Freedom In Wickedness

It is a consistent theme in past cultures that elite courtesans were often the only truly free women. They were women of intellect, education, and power in worlds which denied that a woman could be anything.

It's time to reclaim that heritage.

Since various and sundry defenders of radical feminism have taken it upon themselves to claim that trans* people are being “hysterical” and “delusional” when we say that radical feminists call for the outright eradication of trans women, let us examine actual firsthand quotations from prominent radical feminist leaders:

The insane desire for power, the madness of boundary violation, is the mark of necrophiliacs who sense the lack of soul⁄spirit⁄life-loving principle with themselves and therefore try to invade and kill off all spirit, substituting conglomerates of corpses. This necrophilic invasion ⁄ elimination takes a variety of forms. Transsexualism is an example of male surgical siring which invades the female world with substitutes.

Mary Daly, “Gyn⁄Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism” (1978)

All transsexuals rape women’s bodies by reducing the real female form to an artefact, and appropriating this body for themselves. […] As the male-to-constructed-female transsexual exhibits the attempt to possess women in a bodily sense while acting out the images into which men have molded women, the male-to-constructed-female who claims to be a lesbian-feminist attempts to possess women at a deeper level, this time under the guise of challenging rather than conforming to the role and behavior of stereotyped femininity.

I contend that the problem with transsexualism would best be served by morally mandating it out of existence.

Janice Raymond, “The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male” (1979)

When a man decides to spend his life impersonating his mother (like Norman Bates in Psycho) it is as if he murders her and gets away with it, proving at a stroke that there was nothing to her. His intentions are no more honourable than any female impersonator’s; his achievement is to gag all those who would call his bluff. When he forces his way into the few private spaces women may enjoy and shouts down their objections, and bombards the women who will not accept him with threats and hate mail, he does as rapists have always done.

Germaine Greer, “The Whole Woman” (1999)

I have argued elsewhere that this surgery [GRS] needs to be understood as a violation of human rights for this reason. It is political surgery in the same way that lobotomies carried out on homosexuals in the gay-hating 1950s in the west have been identifiable as surgery for a politically oppressive purpose. […] When the degree of damage that the surgeons are prepared to inflict reaches the stage of breast implants, labiaplasty, limb amputation, or sex reassignment surgery, there is good reason to introduce legislation to stay the surgeon’s hand.

Sheila Jeffreys, “Beauty And Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West” (2005)

These are all direct, firsthand quotes from professionally published material not even offhanded remarks made in a moment of anger and/or taken out of context. Furthermore, they are quotes from prominent and widely respected radical feminist academics, not from random angry online feminists with no actual power or influence.

So there we have it. Radical feminists really do declare that the existence of trans women is an act of rape, murder, and necrophilia. Radical feminists really do demand that trans people be “morally mandated out of existence”. Radical feminists really do claim that medical treatment for trans people is a human rights violation which should be legally prohibited.

And those who claim they do not say these things are liars.

2 years ago
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    I would point out that the first three are attacking trans women specifically, as is the last one save for a general...
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    — fuck me. fuck everything. radscum are the worst.
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    These quotes fucking disgust me. My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.
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    These quotes fucking disgust me. My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.
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    idk idk even how to react to this like how can you crusade for women’s rights while you deny the rights of other, MORE...