Stop coopting the term “feminist.”
If you privilege trans concerns over woman-born-women’s concerns, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that the question of “what does it mean to be a woman?” has been settled, and that the only legitimate answer is that a woman is anyone who declares that identity, you are not a feminist.
If you regard a love of pink, frills, makeup, and high heels as evidence that a person is really female deep inside, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that being a woman is based on personal conviction, and that body, genetics, and socialization are irrelevant, you are not a feminist.
If you use the phrase “radical feminist” as an ugly epithet, you are not a feminist.
If you uncritically believe in “brain sex,” you are not a feminist.
If you insist that everyone who self-identifies as a woman must be one and that such a self-identification needs no explanation or justification, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that the declaration “I am a woman!” must never be questioned or critically examined, you are not a feminist.
If you spend more time railing against “lesbian transphobia” than you do against the people who rape, disparage and degrade those who do not conform to gender expectations, you are not a feminist.
If you don’t care about lesbophobia within the trans community, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that lesbians are just another group with “cis privilege,” you are not a feminist.
If you scoff at the concerns lesbians have brought up about about trans women’s presence in women-only space, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that gender nonconforming children need medical or psychological evaluation, you are not a feminist.
If you believe that people who do not identify with gender stereotypes are outliers who are “gender queer,” you are not a feminist.
If you have summarily dismissed this blog post as “transphobic,” you are not a feminist.
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Females are born. The stereotypical roles, behaviors and appearance of women varies across different cultures. No female is born with the knowledge that she should grow long hair, apply makeup, dress in skirts and heels, smile sweetly, speak softly and provide caretaking to men. These stereotypical behaviors, roles and appearances are forced on her, in service to a male-dominated society which does not value her as an equal. Socially constructed behaviors, roles and appearances are not innate to any individual.
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This is absolutely right on. “Cis” is a fake concept invented by fake women. “Cis privilege” is fake women’s alibi for not owning their maleness and for attacking real women.
Agree (and thank you) I’m Not “Transgender” Any More. “cis” is a heinous slur created by trans people (I refuse to call them women) to undermine the female sex in order to purport their own agendas, ideals and sci-fi fantasies about what it really means to be a “woman”.
“Cis privilege” is another manipulative term created to describe a perceived social order that only those born female understand through experience living day to day does not exist.
This list is brilliant.
And, thank you Cathy… I know you’re copping a lot of flack (understatement!) recently but keep working and speaking, feminism needs you. I notice you got suspended on Twitter but SB still gets to lie, insult, threaten, stain, twist and spew her born female trans superior hate all over the internet. I am shocked and saddened to see that Everdaysexism and White Ribbon follow him.