Today we are diving into topics that I’m probably gonna get a lot of hate over. But let’s be real, being gender nonconforming, I’m gonna be hated either way, so might as well make it worth my while!
The superiority of woman spaces
One of the biggest things that frustrates me and a lot of the other gender nonconforming people I know is the superiority of woman spaces.
I see this happen all the time, especially when I promote my services as a cycle coach for gender nonconforming AFABs. I have women telling me that I am taking away from their womanhood or that I am taking away from their experience.
- Knowledge about the AFAB body and how it works doesn’t only apply to women…
- Gender nonconforming people exist – that is just fact and we are worthy of having our own spaces.
- If you are looking for women focused support – ITS OUT THERE. If you can’t find it – then CREATE it.
If you need recommendations on where to go to find a woman focused space – I am happy to direct you to so many amazing people I have in my life.
This is bigger than just “women’s” rights
We (gender nonconforming people) are left out of all of the conversations.
“We’re fighting for women’s rights.”
I’m sorry, whose rights?
In that statement alone you are leaving out and excluding so many people! It should be AFAB rights (assigned female at birth) rights, because there are many people who are assigned the sex female at birth who don’t identify as women as a woman.
That is just a fact. We exist, we’re allowed to exist. We are allowed to take up space and these rights impact us tremendously.
But instead we sit there and bitch and fight about how “you can’t be in women’s spaces” and “you can’t be in women’s spaces” and “your existence challenges my identity,” because being gender nonconforming makes you look at your own gender identity and sometimes it feels uncomfortable.
Especially when you start unpacking all of the racist, supremacist, and colonizer ideologies that we are raised to believe from a young age.
It is literally ingrained in the way our society functions. There’s no way around it. And if you’re a gender nonconforming, you are challenging that system.
People are waking the f*ck up
That’s why people are getting scared, because gender nonconforming people just people in general are starting to wake the fuck up and we see what they’re doing to us. We see what the beliefs we’ve been raised to follow are doing to us, and we see the divides that it’s causing.
We’re not taking this shit anymore.
Tune in for the full conversation! Sending you love, my friend <3
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