In mid-June of 1969 I started living full time as a woman.
I didn’t ask anyone for permission. I figured out how to make it happen even though I was living in abject poverty.
I traveled across the country and established a situation where it was a viable option for me to come out. The Bay Area had a support network including organizations and doctors.
No one told me I was transsexual. I told them. I seized agency and took the steps to alter my body.
It is my fucking body and if you don’t like my taking the agency to determine what my body looks like you can go fuck off.
I don’t give a shit what you think about me or my body.
You don’t fucking own me. I am not your fuck slave. You don’t get to act like a radfem dick and dictate to me what sorts of surgeries I can or cannot have.
You don’t get to act like the strong arm thugs of the femmephobic, misogynistic patriarchy and dictate crap like “God doesn’t make mistakes and if God intended for you to be a woman she would have made you one.”
You just sound like a bunch of religious fanatics peddling right wing bigotry when you try to lay that shit on me.
Laying that shit on me makes me want to run the red and black flag up the mast and point out to you a simple anarchistic truth.
I have the same fucking freedom to do with my body what pleases me as you expect to have to do with your body what pleases you.
If I wanted your fucking post-modern word salad I’d go back to school and major in Gender Studies.
I don’t give a shit what Daly, Raymond or Jefferys has to say. Any more than I care what Hagee, Barton and Goebbels have to say. Daly is dead. I’m glad. I wish Barton, Raymond, Jefferys and Hagee were too.
I’m not asking for your permission to do anything. Your ideas of how I should live my life or how I should tell my sisters and brothers to live their lives are totally meaningless.
I tell them, don’t listen to the bigots.
Smash the bigots. Fight them, not allies like the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, GLAAD or even HRC. Imperfect though they may be they are not the enemy.
RadFems are a fascistic right wing enemy of not only TS/TG people but of LGB folks as well as mainstream feminism.
The ultra radical agent provocateurs always come out of the fucking wood work to create dissension on the left when ever the left needs to unite to protect what they have or to push back against the radical right.
You almost wonder if they are a bunch of Kochsuckers getting paid by the rabid right to sow hatred and disorganization among those on the left.
Why do RadFems hate the idea of people having control over their own bodies? Couldn’t their exact same argument be used against women having access to abortion.
Oh wait it is:
Doctors encourage transsexualism and transgenderism because they make money off the treatments.
Where have I heard that one before?
Oh yes, “Doctors (Planned Parenthood) encourages abortions because that is how they make lots of money.”
The RadFems are calling for there to be a “Final Solution” for transsexual and transgender people, as though we won’t show up again next generation, just like gay and lesbian people.
We do not need their permission for anything.
Not for how we live. Not for how we organize. Not for what we think. And not for how we fight their bigotry.