Everyone quick to accept that ‘trans-racial’ and ‘trans-abled’ people are scum and that they are appropriate identities and cultures that they should have no part of. Why is the same not true for transsexualism?
I realize I may have been a little harsh when my blog first started, but this is something that I actually wondered while I was transitioning. They are essentially the same thing. A person from a privileged group attempting to join an underprivileged group and then (in the case of transgender individuals) claiming that their stories are the most important.
Would a trans-abled person (aka abled) who claimed their disability was worse since no one treated them as disabled, make any sense at all??? No. Would a trans-racial person who said the impact of racism on their lives was worse since no one could see they were whatever they were claiming to be, would that make sense??? No. I do acknowledge the fact that since transgender people can be visible transgender they do experience discrimination because of their deviation from the ‘norm.’
Why is it that you will listen when a POC says an act is cultural appropriation???? (I am not questioning the act of you listening, people need to pay more attention to the stories of POC and what they are saying) Why is it that you will listen to disabled people when they cry out that trans-ablism is bullshit???? (again not questioning the act of listening to them) BUT you won’t listen when a woman, A FEMALE BORN WOMAN, A WOMAN RAISED AS A WOMAN, says that she is uncomfortable with the idea of someone BORN MALE, RAISED AS A MAN coming into her safe space? Why are you not listening when she says ‘I am uncomfortable with your appropriation of my identity, of my body, of my struggles, of my sexuality, of my life?’
I also realize that there are women of color who are disabled. Why would you listen to her, then, when she speaks about her experiences as a person of color or as someone with a disability; but not when she speaks about her experiences as a woman.
If any REASONABLE people have found issue with what I have said here please feel free to send me an ask and tell me what I need to change in this question. I will not accept complaints of ‘transphobia’, ‘trans-misogyny’, or ‘cis-sexism.’ I will also not accept complaints on the behalf of trans-racialism and trans-ablism (I don’t even know what the words would be for that……)
I generally dislike comparing oppressions but I agree with everything here. The cognitive dissonance tumblr has on the issue of trans and appropriation has been brought up by radfems before, but I have yet to see a legitimate argument for why a man claiming to be a woman must be accepted without question by real women, while everyone can recognize how revolting it would be for a “trans abled” person to impose themselves on people with disabilities.
Female oppression just isn’t taken seriously on this site. And individual people who do (radical feminists basically) are painted as white supremacists, race traitors, whatever bullshit. As if only white/white identified women recognize the perils that come with having a vagina. This site is populated by idiots.