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Tequila_Wolf admin wrote (edited )

Deleted for terfery. See w/terms_of_service

We don't need or want to engage for the same kind of reason we don't need or want to explain to fash that racism is bad.

There's more than enough feminism 101 stuff out there for you to read without us having to waste time doing your work for you.

If essential categories are so attractive to you you might also want to look into reading some poststructuralist work to get it thoroughly out of your system.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

You can seriously just re-read my previous comment and apply it to what you've said here, and then note that I've read what you've said and point-for-point think it's garbage.

Have you ever had a situation in your life when someone was being an asshole, while insisting they weren't, and just refused to get a clue?

I've banned you from f/memer, which is probably getting off light? I don't know, I'm not used to this admin thing.

Note to other raddle people: I'll message the other admins to clarify how bans etc should work ideally. It was simpler when there were fewer options.

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ziq wrote

Well, it's not so much that I expect you to educate me about it, it's that I think this is an extremely important issue that I disagree with many people here about. I'm not surprised "fuck off TERF" is the reaction I've gotten, but I'm disappointed.

Of course trans people face oppression, but saying that a person can just "become" a woman completely erases the oppression that women endure as a result of discrimination against their biology. Do you think a trans man all of a sudden doesn't experience oppression anymore? I know none of you really believe that.

Your Terms of Service says that you don't tolerate transphobia, and I maintain that this position is not transphobic. People should be free to express themselves however they please, and I support people expressing themselves outside of their assigned gender at birth. I think doing so is important and radical. However, I also think that it's important that we acknowledge the reality of how the patriarchy functions. Biological women face unique challenges within the patriarchy, and I think that biological men calling themselves women is gender essentialist and a real step backwards for progress in ending gender roles.

Shut the fuck up.