I just found out about TERFs (my own cis privilege at work) and that is some scary bio essentialism right there. Thumbs up to trans girls for doing their thing.
I’ve been saying for a while that they’ve got a scary lot of overlap with fascists.
DUDE check out SWERFs
like what is even going on with feminism
SWERFS ARE YOU KIDDING ME FOR FUCK’S SAKE
i was agreeing with you. in a very loud and incoherent way. donut worry.
i guess i didn’t realize there was enough shittiness going around that SWERF actually needed to be an acronym and now i’m really angry that i didn’t see it coming.
That needs to be a different acronym, seriously. Poaching on TERF is erasing trans women. Hell, does it mean “straight woman-erasing,” because if it does, double ew and try again.
BIPHOBIA LITERALLY EVERYWHERE
From cishets and gay men and lesbian radfems and pansexuals
And then the other nonmonos refuse to call it biphobia and they argue word parts and latin and more of them swoop in and go “well it’s just so confusing, why don’t you just use pansexual? It’s easier”
NO FUCK YOU
I WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO USING YOUR WORD
I WILL NOT COMPROMISE WHO I AM TO MAKE DEFINITIONS EASIER ON YOU
I WILL NOT BECOME YOUR CONVERT TO ‘ENLIGHTENED’ PAN
I WILL NOT BETRAY MY PEOPLE FOR A COMMUNITY THAT PREACHES NONBINARY INCLUSIVITY BUT TRIES TO STRIP ME OF MY IDENTITY WITH VERBAL VIOLENCE AND ERASURE AND TRANSPHOBIA
I WILL NOT BE BULLIED INTO USING YOUR WORD FUCK YOU
“The misconception of equating ease of life with “passing” must be dismantled in our culture. The work begins by each of us recognizing that cis people are not more valuable or legitimate and that trans people who blend as cis are not more valuable or legitimate. We must recognize, discuss, and dismantle this hierarchy that polices bodies and values certain ones over others.”
fear and hatred of trans women is absolutely central to patriarchy. it underlies the most common acts of homophobia - every time someone gets called a faggot or bashed for being an effeminate male. it underlies the violent construction of masculinity - the orders to man up, don’t be a pussy, don’t act ‘like a woman.’ fear of trans women is the specter that our culture congers up to stifle empathy for women in little boys. it is used to demean and dismiss strong women both cis and trans.
to support transmisogyny, or to fail to support trans women, is to strengthen one of the central pillars of patriarchy. transmisogyny is a patriarchal act. it doesn’t matter who is doing it, the effect is to support patriarchy.
If you think queer oppression works in a hierarchy like this
you obviously know nothing about bisexuality, bisexuals or the specific oppressions we face
and your idea of bisexuality is probably very similar to what you see on MTV
Elementary last night turned into “Good show, except for the casual biphobia.” When Lestrade said he fetched “even the occasional bloke” for his employer to fuck, I winced. Yet another use of bisexuality to reinforce decadence and amorality in a negative character. Sigh.
gay and lesbian monosexuals who complain about heterosexuality being the default and then turn around and interrogate bisexuals about their experiences with same-sex intimacy, or claim that bisexuals currently in opposite-sex relationship are straight. wtf. you are a part of the problem. by demanding we show ‘proof’ of our gayness, you are upholding heterosexuality as the default sexual orientation. you are literally saying, if you are not doing something explicitly gay at this very moment, you are straight. i don’t even.