Then I remember how many people are doing “activism” on behalf of (mostly white) male tyranny of womanhood, and, nope. THAT’S the easy stuff.
THEY WANT YOU TO WIN.
But to be a trans ALLY? For most, that take zero courage or resolve.
You are not the process - you are the product.
Because this isn’t a social justice movement. It’s a power system readjust. The activism, the holding up of heroes — all that’s just cosmetic.
No, they needed it to be virtuous. They had to make it our idea.
Guys. We still have the electoral college. Daylight savings time. Gerrymandering. Citizens f-ing United.
THEY ARE LETTING YOU WIN.
THEY WANT THIS MORE THAN YOU DO.
A LOT of wealthy white men LOVE to crossdress. (It’s a very expensive hobby.)
Most do NOT identify as women, but they very much appreciate our culture being renovated to suit them.
Are you SURE you know whom you’re advocating for?
THAT is what the uphill fight of a social justice movement looks like. Gays & lesbians had been a mainstream public reality for DECADES at that point. And yet.
You really trust them so much and feminists so little?
If politicians GAIN power by backing your side -
If NOT being an advocate can cost you your unrelated career -
That isn’t activism.
It’s just maintenance of the (new, shiny) status quo.