In the last few days, screenshots from a certain TERF’s twitter page have been making the rounds in Transgender groups.
This one blathers “facts over ideologies” in her tag line.
Then goes on to use phrenology to “prove” some Transgender people (and defend Ray Blanchard).
And TERFs get upset when anyone calls them racists. Pics below the fold.
“Reading your sex?” What, exactly, is that?
I’m checking my list of things to worry about to see where “need to read anyone’s sex” falls. And, it’s not even on the list, because I’m not in the habit of wanting to know other people’s sex, or “reading” it (by which this TERF seems to mean guesing about it from some sort of stereotypical physical attribute.)
But, whatever peoples’ chromosones are or the configuration of their body parts or what they were assigned at birth, I am completely not interested. If someone and I develop an intense enough atrraction to each other, we’ll privately exchange any relevant information as needed, and I don’t want to hear it about anyone else.
When I meet people and wish to know how to address them or speak of them, I ask for their pronouns, and then I know all that I need to for any acquaintance or colleague or friend. Often, their pronouns may also indicate or suggest their gender, if you want to know that.
So, is that what this TERF means by “reading your sex”? Knowing how to properly and respectully address, and speak of, people? Because *that* isn’t on my list of things to worry about either: I just ask or learn or ascertain people’s pronouns, the end.
This TERF needs to spend their time worrying about more urgent and pressing matters, like when the sun is going to explode.
The only time I want someone to “read” my sex is when I get a blood test for E or T.
Of course TERs really don’t want to acknowledge that E and T have any relevance to medicine at all, because it makes it obvious how far from being binary sex is. Literally no two humans who have ever lived have the exact same estrogen level, or the exact same testosterone level. Nor do most people go through life without both of them changing frequently.
I saw that on Twitter and I think this will be a new low for them for a long time. And that says something about the crowd that claims not to have pronouns.
As is usual with twitter threads, I can’t make heads or tails of what is being said here. I assume there’s a context for all these tweets, but I can’t figure it out, and given that you’ve warned us that this is/these are TERFs posting, I guess it’s a “perfect storm” of TERF incoherence and Twitter incoherence. Anyway, I’m probably better off not understanding it. I’ve got better things to do with my few remaining neurons.
From what I’ve seen (and occasionally tried to say), I’m convinced that one cannot say anything enlightening about gender in less than (at a WAG) 1,000 words.
I’ve checked, and CritFactsLife is pro-Trans, critical of TERFiness and other bigotry.