Anonymous asked: you stepped up to give a completely insensitive critique of some trans women's discourse without any careful regard to the reason its become a thang. And your allies in that practice came to support you- you got what you asked for. And I agree that 'FAAB privilege' is bullshit, but can you be a little more condescending with it? its like, you know this didn't come out of nowhere right? and the reasons have some damn history of legitimacy.
I dunno, I’m not sure if I totally agree — my context is that it is a term that I’ve mostly heard used by MAAB genderqueers and nonbinaries, rather than trans women, and often in a way that is functionally misogynist, and I don’t think I’m necessarily out of line to comment on that. but I do think you’re totally right that I should have been smarter and more sensitive about how I said what I thought. I was responding to the use of the term by people I know, and put it on my own tumblr rather than responding directly to them because I’ve often found that people feel less attacked by that. but I should have predicted that if I put it up in public and tagged it then it would’ve been picked up by transphobic feminists who are willing to take anything as a sign of support. (although if you check the notes then it turns out that I misread them because of my own paranoia about this happening, and they were attempting to — as they saw it — correct me.) in future, disagreements on questions of theory where I can be read as supporting the marginalisation of groups I don’t belong to is definitely a thing I will express my views on privately, if at all.