Dana Seilhan #transphobia bornwithovaries.substack.com
For starters, the entire basis of the gendergoon movement is men claiming to be women, women claiming to be men, and both men and women claiming to be neither man nor woman. But if you look at the civil rights movement, black people were not demanding equal rights based on claiming to be white people. Their basis was that black people are just as human as white people and therefore deserve the same human rights.
“Yes,” a gendergoon might reply. “That’s all we’re after. Trans women, for instance, are just as human as cis [sic] women are, therefore deserve the same human rights as all women.”
Of course men who claim to be women are human beings. But they are not women, and therefore are not entitled to women’s spaces or women’s resources, which women have for very specific sex-based reasons. So-called “trans women” are not the same sex as women, therefore do not have the same sex-based needs and requirements as women.
When Jim Crow imposed separate white and black facilities, it was white people, the dominant racial class, who demanded these separate facilities. When women’s restrooms were introduced, it was women who demanded them in a world in which men are the dominant sex class. Men resisted the introduction of women’s restrooms. Men were offended at the idea of women’s restrooms.
Men are still offended at the idea of women’s restrooms. But now they can pretend that putting an end to women’s restrooms is some kind of social justice movement.
Imagine if the white supremacists of the 1950s and 1960s had gotten the bright idea to start pretending to be black. Then decided to start acting like utter lunatics, denouncing black people who resisted them as “racist against black people.” Then started selling dubious, dangerous skin-lightening treatments and skin-grafting surgeries so that black children could identify as white children. The equivalent of all that is what women and children are facing now at the hands of crazy, hateful men.
I wonder how many more women have to be raped and impregnated by their prison cellmates, how many more women have to suffer concussions from male teammates in rugby, how many more children have to be involuntarily sterilized before the public finally figures this out.