Compulsory Heterosexuality, Queerified

You think I just don't understand, but I don't believe you.

Much has been written over the last 15 years regarding the issue Transgender inclusion within the Gay and Lesbian Movement. The argument for inclusion originates in the notion that we are all Queer, that we are all read by the larger heteronormative society as Queer, regardless of how our own identification varies on this theme.

In the last few years, however, the tenor of this discussion has changed, with Transgender people asserting different needs – and different goals – for their Community.

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3 responses to “Compulsory Heterosexuality, Queerified

  1. thetranstruth

    No one has the right to call anyone out for not wanting to have sex with them. These notions of transphobia and transmisogyny have really got to stop with the ridiculous assertions. No one is going to tell me who I am obligated to have sex with and call me out as a bigot for my choice of whom I find to be a viable dating partner or not. This is beyond absurd.

    Seriously, trans activists, STOP! STOP! STOP!

    I completely understand the need for access to women space for those who are threatened with the possibility of not surviving without access to a safe shelter.

    I realize the need for access to bathrooms that are gender appropriate or gender neutral.

    I accept the need for laws to provide recourse to address discrimination with employment/housing/medical needs/personal safety.

    I can even empathize for wanting inclusion to Mitch Fest, though I truly think there are larger concerns that need to be addressed than “They won’t let me attend their concert.”

    The line in the sand is here:
    —-> telling others who they are obligated to sleep with <—-
    This goes too far beyond all reasonableness.

    It is not misogyny or hate/bigotry/intolerance/whatever made up phobia you wish to apply. Back off the Lesbians who don't consider you desirable and find someone who does. There may in fact be Lesbians who do, but quite frankly: If you go around spouting this nonsense of obligatory sex or dating, you will be viewed in the eyes of ALL WOMEN as sexual predators. There's no two ways about this.

    Respect the women you claim to be sisters of and who you wish claim as your sisters. Failure to do this makes you look like a tool of the patriarchy in EVERYONES EYES. Also it makes you look down right creepy and probably delusional as well.

    Lonely, can't find a dating partner? Did you bother to think about this BEFORE you started transition? NO? Well, your piss poor prior planning is not anyone else's problem. Get help. Get a therapist. Get a clue. Get to steppin'. Get a brain tin woman. Mostly just get out of the personal space of women who are not interested in having sex with you.

    I can't believe this even needs to be said.

  2. thetranstruth

    Finally, why can’t Lesbian Feminists have a Lesbian Feminist only space that doesn’t include trans* people? WHY WHY WHY?

    Maybe the solution is to start advocating for Lesbian Feminist Only Space, since WBW gets so much criticism.

    I don’t know. Sheesh!!!