A fellow trans woman said to me recently that I seemed preoccupied far more with political issues other then pertaining to trans equality thus I’m seriously out-of-the-loop when it comes to what’s happening currently with trans activism, oh geez I’m sorry for not being yet another trans woman blogger exclusively obsessing about trans stuff, geez I’m sorry that as well as being born trans, I was also born disabled & Jewish & thus have a greater sense of intersectionality, Any sense of intersectionality is something severely lacking when it comes to many a trans women I’ve encountered, if I seriously set about detailing the amount of disabilist bullshit I’ve been subjected to from other trans women over the years, it would be more than a separate lengthy article I’d find myself writing but possibly a book’s worth & book worth’s in several volumes. Many trans people really haven’t learnt from the mantra that if you don’t care about the plight of other victimised people then why should other victimised people care about your own plight, because disabilist bullshit isn’t the only kind of bigoted & intolerant bullshit I’ve heard being expressed by other trans women towards other oppressed sections of society, I’ve heard plenty of racism (including out & out antisemitism) & even heard a good dose of homophobia however strange that might seem to those outside trans circles.
I currently hear an awful lot of obsessive fretting from middle-class trans women insecure about whether post the Tory leadership contest there’s still going to be support from the Tory government for the new Gender Recognition Act & whether self-identification for trans people will become a reality, now I do support self-identification for trans people as cis people don’t have to go through the rigmarole of a medical quango to have their gender identity confirmed then why should trans people have to, but for me personally it’s the Tories having killed more than 100,000 disabled people & could potentially kill thousands more post the Tory leadership contest which is somewhat more of a priority to be highlighting & campaigning about. I’ve heard very little condemnation from the majority of trans women concerning the Tories murdering tens of thousands of disabled people & persecuting thousands more into destitution, I’m not denying that things could get a whole load bleaker for trans people if the Tories do lurch further to the hard-right, but if the Tories do drop support for the new Gender Recognition Act, I don’t think any middle-class trans women is going to die from self-identification not becoming a legal reality, whereas its almost guaranteed that whoever does become the next Tory Prime Minister will continue with the same Tory economic policies which are persecuting & killing disabled people & the situation could become a great deal worse for disabled people as a consequence of Brexit.
My own personal experience of the trans community as disabled trans woman having interacted is that in the exceptionally rare likelihood that a trans woman was to ever physically assault a severely disabled person with a crowbar, a large proportion of the trans community would actually side with the trans woman & if not defend them assaulting that disabled person they would make excuses for them doing so, this in a manner of speaking has in fact happened to me because some of the most vicious disabilist abuse I’ve received from other trans women has come from some very prominent trans activists & when I’ve gone public about the kind of disabilist discrimination I’ve been subjected to by (for a lack of a better term) ‘celebrity’ trans women well the trans community as a whole has refused to address such abuse rather preferring to make excuses for those who are guilty (if not outrightly defending them) & trying to sweep it all under the carpet.
I know some trans women will try to lecture me that the reason I’m not well regarded & I don’t get listened to within the trans community is due to me constantly kicking trans people in articles which I write & if I tried to do something constructively positive in support of trans people then maybe I’d be listened to more. It’s simply not true that all ever do is knock trans people in articles I write, because whenever I write about LGBTQ issues I’m forever making an effort never to ignore the plight of trans people when many other writers would, as for doing something constructively positive in support of trans people, well I’ve tried to organise protests & campaigns in defence of trans rights & advocating greater social justice for trans people & I was forever getting heckled & cut down by other trans people to the point I had to walk away from full on trans activism for the sake of my own psychological wellbeing. Yeah fellow trans women might complain I’m seriously out-of-the-loop when it comes to what’s happening currently with trans activism, but it’s not as if I haven’t tried to be very much in-the-loop regards trans activism, but the majority of trans people very much appear not to actually want me to be in-the-loop regards trans activism, they don’t want likes of me involved period.
I was invited to an activist meeting at the beginning of this year by Jane Fae who is one of the few trans activists who does value my opinion, but when I expressed a fear that not much concern was been shown about YouTube shitlord hatemongers such as Paul Joseph Watson propagating transphobic shite despite his subscriber base being larger than the weekly circulation then all the British broadsheet newspapers combined, I had my opinion very much pooh-poohed & maligned because the truth is most trans activists who go to activist meetings are generally White, middle-class, university educated & so think the that it’s only the opinion of the broadsheet newspapers which count because politicians tend to read broadsheets, never mind the generation of haters which the likes of Paul Joseph Watson & Carl Benjamin & other YouTube shitlord hatemongers are helping to breed which for those of us who don’t own a car will have contend with when we walk down the street.
It never seems I can do right for trans people, for instance last week Paris Lees tweeted some made up bullshit transphobic bigots were propagating about her wanting to shag everything in sight when she eventually had a fully functional vagina & so in response I tweeted in defence of Paris & trans women in general about how transphobic bigots are always trying to make out how trans women are sex starved maniacs, because TERFs (Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists) in particular are always making out that trans women are actually sex crazed men who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces with the intention of sexually assaulting cis women, which of course is complete & un utter bollocks. So a couple of days after I defended Paris on Twitter, a trans woman started bitching at me about how I was making out Paris was a slut, err what the fuck?!?! Hey I’m as liberal as they come, the less sexually repressed people are & the more fucking & sucking going on the better the world would be, I’ve not got a clue how my defence of Paris was making her out to be a slut, in fact I’m 110% sure it fucking wasn’t, but this latest incident well just illustrates the stupid shit trans women say to me & is another reason why I don’t concentrate on writing about other matters.