Deluded: Making Stupid Women Suck My Dick
By Julia Serano
All transwomen have been deluded at some point in our lives. Indeed, we are deluded right now, as we continue to “believe” that we are women. Because of that, for some reason that we CANNOT figure out, we are sometimes excluded from certain spaces I’ll call hatebigotfest spaces, but Actual Women might call “women-only space.” Like, who are these Women not to believe us when we say we are Women? It’s infuriating that they don’t bow down to our lived experience!
In order to change this, I decided to co-opt an entire theoretical framework – it used to be called “feminism” – and center it around myself. And I noticed how much attention liberals gave to those of us who were able to rattle off all of the ways in which we are “oppressed.” Like, oooh, I know, some of us honkin’ 6’4” transwomen are excluded because of our size (and our Adam’s apples). And class, or age, or race, or nationality, or religion, or education, or interests, or ability, yadda yadda yadda. Oh and also, it’s very important to make sure that these same liberals understand that Lesbians – you know, actual women who love women, are the most oppressive people on the Planet (I am not calling it Mother Earth anymore because cissexism). So, transwomen are excluded because of different forms of sexism—that is, double standards based on one’s sex, gender, or sexuality. And never mind that lesbians are often marginalized for being gender nonconforming. It’s Transwomen who are most undermined and excluded by our culture’s male/masculine centrism —that is, the assumption that male and masculine people and perspectives are more legitimate than, and take precedence over, female and feminine ones. I say that without any sense of irony that it’s only because I used to be a Man that I got this sweet book deal to write this stream of rape culture consciousness book. Continue reading