When you are partner in a law firm that represents some of the most irresponsible and reprehensable Wall Street Banks and Financial Institutions you are not one of the common people.
You are the problem and not the solution.
When you and another lawyer write letters to the UN urging them to not extend basic human rights protections to transsexual people then you are more like a Nazi than representitive of any progressive movement that has ever existed.
This makes any claims to being a feminist highly dubious.
Targeting a minority group that world wide comprises a tiny fraction of humanity (some where between one tenth and one quarter of one percent of all people) and blaming that tiny minority of people for all oppression of women and for both misogyny and the perpetuation of the patriarchy bears a strong resemblance to the behavior of anti-Semites who want to blame the Jews for all the problems and oppressions suffered by anyone in the world.
This is one of those What The Fuck propositions.
How in the world can a tiny oppressed minority of people who have often endured serious physical and emotional abuse muster such a level of power as to be able to oppress 50% of the world population?
I mean I could see it if this tiny minority were among the wealthiest of the wealthy, like the people the above mentioned lawyer works in the service of, but way too many of my sisters and brothers have lived lives of poverty and deprivation.
Many of us have been so abused we suffer PTSD and yet we are told to suck it up, that we are only imagining the horrible abuse we endured as kid and as adults.
Or worse yet we are told we deserved the abuse because we are transsexual or transgender freaks.
Nearly forty years ago the APA removed political diagnosis of mental illness form gay and lesbian. Then a little over thirty years ago they created an equally political diagnosis of mental illness and stuck it on TS/TG people.
Now the radfems are using that APA perpetuated fraud to beat up on TG/TS people with the same zeal their religious right and Tea Bagger allies do. The same way their allies uses fraudulent studies to perpetuate anti-gay/lesbian bigotry.
Lately the hate group that calls itself “Radical Feminists” have taken to confronting TS/TG people verbally abusing them and demanding their exclusion from women’s events and the lesbian community. during the 1990s and until recently TS/TG women were welcome at Dyke Marches. Now Radical Feminists are demanding our exclusion.
If TS/TG women refuse to passively submit to the verbal and emotional abuse heaped on us by the radfems they try to label us as violent.
This is fucking Nazism. Just like the number the Nazis ran on the Jews.
From Raymond/Daly onward these people have called for TS/TG people to be eliminated and denied medical treatment and we are not supposed to be angry or point out that we will meet violence with violence.
The radfem’s expectation that TS/TG people will not react badly to having all sorts of repulsive and dehumanizing verbal abuse hurled in our faces is unreasonable to say the least.
This is like expecting African-American people to passively submit to white racists who insist on addressing them with the “N-word” and heaping other sorts of racist abuse upon them without lashing out.
Most people are not Martin Luther King or Gandhi.
People who have suffered a lifetime of abuse and who have gained self respect and pride thorough uniting with other TS/TG sisters and brothers are likely to react badly to being verbally and emotionally abused by radfem bullies.
I saw where Cathy Brennan was upset that the Michigan Women’s Music Festival has finally taken the side of decency and humanity by recognizing the rights of TS/TG people to attend.
Now Brennan claims this makes her feel unsafe.
The MWMF isn’t infringing upon the radfem’s rights by refusing to go along with the radfem’s bigotry.
Harming others by exercising your bigotry is not a human right.
People have as a human right the right to be treated equally and be protected from bigotry.
Now I’ve been beaten by police for refusing to move during non-violent actions, I’ve also fought the police during other actions. I am not a pacifist nor will I allow someone to actually physically abuse me.
But letting these pseudo-feminists goad us into threats of violence is unwise, as they use these words against us.
Better to expose them for the bigots they are.
http://radicalhub.com/2012/06/29/why-i-wont-be-going-to-michfest-this-year/ <http://roseverbena.tumblr.com/post/26155909826/do-you-really-expect-civil-discourse-after-attacking> http://pretendbian.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/so-if-you-react-to-feminists-like-you-are-mentally-ill-are-we-supposed-to-ignore-that-just-checking/