And a bit of deja vu too. Katie Roiphe, Mary Daly – what do these two women have in common BESIDES both being mentioned one atop the other on several blogs over the past couple days?
Here’s a clue:
Most of the time I write about stuff in generalities: Women do this, Men do that. I say that women do this or that and men do this or that, but I know it’s not ALL women and ALL men. I know it’s outrageously more complicated than that.
When I talk about sex work, I know all sex-workers aren’t women, and I don’t mean to make it sound as if they are all women, but the issues that affect sex-workers affect all sex workers regardless of gender, and it’s those opposed to sex-work who claim they oppose it on the grounds that it’s oppressive to women. I know it’s an attempt to stifle debate, I’m tired of wasting time being sure to point out ‘men too’ or ‘trans too’.
I’ll talk about “sex workers” – for example: “sex-workers face danger, but women are often more vulnerable to assault even if they aren’t sex workers” – I don’t mean to say all sex-workers are women, but so often the anti-sex work factions use ‘women’s vulnerability’ to justify their anti- attitudes, so I don’t bother partitioning the people into “men, women, trans” because that just plays into a “divide and conquer” strategy that (imo) they have implemented to silence anyone who argues against them. They want to waste our time, and they want to tire us out by making us go to the effort to “be specific” – yes, it’s important to be specific, but the fact that it is important can’t be used as a tool to silence me. Not anymore, goddammit.
A tussle breaks out at about 3 mins in.
Anybody speak Italian? Translate?
Does this, below, say what these women were saying? Or is it just an article? :
Today marks the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, and it’s not just a day where we are supposed to remember-to-remember that transgender people exist, but a day to remember all the transgender people who have been killed out of ignorance, bigotry and hatred.