Occasionally I reblog posts here where people recount their peak trans moment, along with the submissions that get sent in. If anyone is uncomfortable with a reblog, please feel free to send a message and I’ll remove it.
My peak trans moment was seeing The Feminist Breeder and Avital Nathman on Twitter let their internalized misogyny show. They dismiss Christine Benvenuto as a hurt, ranting woman, thereby proving her point that for this generation of feminists, “Female solidarity is out. A man in a dress is in.” And, in the logrolling world of professional feminism, it’s very important not to alienate a male contributor, or any influential male who might be able to score you a book deal.
my peaktrans**** moment was when my rapist, who had only just came out as ‘non-binary trans*’, was excused of their behaviour because I called myself a radfem once in their presence.
I apparently deserved what happened to me, and I deserved to be mocked afterwards, because I am a radfem. Let that sink in, radical queers on tumblr. The way you hate on women who have dissenting opinions in the most vile misogynistic manner has led to people amongst your community believing they can hurt us, and then have the community laugh along with them at the stupid little girl who dared to be critical of kink and gender.
I will never stop blaming you, or your bullshit radical queer community, for what you have done to me, and for what you have encouraged. You all should feel ashamed but I know none of you ever will. You don’t care about women, you just care about your precious online status.
(One of) my peak trans moment(s) came first when I was first attacked by self proclaimed feminists and LGB allies for not being sexually attracted to penises. All my life I fought to establish that yes, I am a lesbian, I exist and I’m sexually attracted to females exclusively. Now the very people who talk the loudest about being allies are berating me for not being attracted to people with penises and telling me what MY sexuality means and that I am OBLIGATED to love cock if the owner of said cock prefers to be called “she” and that if I don’t then I’m a defective bigot “phallophobe”.
I’m attracted to females, and females only. No amount of emotionally manipulative speculations about “well what if you loved a girl more than anything and then found out she had a penis when you finally got into bed” can ‘fix’ my gayness.
I said it to the straights and I’ll say it again to the transtrenders: I’m gay, and you can’t bully me into pretending I’m something I’m not.
Okay, so this (sadly) wasn’t my peak moment, but it did bother me a lot. I hope that’s still okay to publish?
So I saw this post on a trans woman’s blog, and made me all kinds of mad. They pretty much said that trans women and MAAB trans people have more of a right to women’s space then FAAB trans people and gender non-conforming cis women.
This regardless of whether the MAAB non-binary people present as men or not, and regardless of whether the FAAB non-binary people present as women or not.
This convinced me that at least the online trans community is more concerned over males then females. I mean, that is so fucking blatant. It’s all about the males, all the time.
If trans* women never had male privilege, as many claim, then trans* men always had male privilege. Having lived it, I can assure you that is not the case. When I couldn’t discuss my life prior to transition and the misogyny I faced when perceived as a male in trans* spaces without someone getting offended and “triggered” it was time to move on. So much of the culture seems to be about trans* women trying to regain the male privilege they lost so they can keep acting the same.
radscum and the peak trans tumblr is da worst
not everything on it is bad… some point out problematic things that occur in the community in respectful ways. others are less well intentioned and sort of awful though, you’re right.
My peaktrans moment came when people starting proposing “DFAB privilege” as a serious concept. Apparently, all DFAB trans people have male privilege (even when they are in the closet and never read as male, even when they are genderqueer and don’t even identify as male), and that plus “DFAB privilege” means we are EVEN MORE privileged than cis men, somehow. The outright vitriol I’ve seen directed at DFAB people (of any gender identity) lately has been making me feel that this movement simply doesn’t give a shit about people like me. I still plan to medically transition as I feel my dysphoria is so strong that there’s no other option, but I am fucking DONE with the “trans* community.”