“Well, I’ve personally been fighting about this since 1982. I think ‘transphobic’ is a ridiculous word [NOT BECAUSE IT’S ABLEIST OR BECAUSE IT IMPLIES THAT TRANSPHOBIC PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING LEGITIMATE MENTAL HEALTH DISTRESS. I THINK IT’S RIDICULOUS BECAUSE I HATE TRANS PEOPLE EVEN THOUGH WE AT DGR CLEARLY STATE WE DO NOT HATE TRANS PEOPLE LETS MAKE THAT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR]. I have no strange fear of people [WHY WOULD I BE SCARED OF PEOPLE THAT I CAN CHASE OUT OF ORGANISATIONS?] who claim to be ‘trans’. [BESIDES] we are not afraid of your penis but we are terrified of your (male) socialization! YES WE LIKE TO ASSUME AND REDUCE TRANSPEOPLE WHO CONSIST OF A BROAD SPECTRUM TO WHAT GENATALIA THEY HAVE AND THEN CLAIM WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF IT BUT OF WHAT SOCIALISATION THEY HAVE, WHICH WE ARE ALSO ASSUMING TO BE CORRECT, A LOT OF ASSUMPTIONS I KNOW] I deeply disagree with them, as do most radical feminists AND A LOT OF TORIES AND FASCISTS. PRETTY RADICAL, HUH?
Try this on. I am a rich person stuck in a poor person’s body. I’ve always enjoyed champagne rather than beer [I’M BEING SARCASTIC. IT’S OBVIOUSLY COMPLETELY STUPID TO ENJOY CHAMPAGNE OVER BEER. THAT’S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE SERVE BEER AT OCCASIONS LIKE WEDDINGS, CHRISTENINGS AND NEW YEAR CEREMONIES, BECAUSE BEER IS JUST FUNDAMENTALLY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND WHOLESOME AND CHAMPAGNE IS AS RIDICULOUS AND SPARKLY AS NOT STICKING TO THE GENDER YOU WERE ASSIGNED AT BIRTH], and always knew I belonged in first class not economy, and it just feels right when people wait on me. My insurance company should give me a million dollars to cure my Economic Dysphoria [THAT’S A REFERENCE TO GENDER DYSPHORIA, BY THE WAY. I’M PROBLEMATISING THE DIAGNOSIS OF GENDER DYSPHORIA. I’M ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY DO THIS. PROPS TO ME. I’M A TRAILBLAZER, FIGHTING THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AT EVERY CORNER AND NOT WONDERING HOW THIS WILL IMPACT POOR PEOPLE’S HEALTHCARE. ACTUALLY WHENEVER I CONSIDER POOR PEOPLE, IT’S USUALLY TO USE THEM AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHY I HATE TRANS PEOPLE. I DON’T REALLY GIVE A SHIT OTHERWISE.].
