I for one am glad that this winter has largely been mild. After all with all the snowflakes protesting this or that, we already have more than enough snow on the ground. I for one will never say that someone should not have the right to protest, it is a fundamental principle of our nation. I do not have to agree with what you are screaming for, but I accept you have that right.
I, however, reserve the right to make fun of you or to ignore you at my leisure. However, there are just times when you wonder if making fun of someone would just be like sandblasting a saltine cracker. I bet these gals, guys, uh people, melt if you look at them wrong.
Transgender activists are upset that the women’s march over the weekend was not inclusive to biological men who identify as women, as the protest presented an “oppressive message” that having a “vagina is essential to womanhood.” Saturday’s event to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump was largely a “white cis women march,” with too many pictures of female reproductive organs and pink hats, according to Trans women and “nonbinary” individuals interviewed by Mic.com.
A fight is brewing between “trans-exclusionary radical feminists,” or “TERFs,” and transwomen, according to the article, “How the Women’s March’s ‘genital-based’ feminism isolated the transgender community.” The women’s march had an over-reliance on slogans and posters depicting gender norms, like using pink to represent women and girls, said some transgender activists who boycotted the March.
“The main reason I decided not to go was that of the pussy hats,” said one trans-woman from California. “I get that they’re a response to the ‘grab them by the pussy’ thing, but I think some people fixated on it the wrong way.”
“I believe there’s a lot of inequality that has to do with genitals—that’s not something you can separate from the feminist movement, but I feel like I’ve tried to get involved in feminism and there’s always been a blockade there for trans women.”
The “saturation of vagina-related messages and imagery,” such as a giant hand-knit uterus, “set the tone for a march that would focus acutely on genitalia at the expense of the transgender community,” writes Mic.com staff writer Marie Solis. The signs referencing Trump’s infamous comments made on a hot mic during an Access Hollywood taping more than a decade ago were too heteronormative, trans activists said.
Signs that said “Pussy grabs back,” “Resistance is Fertile,” and “Pussy Power” sent a “clear and oppressive message to trans women, especially: having a vagina is essential to womanhood.” The article explained that transwomen are weary of “trans-exclusionary radical feminists.” “TERFs” are people who “equate womanhood with having a vagina” or feminists who “argue trans women are actually men in disguise trying to infiltrate their spaces.”
Mic.com also quoted a “nonbinary” individual—a person who does not identify as either male or female, has multiple gender identities, or a gender identity that changes over time, among other things—whose girlfriend (boyfriend? It friend?) is still a biological male.
“For 20-year-old Sam Forrey, a nonbinary student in Ohio, and their girlfriend Lilian McDaniel, who is trans, there had been other warning signs that the Women’s March might be a dangerous space for them.”
The couple was upset by the “genital-based womanhood” espoused by the women’s march.
“Since legally McDaniel’s sex is still male, she worried that if she were to be arrested she would be placed in a men’s jail, a concern she said always lingers at the back of her mind, McDaniel said she’d planned on attending the march despite these fears—until she saw that people were using it as an excuse to invoke what she called ‘genital-based’ womanhood.”
“I think it ended up being a white cis women march,” McDaniel said. Forrey added that the march—focusing too much on genitals—represented a “rigid, Western concept of gender.”
“This two-gender system, of course, is excluding of Forrey, too,” Solis wrote. I spent the better part of the morning researching and writing this article, and afterward, even I am confused. The best I can say is whatever state you bought your weed from; you must have gotten the good stuff.
Life is not obligated to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Sorry to melt your snowflake or burst your bubble, but life sucks, and then you die. There are no safe places anywhere, end of story. You do the best that you can with what you got.
Life, if you make it to birth, in itself is all that the world owes you. You are not guaranteed a safe place to grow up, many people of the world like in war-ravaged lands, but still, you don’t see them bitch, the stand-up and take control. Many of this world do not have safe water or food, but they deal and overcome. The rights that you are expecting for taking up space, many in this world would be willing to die fighting for a fraction of it. Life owes you zip, nada, nothing. Get over yourself.
So, sorry that the Women’s March had too many women at it protesting about women’s issues for your taste. I saw plenty of photos of men there showing their support. I doubt that they felt that their safe place was threatened (if anything, they saw it as a chance to scope out women and get great sandwiches (That might be politically incorrect, but come on, lighten up). But we are not writing any articles about guys who felt threatened.
I disagree with many of the things that the women were marching for but can understand why they were marching. After having been lied to for months by the media that Trump was a misogynist out to take away women’s rights, I think in their shoes I would do the same thing.
The point is, if you agree with the basic premise of the March, then suck up the rest of it and march. Make some noise. If you don’t like it, then stay home or organize your own March. It is that simple. The women organizing the march were under no obligation to make you feel included. It was their march
But somehow, you, who want to have a sex change operation to become a woman, seem to be unable to grasp that. If women’s parts offend you so much, then why change genders? Is it for the attention? Did you not get that soccer participation trophy when you were 12? Did Daddy not hug you enough as a child?
To paraphrase the great philosopher, Linus from the Peanuts comic strip, “Of all the snowflakes in the world, you are the snow flakiest of them all.”