Transnegation Roundup/2020/08/07/2

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Queer Theory Misrepresentation, etc.

This tweet was in there somewhere. Red meat for the "trans women aren't women" crowd.

2020-08-05 05:31 @ProfessionalJu2 I don’t know anyone outside of the internet that uses that disgusting slur. / These days the ‘queers’ support the homophobic gender identity pseudoscience. / It always signalled homophobia only now it’s on the left. / We’re here, we’re not with the queers, get used to it. (retweet of this tweet)

  • 2020-08-05 05:38 @ChrisThody Good grief / @sunrayswench / Supporting LGBTIQ+ is now homophobic? (I think the @sunrayswench mention is to pull them back into the discussion, since the retweet didn't mention them.)
  • 2020-08-05 05:40 @ProfessionalJu2 Supporting an ideology that argues that lesbians and gay men should include the opposite sex in their sex lives is both homophobic and biphobic. / I wouldn’t expect a straight man to quite understand that.
  • 2020-08-05 05:42 @ChrisThody I'm not straight.. I've been fighting for LGBT+ rights for 35 years/ What don't I understand?
  • 2020-08-05 05:44 @ProfessionalJu2 If you’ve been supporting us for 35 years you’ll understand how we’ve been pushing back against pressure to include opposite sex in our sex lives and be recognised as exclusively same-sex attached. / What don’t you understand about your support for the homophobia of the queers?
  • 2020-08-05 05:45 @ChrisThody Tell me about the queers / But don't have sex with anyone you don't want to
    • 2020-08-05 06:17 @socialtechno The Queers were a New Hampshire punk band in the 80s. Queer and gay people are regular folks who date and marry their own sex. Most people are cool with that. (bold added for clarity)
    • 2020-08-05 05:48 @ProfessionalJu2 Do you understand what gender identity is and how it’s being pushed by orientations like Stonewall? / Do you understand the consequences of reframing homosexuality as being “same gender” and not “same sex” attraction? / You say you’ve been fighting for our rights for 35 years.:thinking face: (I think she means "organization", not "orientation".)
    • 2020-08-05 05:51 @ChrisThody no.. I believe in gender
      • 2020-08-11 12:13 @msbeingviolent Yeah, read about John Money, before I [read] him I thought gender is stupid, after that I think it is evil. Besides gender didn't always exist, sexism and sexist stereotypes did. Um, no, the David Reimer case -- for which John Money became infamous -- just proves that gender is not entirely socialized. The science still overwhelmingly shows that it exists, and history shows that it always has.
      • The poster looks like it may have been placed so as to give the impression that the University of Liverpool distributed it. No organizational attribution is shown.
        2020-08-05 18:04 @edeysal If you erase sex then you erase same sex attraction What does this poster have to do with... anything? Yes, it's erasing sex -- but who is erasing sex? Trans people generally do not agree with this poster (though some do). This belief is not fundamental to the idea of transgenderness.
        • 2020-08-07 08:30 @ifawomandidit Wow Indeed.
        • 2020-08-05 18:42 @MargaretOfAnj It's pretty wild how TERFs try to paint trans activists as homophobic while simultaneously demanding that gay trans people don't call themselves gay. -- so, she's going along with the assumption that trans activists generally support this? Or even that it was placed there by a trans activist? While some trans activists may believe this, it seems just as likely to me that it was put there as a provocation -- a literal false flag.
          • 2020-08-05 18:43 @ChrisThody Bigotry has no logic
            • 2020-08-05 18:46 @TheWolfSpirit1 Transphobia rots the brain. - Based on the level of logic in the argumentation against trans rights here, I'd have to agree.
          • 2020-08-11 02:45 @MadeofChange This actually constitutes hate speech IMO but also is an extraordinary example of rape culture and the denial of consent - YES. This is an excellent point.
          • 2020-08-05 19:45 @Truthbomb_Queen If sex were erased, you’d still be attracted to the same people you’re attracted to. Trans people don’t want to erase sex. Gender isn’t sex and hasn’t been since before we figured out agriculture. - Yes. Thank you. This is all true.
            • 2020-08-11 12:14 @msbeingviolent If that's true then why is it "controversial" to say that transwomen are male? :thinking face: It's not "controversial"; it's wrong -- and why do you think that your question follows from what Truthbomb_Queen said?
