Calling yourself a woman does not make you a woman.
All that being a “woman” is is being born as a female, being raised as a female, being treated as a female, being in the female-sex class. It isn’t an identity anymore than race is an identity: it’s a class. Female is the sex, gender is every social consequence of it. The group “women” only exists because society divides people on the basis of sex. “Women” are united as a group in the same way that black people are united as a group in the same way that people with blonde hair are not, because skin color and sex are major categories in society and hair color is not.
If a young adult from an affluent family decides that he’s going to go live on the streets for a month, no contact with his family and only the clothes on his back, at the end of the month can he say that he knows what it’s like to be a poor person?
No. Because he was raised in an affluent family. He was raised in a way completely different from the way poor people are raised, he got to the experience of being poor in a way different from poor people do, his expectations for the future were different, his health enduring the poor-status was different, the foods he ate, the experiences he had, the jobs and opportunities he had, were all different.
Even falling from affluence into poverty due to economic hardship is a different experience from being born into poverty.
If a white person carefully applies dark makeup and dyes his hair black, then goes out and about for a few months, can he say he knows what it’s like to be a black person? No. Because he grew up being seen and treated as a white person. The life he knows is that of a white person.
A growing awareness is spreading about Bodily Identity Integrity Disorder (aka “transabled”). It’s not just something on tumblr, it’s becoming an increasingly hot topic in news and documentaries. Does a person with two legs know what it’s like to be paralyzed from the waist down after riding around in a wheelchair for hours on end, days on end? What if that person really, truly believes that they weren’t “meant” to have working legs? Do they know what it’s like to be paralyzed?
A person who is born a male, is raised as a male, is seen in society as a male, sits through Sunday school listening about how other males did all the good things in church and how the best female was great because she was a virgin, goes through school heath class with no fear of ever getting pregnant, doesn’t have to sit through that awkward period lecture in forth grade, is not treated like a child and referred to as a “boy” even when he turns 20, is assumed competent, cannot know what it’s like to be a woman, because being a woman isn’t about thinking of oneself as a woman, it’s about being born into a class where you are raised, from the time you are an infant, to be pretty, to be fragile, to be chaste and polite. The onus to prevent rape is on you, in Sunday school your role model is the woman who kept her legs shut, in middle school it’s Victoria Secret models.
Trans activists say that girls’ childhoods don’t matter. That their sex has nothing to do with why they are oppressed. That just declaring oneself to be a woman is enough to put ones experiences on par with those who have been treated like women their entire lives, have had to face the roles, responsibilities, and fears of women their entire lives.
Women throughout almost all societies are reduced to little more than sex objects. Women’s bodies are constantly displayed everywhere.
You know what’s a joke I see pop up around the internet every so often? “What’s that excess skin around the vagina called? A woman.”
Women are fuck holes.
Fuck holes and incubators, according to the GOP who cares more about fetuses than it does the beings that carry them.
The vagina is a reproductive organ: it’s sole function is to create babies. The vagina is a hole-like organ because it makes receiving semen and expelling a a small human or a female easier.
Female breasts are also part of a female’s reproductive system: their sole function is to provide nourishment to infants.
These are not precious gifts bestowed to those who win the sex-lottery. They are physical and social burdens. Vaginas bleed on a monthly basis and tear when a baby is shoved through by doctors who know better than you do because nature is a thing to be controlled by people (men). A woman who uses her breasts for their purpose to feed a hungry child best due it in dark corner or face cries of indecency. Women in the 21st century struggle for the basic right to choose how they use their vaginas and breasts.
Trans women cannot get pregnant. They cannot expel a human being from their vagina. Semen that goes into their vagina hits the back of the man-made wall and then slides on out because it’s not connected to anything. Their vaginas are constructed. They are man-made. They are constructed to be fuck holes.
Women are born with vaginas that society reduces to fuck holes.
Trans women make fuck holes they call vaginas. Trans women have a surgery that creates a hole in their body that can have things inside it. Calling a hole in the body that can have things stuck inside it a “vagina” is patriarchy.
Society defines women’s bodies in terms of what they can do for men. Breasts are sex toys with no other purpose, fun bags to be played with in the bedroom (or on the computer screen) but too obscene to be seen elsewhere: the idea that they might be used to feed children and not arouse men is gross and offensive. Vaginas are fleshlights always in need of improvement: they’re too hairy, too smelly, too brown, too loose. Pregnant women are a burden.
Trans women take hormones and go under the knife to obtain breasts that don’t function but look sexy. Their breasts are not female breasts, they are men’s idea of female breasts, perky and round, not misshapen or small or differentially sized. Some of them elect to have their genitals molded into a hole that that can have things put inside of it, and that on the outside looks like men’s idea of a vagina: a man-made labia that’s not too big, a hole that’s not too loose.
Women’s bodies are reduced to sex objects in the patriarchy. Their breasts are not to feed infants but to be looked at and fondled, their vaginas are holes to be fucked, not to conceive and deliver babies. Perhaps this does make trans women real women: patriarchy doesn’t see a difference.