Today I received the following text message from 1-717-574-8727. It says: “How can you say you’re a feminist when you actively stalk and harass other women? What do you possibly gain from making yet another woman feel unsafe for simply existing?”
A few points.
1. No one is “actively stalking and harassing” anyone. Females have a right to express an opinion, a right to set a female-only boundary, and a right to female self-determination. The people profiled on this blog VIOLATE those boundaries. When we ask politely, you ignore us. We are done asking politely. The only thing *we can do* is to document the violations. We will not and would not resort to violence or illegal activity – that’s your bag (did I mention I received more than 50 harassing blocked number telephone calls last night? That’s a crime, btw.)
All females have, really, is our ability to say no. And males, time and time again, do not take no for an answer.
2. Stop violating female boundaries. We have no desire to engage with you – we just want to live our lives without you forcing yourselves into our lives, our spaces, and our vaginas.
Now, I can ask trans women who cannot take no for an answer: “How can you claim to be a woman when you actively stalk and harass other women? What do you possibly gain from making yet another woman feel unsafe for simply existing?”
Respect runs both ways. Show some.