It's weird watching GCs spreading anti gender memes which could easily be made by trans people of the "smash the binary" era of 10-20 years ago, completely unaware of different issues involved with how and why trans ppl feel dysphoria and the fact that we've been critical of oppressive structures baked into gender for pretty much ever

They're so close to getting it, but come for us instead of the authoritarian systems telling us what we can do with our bodies, how we should understand ourselves

Most trans people (like everyone else) don't have a particularly radical approach to gender theory, but the persistent claim is that gender theory, trans theory itself is retrogressive. There are liberal trans rights orgs that are very uncritical of gender but they're no worse than most of the assimilationist gay rights stuff or libfem "more women CEOs" bullshit.

Trans theory has been attacking this shit since before GCF existed and started reinventing wheels and painting us out of history.


On the other hand I can see new trans people who didn't go through the generation of this bullshit that I went through slowly picking up the references and (dear dog this is depressing) learning while rehashing the same arguments around radfem that I learned as a youngster and that looking back in history I saw my trancestors learned 20 years before too.

I wish GCs would look back at their radfem heritage for real more and recognise we did this, they didn't stop Transsexuality. A bunch of trans people died (the suicide rate was stupidly high) in places where they were able to cut off our access to healthcare and bodily autonomy. But we've been able to publicise our existence and care pathways and DIY stuff anyway to protect against that. We're going to carry on existing.

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