Her words are in normal text mine are in italics.
A part of me winced.
So why should Caitlyn Jenner, or indeed any other trans person for that matter, be any different from the rest? Is Burkett expecting every trans person to have a Masters in gender studies? Once again Burkett is applying double standards to trans people and to cis people. You can see a theme developing here can’t you...?
So she doesn’t want us to look that way, at people like Jazz Jennings, who has identified as a girl and been treated as such since she was in preschool. I have met dozens of trans children aged 5, 6, 7, 8…and plenty in their teens. Trans girls from this group have not had male privilege and never will. Emphasising the fact that Jenner, born in another time, could not come out as trans earlier, rather than acknowledging the huge number of trans children and young people, is both dishonest and can only be regarded as a deliberate act of repression on her part. But hey these children's very existence undermines one of her main arguments.
never heard of such a person. However I do know of Warias, Transpinays, Hijras, Muxe, Sworn Virgins, Kathoey, Two-Spirits, Fa’fa’fine and many more. Indeed archaelolgists discovered the body of a 3000 year-old trans woman buried in Prague a few years ago. Trans people have always been here, it is just now that we have been able to organise and confront our oppressors, like Burkett. We have certainly been around for many centuries longer than those transphobic bigots who call themselves “Radical Feminists”.
Transphobic “feninists” have consistently spoken out against trans people since the early 1970s. Indeed they have attempted to silence us, stalk us, abuse us, out us to our employers to get us fired, threaten us, doxx us (including trans children) and physically assault us. You do not have to search very hard to find huge amounts of transphobic material online and in mainstream media (just look at New Statesman or rather “New Transphobe” as most trans people now call it). This is more than just a lie it is a barefaced lie. But I’m sure you are not exactly surprised by that now…
unpacking it. Transphobic “feminists “want to exclude trans women from using the loos which match their outward presentation, rather like those deeply feminist people, the far right fundamentalist “Christians”. The reason these “feminists” want to exclude trans women is not hard to determine; it would restrict the ability of trans women to live their lives, it would mean they could not go out for any length of time and if they needed to use the toilet, risk being attacked or raped in the gents. Lovely.
I would add a comment here about dishonesty but this piece is so full of lies that it should be pretty clear by now to anyone.
This is both transphobic and wrong. By "Men" she is referring to trans women. By calling them "men" she is being deliberately antagonistic. There are two ways in which this is misleading; firstly full surgery for trans men is much more expensive and time-consuming than for trans women, this affects the statistics. Secondly, her stats are only true for the US, in other contexts the numbers of trans men are increasing quite considerably. In Denmark more surgeries are performed on trans men than on trans women.
Men are, comparatively speaking, more bound, even strangled, by gender stereotyping.
Trans people are not silencing “women” (and let us be clear, by “women” she means “transphobes”) if anything it is the other way round, as she has clearly advocated earlier in her piece when talking about trans men at Wellesley, in effect she considers it legitimate to try and silence the voices of young trans men while splashing her opinions all over one of the world’s most widely-read media platforms.
This is a metaphor for the whole article, she is using the personal preferences of one trans person explained in one off-the-cuff remark in one TV interview to try and portray all trans women as vacuous drag queens. And she says she doesn’t want trans people “defining women.” It’s OK when the boot is on the other foot though…