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Statement about “gender identity”

I-dentity (aka trans) politics is fundamentally LIBERTARIAN and individualistic. It is ahistorical and acontextual. It essentializes sex stereotypes by renaming them consensual “gender identities.” It legitimizes and makes invisible  power structures that give rise to female oppression. It is anti-feminist.

[via UP; also posted by Cathy Brennan, Gallus Mag, NoAnodyne, Sargasso Sea, Smash, LuckyNkl, satisaudaci, gorilerof4b, saltnpepa10, iameatingblueberries, Allecto]

About easilyriled

My mom was Edith, my dad was John. I have a brother, who is Shawn. I have many friends and allies and mentors in my life. I'm white, over-educated, working in a field for which I am not yet trained, messy, funny, smart, lesbian, feminist "Not the fun kind", as Andrea Dworkin said. But I, like the feminists I hang with, ARE fun. Radical feminism will be the roots of our shared liberation. Rejection of sex-stereotypes (gender) and male domination will give us wings.

7 responses »

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  2. Spoken like someone who has NO idea what gender identity entails, what sort of things that Trans people put up with in transitioning gender ROLES and what feminism is all about.

    I’d claim to be surprised, but ignorance is rampant on the net & I for one, am not going to bother losing sleep because someone is a dumbass.

    🙂 Have a nice life. I highly recommend you look into the fairly zen philosophy of “live & let live” for a change of pace that will be good for your karmic state…

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, Leslea.
      you may note that this statement says nothing about trans people. It critiques trans “gender identity” politics. Feminism is a political movement that seeks to achieve the liberation of women from male domination and (among other things) critiques the notion of gender. One of the tools of male domination is gender, and the increasing rigidity of gender roles. These roles are socially constructed, they are not innate.

      thanks for the good wishes, and I hope the same for you

    • Leslea, I wrote this! It’s awesome! And I am far from ignorant about gender I-dentity. Listen, I don’t think you know what libertarian means. But I think you probably are one. So you should look it up.

      “Live and let live.” LOL!

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