don’t use uteruses as symbol for feminism ok
- you’re excluding trans women
- you’re including some trans men
- you’re excluding cis women who may not have a uterus because they’ve lost it because of or to avoid #cancer
stop doing this it’s so gross
Uteruses are inseparable from feminism, and will continue to be so as long as people (and yes, primarily women) are targeted for having uteruses, through control of them and control of the overall bodies that possess them. And what, we’re going to say that women who want to reclaim that body part, which has been used to oppress them, and transform it into a symbol of power against their oppressors, shouldn’t be allowed to?
Are we going to start saying abortion and birth control aren’t key components of modern-day feminism? That is the logical next step of this kind of thinking. You can’t separate female anatomy from those issues. Are we going to pretend that babies aren’t abused and murdered *precisely for* possessing the kind of bodies that contain uteruses?
What movement is going to seek to remedy these injustices if not feminism? The existence of people with sex dysphoria does not somehow negate the millenia of oppression that has been firmly based ON SEX, and which continues today. I ask again, what movement is going to seek to remedy these injustices if not feminism?
it’s also disgusting that women who have had hysterectomies are brought into the original argument as if their situations have ANYTHING to do with trans women’s politics.
the majority of women who have had hysterectomies would certainly still think the uterus/ovaries etc are relevant to feminist discussion.
i have co-workers at the abortion clinic who no longer have a uterus and not a single of one them would separate themselves from uterus-centered feminist rhetoric, because to them it is STILL incredibly relevant. they don’t take the use uterus-imagery personally because logic tells you it is NOT an attack against their lack of a uterus, they certainly do not feel “excluded”.
taking the uterus out of the feminist equation is also racist: how many women have been subjected to unwanted forced sterilization? you think their struggles to have reproductive ownership of their bodies belongs out of feminism? fuck you. fuck you for insinuating that women who have had little opportunity to exercise reproductive control cannot reclaim this in their own culturally significant way which may or may not include uterus imagery.
anti-uterus rhetoric for the sake of political correctness is absolutely disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself if you have EVER told a woman to not talk about her life, her uterus, her periods, her pregnancies, whatever, in this way.
False rape accusations are an anomaly.
True rape accusations are a norm.
You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.
Re-blog now, read later.
"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”
ARE WE NOT GOING TO DISCUSS HOW SHE FOLDED HER HIJABS TO LOOK LIKE THE HAIR OF THE CHARACTER, THAT IS SUCH A LOVELY AND GREAT IDEA. OHMYGOD