Originally posted at Make Me a Sisterwich
A common misperception is that transgenderism somehow confronts and dismantles sex-based oppression. But when you really look at the claims of transgenderism, you see how reactionary it is. While feminism names male violence as the primary force of all human oppression, transgenderism denies it. Transgenderism presumes, rather, that male and female are arbitrary distinctions; therefore, it is impossible to quantify and qualify the specifics of male violence. Not even right-wing religious zealots have done more to obfuscate reality. The new-and-improved right wing queers the gender binary!
This video is a roundtable mashup featuring Sarah Ditum, Terry Keane, CN Lester, Sheila Jeffreys, Julie Bindel, and Bernie Siegel. The “genders” may change, but the anti-feminist arguments remain the same. A feminist will say, “Male violence is the problem.” An anti-feminist will deny or minimize male violence. Feminists challenge sexism; reactionaries make excuses for it. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.