It was really great in my lecture today our teacher was talking about how theory should be something that helps us make sense of real lived experience. And if the lived experience of others doesn’t make sense within the theory framework we use, it is the theory that needs to change to accommodate reality.
Some theorists write as if theory is a goddamn religious dogma and I am so sick of that side of academia. Theory should serve people, not the other way around.
Also this was all in relation to how historically mainstream white feminism has excluded trans women from it’s theory BECAUSE THEIR THEORY IS VIOLENT TO TRANS PEOPLE and that means the problem lies with exclusionary feminism and not with trans people. So I had strong feelings and strong heart eyes at my lecturer