Our CIS allies and self-identified feminists, created a group to show their support for us on Facebook called Transmisogyny is a Women’s Issue. This group has helped my heart heal a lot and it got broken the other day when one of our cis allies posted this in response to an article at http://mattachinereview.tumblr.com/post/26725237747/did-you-know-that-if-you-search-women-born-women.
the mattachinereview blog posted a picture of “born women” clog shoes and a series of bloggers proceeded to make fun of radfem’s fashion choices and appearances (omg radfems are sooooo ugly type of stuff). i pointed out that making fun of women’s appearances is actually misogynistic and anti-woman, as well as a pretty poor strategic tactic. a series of anonymous people began sending me hate messages and mattachinereview essentially commented that my opinion does not matter because i am a cis woman & if a critique needed to be made it would have by a trans* individual. they requested that i stay out of all dialogues involving trans issues. i cannot help but feel that mattachinereview is just trying to make excuses for their misogyny. however, if other trans* folks feel that i stepped out of line for butting in, will shut the hell up. i care deeply about my trans* friends and want to work towards acting as a better ally (i know that term is convoluted, but you know what i mean). i was wondering what your opinions are cause you all are awesome and i have tons of respect. does anybody else share my sentiments that making fun of fashion choices hurts all women? at what point is it appropriate for a cis woman to enter a trans* dialogue? in this case, i waited until like 85 notes and nobody had yet said anything.
did you know that if you search “women born women”…
mattachinereview.tumblr.comdid you know that if you search “women born women” on google they try to sell you very unattractive clogs? radscum take note
Every woman on earth is beautiful and don’t you ever forget that!