what a fucking transmisogynistic asshole
just felt like i needed to acknowledge this because i have previously reblogged my praise of her
The source of this quote is from page 107 of Roseanne’s book called Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm
I was rooting for you Roseanne :(
FUCK. I admired her so much until I saw this.
I just re-read Hugo Schwyzer’s account of almost murdering his ex-gf mere hours after she was violently raped by her drug dealer. So in the span of less than a day, this woman was violated sexually, and when she took comfort in the only man she thought she could trust since…
I respectfully disagree, ma’am. I don’t see the profit in turning down ANY allies, regardless of gender/nongender. Just because this man is terrible and playing the movement like a goddamn fiddle, doesn’t mean all men/male-identified persons will.
And, besides, what do you classify as a “man”? Where do you draw the line? Penis having persons? Packing persons? Post op transmen? Preop transwomen?
Allies are allies are allies. Saying all men don’t belong, and are trying to override our voices is just wrong.
(Sorry if this sounds like an attack, that’s not what I’m trying to do at all. And I wanted to have this in response to serenichi’s but its not working omg shaking n cryn rn)
I am not taking this response as an attack, don’t worry! I enjoy having a discussion on feminism and am happy to discuss it with anyone.
I can see your point, but to me I was classifying men as anyone who identifies as a man, including trans men. But I guess you are right, it becomes a grey area because most trans men grow up with misogyny and until they are able to “pass” to society, they will still be effected by a lot of the same issues women face. When I lumped all men together, I was thinking about how trans men still benefit from the patriarchy and how they can be just as sexist as cis men. And it’s hard to make such rigid lines on a movement when misogyny effects everyone poorly, even cis men sometimes.
I think I just spoke in anger, because I really take offense to Hugo Schwyzer being this figurehead in the feminist movement, yet using a story about his ex-girlfriend that isn’t his to tell. I will accept cis men as allies, but I still think it’s wrong for them to be the loudest voices in the movement, you know? For a women’s movement, I think the loudest speakers should be women. If we have men speaking for us, how will men learn to listen to us?
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Saw someone asking about sleeping while binding, so looked around for this, and figured I’d post it here also.
reblogging for my husband
Helpful reminders! (Also reminding me I need to invest in a binder for Kotetsu)
Did he seriously say this? I googled it, and confirmed it, but I still can’t believe it. This is amazing.
i’m gonna kiss the president on the face (via sirjesushchrist)
Okay, so do something about it. (via soniawastinghertime)
Um… he is.