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.
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.”
When a transman friend of mine defended the misogynistic vitriol of a transwoman and accused me of transmisogyny and transphobia for criticizing the transwoman for harassing lesbians, calling them “dykes” and describing their vaginas as “filthy cunts.”
When I realised I had worse dysphoria than people calling themselves transgender, and they would tell me to stfu unless I was going to admit that I was trans. See before that I thought no one would choose to be trans (ie transsexual) but now i get it, to be trans**** you dont actually have to have dysphoria and stand to lose any social status by having SRS. You dont have to gamble with anything - your health, your social standing, no - you can just ‘identify’ as oppressed, and then you are.
My peak trans moment was when “transgendered” turned into “transgender”. Gender is a noun: I do, indeed, have *a* transgender, but I had spent ten years referring to myself as a “transgendered man”, just as I was a “blue-eyed man.” Suddenly some people on the Internet decided that I was wrong and would pile abuse on anyone who used the term I used myself. Now people use “transgender” as the noun it sounds like, and the same people have the audacity to complain and consider them the problem.
From here on in, I’m referring to womyn who were CAMAB as simply womyn, and those who were CAFAB and ‘identify’ as female as ciswomen. I do this in the interests of cultural feminism, and so that ciswomen can know what it’s like for a tenth of a second to have a womon say, “you are not my sister….
Things like this insanity. For what it’s worth, I get along fine with FTMs for the most part - it’s just that the mix of male privilege and female hormones with MTFs… Wow Please make this submission anonymous