When I see an application for a women's program and it says "open to all female-identifying people," I don't submit because: 1. It means I'm competing against men for spots that should be for women, & 2. I have a problem with this choice of words used to describe my sex. [more]
I am female and I do not "identify" as my sex, in the same way that I don't let sexist stereotypes limit the choices that I make. I will not identify with my oppression because it's not possible for anyone to "identify" out of oppression. #SexNotGender #WomanMeansSomething
You can fight oppression, but you cannot deny that it exists. As a woman, I can call myself a man and force everyone to call me a man- but it won't stop the misogyny against me just because I attempted to "identify" out of my sex class. #WomenWontBeErased
It's appalling that any male would take a position in a sex-parity program designed to level the playing fields for women. It's despicable. It's the men who should make room for all men. Males who take up the limited space created for female people are misogynists.
It is power that allows for a member of a privileged oppressor class to "identify" into someone else's marginalized class. Anyone believing the lie that women are somehow privileged over trans women should just ask women to take their "cis-privilege" off like a dress. Can they?
The same way that "trans women relinquish their male privilege" (they haven't and cannot): Can "cis" women relinquish their "cis privilege"? The biggest farce the patriarchy ever pulled was making people believe that women are privileged over the males who *wish to be women*.
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