You are beautiful, wonderful, acceptable, worthy. lovable, smart, authentic, caring, and strong just the way you are.
I’ve yet to meet a radical feminist who didn’t demand I change my personality — the whole of myself — to fit her politics, to fit the gender she thinks I should have*. “Just the way I am” is a trans woman.
*Which radical feminists say is “no gender”, but they’re actually just resetting the gender binary to patriarchy’s preferred form of sex essentialism, in the hopes that this will somehow — SOMEHOW — eliminate all gender hierarchies and prevent any new ones from forming in the future.
It doesn’t matter how many times we repeat “This isn’t just an issue of ‘personality’,” they all want to believe that trans women exist solely because we’re effeminate men who like baking and sewing and are “duped” into transitioning because of patriarchal gender stereotypes. It never occurs to them that we have examine our lives thoroughly before ever deciding to make major changes, or that our first-hand experience of our own needs might trump their uninformed suppositions.
They want everyone to be happy with a neutral role without ever asking it anyone besides them actually wants that, or if people who are happy with that really want to force it on everyone else.
Terfs keep terfing
Gillian Anderson photographed by Rankin for The Hunger magazine, issue #5.
scully: a top MI6 agent interrupted one of our sacred wiccan rituals this morning, claiming that if the truth about god and wicca being real came out it would destroy the capitalist way of life. what do you say?
alien: our people have long since had an egalitarian social system. as a society, we abandoned exploitation and domination long ago in favor of mutual cooperation.
another alien: without rigorously adhering to the science of mao zedong thought, we would have been unable to develop the technology to build flying saucers capable of traveling the galaxy
mulder: you guys are chill as hell