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Auntie Wanda on the Pronoun Game.

“Pronouns refer to visible sex and a man is referred to as a “he.”   Not everyone has to play your word games.”

“Pronouns aren’t malicious, they’re neutral words that refer to female people and male people respectively. The knowledge that our species has two sexes isn’t malicious either. 

I’ve never once had a gender identity proponent clearly articulate what they even think the words “woman” and “man” mean beyond being common words for people with specific sex-differentiated biology. As far as I’m concerned it’s a bunch of people adhering to and perpetuating sexist ideas that being a woman or man is something beyond biology, some inherent personality or behavior. And that’s malicious. “

Featured Image -- 14235“Patriarchy is founded on the exploitation of the female body, followed by the control and restriction of the female’s life.Before tumblr, before gender identity, before feminism, men decided that the control of the female body and it’s reproductive capacity was profitable and that no empire is built with free women.

Female human beings are women, women are female human beings.’’Female’’ is a word that refers to our reproductive system that is present in other species and ‘’Woman’’ addresses our humanity, our conscience, our rationality, our feelings, and it also includes our physiological reality of being female.’’Womanhood’’ refers to our experience in the world and in society, it addresses a bunch of experiences and relatable facts that is shared among women (females), that is not shared by males in any aspect, it is physically and metaphorically impossible for a male to experience womanhood,’’Misogyny’’ is the hatred and aversion of women (females) and it’s very present in womanhood since we live in a misogynist society, and such as womanhood, can’t be experience by males or directed against males.’’Patriarchy’’ is the social model that exploits women (females) and promotes male supremacy.’’Gender’’ is a tool of patriarchy that dictates how the sexes must behave, promoting dominant socialization to males(men) and submissive socialization to females (women).’’Feminism’’ is the social movement founded by women (females) for women (females) that promotes the end of patriarchy: the root of women’s oppression, and fights for Women’s liberation, not equality of the sexes, Women’s Liberation

I suggest you to think twice before trying to change the meanings of those words, specially if you want to be a feminist, think about all the damage and consequences that you can provoke just by interfering in the language that is used by a group that is oppressed for millennia.”

 

Make Feminism Scary Again

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prego“Pregnant woman” is not an identity. It is a social reality. A pregnant woman’s ever-contracting rights – whether she can choose to end this pregnancy, whether she will risk imprisonment for drinking too much, whether she will lose her job, whether she will be murdered by her partner – can only be seen through the filter of her inferior social status: that of woman. She neither chooses nor identifies with this status and it matters that the restrictions it places on her and others be fully acknowledged. Hundreds of women died today because of the way in which pregnancy intersects with their political and social status as women. The term “pregnant people” denies them the specificity of their deaths and masks the cause.

What gender-neutral pregnancy campaigning has achieved is wholly negative, making it impossible to articulate why there exists a class of people who are not granted full sovereignty over what lies beneath their own skin. It has located the abortion debate (which should not be a debate at all) back where conservatives want it: on the status of the foetus, not that of the gravida. It has allowed the misogynist left to consolidate their definition of woman as “passive fantasy girl with tits” as opposed to “person with independent physical functions, emotions and needs.” Above all, it has created the illusion of an opt-out to being placed in the inferior sex class. Well, there isn’t, at least not until you can be bothered to challenge the fundamental idea that half the human race is inferior (oh, but that’s so much harder than messing about with words!).

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