It’s easy if you try.
Why is it easy?
It is easy because outside of a small circle they are irrelevant.
The secret is they always have been.
They are only important if you let them get inside your head and drive you crazy.
I was fool enough to let them get inside my head.
I thought being accepted by them was somehow important.
When I look around I see a lot of my sisters have felt the same.
We thought that since they claimed to be radical feminists, what they had to say was more important than what most women had to say.
So we let them make us miserable.
We spent all sorts of energy on the Michigan Women’s Hate Fest, even though there are hundreds upon hundreds of other music festivals where they don’t preach anti TS/TG hatred. Not to mention having much better music.
Instead of wasting energy on protesting the Hate Fest in the woods we could have been going to see our sisters and brothers perform.
I mean we have a shit load of creative people who are sisters and brothers.
Wonderful, amusing talented folks who are often struggling with house concerts and small venues, CDs sold through CD Baby. Books self-published using CreateSpace and LightningSource.
We need to point out to other people of the queer alphabet soup how much these “Radical Feminists” resemble the members of the Religious Right, how their message is the same as the one the Christo-Fascists direct at gays and lesbians.
Maybe then the other members of the alphabet soup will get it.
But even if they don’t we shouldn’t let that stop us from imagining and creating a different world where we aren’t treated like sub-humans.
The more I think about it the more I see Jenna’s participation in that Pageant as being a kind of important break through.
I mean why should we give a shit about some bizarre cult of bigots being nice to us when we are starting to break through into main stream culture.
Yes these people need to be confronted but they also need to be treated like the bigoted minority that they are.
I’m going to run some You Tube videos over the next few days of young people talking about being trans and the issues they see as important.
They are the ones who will be the voices of change in a few years and they don’t look upon these tired old “radical feminists” as being relevant in any way.
I was 21 when I started hormones. That was the age when one could start medical treatment in 1969. The next year it dropped to 18. Now kids are transitioning as children, pre-teens and teenagers.
There are new paradigms being created.