19 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: I think the witch hunt is stupid and the post they are calling terfy is accurate and keep your chin up. There are more of us who agree with you. Not all of us are buying into this stupid fad.
Thank flippin’ goodness.
Males are males and females are females is a statement warranting a witch hunt at Smith. Isn’t that sad? You would think girls as intelligent as they are would not become subsumed by identity politics to the point that their conception of biology is shaken.
19 10 / 2014
Let the witch hunt begin.
19 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: Not all transwomen want vaginas. Or breasts. Vaginas and breasts are not essential to womanhood. Nothing is essential to womanhood except feeling like a woman. And it's disgusting that you tried to turn that truth on me. Don't presume to know these things as a cis female. -an actual transwoman
If she doesn’t want a vagina or breasts then she isn’t a woman. The only commonality women share are those biological attributes.
What does feeling like a woman mean? How could you possibly know what it feels like to be a woman? A fish cannot know what it feels like to be a lion. A fish does not get to tell a lion what being a lion feels like
As a male, you do not get to define femaleness. I do. The consensus of other females, not the consensus of entitled males who mock us by presuming to know what makes us one, are qualified to discuss this.
Take your male tears elsewhere.
19 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: What do you think about trans women at Smith, then?
Trans women with sex dysphoria who present as women and who are seeking counseling and appropriate transitioning services belong at Smith, and I say that hesitantly. I would allow transitioning transwomen as a courtesy, but not because I think they are female or would share any commonality with women born women. Men in dresses? Not so much. I chose Smith to avoid males, not to sit beside one who mocks my gender with their caricature of womanhood. Smith is a place for females (Female being the operative word, like how women is “women’s college” refers to the biological category, not the social one) to gather and learn and love. No penises, male entitlement, or bearded dudebros allowed.
19 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: Calling a pre-op, pre-hormones transwoman a "man in a dress" is really undermining and devaluing their identity. Not all transwomen feel a need to physically transition and that's ok. You shouldn't dictate other people's gender expression.
Oh, I am not referring to pro-op, pre-hormone transladies when I say a “man in a dress.” I am referring to males who define womanhood by femininity (dresses, makeup, etc) and who do not experience dissatisfaction with their male genitalia.
A male who is fine with his penis who happens to like feminine attire or expression is not a transwoman. He is a feminine man. Transwomen wish to have vaginas. They wish to have breasts. They wish to be FEMALE. They do not just wish to present femininely.
Femininity does not equal femaleness. Girls are not biologically wired to like feminine coded things. You suggesting otherwise is disgusting.
19 10 / 2014
"Someone calling a white person ‘wonder bread’ isn’t racist. It’s rude, but it’s not racist. Wonder bread as an offensive term has no weight, no meaning. It’s just something to push your buttons. Using the N-word is racist - it has meaning and weight and brings up a past that should’ve never happened. The comparison between rude and racist is like squares and rectangles - every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square. Every racist comment you hear is rude, but not every rude comment you hear is racist."
17 10 / 2014
I am drowing in a sea of choicy-choice, liberal, glitter feminism. I am surrounded by hand maidens. #sendhelp #andbyhelpImeanaprivatemessage
17 10 / 2014
Do you ever just feel overcome by utter astonishment & disbelief that people even demand proof that porn is harmful in the first place? Like here are thousands upon thousands of videos showing 25 men penetrating one woman in her vagina, anus, & mouth, calling her a dirty slut & a cum bucket, & ejaculating on her face & body while she grimaces or cries, but what do you mean this is misogynistic? Rape & abuse, haha what are you talking about, she loves it! Why don’t you PROVE these negative effects, huh?? But even when you do show them all the research, statistics, & testimonies in the world, they don’t care. It’s like people’s brains just fall out of their heads when it comes to porn.
