My peak trans moment occurred when I realized that frothy transjacktivists had appropriated the language of FAAB rape survivors (“trigger warning”) and diluted it from PTSD to “brief sadfeels.” And then they transplain (especially to lesbians), saying “you can’t be triggered by a body/ genitals!” Incredibly rude and violative. I refuse to pander to loons and their triggrrrz about menstruation when they clearly don’t respect the trauma endured by those of us who were raped by men.
The trans community lost me as a supporter when I simply requested that women discussions NOT be interrupted with disclaimers and ‘trigger warnings’ and then I started being attacked by them. Ironically enough, the same ones who attacked me AGREED that groups NEED their own discussions without being derailed, but when I included women in that, suddenly it was a ‘problem’. So I guess that I as a WoC can’t even have a say in a discussion about WOMEN. Typical silencing BS. NO ONE will tell me not to talk about MY body and thne expect me to accept ‘trans’ individuals as ‘real’ women.
we all know peak radfem isn’t going to go anywhere because literally no one is going to jump from siding with radical feminist ideas of female oppression to siding with a bunch of whiney, self-centered MtFs, because no female person would probably ever subject themselves to that, and no MtF tumblr jacktivist has ever been a radfem, or even bothered attempting to analyze or understand any radical feminism anyway
A moment: In an online community dedicated to menstrual cups, the mods bother everyone constantly about not using words like “women” or “ladies” when addressing the community.
My peak trans moment came when I discovered that the British government made a new law in 2004 that evacuated the word ‘woman’ of meaning. They did this in close consultation with trans activists and at no time during the passage of that bill through parliament were individuals or groups representing the rights of women consulted. At no time were those who have the most legitimate claim to expertise on gender - feminists - consulted. At no time was the impact of gender identity legislation upon the hard won sex-based protections for women raised as a concern. With the passage of the gender recognition act, a male claiming to be a woman is treated as female “for all purposes” in law. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
My peak trans was when I saw trans who tried to invade intersex community and intersex groups with claims of having every type of Intersex condition under the sun. I started seeing Trans people claim to intersex people that they have every type of Intersex condition and they claim to have some commonality. What really woke me up was their claims of “intersex brain” and claiming that their brains were Intersex. After investigating the so called intersex brain theory. I came to the realization after researching their so called theory that Trans don’t have an intersex brain and their claims of intersex is not based upon what is known about intersex. So afterwards, I became very vocal and critical of Trans and Trans invading intersex space and intersex community. I’ve come to see Trans for who they are and see the Biological Reality within them.
Transactivists shut down (with protests, threats, and physically blocking venues) an annual LGBT community event because there wasn’t “enough” trans inclusion, even though there was more trans representation than lesbian. “Solution” was a lesbian kicked off the community board and a transwoman put in her place.
Transactivists given free rein to say lesbophobic things in local LGBT media with no repercussions. Lesbians who objected were subject to further abuse in media.
Transman attorney files a “friend of the court” brief to get the opportunity to testify at a family court hearing of two lesbians who were dividing their property and determining child custody matters. This transman attorney testified that lesbians can’t get married, therefore the woman with the most financial resources should get all the (communal) property (including the house they bought together and everything in it) and the child outright.
Please put biphobia as one of the taglines/hash tags please, and post anon. :)
As a bisexual man I have noticed how Trans activists will say how Trans and bisexuals are connected/allies, etc. but then they’ll turn around and say how if you are a cisgender man or woman and are bisexual that you’re automatically being Transphobic and that if you don’t identify as “pansexual’ which is just another term for being bisexual but people who are biphobic or ashamed of being bisexual use this term instead of saying they’re bisexual-then you’re a transphobe.
I have also seen Transmen get very angry if you tell them how you prefer to have sex with a cisgender man who has a penis and who doesn’t use a dildo that he’s pretending is a real penis, or have a clit that’s enlarged with hormones that he pretends is a penis.
I want you to post this anon. please.
I grew disinterested with Trans rights when I saw trans people attacking cisgender people or anyone who is not trans. I also saw how Trans people would become completely hypocritical and get VERY biphobic, homophobic, and heterophobic and say how if you’re bisexual, gay/lesbian, or straight how you’re automatically transphobic despite the fact that bisexuals, some gay men and lesbians, and straight people do date and have relationships with Transmen and Transwomen, and just because someone is bisexual, gay/lesbian, or hetero it does not mean that they’re bigoted or transphobic. I also remember how ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) was very, very close to passing and Trans activists flipped out and made sure it would not pass at all despite the decades of hard work that bisexuals, lesbians, and gay men had in trying to get it passed and get equality for everyone, and eventually they would have added gender/Transgender protection as a law to protect TS/TG people in the workplace.
I’d already been cringing a bit at transactivists arguing that all kids who display cross-gender identification should be put on the path to transition - even the original Dutch researchers who advocated hormones and surgery for transgender teens said they didn’t recommend transition for kids, because the majority of them don’t grow up to be transgender.
Then I saw a transactivist saying that it doesn’t matter how many of these kids will grow up to be non-trans - it’s more important to make sure that all the ones who do continue to identify as trans get the surgery while they’re young. Hey, who cares if two cis kids get irreversible surgery for every trans kid who gets to transition before they’re eighteen?