The “progressive” women’s movement behind the recent “women’s marches” has been thrown into a self-inflicted conundrum after being accused of “isolating the transgender community” by placing emphasis on having a vagina as being crucial to being a female.
In what might otherwise sound like something from a Monty Python sketch, “transgenders”—that is, mentally ill men who think they are women because they wear dresses and have cut off their genitals—have started complaining on social media that they were excluded because they do not have vaginas.
An article in the New York-based “millennial” publication Mic, said that the march in Washington D.C. focused “acutely on genitalia at the expense of the transgender community.”
The signs, hats, and other apparel—including vulgar vagina masks, vagina full body outfits, and all manner of crude slogans such as “pussy power,” “viva la vulva” and “pussy grabs back,” all “sent a clear and oppressive message to trans women, especially: having a vagina is essential to womanhood,” the Mic article said.
One “transgender” man pretending to be a woman, interviewed by Mic, and named as “Jade Lejeck,” said that the “main reason I decided not to go was because of the pussy hats.”
These pink hats apparently were a signal to Lejeck that there “would be other trans-exclusionary messages at the women’s marches.”
Furthermore, Lejeck said, he expected his local march in Modesto, California, to “have its fair share of trans-exclusionary radical feminists, known as TERFs” (TERF is an acronym for “Trans-exclusionary radical feminism”).
Lejeck said that there are two categories of TERFS: One is the accidental TERF — “the ones who have signs that equate womanhood with having a vagina,” and the other category which are “feminists who argue trans women are actually men in disguise trying to infiltrate their spaces.”
“I believe there’s a lot of inequality that has to do with genitals — that’s not something you can separate from the feminist movement,” Lejeck said. “But I feel like I’ve tried to get involved in feminism and there’s always been a blockade there for trans women.”
The Mic article then quoted a “20-year-old nonbinary student” in Ohio, named as Sam Forrey, “and their [sic] girlfriend Lilian McDaniel, who is trans,” as saying that there “had been other warning signs that the Women’s March might be a dangerous space for them.”
Forrey said instructions issued in preparation for the “women’s march” said that “trans protesters bring identification that matches their gender identity.”
McDaniel said he had planned on attending the march until he saw that “people were using it as an excuse to invoke” what he called “genital-based womanhood.”
A friend told McDaniel about a protester they had seen marching with a two-foot-tall hand-knit uterus, and then he was glad he had “stayed home.”
Forrey said that the “saturation of vagina-related messages and imagery reinforced the same oppressive structures the march was meant to oppose.”
“As a nonbinary person, the emphasis on genitals just bought into the rigid, Western concept of gender”—with the “two-gender system excluding Forrey as well.”
At the Washington march, one “Raquel Willis,” who described himself as a “queer Black transgender woman from Augusta, Ga,” and who works as a communications associate at something called the “Transgender Law Center,” claimed that the microphone he was using was cut off during his speech at the march, just as he mentioned “trans activists Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson.”
“Still silencing trans women,” Wills wrote on Twitter. “I see you and so does everyone else.”
Still silencing trans women.
Cutting my mic off mid-speech after I just discussed Sylvia and Marsha… I see you & so does everyone else.
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) January 21, 2017
“And although I’m glad to be here now, it’s disheartening that women like me were an afterthought in the initial planning of this march,” Wills said, according to the full speech on his website.
The infighting is the inevitable consequence of leftist ideology, which is continually tripped up by its own contradictions. In this case, the far left has claimed that gender “is a state of mind” rather than a biological reality”—but has now found that men who “think” they are women, are in fact not really as “oppressed” as they might like to think, and therefore are not really “women” after all.