Fake Dan Savage has said he’s “afraid of some Muslims … some Christians, some Jews, some men, some women … and many, many homosexuals too.” But he’s not afraid of trans people and is not trans phobic.
Which makes me wonder if I/he should be afraid of radical feminists who: a) think transwomen are men; b) are afraid of death threats from transwomen; c) think that all men who use their penises during sex are rapists; and d) believe that transgender activists are part of the patriarchy and must be eliminated from “female spaces.”
Great flaming nutsacks of fire! If Fake Dan Savage (who’s the real gay Dan Savage) thinks HE has it rough, he should walk a mile in the shoes of Real Dan Savage (who’s the fake gay Dan Savage) and try to make sense of a splintering Gay Community that’s arguing whether women pretending to be men are part of the oppressive homophobic patriarchy.
Should I be afraid of my husband, who loves to put his penis in my ass (PIA)? Is that rape? What about PIM? Or how about PBT, PBF and PIH? Should we all be afraid of consensual handjob rape now?
Maybe I should be afraid of Kevin Williamson. He insists that Bradley Manning is not a woman, notes that Dennis “Stalking Cat” Avner committed suicide in 2012 after trying to become a female tiger, and argues that sex-reassignment surgery and Body Identity Integrity Disorder are signs of “the intellectual degradation of our times.”
As with the invention of “personhood” in the abortion debate, we have created a metaphysical category — “identity” — in order to avoid talking about physical reality. In the case of sex-reassignment surgery, it is gender identity; in the case of those who want their left legs removed, it is body-integrity identity. The latter may seem shocking and exotic, but the former is no more defensible. But the question of sex reassignment is linked rhetorically and politically to the question of gay rights, though homosexuality is an entirely distinct and separate phenomenon under the emotional shadow of civil rights. It is a measure of the intellectual degradation of our times that the physical reality of these cases is considered, if it is considered at all, a distant second to the subjective impressions of people who are, not to put too fine a point on it, mentally ill and in need of treatment.
“Heteronormativity and gender roles also rear their ugly heads on Valentine’s Day. Gifts for ‘him’ or ‘her’ are clearly divided and marked and it’s almost impossible to find cards that represent queer couples. … It’s not hard to see why Valentine’s Day is problematic for many feminists. Celebrated traditionally, Valentine’s Day magnifies many of the very systems of domination that we work to critique and dismantle.”
Anyone who is not a feminist would describe this as the word-salad gibberish of a lunatic, but because feminism has become so commonplace, fewer people have the sanity necessary to recognize it for the madness it actually is, and it is now widely considered “hate” to disagree with these baby-killing lesbian man-haters.
If I’m afraid of some of this, does that make me tigerphobic, otherphobic, guyophobic, girlophobic, heterophobic, homophobic, realdansavagephobic, and radfemantitransphobic as well?