Gender = Sexism

February 1, 2012

What would happen if we replaced the word “gender” with the word “sexism”?

For example:

Gender Dysphoria = Sexism Dysphoria

Gender Identity = Sexist Stereotype Identity

Gender Affirmation Surgery = Sexism Affirmation Surgery

Gender Transition = Sex Role Stereotype Transition

Genderqueer = Sexistqueer

Transgender = Cross-Sex-Stereotype

Gender Reassignment = Stereotypical Sex Role Reassignment 

Transphobia = Sexism-phobia

Well let’s have a look:

A selection of Wikipedia excerpts, replacing the word “gender” with “sexism”:

Corrections are in blue:

Transgender “Cross-sex-stereotype” is the state of one’s “gender identity”  sexist stereotype (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both a sex stereotype) not matching one’s “assigned sex” (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex).[1] “Transgender” “Cross-sex-stereotype” does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation; transgender Cross-sex-stereotypical people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, or asexual; some may consider conventional sexual orientation labels inadequate or inapplicable to them. The precise definition for transgender cross-sex-stereotypism remains in flux, but includes:

0.”Of, relating to, or designating a person whose identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional notions of male or female gender roles  sex stereotypes, but combines sexist stereotypes or moves between these.”[2]

0.”People who were assigned a sex sex role stereotype, usually at birth and based on their genitals, but who feel that this is a false or incomplete description of themselves.”[3]

0.”Non-identification with, or non-presentation as, the sex sex stereotype (and assumed gender  sex role stereotype ) one was assigned at birth.”[4]

A transgender  cross-sex-stereotype individual may have characteristics that are normally associated with a particular gender  sexist stereotype, identify elsewhere on the traditional gender sexist stereotype continuum, or exist outside of it as “other”, “agender“asexist-stereotype“, “Genderqueer“Sexist stereotype queer” , or “third gender“third sexist stereotype”. Transgender Cross-sexist stereotype people may also identify as bigender bi-sexist stereotypes, or along several places on either the traditional transgender sexist stereotype continuum, or the more encompassing sexist stereotype continuums which have been developed in response to the significantly more detailed studies done in recent years.[5]

The term transgender (TG) was popularised in the 1970s[6] (but implied in the 1960s[7][8]) describing people who wanted to live cross-gender  cross-sexist stereotypical role without sex reassignment surgery sexism confirmation surgery.[9] In the 1980s the term was expanded to an umbrella term,[10] and became popular as a means of uniting all those whose gender identity sexist stereotypes did not mesh with their gender sexist stereotype assigned at birth.[11]

People who live cross-gender cross-sex-stereotypes

People who live cross-gender cross-sexist stereotypes live always or mostly as the gender sexist stereotype other than that assigned at birth. If they want to be or identify as their gender sexist stereotype assigned at birth, then the term “crossdresser”[46] may be used. If they want to be or identify as the gender sex role stereotype they always or mostly live in, then the term “transsexual” may be used.[30] The term “transgender”[47][48][49] or “transgenderist”[50] has been applied to people who live cross-gender cross-sexist stereotypes without sex reassignment surgery sexism confirmation surgery.

Transgender people Sex stereotypists and feminism

Some feminists and feminist groups are supportive of transgender sexist people. Others are not.

Though second-wave feminism argued for the sex and gender sexist stereotype distinction, some feminists believed there was a conflict between transgender identity sexist stereotypes and the feminist cause. These feminists believed, for example, that male-to-female sex stereotype transition abandoned or devalued female identity biological reality, and that trangender sexist stereotype embracing people embraced traditional gender sexist roles and stereotypes. Many transgender cross-sex-stereotype embracing feminists, however, viewed themselves as contributing positively to feminism by questioning and subverting gender sexist stereotype norms. Third wave and contemporary feminism have tended to be more accepting of transgender sexist stereotype embracing people.[57]

Feminist writer Janice Raymond asserts that sex determines gender  sex, and that there is no practical difference between the two. In her view, genitalia or “birth sex” or chromosomes deeply and permanently determine one’s essential identity sex as a woman or man; trying to violate this divide is impossible, unnatural, and unhealthy. She argues that while transpeople sexists may claim to feel like a certain gender sexist stereotype, only a biological female can genuinely feel what it is to occupy a woman’s body, including having experiences such as childbirth.[58]

Transgender Sexist stereotype embracing people and the law

Legal procedures exist in some jurisdictions allowing individuals to change their legal gender sex, or their sexist stereotypical name, to reflect their gender identity  sexism. Requirements for these procedures vary from an explicit formal diagnosis of transsexualism, to a diagnosis of gender sexist identity disorder, to a letter from a physician attesting to the individual’s gender sexist stereotype transition, or the fact that one has established a different gender sexist stereotype role.[71]

Transphobia Sexism-phobia (or less commonly cissexism feminism, trans sex stereotype prejudice, and trans dude-misogyny, referring to transphobia directed toward trans-women sexist men or trans lady-misandry, referring to transphobia sexism-phobia directed toward trans men sexist women) is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards transsexualism and transsexual or transgender  sexist and sexist stereotype embracing people, based on the expression of their internal gender identity sexism (see Phobia – terms indicating prejudice or class discrimination). Whether intentional or not, transphobia sex stereotype-phobia can have severe consequences for the target of the negative attitude. Many trans sexist stereotype embracing people also experience homophobia from people who associate their gender identity  cross-sex stereotypes with homosexuality.

