if we all agree that the patriarchy is a societal problem that needs to be broken down as a structure and will not be destroyed person by person, what can we do to stop focusing our energies on insulting a 13-year-old who identifies as an ~ace panromantic demiboi~ and signaling them out by saying “wow look at this internalized misogyny lol” and instead attack the men responsible for the current state of trans politics and liberal feminism?
when I first reidentified, I think I wanted to depoliticize my detransition (and the transition that came first), but the more I put it into words, the more I realize that’s impossible and the more I want to utilize my position to be vocal. so this is a genuine question because I need to know how to channel my anger at the pharmaceutical/medical industries making money off dysphoric/gnc/gay people and at academics so far removed from reality that they’ve made gender into a completely meaningless word and forgotten about sex-based oppression.
I want names, I want dates, I want data on the first surgeons championing surgery as the only solution to dysphoria, on the institutions stopping researchers from actually studying the effects of hrt on trans people, on the lawmakers that made legal name and gender changes so incredibly expensive, on how much money companies are making by being “trans-friendly,” on the rise of certain ideologies within academia and its correlation with who’s being hired and put on tenure. I want to know the overlap between these people and people advocating for conversion therapy, people experimenting on Black and brown women’s bodies and coercing them into surrogacy or sterilization, people involved in the porn/sex industries, pimps exploiting poor trans women of color and giving them syringes full of oil and who knows what to “help them pass.”
detransitioned women don’t exist to these people because they’re afraid of us. my question is: what do they have to hide? what do we not know yet?