RANCOM! (Logic Hamster)

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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. Most of the images we have used here so far as examples of “Women’s culture/positive images” are not positive images in their 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 circular reasoning of trans politics, where things are said to be “true because they are true.”  This is not a logical position, but we are all expected to act as if it is both logical and reasonable.

As is often the case with trans politics in particular, they have appropriated the language of social justice movements that have come before them and are using shortcuts without having done the work.  For example, they do not want to have to “educate” dissenters by presenting a rational argument subject to serious scrutiny, specifically, showing demonstrable harms flowing from class-based discrimination against them.  But that is exactly what previous social movements and minority groups have done, and their arguments were shown to be sound (the harms were demonstrable, and were shown to flow from class-based discrimination).  In the case of trans, they frequently fail to show objective, demonstrable harm, rather, they assert that subjective harms like “hurt feelings” are worth redressing.  Trans politikers have also failed to show that transpersons are a class of people, and that objective harm to them is a result of their membership in that class; rather, the evidence shows that the objective harms they do suffer (like employment and housing discrimination) are a result of economic, race and sex-based — not gender or trans-based — discrimination.

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2 responses to “RANCOM! (Logic Hamster)”

  1. ethicalequinox says :

    And this is the mantra of the same libfems and liberal dudes who call bullshit when christian evangelicals claim that the bible is true because the bible says it’s true. It’s so blatantly obvious where their vested interests lie…