I sometimes see posts on Spinster and other parts of the social web demanding that everyone who opposes transactivist ideology, and especially feminists, should ignore political differences and abandon all disagreements while they unite against the overriding threat of the Trans Menace.
It might be nice if it were really that simple.
I’m going to court unpopularity by drawing attention to various homophobic remarks that Posie Parker made on Twitter over several years while she was active there. Screenshots below.
What I read in these tweets is not an ideological opposition to homosexuality, of the kind proclaimed by some Christians. It is a purely secular contempt, expressed casually in bitchy remarks.
Many of the young women who have detransitioned have told us that they are lesbian or bisexual. They tried to believe that they could be men because of family and societal disapproval. Posie Parker despises them: she has made that quite clear.
So who is it who is being divisive?
And who matters most?
I cannot behave as though displays of contempt for lesbians are a trivial matter to be swept aside in the interests of sustaining an artificial appearance of unity.
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I hate when people act like genitals are the only thing lesbians don't like about transwo-MEN like shut the front door! I don't like male entitlement! I don't like male smell! I don't like male muscle and fat distribution! I don't like the male need to take up space (but it's totally different when a woman does it, since it's refreshing and the social conditioning isn't there). I've known a few dudes who I always think of as being small and super scrawny skeletons but I've noticed how huge their forearms are compared to mine and it's gross and even a woman larger than me wouldn't have arms that look like that, but even if a woman has some masculine traits she's never going to have enough to be a man and I hate when people make that comparison and say that women with things like deep voices or darker facial hair are the same as TIMs, especially when basically all women are made to feel bad about any "masculine" traits they may have.
Okay so I hadn't been on here or Spinster for a few days
and then when I came back I saw the shit that went down when I was gone and wtf??? First of all it's really fucked up that the FBI could potentially be getting user information and yet none of the admin or mods bothered to warn users. A lot of the women on Spinster mindlessly defending this aren't even American and likely wouldn't be affected by this (let's be real why would the FBI care about radfems on foreign soil) , but as an American myself the idea of the FBI potentially getting my information is fucking terrifying and that alone was enough for me to delete my Spinster account. And aside from that, so many of the "radical feminists" on Spinster have shown their true, homophobic and male identified colors. They preach about sisterhood but then throw their fellow women under the bus in favor of a MAN. For a while after the original Alex debacle back in October (i think?) I debated whether I should stay on a platform that obviously doesn't support lesbians but I stayed as there were so many women on there that I liked and the thought of leaving was disheartening, but clearly my judgement was wrong since some of the women kissing Alex's ass and being vitriolic towards dissenting lesbians were people that I was following! Of course that's not to say that all the women there are like that, but there's enough that I felt uncomfortable continuing to stay on Spinster.
Idk if it's because the magic of Christmas wore off when I found out that Santa isn't real, because of my depression, or because I'm an atheist now or what. Also when I was at my aunt's house earlier after we finished opening presents my uncle was talking about how he feels similarly, and how he thinks it's because of how corporate Christmas is nowadays, like Halloween just happened or even before Halloween there'll be Christmas shit at stores already and it kinda ruins it in a way, if that makes sense? Like when he was growing up there was more anticipation for Christmas and you had to wait but now corporations throw all the Christmas shit at you as soon as they can. Idk I thought it was an interesting point, though I'd argue that pretty much all holidays have been corporatized but I digress.
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