Anonymous asked: I don't know if I'm missing something where it's a term used when arguing about this stuff, but the "100% male rationalist idiocy" line stood out to me. Are they claiming that your position is rational, and also that only men can be rational, and therefore you're not a woman and also wrong about the thing you're being rational about?
I’ve encountered this before, from someone who was unable to provide any evidence that cis women were in actual danger due to trans women in restrooms. When I pointed out that their concerns appeared to be completely baseless and thus irrelevant to policy, they then proposed a process of “building consensus” - which they told me was “often found in groups run by women”, in which “people with concerns share them and solutions are found that everybody can live with”. In other words, it’s an arena of pure opinion where facts have no power to invalidate any “concern”.
Such notions of “building consensus” and “male rationalist idiocy” accomplish two things:
1. Reinforcing gender essentialism and sexism by claiming that men and women are inherently predisposed to, and more skilled at, different kinds of cognition and behavior - ‘men think like this, women think like that’.
2. Reinforcing misogyny by implying that women are averse to rationality, dismissive of reality, and interested solely in their own free-floating opinions.
None of this seems particularly radical, or feminist. It’s just repackaged patriarchy.
Anonymous asked: "It is reasonable to assume that any transwoman may be a man with violent past[.]" But they're not transphobic at all, nope. Sounds like an objective rational judgement to me. For sure. Totally not transphobic.
It is reasonable to assume that any cis woman may be the next Aileen Wuornos, because assuming that everyone is a murderer is a completely sensible way to go about your life
cattrebuchet asked: "but I don’t think violent people should be granted trans status" apparently "trans status" is now a thing that can be granted or taken if you don't behave yourself
It’s one of the most glaring category errors I’ve ever seen. If someone is trans, they don’t stop being trans the moment they commit murder. There’s no connection between those things.
Anonymous asked: I hope you're aware seeing you in a video with Cinema Snob basically made my life awesome
I loved that video! It was super fun.
Anonymous asked: What kind of drinks are you drinking? I am drinking some wine
Arbor Mist. Like wine but not.