This week we saw a failure of feminism 101 and as a result i discovered who did and did not understand and who was just blindly following popular faces.
On christmas a hashtag was created to give emergency food and monetary aid to transgender women, this tag was created by a trans woman of color, it was created specifically to help white trans women and trans women of color as well as transfeminine/nonbinary AMAB folks who suffer from transmisogyny. This was a trans feminine space. A black transgender man got angry because he did not like the tag creator and attacked the tag itself, a man thought he had the right to enter a womans space and have his voice heard over others.
And some of you people listened.
Had he asked about charity for trans men not using that hashtag (a womans space) he would have had every right to ask for aid as well, we could have all made a hashtag for trans masculine people as well. But he didn’t.
Had he brought up his issues with the tag creator outside of the tag, that would have been appropriate space to do so. But he didn’t.
He attacked the feminine space and the creator of it using the hashtag.
Then people decided the hashtag creator was now magically white . I don’t know who started that one, but yall are wrong as fuck.
And this mans excuse for butting into a womans space? The fact that hes a black trans man.
Im sorry, being black doesn’t entitle you to a womans space when you are a man.
This is feminism 101.
Had the tag been created by white women and catered to white women, then yes it would have been racist, but it was started by a trans woman of color and it helped trans women of color. It was not “white by default” because the praxis proved otherwise. Both white trans women and trans women of color were helped.
Ergo your race accusation is null. The only exclusion by word and deed was the masculine elements. its feminism 101 that women have a right to their own spaces. its transfeminism 101 that trans women have a right to their own spaces, its also transfeminim 101 that TWOC have a right to their own spaces. Each marginalized group also has a right to its own spaces.
Men of any kind do not have a right to enter any of these feminine spaces. Regardless of what race you are, you are still a man and you do not belong in feminine spaces.
And just to be clear this does not include obvious things like healthcare/support relating to owning a womb and the related equipment. All womb owners should have equal access to spaces related to those body parts, such as abortion clinics, birth control and specialized medical care. Regardless of gender or lack thereof.
Trans women of color were front and center, she even got media credit for her work and many TWOC were aided by the tag.
I dont know why the fuck i have to spell this out to you.
This is feminism 101
Men dont go in womens spaces.
Regardless of any other axis of oppression.