Category: Socialisation

Women Saying ‘No’ – A Guest Post by Kate C.

Women have always been called names for saying no. Frigid, bitch, prude. These words are meant to shame us into saying yes. Women are supposed to be available, welcoming, obedient, and it has been the aim of the women’s movement since its inception to challenge these preconceptions, to say no to men’s definition of us. Read More …

To Boys Who Don’t Fit In – A Guest Post by Jesse

Hey son. Hey, hun. What would you rather be called? I mean, what are your preferred pronouns? Hun, right? Because that’s what we think girls say to each other (probably while they’re doing each other’s hair and nails). Maybe you don’t like my tone, but stick with it. You’ve been through worse, right? I’m a Read More …

“Trans women are women” is a lie

This was authored by ‘Helen Highwater’, originally posted on ‘Transavant‘ and is reproduced with permission. “Trans women are women” is a lie that is as dangerous to transwomen as it is to women When I grew up in the seventies and eighties in the north of England, transgender wasn’t a thing. Men were men, and Read More …

Assigned Fail

Assigned Male is a propaganda cartoon that puts genderist nonsense into the mouth of a little “trans girl.” Because I take issue with this propaganda, I will be accused of “hating trans people.” I do not hate transsexual people. I don’t hate any group of people suffering from a rare medical condition. There are several transsexual Read More …

Thoughts on Jazz Jennings: A Transmaid’s Tale

This piece presents thoughts on “Jazz Jennings: The Transgender Teen and Wannabe Mermaid the Internet Needs” Jazz; an art form which appears to transcend usual musical convention. Affected and nonsensical, it is studiously performed in order to appear natural, free form and released from the mundane. Its fans are almost fanatical in their devotion to Read More …

Woman Pride

A woman is an adult human female. Here is what we know about any given woman: She has, at some point, experienced the physical reality of a female reproductive system. She has, at some point, encountered sexism. She has, at some point, been made to feel shame about #1 and #2. She has claim to Read More …

Radical Feminism and Intellectual Consistency

Last week, Miranda published a barnstorming piece on the problems with the transgender movement, and offered ideas to fix those problems. In response, I offer 10 points of intellectual inconsistency I see from my own side, as a radical feminist. I have prepared these for the women who are rejecting male-centered feminism and looking for something Read More …

Feminism & Transwomen: A Bullet Point Overview

For screencaps and links to back up each point, see  The New Backlash. Preface: a note on the word “gender” People outside of academia commonly use the word “gender” to mean “sex class of male or female” (in contrast with the act of sexual intercourse.) Feminist theorists, however, use the word “gender” to refer to Read More …

Colonizers vs. Defectors, or: Before you call us phobic, check your own fear and disgust.

AFTAs (anti-feminist trans activists) very obviously practice the colonization of women. They demand access to our spaces, language and labor while enforcing male supremacist ideas of womanhood. I am using colonization as a national/geographic metaphor here – but there is another national/geographic metaphor that in my opinion applies to gender critical transwomen – transwomen who accept they are male but want nothing to Read More …