I do have to get this off my chest though:
K, so I don’t really hear this that much. I’ve seen it around, mostly on blogs by trans women talking about FAAB trans people being privileged over MAAB trans people. and I have seen the occasional “FAAB people are privileged over MAAB people in the queer community” which has made me cringe and think what the hell are they talking about.
but do we seriously think this is an idea gaining traction?
“What we are trying to talk about is the exclusion of trans women”… if that’s all you’re talking about in regards to trans women then maybe you need to stop talking and like, listen to trans women. it goes a lot deeper than merely “exclusion” in queer spaces.
thanks for your response. you are totally right that “exclusion” is a shallow, soft-pedalling, cis-centric analysis of the issues facing trans women & I’m annoyed at myself for falling into that — especially given that I’ve often critiqued understandings of oppression that frame social exclusion as The Worst Thing That Could Ever Happen. I don’t really have more to add but I will give this a lot of thought.