when feminism becomes a religious cult
I banned her. I’m tired of the anti-fem discussion by people who claim to be fem and haven’t a clue what they are talking about.
So, I’ve just been banned by a blogging buddy because my feminist credentials don’t meet her exacting standards. My feminist standard is that women and men should be treated the same. I believe she agrees to that at least.
Our difference is that to achieve equality for women and men, she believes we have to erase trans people. She believes this is a part of the feminist cause. And, as she asserts that trans women are damaging to feminism (?!), she believes they are a valid target for ridicule, abuse, marginalisation and discrimination.
I disagree. Trans women damage feminism in no way. And under no circumstances are they a valid target for ridicule, abuse, marginalisation and discrimination. I argued she was wrong to think such a thing, to post such harmful nonsense. She banned me.
Now I know how heretics feel.
My thoughts: I’m tired of the anti-trans discussion by people who claim feminism as their own, and haven’t a clue what they’re talking about. I’m tired of feminists who think feminism has a creed, holy book and commandments. I’m tired of feminists who want to join a religious cult but couldn’t find a god to worship. I’m tired of division, fear, hatred and accusations. I’m tired of feminism being sullied in these petty battles that bring real damage to a tiny group of vulnerable people looking for acceptance.
Hate the patriarchy? Find something useful to do about it and get your head out of this cesspit of hate.