Here’s a partial list of some reasons why radical feminist activism/theory and trans activism/theory frequently do not go well together. Radical feminists don’t hate trans women, we just have very different goals.
— Trans activism fights for trans women’s “right” to access feminine accouterments. Radical feminist activism fights for females’ right to not have femininity forced upon us from birth.
— Trans activism supports use of plastic surgery and medical industries as a means for accomplishing a highly gendered physical appearance. Radical feminist activism is against the use of such measures as they reinforce the idea that women “should” look certain ways or have certain body parts; radical feminism critiques reliance on patriarchal medical establishments. (Also, trans politics is at odds with the fat acceptance movement for similar reasons.)
— Trans activism supports male people having surgery to construct genitals resembling a vagina and vulva. Radical feminists point out how surgically creating a cavity in a male and calling it a vagina is insulting for the following reasons: it poses vaginas solely as penetration objects (neovaginas don’t give a person the risk of pregnancy, cervical cancer, etc… neovaginas must be penetrated in order to sustain them); vaginas cannot be constructed (they are an organ of their own, not an inversion of a penis).
— Trans politics treats gender as an essential characteristic which every human has; gender is an “identity”. Radical feminism wants to abolish gender; gender is a role (not an identity), constructed through notions of ‘feminine’ characteristics and ‘masculine’ characteristics; gender is a system of violence, not ‘expression’. [Bonus de-colonial feminist framework!: gender is a violent, colonial concept thoroughly involved in the racial dehumanization of non-white peoples.]
*Edit- this post belongs to ‘Against all Evidence’ found here
Apologies for any mix up.. Found this post via Evilfeminist and I must have missed the citation. This is a concise and eloquent explanation, but its not mine!
so i was a little mixed up about the reasons why radfems and trans* people were at odds, this cleared it up nicely. at this point i am not sure where i stand on this issue, but i know that i support people above anything else, those people’s politics (implicit or explicit) are a matter for consideration on an individual basis.
A man is 631 times more likely to become an NFL player than to be falsely accused of rape.
"We end on a serious note. Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers."
that last paragraph
Thank you. So it’s a damn fucking shame that the law is so biased in favour of attackers instead of victims and that the police make you go through so much shit to prove your case. You going to them, giving your statement and putting yourself through all that crap should be enough to prove you’re telling the truth. UGH.
No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
so he know they don’t make any sense, and he can write executive orders… i feel like we have the 1+1 part we just need him to say =2, but he won’t because politics is a game. maybe i’m a little too Ned Stark for these games…
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I am absolutely disgusted at how dismissive people were and even agreed with what the person said about some of these entires being "whiny" and just "compliments" are they reading the same messages as me? I've been complimented by men and had unwelcomed comments as well. I was not born yesterday, I fully understand the difference between both remarks. I'm not new to social interactions. These people are forgetting that they weren't there. They didn't see there body language or hear their tone.