“Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive” (USA)

0814_kathyrn-townsend-624x389

Julia Serano has a new book coming out October 1, 2013 entitled Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. In this passage, he imagines responding to a feminist who argues his presence, as a man who thinks he’s a woman, would trigger sexual assault survivors in attendance at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, which is one of the remaining safe spaces for Women in the United States and is under continual threat from men like Serano.

“There are no words in your second-wave feminist lexicon to adequately describe the way that we, young trans girls forced against our will into boyhood, have been raped by male culture. Every trans woman is a survivor, and we have triggers too. And my trigger is pseudo-feminists who hide their prejudices behind ‘womyn-born-womyn-only’ euphemisms.”

Author Julia Serano on those who are still ‘Excluded’ – Proud Queer (PQ Monthly).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s