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by Foxgloves
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Re: Whats a woman?

I certainly do not wish to consider women, or being a woman, like a medical diagnosis and I apologise if that's what came through. I do believe however that genders only exist and manifest as they do because we believe in them. I'm not saying this is an easy thing to deconstruct, just saying that t...
by Foxgloves
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 16, 2019: Threats 4
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Gender is Sexism

Can anyone explain what Gender is Sexism means? Gender = the social roles expected of men and women, aka masculinity and femininity respectively. Both function to uphold male domination over women as it makes men's dominating behaviour and women's submissive behaviour seem natural. Thus gender = se...
by Foxgloves
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Re: Whats a woman?

SrPilha wrote:
Foxgloves wrote: How do you define 'woman'? (one sentence please, if possible)
A woman is, in our society, whatever we collectively identify as such.

The claim "trans women are women" is not an essentialist one, as I understand it, but an act of inclusion: "our understanding of 'woman' must cover these people as well".

I'm not sure this solves any of the discussions on this thread, but at least it might take us away from reifying some stuff that maybe shouldn't be.
A schnargel is whatever society collectively identifies as a schnargel. Now you know what a schnargel is. Right? Does that make any sense whatsoever?

No, it doesn’t.

You wanna hear it from someone who has more patience to elaborate - here's one feminist critique of woman as a supposed social construction and queer theory over all: https://soundcloud.com/womenreadwomen/p ... -of-parody

You’re talking about women like were a medical diagnosis that gets updated with new discoveries or social attitudes. Like our existence is contingent on society believing in it. Imagine telling that to any other oppressed group of people. Oh wait, lesbians are being told their sexuality also needs an “inclusiveâ€￾ update… Not homophobic at all.

Please give me an objectively verifiable non circular definition of woman. You can tell me I’m being non-inclusive all day long, when everything else is just word salad, I’m not inclined to change to my mind.

PS to everybody: The comic is clearly refering to a specific group of transactivist allies, who are male, many of them still identifiying as male, using the movement as a veil to be shitty to women which the left only accepts because women who believe our oppression is based on bodies not identities are personas non grata. It's not a representation of all trans people, many of whom are perfectly friendly people, who don't deny reality or womens sex based oppression.
by Foxgloves
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Whats a woman?

sad_mushroom wrote: Trans women are women.
How do you define 'woman'? (one sentence please, if possible)
by Foxgloves
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Big mean TERF over here

I literally have studied who commits violence against transwomen, even though they are not the focus of my activism, and I've raised awareness about it. I've raised awareness about dysphoria, too, and I even agree that in severe cases transition is the best option. But I'm a hateful TERF because I r...
by Foxgloves
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Re: All Lives Matter

Don't "All Lives Matter" at feminists. We're not here to save everybody. We're here to liberate women. Heya Foxgloves! Just a quiet note of appreciation for how you stayed focused despite an attempt to derail. Seeing trolls sucker people into arguments is a frustration of mine and I had to say 'wel...
by Foxgloves
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

All Lives Matter

Lets boil it down to this... does anyone disagree with this statement? Shouldn't radical feminism focus on all people who oppress people? Shouldn't black liberation focus on all people who oppress people? Shouldn't gay liberation focus on all people who oppress people? Shouldn't trans liberation fo...
by Foxgloves
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

"Sex is your reproductive system" Is radical feminism about reproduction? Shouldn't equality be about more than just meat? There are a LOT of birth defects that are exceedingly common that prevent and interfere with reproduction..are those people 'less than' female and thus not eligible for equalit...
by Foxgloves
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 11, 2019: Wokeman Signal
Replies: 34
Views: 11929

Wait, I'm confused... radical feminism doesn't include women whose brains formed to be female but their bodies didn't form to match? Shouldn't the brain have precedence over all the rest of it? Sex is your reproductive system, not your brain... There is no female mentality or personality or brain s...
by Foxgloves
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: Re: June 9, 2019: Not Buying It 13
Replies: 5
Views: 795

I Love It

I love it. I've been feeling the political homelessness that comes with feminism for a while now. Everywhere I look most people who offer to be allies will ask for severe concessions. I can't ally with a left that celebrates pornography, prostitution, BDSM and the denial of sex based oppression and ...
by Foxgloves
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: June 9 2019: Not Buying it 13
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

All info is out there...

Very few people who critique the gender critical/abolitionist line have really taken the time to understand what it means. It does not preach hate towards trans identified people, but it does take the view that gender identity is an ideology full of false promises and involving a lot of harmful prac...
by Foxgloves
Fri May 31, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why can't human beings change sex?
Replies: 37
Views: 20165

Thank you

Thank you for this post. I'm really frustrated right now, because I see arguments over this divide women that would otherwise be working together. In my anti sex industry efforts I'm trying to build coalitions and when women learn that I don't agree that anyone can change sex, they get upset. I expl...
by Foxgloves
Mon May 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: May 26, 2019: Level Up 55
Replies: 21
Views: 9383

I believe that everyone should be genetically altered to have their puberty blocked and be born with both sets of genitalia, then when they believe they are ready to chose either, or neither, then induce their selected organ's puberty, or don't. WTF!????? Are you trolling right now? Are you aware o...
by Foxgloves
Tue May 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: May 5, 2019: Level Up 34
Replies: 12
Views: 6859

Re: All good

"The roles society expects of men" - there is a lot to unpack there! I'd give a lot to be able to listen to you explain - typing is inefficient and I don't want to make demands on your time. I would contend society expects men to become grandfathers, not johns. To me, an epitome is a goal and to me...
by Foxgloves
Mon May 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Sinfest Comic Discussion
Topic: May 5, 2019: Level Up 34
Replies: 12
Views: 6859

All good

All good. Disagreement is not attacking. Also I think we're on the same page. We just have a different understanding of what masculinity means, I think. To me masculinity just means the roles society expects of men - and from this perspective the john is an epitome of masculinity (and there are mill...