Ann Tagonist writes:
Being treated like a girl when I was nine meant being the only one in the class who needed to wear a bra and hearing the boys make comments about it every day.
Being treated like a girl when I was ten meant having to carry a sanitary towel in my schoolbag in case my first period started at school and being terrified that anyone would see it and think I was dirty.
Being treated like a girl when I was eleven meant vowing never to run in public again after relentless comments from men, women, boys and girls about the way my breasts moved when I did.
Being treated like a girl when I was twelve meant going to the temple with my church and not being allowed to perform certain rituals because I was menstruating.
Being treated like a girl when I was thirteen meant getting fucked in the back seat of a Ford Fiesta by a man who was old enough to drive it and vote.
Pretty much all the times I’ve been treated like a girl, I’ve felt extreme dysphoria. I’m using dysphoria here to mean “a state of feeling unwell or unhappy.” It kind of sucks when people treat you like you’re not a real person.
Does this dysphoria around being treated like a girl mean that I want to be treated like a man?
At Bureaucromancy, Chekistocrat writes:
This is my background for complaining about the transwacktivists, EF, Autostraddle, etc here. I thought I should set it out as a bit of a position statement, and see what comrades think. There may be some dissenting views.
First of all I don’t have any objections at all to people being trans. That’s not an issue for me. I do not think you have become the opposite sex, but we’re in a complicated place here and if you’re of age and it makes you feel righter in yourself to do so, (the second part being very important) and go for hormones, dressing or surgery, well. I don’t quite understand but I don’t see the wrongness.
I’m also happy (delighted) for trans people to comment here and also for anyone to use pronouns out of the he/she/they list. Shit like “bunself” can fuck right off, but aside from that go crazy with those three terms.
This already makes my comment policy a bit more liberal than some (excellent) radfem blogs. I am not a radfem, much as I respect them. I am a Marxist feminist. And this is why I hate transwacktivism.