QotD: “I freaked out because we’re supposed to identify as a gender, right?”

Anonymous asked: i think a lot of “dfab” people ID as nonbinary because transwomen claim that womanhood is an innate feeling, and most girls don’t have some sort of “girl feeling” so they have to say they’re nonbinary to avoid being accused of transmisogyny. also they can’t be trans men because trans men are THE WORST misogynists apparently.

yep yep yep i agree completely. especially because i was totally there once, cause i kept seeing trans women who were like “i’m a woman because i ~feel like one!!” and i was like well shit, i don’t really… feel… like a woman? and i was this close to ~identifying~ as nonbinary lmao

the moral of the story is we mustn’t let males define womanhood

Radfemkin

Holy shit, revelation. This makes so much sense. For a time I went around questioning whether I was “really a woman”, because always on Tumblr I see it said that it’s ~what you feel in your brain~. However in the back of my mind I knew always I was a woman? So this confusion Tumblr libfems put into my head was and is so directly harmful to us. We see males who want to co-opt womanhood tell us that it’s a feeling, and if we ourselves can’t get into forced femininity then we end up feeling like shit and degrade ourselves and try and take away our womanhood ourselves, no work involved on their part. This is just insidious.

Angrydeafradfem

Holy shit, same! When I was just getting into gender critical theory, I realised that I didn’t feel like anything. I just feel like me. I freaked out because we’re supposed to identify as a gender, right? But then I realised that I don’t have to identify as anything because I AM a female. That’s what I am.”>Holy shit, same! When I was just getting into gender critical theory, I realised that I didn’t feel like anything. I just feel like me. I freaked out because we’re supposed to identify as a gender, right? But then I realised that I don’t have to identify as anything because I AM a female. That’s what I am.

Shadycatz

5 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Stop Trans Chauvinism.

  2. It’s always nice to see more and more women start to question the insanity. My advice is not to get your entire world-view from tumblr. Trust biology. Woman just means adult human female, and is not about obeying male rules about how women should look and behave. You can’t feel your way into being the opposite sex. Men cannot be women and women cannot be men. People who claim to be a different race or part of a different cultural group than what they actually are are not taken seriously and are often viewed as racist if they pretend to be a member of an oppressed group. (If it’s the other way around, then victim of racist society) Why the discrepancy? And no, there is no proof of “brain sex” and feeling bad about yourself and your body doesn’t change biology.

    Just because some weirdos told you to “identify” as something doesn’t mean you have too. The more women who stand up to them the better, especially because it’s obvious nothing they say makes sense.

  3. I often do wonder what the mainstream actually thinks of this. The idea that ~brain sex~ is real has high traction in the mainstream, even among actual scientists (who can make a career for themselves ‘proving’ it); the idea that men and women are fundamentally different is mainstream and supports the status quo, so, therefore, the idea that someone can be born into the ‘wrong body’ is passively accepted by the majority of the mainstream.

    However, the recent ‘transrace’ thing, plus mainstream reporting of the weirder autogynophile behaviour (Planet Fitness and Fallon Fox spring most readily to mind), show that the mainstream may not be all that tolerant in the end.

    Unfortunately, this is led by the right-wing/social conservatives (someone in one of the Gender Trender comment threads referred to it as the new culture wars), the liberal/lefty press operates complete censorship on the subject of M2F violence.

    Also unfortunately, no one in the mainstream, left or right, cares about the harassment of lesbians (in the mainstream ‘lesbian’ is just another category of het porn), and as a corollary to that, no one in the mainstream cares about the medical disappearances performed on gender non-conforming children (most of whom turn out to be gay).

    It could take a decade for these children to grow up and sue the life out of this medical-industrial gender industry, until then, the radical feminist voice on this subject will continue to be marginal (and no-platformed as ‘phobia’ and ‘hate speech’).

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