Monday, April 11, 2022

The enemy of my enemy is my friend!

The enemy of my enemy is my friend (more Wikipedia link love). This relates to my prior post. Transgender women and TERFs make strange bedfellows. But our in-fighting only strengthens our shared enemy: The Patriarchy. By "The Patriarchy", I specifically refer to the way our culture has made male leadership normative. I'm actually not a fan of how Wikipedia presents "patriarchy" in terms that sound like an aspect BDSM culture. I much prefer the language of Critical Theory, that male leadership is normative in our culture. This is visible in two clear ways: 1. We rarely have women leaders. Yes, there are some, like Margaret Thatcher and Angela Merkel, immediately come to mind. 2. Women who exhibit charisma and natural tendancy to leadership are frequently labeled with derogatory terms. My best friend's daughter is "into" cheerleading. This friend is a cis-het male who identifies as a feminist. He loves his daughter in that way that cis-het men commonly do - almost to the point of irrationality. As a feminist, the thought of his daughter being a cheerleader is abhorrent to him. I suggest that he emphasize the "leader" in cheerleader. Young women get so few opportunities to lead in any fashion and rarely ever in a way that is attractive to them.

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