Friday, December 7, 2018

Fuck "Gender Critical Feminism"

I feel like it's been way too long since I've asserted on here that I hate TERFs and SWERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists and sex worker-exclusionary radical feminists, respectively) and consider the label "gender critical" to be a transparent veil for transphobia and TERFiness. All trans and non-binary people and all sex workers are great and amazing and I love you.

And therefore I am super glad to see that this happened:

It's a little old but for whatever reason I didn't get word of this until last night, when someone I followed on Twitter was complaining about Murphy being suspended. I saw "followed" because I unfollowed their transphobic and whorephobic ass and went through my list of followed accounts to scour for hints of transphobia. I hate it when I find out I accidentally followed a whorephobe or transphobe.

According to Tits and Sass, which by the way is a great publication made by and for sex workers, Murphy revealed in her blog post complaining about the Twitter ban that she's getting sympathy from right-wing bigots like Ben Shapiro. Instead of seeing this as evidence that maybe her beliefs are utterly shitty and closer to fascism than feminism, Murphy uses this to whine that liberals and leftists won't give her the time of day.

It's only a matter of time before she becomes the next Laci Green. Just start dating an MRA now, Murphy.

The Tits and Sass article is highly recommended, as author Juniper Fitzgerald goes into a fantastic analysis of fascism and how it finds allies in white, transphobic and whorephobic feminists. Over on Tumblr and other parts of the internet, I have witnessed time and time again how TERFs and SWERFs have echoed the language of MRAs, other misogynists, and general fascists in their attacks of trans women under the guise of "gender critical" and their attacks of "sex workers" under the guise of giving a fuck about sex workers and poor, marginalized women in general. Of course, TERFs have even joined forces with extremist Christian right groups to fight against the giving of basic human rights to trans people.

Always remember that there is nothing radical or good about hurting and talking over the most marginalized of all of us because you think you know what's good for them better than they do.

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