RANCOM! (Radical Men #30919)

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Women’s culture/positive images.  There seems to be a pattern here: where an image isn’t objectifying women on its face, and where the message conveyed is supportive of women’s interests rather than obviously deleterious to women’s interests, female-positive images are often crafted as a political response to male-supremacist political positions and to patriarchy itself. None of the images we have used here so far as an example of “Women’s culture/positive images” is a positive image in its own right: these images are necessary now, but would not be necessary and would not exist outside a patriarchal context where women are fighting for our very lives, and use various media to illustrate and advance our points.

Here, the graphic illustrates the logical fallacy/internal inconsistency of the liberal/progressive response to transgender as opposed to the actual or predicted liberal/progressive response to other appropriations.  Appropriations in other contexts are clearly misguided and offensive, and the liberal/progressive response is to reject the appropriation and to point out that the appropriation does not and indeed cannot achieve the stated political goal.  But in the case of transgender, the appropriation is supported and considered likely to achieve the stated political goal.

In the face of such an inconsistency, it would be up to either the transgender appropriators themselves or the transgender-supportive liberal/progressives to explicitly state why a different outcome in the case of transgender specifically is in fact logical, and consistent with liberal politics. To date, no explanation has been forthcoming.

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