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Trans Reaction to the Women's March

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Twogoats Mon 23-Jan-17 21:27:13

The link is a big collection of how many trans activists responded to the women's March.

I must admit, I've had a good chuckle at some of these!

vichill Mon 23-Jan-17 21:31:40

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glenthebattleostrich Mon 23-Jan-17 21:45:13

Well I'm disgusted that a womens march didn't totally focus on the important trans issues. I mean biology is sooooo 2015, everyone knows it's all about feelz now.

MrsDustyBusty Mon 23-Jan-17 21:46:59

I didn't see a massive critique of Donald Trumps massive transphobia.

AVirginLitTheCandle Mon 23-Jan-17 21:52:47

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry tbh.

Olswitcharoo Mon 23-Jan-17 22:03:15

But surely, if they recognise themselves as women they would be marching too? They wouldn't care about Vulvas and genitalia because (as they say) that's not what makes them women!! Smh 🤦‍♂️

MyWineTime Mon 23-Jan-17 22:18:44

What the actual fuck!

So the women's march was about women's issues and there's something wrong with that?

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 23-Jan-17 22:29:44

Complete load of shit

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 23-Jan-17 22:30:33

I really thought long and hard about what to post

Then i thought fuck it

AlistairSim Mon 23-Jan-17 22:31:09

When will we learn that our focus must ALWAYS be on men?

Xenophile Mon 23-Jan-17 22:34:39

Never Alistair.

There are no more peaks, I have climbed mount trans and the view on the other side is glorious.

KanyeWesticle Mon 23-Jan-17 22:35:05

Pussy power, the uterus signs etc were in response to Trump's "locker room talk." Pussy owners should be able to object to this kind of talk. Not one sign said "transwoman = man". Or even "penises go home". No of this was teansphobic or terf in the slightest.

QueenLaBeefah Mon 23-Jan-17 22:40:25

Wow. Imagine the audacity of women not putting trans women at the centre of the protest! They seem to use a lot of fancy words when "women - know your place" would be far catchier.

MsJuniper Mon 23-Jan-17 22:40:36

I have mixed feelings about the trans issue. But really, this? The protest was against the erosion of biological rights and against Trump's disgusting personal attitude towards female anatomy. The pussy signs directly referenced his famous quote. Whatever your beliefs, there were very specific reasons for those signs.

FrameyMcFrame Mon 23-Jan-17 22:44:32

Just saw this on Facebook

stealtheatingtunnocks Mon 23-Jan-17 22:44:45

Has Trump sexually assaulted a trans-woman?

If not - is that proof that he is trans-phobic?

Let's set the trans activists on the White House, that should keep them entertained for a while. "Grab my pseudo pussy, you monster"

Blistory Mon 23-Jan-17 22:45:36

I think this march was huge in terms of trans rights. It put them firmly where they should be in terms of activism by women and highlighted that the term transphobia is so meaningless that it's beginning to lose its power. Yes, trans rights are important but it's an aside for most women in their political activism not the reason d'etre.

I have never seen women being allowed to talk openly and freely about their bodies. Taking back ownership of the word pussy was hugely symbolic and highlighted exactly that it's because of biology that women are identified as women. It highlighted that women's sexual organs are very much up for women to own and not men.

I'm so used to all the transactivists having the biggest say in things and feeling defeated so it was uplifting to see women using the term women as it should be used. They still called out transphobia but it was clear that over a million women don't believe that transphobia is as defined by transactivists.

And I suspect that a huge part of this was that the women marching weren't just young but from all ages and walks of life. Transwomen were welcomed, they just weren't feted or centred and in a women's march, that just feels fair and as inclusive as it needs to be.

Ringsender2 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:47:30

Omfg. Professionally offended and utterly self-centred. But rather funny in their po-faced seriousness and irony-free zone.

Ringsender2 Mon 23-Jan-17 22:50:08

Hear hear Blistory

Duckyneedsaclean Mon 23-Jan-17 22:50:17

Fucking hilarious, insane and terrifying in equal measure.

rumblingDMexploitingbstds Mon 23-Jan-17 22:52:57

My God those messages are unreal. Beyond depressing.

Peaked and peaked again.

Gowgirl Mon 23-Jan-17 23:01:10

I am not cis anything! I am a woman, female a laydee if you will, time for trans to stop hijacking our every move

ladyballs Mon 23-Jan-17 23:03:45


Italiangreyhound Mon 23-Jan-17 23:06:34

FUCK those idiots are mad. They must, must, must be in the centre of things, to the extent that a pink hat causes offence (I had not idea it was meant to be fanny!)

SpartacusWoman Mon 23-Jan-17 23:09:23

I agree with Rufus

Complete load of shit.

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