What I find amazing is that these same people cry about TV shows perpetuating harmful and misogynistic stereotypes, rage at the slightest hint of abusive behaviour but apparently with porn it’s different. Porn, you know, overt fantasies of abuse: hitting, spitting, literal pissing and shitting on women but who gives a fuck HAHA I mean if there’s an orgasm at the end of it?! DUH. After all it’s ~fantasy~, yes “fantasy” but of course you’ll wah wah at the representation and misogyny of ACTUAL fantasy (which btw is completely valid, but does nobody see the irony?)
Also does it not disturb that there are sick minds out there actively seeking out footage of women being beaten and told that they’re trash, but because they “consent” to it, that’s fine. Whether they “consent” to it or not (which is sketchy as fuck anyway, especially evidence with former porn stars testimonies it doesn’t add up even) but regardless of that, why is this okay? Why is there such a huge divide, please explain to me the difference between say a Robin Thicke song singing about the blurred lines of consent being so terrible, but footage of women being literally shat on, told they’re “daddy’s little sluts”, gagging and slapping them is just harmless fun?! I just don’t fucking get the justification for that.
Why are men and women getting off to a fantasy of stereotypes of the systematic abuse of others? Why is it socially acceptable to dress up as a “kinky school girl” and nobody blinks an eye? Nobody sits and thinks “well actually, this is a little fucked up. Why are you getting off on the thought of fucking an underage school girl?” How can people claim that they’re feminist, anti-paedophilia, bemoan the injustice of racism in the world and yet indulge in porn where titles like “teen slut gets destroyed by monster black cock!” is not out of the norm like does nobody see the correlation here? As for “Lolicon” and that whole sub genre I literally can’t even fucking get into that.
These same feminists moan about their body being seen as a commodity, about breastfeeding being sexualised, about street harassment and being treated like less than dirt. Where do you think these stereotypes may come from? Where do you think this behaviour is ingrained and learned? Porn may not have everything to do with it, but can you really say it helps? Fun feminism is a fucking sham. I’m so embarrassed I was ever a part of the “sex pozzi” community. Fucking gag.
Right on. I’ve known feminists who would go on about how Twilight is awful, irresponsible media representation for young women because it romanticises abusive relationships, and then turn around & say porn like you described above is totally healthy & consensual & encourages women to ~explore their sexuality~. It’s unbelievable.
17 10 / 2014
i do not believe that anyone actually thinks that sex classification is arbitrary or that male and female genitalia are interchangeable depending on a particular person’s self-proclaimed identity. people are just pretending that they believe this drivel because it’s currently considered proper etiquette. either that, or they’ve all gone mad.
I do believe in the social construction of sex difference to some extent, but not sex itself. Males are males. Females are females. Intersex people are intersex. Trans women are males. Trans men are females.
Identity politics does not change biological reality, only social reality.
17 10 / 2014
Anonymous said: What's the best way for a poor person to avoid buying sweatshop stuff? I hate what happens in sweatshops but at the same time my options are limited due to money and what's being sold in my area :( Do you have any advice?
Thrift is the only thing i can think of
Not buying from sweatshops would do nothing to improve the lives of the workers so it’s probably best to not waste energy on shopping “ethically” and concentrate on organising our own workplaces and communities.
Over the past decade, factory and sweatshop workers across East and South Asia have been militantly organising. Their unions are getting stronger, they are taking direct action against bosses and militias, and they are gaining better wages and working conditions all the time.
To boycott the products they make, when no union or sweatshop workers are calling for a boycott, doesn’t strengthen their struggle, it’ll weaken it.
Nike or Primark, whatever you buy you’re buying from exploited workers. And that includes the first world primark shop workers and delivery people. You cannot boycott capitalism under a globalised capitalist system.
Boycotts lead to less profits lead to already exploited workers being laid off. Unless they call for a boycott (in which they’ve hopefully prepared for the fallout) you’re only added more exploitation and starvation. It’s a fucking terrible tight-rope act that was purposefully designed to weaken solidarity and direct action.
Thrift stores almost always have their profits go to charity. Thrift stores invest in the local business community.
Then there is the issue of waste. There are so many things that just get thrown out when they could be re-used. That by itself is a reason to support thrift stores imo.