Fair Sex Foundation wrote:
Feminists attack the idea that sex should be a determining factor in how we experience the world.
There's no conflict between feminism and trans rights despite what Navratilova or JK Rowling think. They're not feminists because they believe differences between men and women are due to biology and not patriarchy.
Huh? I've been a feminist for more than 50 years, and I've not come across your brand of feminism before. Please provide some sources to substantiate your POV that feminists say the differences between men and women are not based on and rooted in biology.
Please also explain how "patriarchy"would have come about if not for massive differences between the sexes due to biology.
You say sex is not a determining factor in how we experience the world. So when I was a kid in the era before Title IX and there were no school sports or even PE classes for girls it wasn't coz of sex? When I and other women weren't allowed even to consider certain careers or apply for certain jobs in the 1960s and 70s it wasn't coz of sex? When my mother had to have written permission from her husband in order to seek employment outside the home, that wasn't coz of sex?
When women were denied voting rights, property ownership, banking services, and bodily autonomy in the US it wasn't coz of sex?
So all the millions of girls around the world killed at birth, forced to endure FGM and child marriage, trafficked for sex, subjected to rape, other assaults and honor killings, forced from toddlerhood into lifetimes of domestic and sex servitude - this has nothing to do with biology and sex?
When I had children with a wonderful man but our experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period were very different - it wasn't coz of biology and sex? How come, then, I was the only one of the two of us who threw up for months, suffered exhaustion, broke out in hives, got fat and had to lumber and waddle around, embarrassingly broke waters in a public place, experienced lengthy and difficult labors, had genital trauma, bled for weeks from the vagina, breastfed and pumped milk for months afterward and went through several episodes of mastitis?
None of this had to do with sex or biology? Mate, you are speaking out of your arse.
Last week, when hundreds of women on flights that refueled or transferred in Qatar were pulled off airplanes and forced against their will to undergo invasive genital exams to see if they had recently given birth - that wasn't coz of sex or biology?
You say There's no conflict between feminism and trans rights
And all of this is wrong, yes? I said feminists attack the idea sex should be a determining factor. You've mis-read a fundamental line of my post.
The experiences you describe are not because of XX or XY chromosomes but because the patriarchy are using biology to justify oppression. Ask your sports teacher or careers advisor from the 70s and they might have tried to justify your limited options on the grounds that women have certain innate characteristics - rooted in biology, which make them more or less suited to certain things. Certain unalterable characteristics, meaning they can't be educated to the same standard in the same subjects. You are what your biology says you are, and should look and act according to what we associate with feminine or masculine. Particularly for women these are oppressive, yes?
These are the same arguments rearing their head in 2020 to justify trans exclusion. You should attack these ideas rather than agreeing with them! In particular I'm sure every sexist the world over will be really pleased to hear how fundamental motherhood is to womenhood, after all this is what they've been saying for years.
The exclusion of women from politics or property ownership wasn't based on biology. Nobody justified their exclusion by saying women have vaginas and can't vote. When I was a kid, the only thing worse than being a girl was a boy acting like one. It was the perception of feminine behavior being weak and not quite fully formed. You shouldn't behave like THAT because your biology says so.. Do you realize the bigotry trans individuals experience is based on this same notion? They experience the sharp end of the (socially created) divide between men and women.
Trans rights are women's rights. As a feminist you should be able to say sex should be irrelevant in the same way an anti-racist says race should be irrelevant. That's not erasing women or minorities, it's recognizing the differences we have aren't rooted in biology but in culture.
lolz im sure tatar is a MAN telling a woman how she is wrong about FEMINISM hahaha