#21: Crying your mascara away when someone says that putting makeup on isn’t inherently feminist.
this blog is too pitifully stupid to respond to.
Let the kids run around and tire themselves out, then we can put them to bed and get back to the grownup talk.
[trigger warning: rape, transphobia, cissexism, mention of forced sterilization]
gender is “socially constructed”, at least until you get to biology and science, and then suddenly it isn’t, because those fields have totally not been dominated by white male interests for the past two millenia but we’re going to use those definitions of gender that men have imposed on us anyway because those trans women are just wrong and they are trying to intrude on our sacred womanhood which is defined solely by being able to have children which is totally not also a social construction imposed on us by patriarchy and is not totally nullified by women who get cervical cancer or women of color who have been forcibly sterilized or women who hit menopause nope not at all and also we “choose” to be lesbians and omg those trans women are raping nonexistent women’s bodies because rape can exist when there’s only one person involved and they are consenting completely and those darn trans women what’s wrong with them no of course we’re not doing what men have been doing to us and taught us to do to other women what? what master’s tools we don’t read audre lorde what’s intersectionality that’s wrong no we’re not racist lol and nope we’re awesome and you’re all wrong just because so there nyeah
yeah, pretty much sums it up.
this is in reference to this reblog
nice revisionist history you got there
There is an imaginary trans* section of the neighborhood that which cis people will not enter into because it is a bad place. That is why they have gated cis communities. Clearly.
And a cis woman came and had to pick up a carton of milk, and she knew that she was in THAT PART OF TOWN. But trans* women weren’t really bad were they? What could possibly happen to her, she thought. So the cis woman parked her car, got out and locked it, and went into the corner store to pick up a carton of milk. She didn’t touch anything other than her milk, paid in exact change, and kept a good hold on her purse.
As she was walking back to her Bentley, she was cut off by a gang of three trans* women and WAS BRUTALLY BEATEN NEAR DEATH.
JUST FOR MILK.
BECAUSE THAT IS THE KIND OF PEOPLE TRANS* FOLKS ARE.
BIG AUTHOR’S NOTE: THIS WORLD DOESN’T ACTUALLY EXIST YOU FUCKS.
APPARENTLY THIS IS THE WORLD IN WHICH THESE FOLKS LIVE IN:
yikes. I’m looking around these blogs and I don’t even know where to begin. There’s no talking to people like this. There’s just pointing out the FAIL wherever you can.
Is there a tumblr for pointing out radfem fail? Because there should be.
edited to add: also, I have never seen so much allcaps in my life.
Radscum at its finest
FUCK THIS SHIT.
nobody’s silencing anyone, but let’s all tell this person they’re a horrible human being. I’m sick of seeing this “natural born women” bullshit.
the whole article is really just.. ugh.
- Sexism is institutionalized at birth. As Asher Bauer explains in “Not Your Mom’s Trans 101,” “Let’s start at the beginning. A baby is born. The doctor says ‘It’s a boy’ or ‘It’s a girl’ based on the appearance of the child’s genitals. […] the child is then raised as whatever arbitrary gender the doctor saw fit to assign.” On the one hand, this is often the setup for trans identification later in life, with the individual realizing that her gender doesn’t match up with her biological sex (as designated by the doctor and social conventions that elide sex and gender). On the other hand, some argue that girls face sexism from birth while boys, even if they later identify as women, do not, signifying a fundamental difference in terms of privilege and upbringing between cisgender and trans women.
- Gender is socially constructed. Expounding on an idea most famously discussed by Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex, Laurie Penny writes, “Not a single person on this planet is born a woman. Becoming a woman, for those who willingly or unwillingly undertake the process, is torturous, magical, bewildering–and intensely political.” Trans women have to function in the same patriarchal culture cisgender women do, so it’s not a huge leap to say that all women can stand together against inequality. However, even the term “cisgender” is a contentious one, as it suggests ciswomen have privileges (by “being able to” conform to the sex/gender binary) that transwomen do not. According to Miska, “cisgender privilege” is a fundamental misnomer because “we do not have gender privilege to begin with.”