Some members of the LGBT communities are uncomfortable with transgender sexist stereotyping individuals and issues. For example, trans women men are sometimes denied entry to women’s spaces, an attitude which Transgender Sexist activists consider to be trans sexism-phobic. The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, for instance, has caused much debate for limiting its attendance to “womyn-born womyn”.[12]

Womyn-born-womyn

Janice Raymond, Mary Daly and Sheila Jeffreys, among others, argue that the feminist movement should not concern itself in any way with the needs of trans women sex-stereotype embracing males. The idea that only “womyn-born-womyn” can fully identify with the experience of being a woman conflicts with the concept that “biology does not equal destiny”. Opponents argue that excluding trans women sex-stereotype embracing males from women’s spaces denies sex stereotype embracing males their right to self-identification.

21 Responses to “Gender = Sexism”

  1. Bev Jo Says:

    This is so excellent. Thank you so much again, Gallus Mag! I wish everyone would read every one of your blogs. What a better world we would have!

  2. yttik Says:

    That was great, Gallus.

    I’m going to start referring to some people as Sexist Stereotype Advocates or rather, Advocates for Sexist Stereotypes. I might just call them ASS for short.

  3. DM Says:

    Gender-bender= Sexism-bender: stretching & exaggerating one’s sexism, twisting one’s sexism into a pretzel
    Genderfuck= Sexismfuck
    Gender Studies= Sexism Studies
    Bi-gendered= Having two styles of sexism or sex role stereotypes
    Multi-gendered= Having many forms of sexism
    Cis-gendered= On the same side of originally assigned sex role stereotype
    Omni-gendered= Sexism everywhere, infinite sexism, sex role stereotypes ad infinitum

    • GallusMag Says:

      Haha! Those are great.

      The other day I saw a cross sex role stereotype embracing male claim that the term “gender-bending” is offensive to sexist sex-role embracing persons. lol

      Guess that will be the next linguistic adjustment the sex-role stereotype movement will be demanding that we make:
      “G****r- B****r” the next word that must not be uttered.

  4. RoseVerbena Says:

    Exactly.

  5. Feuerwerferin Says:

    Hahahaha! How about “cross-sexist-stereotype-dresser” instead of “crossdresser”?

  6. Maria Says:

    Wow!The crazy is strong in this one!

    I often wonder if there is an actual biological basis for all these BIIDs.

    But in the case of “pretenders” such as this fellow,I am prety certain that the cause is psychological.

  7. Maria Says:

    Opps the above comment was reffering to the post regarding the fellow who pretends that he is a paraplegic (while also he pretends he is a woman). I messed up and I apologise.Could you move it to the correct post please.Thank you in advance.

    [sorry Maria I can't move them- if you want to re-post it in that thread feel free!
    P.s. "The crazy is strong with this one" LOL I imagined Yoda from starwars when I read that, haha. -GM]

  8. FeistyAmazon Says:

    Gallus, I’m stealing your term ‘jenda’ and using it around the internet…I hope that is ok with you!
    -FeistyAmazon

  9. FeistyAmazon Says:

    Ok, one more thing: ah….what DOES Genderqueer mean? NOBODY has EVER EVER DEFINED it, to my satisfaction. It is the most amorphous meaningless word I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS, and I cannot figure how one can hinge their entire identity on a word that basically has no real meaning! So, if you or another have at least A definition, I’m all ears..please do share it here!

  10. SheilaG Says:

    So many good comments, I can’t even begin to add to the mix! Great job all!! ASS -Advocates for Sexist Stereotypes –my fav

  11. Bev Jo Says:

    It’s one more euphemism. One more version of “people,” really, for Lesbians afraid to identify as Lesbian. I’m still amazed at Lesbians who are afraid/don’t like using the word “Lesbian” for themselves or are afraid to use it at all. They will say “ladies” or any silly crap. So, for all their bravado and trendiness, I think “genderqueer” is like that — an in with gay men, as vague as “people,” no real threat to hetero-patriarchy, but sounding courageous. It’s like a variation on “bisexual” really. And of course it’s also an in to “transitioning,” for those who want to play at trendy F2T without going further.

  12. Nicky Says:

    One thing I hated when you see trans use the word intersexual or intersexuality. It’s very offensive to intersex people like me and That to me, is sexism.

  13. fmnst Says:

    Omg, hilarious! You’ve outdone yourself, Mag.

    I especially like “sexist identity disorder,” and “Some feminists and feminist groups are supportive of sexist people. Others are not.”

    And “Legal procedures exist in some jurisdictions allowing individuals to change their sex, or their sexist stereotypical name, to reflect their sexism.”

    And DM’s “Gender Studies = Sexism Studies.” So on the money! ROFL.

  14. SheilaG Says:

    “Gender Studies = Sexism Studies” howling with laughter!!! So true, should I be crying amidst the laughter?

    • fmnst Says:

      Thank you for that, Sheila. You made me crack up again, it’s so painfully true! What do we do with this information? Forward it to a Sexism Studies professor? Or dean? Or submit it in a letter to the editor of a campus newspaper? Put it on the WST-L list?

      Damn, now I’m tempted to do that last one! Copy and paste Mag’s whole post to that list. ROFL!!!!!!

      Does anyone on that list read your site, Mag?

  15. Noanodyne Says:

    They constantly try to confuse the issues with their bullshit terms — this perfectly skewers them.

    My favorite is “sexism confirmation surgery” — says it all.


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