I was reading a post by the wonderful blogger wotsbooks that was talking about Germaine Greer’s comments on trans people. She was talking about how transwomen are not real women because they haven’t had “a big, hairy, smelly vagina”, as she puts it.
Besides finding the comment offensive in general, it lead me to write a blog about something I have been thing about for a while.
Feminists who trash transwomen are just as toxic for ciswomen as misogynists.
Why do I say this? It’s because they reduce women down to parts. If you weren’t born with a vagina, then you aren’t a woman. Well, guess who else is absolutely obsessed with just the parts, and not the woman as a whole? That’s right reader, if you said misogynists, you just won a really not so awesome cookie (I suck at baking, sorry.)
Misogynists show through words and actions quite often that women are obviously nothing more than walking vaginas with the unfortunate ability to speak. Anti-trans feminists show through words and actions that the most important, and only specific requirement and focus to be a woman is to… make sure you have vagina.
It’s nothing more than reducing women to parts again, and quite honestly these “feminists” piss me the fuck off. They are supposedly working to make the world better for women, working to make it so that women are appreciated for themselves as a whole, not just for a hole. It’s fucking ridiculous that people like Germaine Greer can even think for one moment that what they are doing and saying are acceptable on any level for trans or ciswomen. I’m so sick of a reduction to parts for anyone.
Let’s make a few things really, incredibly clear.
Having a dick doesn’t make you an asshole.
Having a vagina doesn’t make you awesome.
Having a dick doesn’t make you a man.
Having a vagina doesn’t make you a woman.
Having a dick ultimately doesn’t matter.
Having a vagina ultimately doesn’t matter.
Can we all just get over each other’s parts? Can we all stop judging each other based on the junk in our drawers that you most likely won’t see? How fucking hard is it to just be a decent human being to other humans? How hard is it to not reduce other people down to their pleasure time porking parts? I just can not understand for the life of me why either of these groups has such a hard time wrapping their head around human decency. It’s frustrating, and quite frankly it’s sickening.
Germaine Greer, you may be prepared to use preferred pronouns as a courtesy, and thanks… I guess, but if you ever come by this, I don’t have any courtesy for you, the only thing I have to say is this:
Fuck you for reducing women down to just their parts. Fuck you for thinking you know it all about being trans, and fuck you for being even more of an asshole than misogynists. I hope you are proud.