            • 2020-08-07 13:54 @DemelzaPussycat ‘If sex were erased, you’d still be attracted to the same people’. If schmiff. This is about as meaningful as saying, ‘If we were all made of cheese, we’d all eat each other’. And how can you possibly know whether you or anyone else would still fancy the same people? It's a statement of belief, not an argument from evidence -- although there is evidence to support it.
            • 2020-08-05 19:45 @edeysal You make it sound so easy, like it's nothing - that doesnt mean it's true though / All gay rights and womens rights are hung on the legal concept of sex, if that is erased things like lesbian only events would be open to all / P.s. cavemen knew sex, not gender or we wouldnt be here -- speaking of unsupported statements...
              • 2020-08-06 08:28 @McdowallLucy Can you tell me how allowing trans women to identify as trans women will take away my right to vote, or the right to reproductive healthcare, or my right to marry another woman? These are the rights I currently enjoy living in Scotland as a cisgender, bisexual woman?
                • 2020-08-06 08:36 @ProfessionalJu2 Are lesbians sexually attracted to people who have a penis? / The issue isn't transwomen identifying as transwomen, the issue is transwomen trying to force everyone to believe that they are actual women. / They're not, they're male. At last, she comes out and says it: Trans women are men Red-flag.png disinformation Also, this is Red-flag.png changing the subject.
                  • 2020-08-06 08:39 @Truthbomb_Queen The issue here is that you’re a transphobe who spends every day making specious and unfounded attacks against trans people. :woman shrugging: Seems about right.
                  • 2020-08-06 08:40 @McdowallLucy Not relevant to my question, but what the heck. / Perhaps it's my bisexual ways, Judy, but if someone I'm not sexually attracted to asks me out? / I just tell them 'no thanks.' / Whatever happened to using your grown-up words? / So. Which rights do I actually lose? Vote? Abortion? - kudos for both answering the question and not falling for the subject-change
                  • 2020-08-06 08:40 @McdowallLucy And trans is an adjective. Trans [space] woman. 'Transwoman' is dehumanising, sexualising and objectifying. As feminists, we don't sexualise or objectify people—at least not without their consent.
                • 2020-08-11 03:21 @terriehasler It won't remove that particular set of rights which I'm assuming you carefully chose to make your point. -- because they're the ones that are relevant. I notice this response does not include any counterexamples.
                • 2020-08-06 11:17 @EmJaRo2 If anyone can be regarded as female on nothing more than their say so, it will be impossible to track whether employers and other institutions are discriminating on the basis of sex. It will be impossible to keep accurate crime stats which will potentially impact funding. -- This seems to be assuming that some large percentage of the male population is going to start identifying as female. Like, larger than the ~1% of people who are trans female. It also presumes that trans women aren't women. (Red-flag.png hidden premise is the myth that trans women are not women)
                  • 2020-08-06 11:19 @EmJaRo2 If you require intimate care through illness, injury or age, you will potentially lose the right to a female carer. / You will lose the opportunity to compete in sports to the highest level. ...nno... But if gender identity is not permitted to determine legal gender, then that would deprive trans women of both of these things. (Red-flag.png hidden premise: trans women are not women)

Editor's note: I've already spent hours mapping out the above thread, in hopes of trying to trace all the way back from the below to how the conversation started -- but although I can get to part of the above discussion by going to the following tweets, figuring out the connection is more than I have time for today. Thanks, Twitter, for such an opaque interface.

  • 05:43 @McdowallLucy
    1. Your right to give or receive consent is not affected—there is no evidence of this.
    2. Trans women have been using single sexed spaces for 30 years and the EHRC has confirmed there has been no increase in assaults in women's spaces.
    So. Which of my Universal Human Rights?
    • 08:22 @janeclarejones There is no evidence of this????
      I do not consent and neither does Maya and neither do thousands and thousands of other women.
      THAT'S your evidence.

Apparently Dr. Jones does not want even fully-passing trans women to access women's spaces.

This is sounding more and more like the "Christian" businesses who refuse to serve gay people because it violates their right of religious freedom.