The New Yorker has run a genuinely vile article entitled “What is a Woman?” I refuse to link to it, because it’s over 4,000 words of trans-woman hating tripe that goes into great detail on the trans exclusionary feminism and does it’s best to paint trans women as entitled, abusive monsters, but Parker Molloy does a great job pulling it apart
So, this morning I was feeling I’ll and delicate because I couldn’t sleep, and then went and read this fully knowing what it was, and, why did I do that?
oh honey :(
I read this repeating “you have no power over me” the entire time… It is SO bad, and it speaks to how much trans women aren’t only not women but not even seen as people… that a magazine like The New Yorker would see past the glaring propaganda pap in this shit.
The bits about Sandy Stone stood out to me so hard. The way she lines up how she “bluffed” her way into a prestigious recording studio as a man, then SWIFTLY moves to how Sandy slipped into Olivia Records like some infiltrator with a past of deception-based motive, then turns sharply to quote some “Gender Hurts” poopy pants saying Julia Serrano is an autogynephile striving to change feminism to suit [her] erotic needs.
tl;dr: It’s so gross, this is just a long-winded way to say “do not believe or trust any type of trans person or their friends and supporters, especially trans women for obvious easy-to-pander-to rationales.
I fart on this article.
I love the New Yorker and read every issue. Really, really, really disappointing to read something like this in their pages. Biased, under-informed, misinforming. And, of course, harmful and dangerous. Being sloppy with information is one thing, but when it contributes to phobic worldviews it puts lives at risk.
It’s here! “Nonbinary”, my new minicomic about coming out/living life as a person of nonbinary gender, is available for purchase on Gumroad! It’s got 16 pages of full-color autobio comics, features a wraparound die-cut cover, and is only $5. You can even get it signed if you want! WHATTA DEAL!
In addition: if you’re a nonbinary/genderqueer/trans person who wants a copy but (for reasons of age/finances/etc.) can’t afford the $5, I’m also offering a limited number of free copies here. This one’s on the honor system, folks — if you’re cis, or have the economic means to pay for your copy, please be nice and leave these for other people to claim!
Thanks, everybody! I’m really proud of this comic, and can’t wait to share it with you all!
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i added subtle sass.