So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)
This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.
This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.
if you’re cis and you follow me i’m gonna need you to reblog this
don’t care if you’re cis or trans, this is important.
This is important information for everyone to know.
Tell Radfems to stop fucking lying about Trans Women
Are you trying to offset your guilt by posting this stuff? How about you support real transwomen around you instead of just reblogging shit… it’s really frustrating to see people act like they’re with their trans sisters when they couldn’t give less of a fuck when things get harsh.
Just to make it clear, if your feminism excludes or you personally exclude PoC by talking over them, or trans or disabled women by discriminating against those who you deem to be “too negative” for your cis, able-bodied/minded feminism to handle, it’s still garbage.
It’s not any feminist’s place to judge the issues or disposition of those with difficulties they do not experience or fully understand.
While most statistics that are thrown around in regards to the gender wage gap don’t consider occupation, industry, and education, there is still a large percentage of the wage gap that goes unexplained once this is considered. By and large, women are paid less on the sole fact that they are women.
And for the men who complain, “BUT TEH MENZ HAEV TO PAY FOR DINNERZ” (no, actually, you don’t), let’s pretend that it was law that all men had to pay for their dates.
The unexplained wage gap that has a disparity of 10 cents per dollar is equal to $4,465 per year, or $156,275 over the course of a 35-year career.
Let me put that in other terms for you. With that extra money from the wage gap you can do the following:
-Pay for 700 steak dinners ($35/each) -Pay for 1,000 IMAX theatre ticket ($16/each) -Pay for 85 tickets to a broadway show ($85/each) -Fly 3 times from NYC to Paris and spend a week each time at a 4-star hotel ($6,000/trip) -Buy a 14K White gold diamond ring ($7,500)
And still have $48,000 to spend on whatever else you want.
So next time you complain about having to pay for a woman’s dinner (that you’re not obligated to pay) when the Wage Gap is discussed, sit yo ass down.
she-who-defied-fate After all the shit that gets talked about this blog, I just wanted to say that I'm glad I built up the courage to skim through some of this blog for myself. I'm reading opinions that I disagree with and finding them interesting, educated, even uplifting. So with that out of the way, do you object to women saying that they *personally* do not need feminism? Is it not understandable that some women would object to being classified as victims?
I think there is a huge difference between a woman saying “I don’t personally need feminism, therefore I am anti-feminist/I think feminism is unnecessary.” and “I don’t personally need feminism, and I recognize that there are women out with a lot less privileges than me, for whom feminism is necessary in their fight for liberation from systemic hierarchies.”
And please tell me who said that identifying as a feminist was equatable to calling yourself a victim? Because the only people I ever hear saying feminism = victimhood are anti-feminists.
There is a difference between saying “I’m a victim, feel bad for me.” and “There are social structures and institutionalized prejudices in place which cause me to be treated as a lesser person in many ways than someone whose identity matches the privileged demographic, and I’m fighting to change that.”