I argue what is more feminist than bisexuality? The bold assertion of a womans right to her desires, even though scorned and discriminated against by the greater society and rejecting dogma in favor or authenticity, makes bi women, for me, the champions of feminism and sexual politics.
Queerness is where our hope lies.
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When trans women are told that they need to stop being assertive and strong because it is a sign of male privilege - invariably by “feminists” who, of course, encourage cis women to be assertive and strong - that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are pressured into being silent, rarely offering their opinion, and refusing leadership roles for fear of being seen as male or accused of having male privilege, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are afraid to analyze or discuss the role of male privilege in their life because of the way accusations of male privilege have been used as weapons to silence, shame, and misgender trans women, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women do analyze and discuss the role of male privilege in their lives and come to different conclusions than the dominant cis feminist perspective and are told it is because they simply don’t understand privilege or are ignorant of feminism, that’s transmisogyny.
"While there are many who feel that morality must be built into law, I believe that the elimination of transsexualism is not best achieved by legislation prohibiting transsexual treatment and surgery but rather by legislation that limits it and by other legislation that lessens the support given to sex-role stereotyping, which generated the problem to begin with. Any legislation should be aimed at the social conditions that initiate and promote the surgery as well as the growth of the medical-institutional complex that translates these stereotypes into flesh and blood. More generally, the education of children is one case in point here. Images of sex roles continue to be reinforced, at public expense, in school textbooks. Children learn to role play at an early age."
- Raymond (1980), Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery
The TERF movement played a significant role in the revocation of trans healthcare access. In fact, TERF activist, Janice Raymond, authored the government’s anti-trans position.
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LINK TW: transmisogynistic slurs
The group, Organizing for Women’s Liberation (OWL) claims to have received well over 100,000 FaceBook likes and is the more palatable face of Cathy Brennan’s hate group. OWL mixes anti-trans messaging in with news reports chronicling rape and brutality against women, thereby linking “trans” to real violence against women.
The reality is that OWL is a fake group whose “like” numbers are purchased in bulk.
Missive: a Transfeminist Journal. Call for Submissions!
Missive Journal, a new publication of original transfeminist thought, is calling for submissions for it’s first issue! We’re looking for essays, poetry, short fiction, visual art, and memoir written by trans women.
Most of the discourse surrounding trans women has almost nothing to do with our lived experiences, or is perpetually stuck in a state of Trans 101. The transfeminist writings which have most inspired us are ephemeral and scattered, situated as they are in various internet communities. And far too often, these conversations are derailed by an interloper almost as soon as they begin.
Our aim in starting Missive is to foster a different type of conversation about our bodies and our lives. It is a place to move beyond the politics of apologism; it is a place to collect and record transfeminist works.
We plan on distributing Missive as a digital file on a pay-what-you-can model, with proceeds split evenly amongst contributors.
Please send submissions to email@example.com by December 31st, 2013.
the peeps behind this are legit! A++ participate!
TW: transphobia, transmisogyny, mention of rape, rape culture, sexual assault, death threats
I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF* is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re a TERF. Chances are that you’re a TERF if you believe that you’re a feminist when you…
2.) Out trans people to employers.
3.) Tell trans women their surgery is about supporting rape culture.
5.) Claim that a world without trans people is preferable.1
6.) Find that your anti-trans arguments and the anti-trans arguments of far rightwing groups match.2
8.) Claim that gender isn’t real, but the MAAB/FAAB binary is.
9.) Claim that trans surgeries were pioneered by men in service of the patriarchy.3
11.) Fearmonger about the rape/violence threat trans women pose to cis women in the women’s restroom.
12.) Assert that trans people transition to satisfy their sexual urges.
14.) Work to overturn trans equality protections.
16.) Appeal to the Klan Fallacy.
18.) Claim that trans people transition due to political or social pressures.4
19.) Claim that when you work to halt the propagation of anti-feminist stereotypes it’s empowerment, but when trans people work to halt the propagation of anti-trans stereotypes it’s censorship .
20.) Assert that trans women transition because they’re actually gay men and that transmen transition because they’re lesbians wanting to escape the patriarchy.
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Trans-bi author and activist Julia Serano decimates the often employed claim that ‘all gender is performance’ in this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements
An institution for Chicago lesbians and feminists, the Women & Children First bookstore, is up for sale.