It is very important for transgender women activists to destroy the concept of “shared girlhood.” If they do not destroy it, if they do not erase the class of humans called “women,” Women will begin to realize that transgender women are, in fact, Men.
Transgender women did not experience #sharedgirlhood because they were, in fact, little boys. And they are, in fact, Men.
Being groomed into the subordinate “gender role” afforded to those born female is not a privilege. What Queer Feminism does to Women is Lie to Us.
Other #SharedGirlhood Posts
“Shared girlhood,” Red Herrings, and the Creation of the Third Wave
I Cannot Share My Girlhood With Those Who Were Not There.
How very dare women have #sharedgirlhood?!
Shame on You
All women are damaged. Damage is injury or harm that reduces us.
You, woman, are damaged.
Does this offend you? Do you believe you are not damaged, that you are somehow immune to the forces at work that make women hate each other?
You are lucky.
Who WOULDN’T be damaged? Damage to women is both a direct goal of male supremacy and a by-product of living in a woman-hating culture.
I don’t blame women for this damage. Continue reading
One of my favorite philosophers, if one actually has favorite philosophers, is David Hume. If you don’t know David Hume, watch this helpful video.
David Hume was an Empiricist. Empiricism is the idea that you derive “knowledge” from EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE includes facts, information, and data that demonstrates that a particular belief is “true” or valid.
Recently, a few real world interactions with women got me thinking about how oblivious we as Women can be to the reality that Patriarchy and Woman-Hating informs every move we make and every thought we have.
Hopefully, readers of this blog have already accepted that Patriarchy damages every last one of us, that this damage influences how we act and who we are, and that we should work to correct this damage, if only to live life as honestly as possible under Patriarchy.