hobbitkaiju:

I’m gonna spell this out: if you’re trying to be “trans inclusive” when describing your sexual orientation and you reduce people to their genitals by saying stuff like “I’m attracted to people with vulvas”, you’re being transphobic, objectifying, fetishizing, and disgusting. (And transmisogynist specifically, because oh hey, there’s a fair number of trans women who consider their built-in genitals to be pussies, cunts, vulvas, clits, etc, but that’s obviously not what’s meant by people who say crap like this)

Why is this objectifying, fetishizing, and disgusting? (If I have to explain to you further why it’s transphobic, just unfollow me right now and do us both a favor) It’s objectifying, fetishizing, and disgusting to talk about people like this because there are people with that genital shape who don’t even want their genitals called “vulvas,” much less touched or looked at or fantasized about in any way typically associated with “vulvas”. There are people with that genital shape who are vehemently cock-identified, who have sex exclusively via penetration of others, and who want genital surgery. The way a person fucks or wants sex may have nothing whatsoever to do with (grossly cissexist) notions of how genitals work and what they should be labeled. 

It’s fetishizing to assume you know how someone with any particular genital shape or ASAB has sex. It’s objectifying to reduce someone’s identity to their genital shape. And fetishizing and objectifying others is a disgusting way to behave. 

Please do the world a favor and grow the fuck up.

When trans women refer to their penises as “big clits” it’s beyond offensive to females who were actually born with big clits, some of whom had their clits removed/surgivally altered non-consensually as infants in order to “fix” them. Under patriarchy, being born female with a big clit is a huge and potentially dangerous social liability.

In contrast, under patriarchy being born with a penis is a huge social head start. All trans women were born with penises, and raised as little boys. That means that on average, trans women were raised with male privilege. We were certainly not raised as females, and subject to the medical abuse and ignorance that actual females with actual big clits were. So please think before you spout this ignorant, female-hating bullshit.

I agree with you that we probably shouldn’t be making assumptions about how trans and gq people like to have sex based on the shape of their genitals. But let’s be real: a person’s internal feelings about their genitals don’t change reality. Did it make it “not rape” when Dana McCallum raped their ex-wife, because Dana thought of their penis as a vagina? Seriously, how do you think Dana’s ex would feel about that argument? Fuck no! 

Women have an absolute, 100%, unequivocal right to say "No thanks" to a trans woman’s penis. No woman is under any obligation to give a trans woman a blow job! Or muff the trans woman, or whatever the fuck they’re into. And don’t bother to retort “That’s not what I personally am into sexually”, or “that’s not what I mean.” You argument is clearly that women who won’t have sex with trans women and their penises are transphobic. So let me say this as plainly as possible: Males shaming women into having sex with them is the DEFINITION of rape culture. It doesn’t matter if the male is a trans woman, and it doesn’t make it ok if it’s a fab person making this argument.

I know that being trans and experiencing sex dysphoria can put us into a lot of pain. But please try to think more carefully about the impact of your words.

(Reblogged from hobbitkaiju)

usatoday:

Men make up 70% of all Twitter staff, another example of Silicon Valley’s gender gap.

For everyone still confused about what the “Internet Economy” means for women. (Hint: more of the same.)

Also: these stats aren’t even meaningful, since the jobs women do in these organizations are by and large limited to admin, support, and “work mom” - literally, the woman who makes snacks for the 20-something dudes so that they stay at work late and keep obsessively programming. Without the work moms, the dudes would just stay at home playing video games with each other.

Seriously! Next time you hear some asshole talking about “internet freedom”, just think about the woman who literally made a 21-year-old brogrammer shithead a sandwich. And then think about all the “Go make me a sandwich” jokes on the social networks the brogrammer worked on.

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flannelvandal replied to your link “Fallon Fox: Why Hormones Don’t Make a Woman”

I think it might be also important to note how much female socialization discourages the development of strong muscles. Further putting anyone raised as a girl at a disadvantage in sport.

Agree! There is a huge social stigma against women weight-lifting. And I think another factor particularly pertinent to combat sports is that males are groomed to have no empathy, whereas women are groomed to be empathetic even when it’s not in their own interest. I am completely certain that is also a factor in Boyd “Fallon Fox” Burton’s so-called success.

But cultural differences aside, the intrinsic physical difference in chest/arm/upper body strength between males and females is huge. This is not like the “math gap” which has been shown to be completely cultural - it’s just sex. Look at the statistics from the USA Powerlifting 2014 Bench Press National Championship - a single woman bench-pressed 359 pounds (fucking kudos to her, I’m struggling to break 90!); the majority of men in the competition benched over 400, and average weight in the men’s category was 410! The top men’s press was over 800!

