Originally published at A Feminist Roars
If I accepted your worldview I would be under the transgender umbrella. I’d be genderqueer, agender or maybe even bigender.
Thing is, I don’t accept your worldview. I don’t believe that genderqueer, agender or ‘whatever the hell you like’ gender are useful descriptive categories. In fact I think the opposite. I reject the ideology that comes with queer theory, particularly the incessant obsession with pigeon holing and shoving people into labels and rigid boxes. I know the history. I see how it’s embracing neoliberalism, the primacy of the individual and centering men’s rights. I see how harmful it is to women. I think it’s regressive bullshit.