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Does anyone else think part of the reason they feel trans angry is that they never stopped being angry?

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StillTryingHard Sat 10-Feb-18 10:07:52

What I mean is that I am peak trans angry. But I've been thinking that actually what peak trans has given me is a bone fide reason to be angry with a label that (a growing amount of) people understand. It's given me an outlet for my rage.

In truth I never stopped being angry - about male privilege, women and girl rights, oppression of women, lack of female centric maternal policies that actually really benefit women, about being silenced and stigmatised and shrouded. About a women's movement that hadn't finished.

So I am definitely peak trans - but I think I'm actually peak misogynist.

And what I hear here on MN is a lot of other angry women.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

AnotherCassandra Sat 10-Feb-18 10:23:58

Anger is part of grief. When you accept, you can nurture other women to accept we are slaves. Once you accept you relax for the long haul fight against enslavement. You learn to respect yourself, then others, as you view and respect yourself.

KnitFastDieWarm Sat 10-Feb-18 10:25:01

It’s really brought it into sharp focus hasn’t it? Except it’s now packaged in an insidious, let’s-all-be-tolerant-and-woke format which makes it more of a risk to name our oppression.
I’m a recovering libfem myself grin in part thanks to this fantastic mumsnet community of uppity women who take no shit. No wonder they’re scared of us.

Riverside2 Sat 10-Feb-18 10:29:55

not exactly
I think it's because I spent a few years thinking we'd actually made progress, then we started going backwards and trans is a key part of that.

Ostrichnomore Sat 10-Feb-18 10:37:17

Riverside you didn't think we had made progress, we actually did make progress. Marginal perhaps, and with a long way to go. But progress nonetheless.

Now we're right back where we started as far as I can see, where the few women who speak out are flogged publically (though currently that is largely verbal), where the democracy that is supposed to fight for people fights for those born with penises, where politicians, public figures and organisations that offer protection prioritise those born with penises.

We had a marginal reprieve. Suffragettes lay weeping.

hipsterfun Sat 10-Feb-18 12:52:12

Except it’s now packaged in an insidious, let’s-all-be-tolerant-and-woke format which makes it more of a risk to name our oppression.

Very well played by the misogynists but, increasingly, people are seeing it for what it is.

Just got to keep the pressure on.

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