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Ugh.
"I'm a little confused. How does being a transmale disable you from participating in feminist arguements? Male posturing hurts males as much as it does females. Why do you go for the stereotype to "pass" when there is a gamut of male identities?"

[There's. A. Fucking. Space. In. Trans. Male. DAmn. IT.]

Can i just whack him over the head with something now?

Or i could get nasty:
A. It's trans male. With a space. It is also argument.

B. Do tell me what stereotype I am going for. I would *love* to know how you see *my* identity. Please, please cissplain it to me; I have no idea what my own gender identity is!
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to this:
"What about the entire point of feminism or at least, the combating of misogeny in its many forms? How can you say gender is a biological construct, then say social gendering is what makes you male or female?"

A. As a trans *MALE* feminism doesn't even need to enter this conversation. Also, it's misogyny. If you're going to pretentious and pseudo-philosophical, you could at least learn to spell properly.
[If you are curious about transgender politics and feminism, may I suggest you find a copy of Julia Serano's treatise Whipping Girl. It would help answer some questions you seem to have.]

B. *Sex* is a biological "construct". Gender [and especially gender markers which is what started all of this, by the way] is a social "construct". A powerful social construct.

C. In this society, social gendering *does* make one male or female. Because we are socialized to assume that certain gender markers are the difference between men and women.Because, as much as I can look or act "male" there's always going to be some marker -whether it be my voice, my hands, my feet, the way I act when I'm excited, the way I walk-that gives me away. And people pick up on those markers-it's called ungendering by the way-and that affects how I am treated. In an instant my preferred pronouns are no longer used and the atmosphere has changed because, according to those people, I am not a "real" man.
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"If the point of trans-surgery is to emulate a biological male, then why are you touting social gender constructs as a way to "pass"?"

I just I I....this is ridiculous. [dear internet where are my death lasers?]
I want to know who this is now [so i can beat some sense into them].
The only answer I want to put is "Fuck. You. It's *my* life not yours so STFU."

people are motherfucking stupid sometimes.
[any other answers are most welcome, by the way.]

And again:
"What about the entire point of feminism or at least, the combating of misogeny in its many forms? How can you say gender is a biological construct, then say social gendering is what makes you male or female?"

*sigh*

[And with this question we've pretty much figured out who it is. And I'm really dissapointed in him. He's the fucking President of BiGLTM. He should know better than to ask these frickin' questions.]
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I finally answered that fricking annoying Formspring question

"By doing "manly" things [though I'm not sure what you exactly mean by that] I am helping to ensure that I am seen as a cis*male. Also the phrase biological male? Kinda offensive.

I am also curious as to how exactly I am conflating socially constructed gender and biological gender-I really don't think gender is the word you want there."

Eagerly awaiting a response.

*bounce*

Jul. 9th, 2010 12:12 am
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I got called "SIR" today when we were at 7-11!!!
[in the phrase, "sir you forgot the croissant" but that had already been paid for.]

YAY!!!!!
And I bought some more briefs [<3] and a cheap shirt-and a tanktop/bra thing I'm going to be using to bind. though it's bright pink and I figure it's a happy color that it'll lessen some stuff.

Except we were in IKEA and someone kept calling her name. Yeah it took me like 5 minutes before I realized she was talking to me.

And then I got this question in my Formspring:
"Why are you conflating socially constructed gender and biological gender? Does being a trans-man entail doing "manly" things, or does it entail existing as a biological male?" What. The. Fuck. does that even mean? Urgh and I have no idea how to answer it and actually i do have a way to answer it.

By doing "manly" things [though I'm still not sure what you mean by that] I am helping to ensure that I am seen as a cis*male-p.s. that phrase? Kinda offensive.

I am also curious as to how exactly I am conflating [bringing together] socially constructed gender [*eyeroll*] and biological gender I really don't think gender is the word they want there. [Most of my status updates on FB regarding transition have been 1)the times people have called me "sir", b)working out stuff id est "50 chest presses! Yay!", or c) quotes from Whipping Girl and What Becomes You and various other places I find online.

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