“it's no coincidence that TERF rhetoric increased just as feminist circles were finally beginning to have productive conversations about intersectionality & how historical feminist successes had largely benefited white women, straight women, cis women, wealthy women, able-bodied women, neurotypical women. Suddenly, a whole bunch of white feminists were told, 'hey, perhaps your voices aren't the ones that need centering right now. perhaps you should pass the mic.'”
Thanks for sharing Meadows' thread. I need to print it out and hang it on my wall.
Wow, really love convantaged.
@ghost_bird i just had the thought that this is probably part of the reason TERFs are so dead-set on making it hard to impossible for trans men/transmasc people to transition, as TERFs see transition primarily as an attempt to "escape painful experiences re: womanhood". they cannot accept that people, some of which *have* also suffered from misogyny which they view as a distinctive and defining factor not only inherent to their womanhood but as almost(?) some sort of virtue, are *not* women.
@crowlad Very much this - I think I’ve talked before about the “masculinity is hurt/femininity is healing” dichotomy that underpins their particular kind of feminism. And I think the idea of “rescuing” people who they see as damaged women appeals to their sense of privilege too
@ghost_bird oh definitely, it fits right into the patronizing "i know better what's good for [group of people] than them" benevolent dictator attitude.
@crowlad Hence the prevalence of TERFs in the UK progressive establishment - or so I’ve seen it suggested
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