Beyoncé: (Feminism) requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. … We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”
White Feminists: stop using feminism for attention
Scarlet Johansson: I am girl
White Feminists: YES! finally a celebrity with a brain! in a male dominated industry Scarlet is not a afraid to be herself. Truly a feminist icon!
- Sexism - and the word “men” - groups together white men with men of color, cis men with trans men, abled men with disabled men, etc. It means that a a queer trans man of color can oppress a white cishet woman.
- Heterosexism - and the word “heterosexual” - groups together cis men, cis women and trans/nonbinary people, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means that heterosexual disabled working class women of color can oppress abled white middle class gay cis men.
- Cissexism - and the word “cisgender” - groups together cis women with cis men, white people and poc, abled and disabled people, etc. It means a cisgender lesbian woman of color can oppress a white trans man. (You know? I bet this is an argument that radscums actually use.)
- Ableism - Okay you get the point
- Classism - Or so I hope
- Ageism - Because this is ridiculous
Why is this ridiculous?
- Because this is not how intersectionality works
- Each term represents one axis of oppression
- No one term can take all axes into account
- Nor should it, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to talk about the oppression of any specific group
- No one axis of oppression trumps all others
- To say that monosexism inherently and necessarily trumps all other axes is to derail the discussion
- Is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a white bisexual cis man? Of course not.
- But that is not the question
- The question is: is a black lesbian trans woman privileged over a black bisexual trans woman?
- Take a look at some of our statistics, and then think about that.
- Then take a look at how I, the person who wrote the monosexual privilege checklist, wrote, time after time, about how the list is meant to draw attention to straight people and away from gay and lesbian people.
- Then take a look at my book, which includes the list, and is about intersectional bisexual politics, with chapters about how monosexism works at intersections between bisexuality and women (including trans women), men (including trans men), trans and nonbinary people, and people of color.
- And was written by a bisexual genderqueer disabled person/woman of color.
- Then after you acknowledge all that, maybe we can start having a discussion.
[Note: I trust tumblr will ignore this post much like any other that I make about monosexism and monosexual privilege because I guess I’m making too much sense? But - just in case it gets around, know that I may not be following up, as per low spoons. Hate to my ask box will be deleted.]
come closer one second
okay close enough
i have a simple question: which of us is wearing a crown?
that would be me.
do you know what this crown means?
it means i look fucking cute
and you’re the human embodiment of a sore butt
now as your fucking queen, i royally declare
that i am beautiful and you are a listerine enema
Listerine enema oh my god
This powerpoint was created by the Unity Multicutural Education Center on campus. I work IN THE ATTIC OF THEIR BUILDING for the LGBT resource center.
Let me repeat that:
THE DEPARTMENT WHO MADE THIS SLIDESHOW HOUSES THE LGBT RESOURCE CENTER.