Category: Transgenderism

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 …

Pride and Privilege: How Cox, Jenner, and Mock can be Real Leaders

A few days before pride weekend, I find myself on a bench at 28th Street and the Hudson River. The sun shines beneath a patchwork sky. It is gorgeous. Two benches down sits a young transwoman of color with honey-blond extensions looking for all the world like a young Laverne Cox, I assume by design. Read More …

The Trojan Horse of Transgender Identity Politics

Trans activists should not be allowed to dictate the language women can use to describe their bodies and lives. (This is a cross-post of my piece from the Morning Star newspaper of 30 June 2015). On Saturday 6 June in Sheffield, myself and RadFem Collective, a radical feminist women’s group, hosted an open talk and Read More …

Transgender Ideology Does Not Support Women

Transgender ideology is in a state. Its central ideas are inconsistent with each other, have little support in science or the ethics of power analysis and are so divorced from reality they require a complete suspension of disbelief in order to sit in one’s head without suffering cognitive dissonance. Although I am drawing a distinction between 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 …