Dana McCallum and the trans community’s priorities
**trigger warning: rape**
So, this stuff came out.
I wasn’t familiar with McCallum before reading about this case. The main commentary I’m seeing from the trans community is not anything about male violence and the reality that this community not only includes abusers, but protects them;…
Things radical feminism did not do to me, a transsexual woman (Trans women, please read!)
Feminism fights the roots of oppression. If trans activists attack feminism, they are fighting the very thing that fights their own corner.
***trigger warning: rape, assault***
•did not cause my father to beat me with a belt because my body language was ‘girly’
•did not cause neighborhood boys and classmates to beat me up for being ‘faggy’
•did not give me an eating disorder in high school as a reaction to my…
Spiral of Silence and trans misogyny
I stumbled onto the [Spiral of Silence](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_of_silence) theory today. From Wikipedia:
Spiral of silence theory describes the process by which one opinion becomes dominant as those who perceive their opinion to be in the minority do not speak up because society…
It’s time for trans women to step away from feminism
I admit this post has a pretty inflammatory title, even though there is an important qualifier. I’m gonna leave it the way it is, though, because I think trans women need to seriously consider this notion. And the qualifier is this: Trans women need to step away from feminism if our engagement…
Absolutely bang on right. Feminism is about women, not transwomen or men.