If you would like to explore a decades-old radical feminist tradition that is both intersectional and inclusive of trans, intersex and genderqueer individuals, we have a FaceBook Group set up to do just that:
Group Ground Rules
- Only established FaceBook accounts will be accepted.
- No trolling and no personal attacks.
- The purpose of the group is to have conversations about a trans, intersex, and genderqueer inclusive radical feminist tradition.
- Remember that this group’s membership includes individuals who are giving “radical feminism” a second look after having its name used to justify significant anti-trans/intersex/genderqueer oppression and harassment against their continued existence within society. We ask that you respect that for these individuals, this group can be a place to heal significant traumas perpetrated against them in the name of “radical feminism.”
- Make the effort to be kind, thoughtful and reflective (especially) when commenting on subjects or replies that are difficult and/or painful. This group is not intended as a space to make personal attacks.
- If you share examples of sex essentialist logic, rhetoric or ideology, please follow the below guidelines:
- Screencaps: if the screencap comes from an Internet forum (reddit, comment threads, etc), redact the usernames. Public posts (Twitter, publicly shared FaceBook posts, blog and news articles) are not required to be redacted.
- Direct Linking: Try to not directly link to sex essentialist content. Instead, use screenshots, quotations or services like: http://www.donotlink.com, https://archive.is, https://storify.com
- Be Thoughtful: we are all aware of common sex essentialist rhetoric and it should not to shared for the sake of causing outrage, disgust, etc. If you share sex essentialist rhetoric, share it only as part of analysis and/or reflective commentary.
- Content tag your post:
- Caution Warnings: sex essentialist rhetoric is frequently trollish in that it is constructed to inspire suffering, alienation and self-hate in others. Therefore, when sharing such content, preface the post with a caution warning [CW] tag followed by a brief identification of the abusive rhetoric: [CW: transphobia, IS erasure].
- Trigger Warnings: Trigger Warning [TW] tags should be used when graphic descriptions of rape, torture, bashings, domestic violence, etc are shared as part of a news story/commentary post: [TW: graphic description of rape]. TW tags are not needed for non-graphic content.
- Not Safe For Work: Use the Not Safe For Work [NSFW] tag for content that may be problematic for users connected to a work network, followed by a short description: [NSFW: graphic photos].
- No Doxing: Doxing is when someone searches for private and/or public identifying information about someone else and posts it to the internet. This group is not a space for doxing.