As forty years post-op and long post-transsexual old hippie woman, I assimilated into the dominant culture a long time ago.
Unless you are reading my writings, meet me at a conference, LGBT/T center or demonstration/event I’m presumed normborn and generally have normborn privilege extended to me, albeit privilege that is impacted by my being a visible lesbian.
As a left wing, anti-racist living in Texas my white skin, education, and normborn appearance permits me to listen in on the private thoughts of many very bigoted people.
I was working at a big box store during the 2008 elections. I had to listen to some really vile racist crap regarding Obama. The presumption was that I shared their ultra right wing politics and would never consider voting for a Democrat, when in reality I’m far to the left of the Democratic Party and would vote Democratic Socialist or Socialist if we had a real Socialist Party as an alternative.
I worked my way up to assistant manager of my department. Along the way I had to listen to racism directed towards African-American people Asians, Latinos. Anti-Muslim bigotry was particularly intense, this in a store where 10-15% of our customer base was Muslim.
How does this apply to “Die Cis-Scum”?
I pass as cis-sexual/cis-gender. Now I’ll admit that I’m not all that fond of those terms. Mostly because I don’t view the world in black/white binaries.
But having passing privilege means bigots aren’t afraid to spill the hatred in front of me. They whip out their invisible KKK/Aryan Nation membership card right in front of me and spew, never realizing that I’m Antifa and donate to the Southern Poverty Law Center when ever I can.
Passing privilege means I see the contempt normborns show towards gender-queer or obvious TS/TG folks. Hell over the last 40 plus years I have taken numerous TS/TG sisters on their first public walk.
I’ve been able to observe second hand the rudeness and meanness directed at at gender queer as well as non-passing TS/TG people.
When I lived in Hollywood and San Francisco where people almost feel obligated to read you to your face I too was subjected to it.
The sort of in your face transphobia that gives normborn people the sense of entitlement that permits them to get in your face and call names is identical to the sort of racism that lets white supremacists get in the faces of African-Americans and scream the “N-word” at them.
Normborn privilege gives you the sense of entitlement that permits you to discuss TS/TG people like they are sub-human.
Only gender queer punk rock types of people are going to be militantly anarchistic enough to get back in your face and tell you we hate your overly privileged attitudes and sense of entitlement.
Most of us aren’t that militant, especially if we are assimilated.
We just make notes and remember the scummy bullying behavior you showed to the obvious TS/TG/gender queer person. You may have even expected us to laugh in tacit approval of your behavior and have been upset when we told you, you were rude to a customer shopping in our department.
This gut check on radfem normborm privilege has been interesting because it has revealed the cult like thinking and how it parallels that espoused by the homophobic radical right.
Here is something for a bunch of feminist studies majors, radical feminists to ponder: If your parents sent you to private school, you attended an elite university, worked an unpaid internship one summer, spent another summer traveling in Europe, and have the money to fly to England to attend the RadFem Hate Fest you are not a fucking oppressed minority. You are an overly privileged member of the dominant culture.
I remember the social engineering feminism pulled in the early 1970s making it sound like only one metric was important for measuring oppression and that was sexism, that women were the most oppressed class.
It sounded good.
Just as long as no one said WTF?
As long as no one said, “I went to shitty schools and making it in life is getting promoted to night manager at Micky Ds, while you went to the finest schools and got a Ph.D. and tenure, how are we part of the same class and equally oppressed?”
So people came up with intersecting oppressions.
Now a bunch of radfems are spewing a bunch of crap about TS/TG people, both T to F and T to M people.
I know how the radfem bullies think they are being cute when they call us M to Ts or F to Ts, but they are a bunch of bigoted assholes, normborn scum if you will, who like to be bullies, but hate it when the bullied fight back.
They sound like the right wing creeps, who love using the “N-word” for African Americans, but think they are being persecuted when African Americans call them honkies.
The ones who get every fucking advantage in the world and make sure that members of minority groups have it harder than anyone else; the same group that cries bloody murder when a member of a minority group over comes all the obstacles and makes it.
You fucks make TS/TG people and gender queers lives miserable from the time we are in the cradle.
Especially if we were obvious as kids. No one stands up for us. Many of our parents turn their backs on us.
And you shit heads channel Focus on the Family/Jan Raymond at us.
Oh, but we aren’t supposed to hate you back because you can’t accept that you are bigots and bullies.
We aren’t supposed to insist on our rights or our dignity.
When we are murdered, normborns make excuses for the murderer and let him off.
When one of us defends herself against thugs with swastika tattoos and kills one of her attackers, she goes to prison.
And all y’all are upset because a gender queer punk with a pissed off attitude challenges your bigotry with a tat of “Die Cis-Scum”
Maybe you need to really engage in some self examining of your own bigotry and stop sounding like a member of Aryan Nation, who is offended at getting called a Nazi.
Maybe we would have less cause to hate you if you took your jackboots off of our necks and noticed our humanity.
Remember it is hard not to hate some one who has their boot on your neck and a lot of us don’t chant Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dalai Lama when we are being abused.
Before complaining about TS/TG rhetoric perhaps you should look at the radfem rhetoric that calls for our being subjected to the final solution.