Y’all just gotta know that I can sniff out certain kind of bigots by the weaselly “code words” they use.
Every set of bigots has their own set of code words they use that allow them to pretend they aren’t really bigots.
I’ve been running into the bigotry of the self anointed “radical feminists” since 1969 and listening to their bigotry couched in concern for the harm a very small minority group represents to biological women.
Who knew the power of a tiny minority made up of perhaps one person in a thousand.
Who but a bigot would think that the only reason women born with transsexualism or transgenderism, who have been victimized and abused by sexism and misogyny from the cradle would think feminism is a good idea and would want to be part of the feminist movement is so they can rape unsuspecting lesbians?
Who but a bigot would listen to a class of people tell the stories of their lives, of the pain endured, the abuse and then turn around and say, “That is all a lie, you only want to destroy the women’s movement.”?
Last night I posted a piece about the LAPD finally creating separate housing for transgender arrestees. The article lacked details and used the incredibly vague “transgender”, but my incredulity regarding the story is that an announcement of their finally doing this means that for over 50 years they haven’t had special accommodations for people who are now called transgender.
Something San Francisco had in 1968.
Now of course one of the “Rad Fem” trolls tried to weasel a snide comment in. May I suggest people unpack the following attempt at ill concealed bigotry. “This sounds like good news, like it will be a good way to keep both transgender people and biological women safe. I don’t like the idea of biological men being in cells with women. I think it puts the women in danger.”
First of all: What the fuck is a biological man or a biological woman?
I know what males and females are, based on the hole or pole form of sexing. The method used sexing for every thing from humans to farm livestock.
But a ten year old male isn’t a man nor is a ten year old female a woman.
“Biological” is fraught with even more issues. What determines that “biological”? Christo-Nazis and Radical feminists want it to be at the chromosomal level, which is pretty absurd since the vast majority of people have never had their DNA tested to the level that would determine their sex chromosomes. Even the common test used in the Olympics, prior to their discontinuance due to its inaccuracy, wasn’t really set up to accurately determine chromosomal sex.
“Rad Fem” speak is kind of like NOM speak, a cover for sociopathic levels of bigotry. Fears of contamination by the transsexual and transgender impure.
Are anti-discrimination rules based on “gender identity” and “gender expression” really vague on what those terms actually mean? You bet, and I think that sort of looseness of language is making the passing of those measures considerably harder than more concrete definitions might. That debate should be internal to the groups pushing for those measures. But it is also the language transsexual and transgender people have used in pushing measures protecting TS/TG people from hate crimes.
What can’t be mistaken is how the “radical feminists” are not really allied with mainstream feminists, who are focused upon the Right Win/Religio-Fascist war on women. Instead they are allied with the Right Wing, the Christo-Fascists, NOM, Concerned Women of America and the Independent Women’s Forum.
I’ve always thought one should decide where a group is coming from by their friends and their choice of enemies. When your main focus is a laser beam of bigotry aimed at a tiny minority group then you are a hate group not and are not part of a progressive movement aimed at advancing the freedom and rights of all people including the despised and the dispossessed.
When You sound like a fascist and a bigot your posts wind up in the trash can.
Then you get to go complain on your blog how horrible I am for not allowing your bigotry on my Blog.
BTW when I was scoping out that particular little spoonful of hate coated with a veneer of concern I noticed the poster had said some nasty stuff about one of my friends.