Transmisogyny and the Ladder of Loathing
- trans woman #1: You know, I don't think of my body as male. I'm a female person, and this body is mine, is me, so I think of it as female. That's why I don't like references like "born male" or "male genitalia".
- trans woman #2: Don't be ridiculous! When you've been on hormones for long enough that you've developed the same secondary sex characteristics that I have, then you can say that your body is female because it will be feminized, like mine.
- trans woman #3: Don't be ridiculous! If you haven't had surgery, you still have male genitalia and therefore your body is still male. Once you've had the same surgery I've had, then you can say that your body is female, like mine.
- trans woman #4: Don't be ridiculous! Your body is and always will be male because genes and skeletons. The most you can say is that you are assimilated into womanhood.
- radical feminists: Don't be ridiculous! You're still male, and therefore a man. You can't assimilate into womanhood, you can only appropriate it. Sex is completely biological and completely binary. There are strict divisions of male and female with no overlap or movement between the categories, and there is no such thing as a separate gender. Despite this, all socialization is based squarely on these divisions and received in the same way with the same effects.
- patriarchy: Don't be ridic... oh, wait. That actually sounds legit. Carry on!
What happens when you rotate Copper Sulfate while it is on fire!
I think Maleficent is about to appear.
for a second i thought you meant that maleficient was about to appear sideways and i was confused. then i got it.