"derp/herp derp" is ableist stop fucking using it, it is a term that originated with making fun of kids with down syndrome and being like "ha ha derp face:-P" and it has been used against disabled people for so long after that, please stop using it, get mad at people that do use it, please
Afaik it didn’t start as a slur. But doesn’t matter if it wasn’t originally ableist. It’s ableist now. It’s used to make fun of disabilities now. It’s not okay.
This is a revolution that we are encountering now. For all of the thousands of years of recorded human history, about 5,000 years, there is no instance of any culture, nation or tribe ever having as the established standard for marriage anything other than between man and woman. It may have been multiple women and a man, it may have been something like that, but it was always between men and women.
I know she is wrong wrong wrong, as wrong as wrong can be… but can someone more informed than me please explain how wrong she is? Thank you.
It occurs to me that people who “don’t notice race” want to abolish the idea of people having races to live without racism. And gender abolitionists think that gender is a the primary tool of the patriarchy, and thus aim to abolish people having genders in order to live without patriarchy.
This means that gender abolitionists are basically trying to “transcend” being sexist in the way that race abolitionists are trying to “go beyond” racism.
With racism, it seems obvious that “people who don’t believe in race” are sneeking race in the back end. They still judge brown people, only this time as “muslim terrorists”. They still act racist toward the Black community, only this time they are worried about drug dealers and muggings.
The same thing goes on with gender abolitionists. In gender abolitionist spaces “gender doesn’t matter” because only “socialization” does. What is missing is the acknowledgement that socialization is a complex thing, not just a set of stereotypes about women that you pull out every time you want to fat-shame, or shame bisexual women, or exclude and trigger transgender women.
Gender abolitionists perceive women through the same narrow lense that “post-racial” folks view People of Colour through. They have internalized this simplistic and misogynistic view of what it means to be female, to be a woman, to be a lady. And they believe themselves to be out of the loop because they are activists, and because they are (in many cases) women themselves.
A couple of weeks ago I also realized that truscum are basically the “born this way” types of the transgender community…they buy into cissexist ideas about “fake trans people” and then try to distance themselves from the stereotype by saying “they exist and are horrible, but I’m not like those transtrenders”.
Perhaps people who already oppose “born this way” thinking and don’t know what to think about truscum might find this helpful. And perhaps this is also helpful to trans peeps who want truscummery to be opposed for the divisive and abusive attitude that it is.
These thoughts were started by this discussion btw (trigger warning for copious amounts of well-intentioned and bigoted cissexism). And one thing I realized just now, while still reading through the comment section at comment #53 is that some of the transmisogyny of TWERFs comes from thinking that trans people asserting our own existance, pride and awesomeness feels threatening to some TWERFs and they think we are trying to say we are “doing gender better” than cis people and that’s basically why, coupled with their post-gender beliefs, they start thinking we are ideological rivals and a threat to them.
I’m not sure if what I am writing here makes sense to anyone else? To me at least, this explains a huge bunch of things about TWERFs.
EDIT 2: This isn’t to say that “oh, well… I guess then trans people are revolutionizing gender and the rest […] aren’t as good.” But it should be obvious that comment #53 contains cissexist assumptions about trans pride.
The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there.
They’re raising funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you. Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30