Hi. I’m the trans man who posted a few days ago, and I’d like to add a little to my narrative, in wake of the submitted comments. Most of it will be directed at the person who responded to me.
Of course gay, bisexual, and feminine men get flack. I won’t deny their murders. I won’t deny hate crimes or prejudice. It’s off topic though. Lesbians and bisexual women are attacked too, but I can’t say as to the numbers.
But compared to the numbers cis women face, it’s not the same at all. Really, compare it. Compare the severity of FGM to circumcision. Yes, there are certainly chances where the latter has led to lose of sensitivity and damage.But FGM is an inherently debilitating action. It always involves major loss of sensation and is, in most cases, life threatening.
Let’s look to western culture for a second, okay? There are plenty of feminine boys, and they are not always accepted with open arms. But the majority of society will still privilege them over girls, regardless of how masculine the girls are.
Violence, sexual and non, towards women is high. It’s often seen as acceptable. Medicine has screwed women over plenty of times, labeling everything “hysteria” or simply ignoring women’s health.
Do you see my point? Of course cis men and other people assigned male at birth aren’t rolling in rose petals 24/7. Individual cases and other factors will play in.
But there is no way in hell that cis women are privileged for being that.
To the mods: Sorry for taking up room on your blog with an argument. I’m not comfortable with anyone from the radical trans(*) community knowing my URL. Thank you for allowing me to talk.
On the contrary, thank you for speaking the truth. I understand fully why you have a desire for anonymity, given the harsh reaction to dissent that many trans people show. Be well.