Gender = Sexism
February 1, 2012
What would happen if we replaced the word “gender” with the word “sexism”?
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). “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.”
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.”
0.”Non-identification with, or non-presentation as, the
sex sex stereotype (and assumed gender sex role stereotype ) one was assigned at birth.”
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.
The term transgender (TG) was popularised in the 1970s (but implied in the 1960s) describing people who wanted to live
cross– gender cross-sexist stereotypical role without sex reassignment surgery sexism confirmation surgery. In the 1980s the term was expanded to an umbrella term, 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.
People who live
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” 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. The term “transgender” or “transgenderist” 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.
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. 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. 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”.
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.