Criminy, it’s been over a month since Amanda Marcotte called out trans-phobic feminists, for achieving the moniker of ‘radical feminists’. What is ‘radical feminism’ isn’t being defined by feminists on their own–it’s another descriptor made by the patriarchal-media (I know, calling the media this is overkill, like calling something ‘cherry-red’) and Marcotte even giving text-service to this, is ringing the troll bell! I accept we live in a world of labels–but at one time ‘radical feminist’ had a different meaning, and it shouldn’t be given to a hateful bunch of women.
I stick by what I’ve always said: transphobic feminists are misandrists–and there’s nothing radical about being hateful. Women aren’t perfect, not by a long shot, and transphobic feminists that wish to divide those transpeople born to their situation, from those seeking to transition (they see transitioning M to F persons as ‘the enemy‘), well that shit is just hateful, and it’s another sign of the class distinctive, privileged crap, that continues to divide women in the feminist movement.
Don’t call them radical, call them exclusionary, or worse–just call them hateful. Personally, I can’t even begin to take hateful-feminists into consideration, until the CIS-priv stops and the judgement ceases.
PS – gone working most of the day, if you disagree, fine– keep it civil, but don’t hang out by your keyboard all day, I won’t be back until late this evening. 🙂