So, as much as there’s a cultural component which aims to keep women weak and powerless, there’s a very significant physical difference in upper body strength between men and women, which exists completely outside of culture. (Men outperform women in squat and deadlift too, matched for body weight - but by a factor of 1.5, not 2-3-4).

(Reblogged from atranspaige)

An Uppity, Non-Compliant Guide to Feminist Language (by Glosswitch)

By Glosswitch. Original here!

Yesterday Buzzfeed published a spoof guide to contemporary feminist terminology. As a contemporary feminist, how I laughed. Laughed and laughed and laughed. Then, after about half a second’s laughing, I thought “hey, wouldn’t it be cool if someone wrote an actual guide to some actual feminism? One that actually mentions male oppressors and doesn’t spend half the time focussed on which feminists hold unacceptable views?” So despite being female and therefore crap, I decided to give it a go.

Gender (noun):

  1. Oppressive hierarchy, situating adult human males (as the construct “man”) at the top, adult human females (as the construct “woman”) at the bottom.
  2. Nebulous thing that makes you want to wear certain clothes, have certain ideas, do certain activities, adopt certain mannerisms etc. Otherwise known as “being a person”.

Woman (noun):

  1. Adult human female who has, due to her sexed body, been placed in a class not of her choosing.
  2. Whatever the fuck anyone says it is, with final approval going to the dominant class (sorry ladies!).

Female reproduction (noun):

  1. Patriarchal justification for making adult human females do the vast majority of unpaid work on a global scale (regardless of whether individual adult human females have or indeed can have offspring)
  2. Cissexist phrase. In future please refer to “vessels”, “breeders” or “walking wombs”, you fucking bigot.

Male (adj.)

  1. Pertaining to the oppressor class under patriarchy.
  2. Whatever the fuck anyone says it is, with final approval going to the dominant class.

Oppressor, the (noun):

  1. Racist capitalist patriarchy, on the basis that this is an actual source of oppression.
  2. Second-wave feminists, on the basis that they were all evil frigid whorephobic bitches whose refusal to put out has given nice sexy feminists a bad name.

SWERF (noun, acronym):

  1. Woman who does not hold the view that jizz will be the solvent that finally erodes the patriarchy.
  2. Woman who once disagreed with Brooke Magnanti over something or other (no one involved can quite remember what).
  3. Word that happens to rhyme with TERF (see below), forming a handy, catch-all phrase to denote “women who are shit and deserve all the misogyny the SJW blogosphere has to offer”.

TERF (noun, acronym):

  1. Woman who believes that adult human females exist and are oppressed as a sex class.
  2. Woman who is friends with a woman who believes that adult human females exist and are oppressed as a sex class.
  3. Woman who once retweeted a woman who believes that adult human females exist and are oppressed as a sex class.
  4. Woman who on one occasion failed to publicly denounce a woman who believes that adult human females exist and are oppressed as a sex class.
  5. Woman who … (as definitions are continually broadening on this one – for instance, all of the above criteria may now be applied to gay men and trans people – please consult with Roz Kaveney and/or members of Blockbot).

Intersectionality (noun):

  1. Important theory expounded by Kimberlé Crenshaw, illustrating ways in which intersecting oppressions mean different approaches are required to tackle experiences of racism, sexism, homophobia, classism etc., as and when they intersect. See Mapping the Margins.

Intersectional feminist (noun):

  1. Feminist who isn’t a total hypocrite (i.e. who believes in actual intersectional praxis).
  2. Middle-class white woman who has hit upon a PC way of putting “I’m totes not racist, me” in her twitter bio.
  3. Middle-class white male university student who spends his days “educating” white women by ordering the uppity little bitches to stop “punching down”.

Feminism (noun):

  1. Movement for the liberation of all women. As Dworkin wrote:

Feminism is a political practice of fighting male supremacy on behalf of women as a class, including all the women you don’t like, including all the women you don’t want to be around, including all the women who used to be your best friends whom you don’t want anything to do with any more. It doesn’t matter who the individual women are.

  1. Whatever the fuck anyone says it is, with final approval going to the … (you fill in the rest)

nextyearsgirl:

Misogyny is not the “hatred of feminine attributes and femininity,” feminine attributes and femininity are the fucking primary tools of misogyny.

(Reblogged from nextyearsgirlisaghostnow)

atranspaige:

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This is disgusting! They’re celebrating watching a man beat a woman bloody! There’s nothing revolutionary about some guy punching a woman in the face until she passes out. That’s the fucking status quo!

And that description of the crowd getting quieter, It sends chills down my spine. Crowds only get quiet at these sort of things when it becomes horrifyingly obvious that a line has been crossed.

Do any of these trans people care though?

NO! Instead they can’t wait for video! I guess their victory isn’t truly complete until they can put on their finest size 15 heels and jerk off to their male hero beating the uppity, black lesbian back into her place! 

(Reblogged from atranspaige)