Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.
White men are never taught self hate
Because they’re the ones teaching everyone else self-hate.
The Fraser Wedding Dress - used continuously by a single family since it was made in 1785, last worn in 2005
From Inverness Museums & Art Gallery via Emotional Objects
By - Gender Splenda
As a so called “Gender Critical” Trans Woman (also known as “TERF sock puppet” by many including plenty well known and respected “trans activists” ) I am strongly in opposition to the ideas pushed forwards by mainstream “trans activism”. These include: the idea that there is an innate “gender identity” and that such is expressed through a conformity or non-conformity to gender roles, and that by “identifying as the sex opposite to the one you are born as that you become that”. My primary reason for not going along with the accepted rhetoric of identity politics is because I respect that gender is a social hierarchy designed to promote masculinity and Males and to shame femininity and Females. I also believe that it is through socialization and our sex that we are set into our gender roles and that by transitioning we do not wipe clean our past, for instance in my case, I had 18 years of male socialization and that will forever effect me, I am not oppressed in the way Females are because I did not experience being socialized as a female, nor do I have a Female body.
Firstly I want to state that I am strongly against any and all suggestion that transsexual people should not be afforded the treatment needed to ease their Sex Dysphoria (also known as “Gender Dysphoria” .) I am a strong believer that transsexual people have a right to live as they please and that they should be afforded the means to treat their often debilitating medical condition with hormone replacement therapy and appropriate surgeries. Whilst there is a debate to be had as to the success rates of these treatments , there is not enough cause for concern or alternative treatment to warrant any rash change in method of treatment for trans people. I do believe that having / having had sex dysphoria is a prerequisite to being a transsexual,
So what are my issues with the current rhetoric from the “transgender” activist community? First and foremost it is the reliance on the existence of gender and the idea that gender is an innate and absolute truth. The transgender community creates terms such as “gender fluid” and a variety of other so called “gender identities” as a means of redefining gender, it is common to hear things such as “you can be whatever gender you feel, and that gender is valid”. Following much introspection and research I have come to the conclusion that gender is but a social hierarchy designed to place Males at the top and Females at the bottom . Because of this I absolutely believe we should abolish the concept of gender. Whilst I’m understanding that for some trans people the idea that their so called “gender identity” means nothing can be troubling, however I feel that is solely down to the fact that people are unwilling to see beyond the boxes gender and gender stereotypes placed around them. I believe a large amount of this is linked to how unwilling gender non-conforming people are to admit to being gender non-conforming, I feel like it is this that leads to so many people claiming transgender identities even when there is no history or experience of sex dypshoria, if we can remove the constraints or gender and gendered expectations / stereotypes we can free people from the need to label genders to themselves based on their likes and dislikes.
Some of the things I strongly believe in and hope to actively push towards are as follows:
- The abandonment of the concept of gender, in all forms, especially when it comes to children.
- Keeping Women’s safe spaces for Women born Female.
- Working to reduce to amount of labelling placed onto gender non-conforming children whilst ensuring children with gender dysphoria receive puberty blockers if it is deemed necessary. (This is controversial as many believe this to be a form of gender eugenics , but from my experience with sex dysphoria had I been able to have blockers prior to puberty it would have helped smooth out my experience of male puberty and would have prevented my suicide attempt).
- Creating 3rd single stall sex-neutral toilets for trans people in addition to the two sex segregated M/F ones to open a safe place for Trans People to go to the toilet without infringing on Female safe spaces or putting trans people at risk of Male violence.
- The introduction of the promotion of feminist literature to Trans Women who go for treatment for their sex dysphoria so as to open their minds to the effects male socialization can have and to see the realities of life as a female. (Many trans women go into transition not realising the reality of the experiences Women have in society ).
I understand that if you’re trans and reading this a lot of it may make you uncomfortable, however I urge you to head over to the blog http://mshellbedlam.blogspot.co.uk/ as there is a lot of very interesting stuff to read and it may open your eyes a little to some of the issues regarding identity politics and the effects it has on Women.
moment of silence for those men who stupidly think tampons are sized by how big the vagina is when in fact they’re sized by the heaviness of the flow. silly boys.
Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]
Lydia doing her best impression of a sphinx
how can anyone look at them kinkshit graphics on how to physically abuse your partner and see it as anything other than fucked up
I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
That is terrible and heart breaking on so many levels
Sacheen Littlefeather (birth name Maria Cruz). Civil Rights Activist and actress. Her ancestry is Apache, Yaqui, Pueblo on her father’s side and mother is of French, German, and Dutch descent. Cruz is her father’s recognized tribe name and she is a member of the Indians of All Tribes.
Littlefeather is best known for presenting a speech at the Academy Awards on behalf of Marlon Brando (who was turning down his Best Actor Award for The Godfather).