Or how about this. I am really Native American. How do I know? I’ve always felt a special connection to animals, and started building tee pees in the backyard as soon as I was old enough [DO I REALLY THINK THIS IS WHAT NATIVE AMERICANS DO, OR AM I MAKING FUN OF PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS WHAT NATIVE AMERICANS DO? NOT CLEAR IS IT? BUT ONE THING I AM CLEAR ABOUT IS GENDER AMBIGUITY, IE. I DON’T LIKE IT]. I insisted on wearing moccasins to school even though the other kids made fun of me and my parents punished me for it. [THEY DIDN’T. THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE AN ACCOUNT OF GENOCIDE, COLONIALISM AND PRESSURE TO ASSIMILATE BUT IT’S ACTUALLY JUST A STORY I MADE UP TO EXPLAIN WHY I HATE TRANS PEOPLE. AND INTERSEX PEOPLE. AND INTERSEX PEOPLE? IT’S NOT CLEAR, IS IT, BUT ONE THING I AM CLEAR ABOUT IS GENDER AMBIGUITY, IE. I HATE IT]. I read everything I could on native people, started going to pow wows and sweat lodges as soon as I was old enough, and I knew that was the real me. And if you bio-Indians don’t accept us trans-Indians, then you are just as genocidal and oppressive as the Europeans. [INTERESTINGLY, EUROPEANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ATTEMPTING TO ERADICATE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN NON-BINARY SYSTEMS OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY. BUT WE WON’T GET INTO THAT NOW BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF CONFUSING. AND I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO BE UNCLEAR. I LIKE WOMEN ON ONE SIDE, MEN ON THE OTHER SIDE, AND EVERYONE ELSE CAN HAVE THE GENDER POLICE PICK THEIR SIDE AND STICK TO IT, BTW DID YOU NOTICE HOW I SWITCHED FROM NATIVE AMERICANS TO INDIANS, NOT TO BE RACIALLY OFFENSIVE MYSELF.. OFCOURSE.. BUT TO SHOW HOW TRANSPEOPLE ARE ALSO RACIALLY OFFENSIVE BY DEFAULT EVEN THOUGH THAT MAKES NO SENSE REALLY BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY TRANSPEOPLE OF COLOUR…WELL I DON’T NEED TO MAKE SENSE JUST SHOW HOW BAD TRANSPEOPLE ARE, RIGHT?].
Gender is no different [TO ECONOMICS AND RACE. EVERY TIME A PERSON OF COLOUR SAYS: “PLEASE STOP COMPARING GENDER AND RACE. IT’S OFFENSIVE AND ALIENATING TO GENDER OPPRESSED PEOPLE OF COLOUR,” I TELL THEM: “RELAX SWEETHEART. GENDER AND RACE ARE THE SAME FUCKING THING.” I haven’t endured the oppression and abuse that goes along with being a marginalized racial class [SO MAYBE I HAVE NO PLACE TO TALK ABOUT RACE BEING THE SAME AS GENDER BUT I WILL ANYWAY] and so for me to claim that I strongly identify with that [LIKE TRANS PEOPLE DO WITH GENDER] is actually reinforcing those stereotypes and I honestly don’t see what is different about gender? Why, if gender is something that socialisation doesn’t matter[ WHICH IS WHAT WE THINK TRANS PEOPLE CLAIM], its voluntary, you can be transgendered or in the more specific case a trans woman [WE LIKE TO FOCUS ON HATING TRANS WOMEN]why is that acceptable when deciding that I am trans black is not? BASICALLY TRANS PEOPLE ARE JUST LIKE WHITE PEOPLE TRYING TO BE BLACK WHICH WE ALL CAN AGREE IS OFFENSIVE RIGHT? WELL WE AT DGR COINED THIS TERM ‘TRANS-BLACK’ AND IT’S VERY CLEVER. YOU SEE RACE AND GENDER IS SO THE SAME EVEN IF THERE ARE ACTUALLY TRANS PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO BLACK AND CALL THEMSELVES ‘BLACK TRANS’ PEOPLE, THEY ARE ALSO WRONG FOR BEING TRANS BUT ITS NOT THEIR FAULT THAT THEY ARE BLACK, THEY CANT HELP THAT, POOR THEM, FOR BEING BLACK, BUT NOT FOR BEING TRANS!!! THEY MUST SEPARATE THEIR OPPRESSION INTO GOOD/ACCEPTABLE AND BAD/UNACCEPTABLE OPPRESSION, C’MON IT’S NOT THAT HARD YOU CAN DO IT!] Whiteness is a class experience but that does not mean that one can just decide to