Most importantly, while I cannot speak on behalf of Adichie or McGowan as I do not know them personallyI believe that some of these other mainstream feminists will eventually come around and concur with trans-inclusion upon learning more about transgender people and experiences.
Unlike mainstream expressions of transphobia which tend to cite religious convictions or biological determinism to support their caseTERFs typically justify their views via the following reasoning: And this overlap would most certainly include sound-bites like: But from an activist perspective, it matters whether these individuals might possibly change their ways e.
That new entry reads as follows: It is also quite difficult to be transgender. For those unfamiliar with that term, here is my entry on it from the aforementioned glossary: But at the same time, in my experience, fleshing out all these nuances, and painstakingly explaining them, does sometimes win people over to our cause.
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This does not excuse their responses. Upon considering this, as I was writing the essay Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: In contrast, trans-antagonistic individuals often actively promote anti-trans agendas e.
While I did not address it in that essay, I believe that considering the distinction between trans-antagonistic and trans-unaware transphobia can also be fruitful. Or they could have admitted that they do not understand trans people and perspectives enough to weigh in on this complex subject.
Trans activists including myself have critiqued TERF positions by pointing out that they are essentialist, ignore intersectionality, and forward arguments that are inherently anti-feminist in other ways see Whipping Girlpp.
But I very much wanted to put this general idea out into the universe. In some cases, it may even turn people who had previously been trans-unaware into trans allies or advocates.
It is hard to be a woman in this world. After all, they could have previously educated themselves about trans feminism and the diversity of trans experiences.
But there are contexts in which such differences may be quite relevant — e.A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist.
Summary/Annotation -> Biologist and trans woman Julie Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identityA provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist.
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50 quotes from Julia Serano: 'It is offensive that so many people feel that it is okay to publicly refer to transsexuals as being “pre-op” or “post-op” when it would so clearly be degrading and demeaning to regularly describe all boys and men as being either “circumcised” or “uncircumcised.', 'The hardest part has been learning how to take myself seriously when the entire world.
Sep 02, · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Serano shares her experiences and observations both pre- and post-transition to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole.Download