Bioessentialism is the idea that some specific quality of a person or group of people (femininity, intelligence) is innate to those people. By saying female people have vaginas, we’re not saying that because they have vaginas, they have to act or be a certain way. Image
Stating the sex of the person doesn’t mean assigning any value to that person based on the sex. It is gender that assigns value based on sex and enforces the idea that because you are female, you have to act or be a certain way, that being feminine is innate to being female.
If you’re really against bioessentialism, work towards abolishing gender, not sex.
This is sort of a good analogy. Image

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7 Apr
If you dehumanize and shame sex-workers instead of shaming and criticizing the sex industry, you’re a pathetic excuse for a human being.
Most sex-workers are forced into sex work due to economic necessity. Instead of seeking alternatives for these women and working to end intergenerational prostitution, we will instead shame these women!!! That will surely convince them!!!
Last year I wrote a paper on sex work in my country. There were so so many reasons why women thought it was the only choice for them.
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7 Apr
This is a really bad take which i have seen several times in the past few days. When we say that oppression is based on sex, we aren’t saying that there is something inherently inferior about women which led to their oppression.
We are saying that our sex-based differences (most prominently the fact that only one sex can get pregnant) led to socially constructed ideas forming about how women are inferior. Gender-based oppression, in a way, is an extension of sex-based oppression.
Women weren’t just randomly chosen to be oppressed out of the two sexes, how would that even work? Do you think they just did a coin flip? It happened specifically because of our physiology.
Read 5 tweets
6 Apr
literally what the fuck are they talking about Image
This is from @/fem1na’s comments on instagram
“The very basis of sex is gender”, except sex does exist without gender, it is simply the reproductive role that your body has the ability to take. Gender was imposed on us BASED on sex, it wasn’t just randomly assigned out of nowhere.
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5 Apr
Next they’re gonna say sex-selective abortions happen because of gender not sex
And why the FUCK do you think those gendered ideas exist in the first place?
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1 Mar
ok, I’m compiling some of the worst takes I’ve seen from trans rights activists on the “genital preferences” discourse ImageImageImageImage
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