stop being white, just as one cannot decide to stop being a man. Gender is also a class condition created by a brutal arrangement of power. I can’t fathom how mutilating people’s bodies [I’M REFERRING HERE TO SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT SURGERY THAT HAPPENS AFTER CHILDHOOD. OBVIOUSLY WHEN DOCTORS PERFORM SEXUAL ASSIGNMENT SURGERY ON INTERSEX INFANTS, THEY ARE DOING US ALL A FAVOUR BY KEEPING THINGS NICE AND CLEAR. ONE THING YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS I LIKE GENDER THINGS TO BE VERY CLEAR] to fit an oppressive power arrangement is frankly anything but a human rights violation. And men insisting that they are women is insulting and absurd. [I’M TALKING ABOUT WHEN TRANS WOMEN INSIST THAT THEY’RE WOMEN. WHICH IS ACTUALLY MEN INSISTING THAT THEY’RE WOMEN. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? Being raised with male privilege IS the privilege, being raised with the knowledge that you are fully human and you deserve rights and that your body is not fair game and that the court system considers you human is the privilege and that doesn’t just go away [WE KNOW THERE ARE COUNTLESS OF TRANSWOMEN WHO ARE IN PRISON, LIKE CECE MACDONALD, OR BETTER, I MEAN WORSE DEAD, BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY PRIVILIDGED TO STILL BE ALIVE, THE ONES WHO STILL ARE, EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE LOCKED UP AND OPPRESSED AS TRANSPEOPLE AND AS WOMEN THEY ARE STILL DEMONSTRATING THEIR MALE PRIVILIDGE, DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? IT DOES TO US.
We don’t mean this as a personal attack but…BASICALLY, STICK WITH THE GENDER YOU WERE ASSIGNED AT BIRTH. IF YOU WERE BORN INTO A CULTURE WITHOUT A NON-BINARY SYSTEM OF GENDER, DON’T WORRY, BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE HAVE COLONISED MOST PLACES IN THE WORLD AND THEY TENDED TO TAKE THE BINARY WITH THEM, SO YOU SHOULDN’T EVER BE FAR AWAY FROM GENDER CLARITY.
Gender, instead of being natural, according to us radicals, is constructed. It is artificial and imposed on humans who would inact humanity if given the choice but instead subordination and dominance is constructed upon us. It is not escapable. Just because it is constructed it doesn’t mean it can be deconstructed at will. In order for it to be deconstructed it will take organisation which is something that has not happened on a mass scale which is why patriarchy exists. [WE DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE IDEAS ON WHAT WE AS RADICAL FEMINISTS AT DGR CAN DO TO COMBAT THIS BECAUSE WE ARE SPENDING ALL OUR TIME OPPOSING TRANS PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BE ALSO DECONSTRUCTING GENDER AND WHO AT FIRST SEEM TO HAVE THE SAME IDEAS ABOUT GENDER AS US BUT REALLY THEY DON’T AND ARE OUR ENEMIES AND NOT ALLIES. WE NEED TO FOCUS ON THIS RATHER THAN DEALING WITH GENDER OPPRESSION AND EQUALITY]
SO IF YOU’RE CONFUSED, GO UP TO A WHITE PERSON, A CIS GENDERED ONE, SORRY, NORMALLY GENDERED PERSON AS WE DON’T BELIEVE IN CIS GENDER SINCE WE DON’T BELIEVE TRANS PEOPLE EXIST THEY JUST THINK THEY DO AND SHOW THEM WHAT’S IN YOUR PANTIES, AND SEE WHAT THEY COME UP WITH. OBVIOUSLY IT MIGHT TAKE THEM A BIT OF TIME. I MEAN IT TAKES THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE ROUGHLY A YEAR TO DECIDE WHETHER SPORTING COMPETITORS ARE MEN OR WOMEN, SO GIVE US GENDER POLICE A CHANCE. MOST OF US AREN’T EVEN QUALIFIED IN ANATOMY AND DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT PROLACTIN IS. WE DON’T RECEIVE ANY MONEY FOR TRAINING. WE’RE DOING THIS FOR FREE OUT OF THE HATRED OF OUR HEARTS. BUT WE WILL GIVE YOU A CLEAR DECISION EVENTUALLY. THEN YOU CAN JOIN DEEP GREEN RESISTANCE IN SAFETY. PEACE OUT.]”