by identifying out of it. God, I hate you genderqueer special snowflakes that don’t understand gender isn’t some fun thing to play with, it’s a social construct created to subjugate women. Until you stop being a misogynistic piece of shit, stay off my blog.
I hate feminist quotes that somehow include “Of course men don’t hate women” and it’s all about how they like to benefit from male privilege but they don’t ~really~ hate us hate is such a strong word
Shut the fuck up with that shit men do hate women. Why else do they only want to watch porn of us being beaten and crying and choking on dicks? Why else do they constantly beat and abuse us outside of sexual situations? Why else does femicide exist? Why else do they try to close every low cost women’s health care clinic regardless of whether or not they provide abortions? Why else do they defend pedophiles and Daddy doms and other abusive kinks? Why else do men gleefully laugh when women feel afraid, helpless, or cornered? Why else do they make rape jokes? Why else do they rape? Why else do they try and cover up misogyny with equality or queer politics or trans rights or just plain intimidation? Why else do women in the professional world have to put up with sexual harassment constantly because we need our jobs and the men harassing us know that if we complain we will be known as troublemakers? Why else can a grown man hurl violent insults at you in broad daylight and not a single stranger will step in? Why else do women feel pressured to make feminism sexier? Why else would women be pressured to live up to impossible, torturous beauty standards and starve ourselves in order to gain men’s approval? Why else would jokes about rape and domestic violence still be totally common place despite the astronomically high percentage of women who are victims of male abuse?
That’s right. Abject, complete hatred that exists completely free from repercussions. Men hate us, and they always will.
Don’t try to tell me that men don’t hate women because it’s 100% bullshit and you know it.
it’s really telling that, within the gender politics i’ve spent the last few years involved in, art centering on penises is perfectly fine and often celebrated, but art focusing on vulvas is derided as inherently cissexist and awful. as if the very existence of vulvas is offensive and wrong. which is exactly what the patriarchy tells us, too - that female bodies are bad and shameful and not to be shown or celebrated unless it happens within the scope of the male gaze.
my body is not wrong, and i will celebrate it, and other bodies like it, regardless of what misogynistic patriarchal assholes tell me, whether they be straight men or trans* activists.
that it has become unacceptable to acknowledge sexism and the role of biological sex in systems of oppression, even in feminist spaces, is so fucked up.
and - surprise! - the only time we do get to mention it is to discuss how ‘privileged’ the people who are actually most hurt by sex-based oppression are.
feminists receive death and rape threats for talking about their bodies, for talking about women, for talking about lesbianism, and for wanting to create female-only spaces, which are fucking necessary in a society in which female bodies are commodified and reviled. we are allowed to acknowledge these threats when they come from people calling themselves MRAs, but not when they come from people calling themselves trans activists. i can decide whether i want to scream or cry or laugh.
i think one of the things that scared me the most was the idea that becoming a gender abolitionist meant i hated trans people. i don’t, and it’s fuckin’ evil that certain people have managed to disguise a sexist, misogynistic, gender-normative ideology by painting objections to it as bigotry against a legitimately marginalized group. transsexuality is real; people, however, who feel no dysphoria, who have no desire to be, physically, the opposite sex, are not trans. saying otherwise is reducing ‘man’ and ‘woman’ to ‘identities’, completely inward choices which can have no real, solid definition, as they now mean “[word]: a person who says they are [word]”, and that’s such an insidious idea in a world where sexes are real and one of them has a long and violent history of oppressing the other.
radical queer trans politics are largely just post-modern men’s rights activism. they support the continuous denial of male privilege, male socialization, and all the various devices with which sexism and misogyny are socially enforced, while paying lip-service to a ‘feminism’ that completely ignores the framework in which women are oppressed. it’s insidious and it’s toxic and it’s gas-lighting and i can’t believe i didn’t see it for what it is sooner.