In the weeks approaching the Women’s March on Washington, a woman in Los Angeles accidentally created what became the most popular accessory among protesters: a pussy hat.
Allowing her to symbolically have her wife’s pussy on her face 24/7.
While clever, Suh’s pussy hats set the tone for a march that would focus acutely on genitalia at the expense of the transgender community. Signs like “Pussy power,” “Viva la Vulva” and “Pussy grabs back” all sent a clear and oppressive message to trans women, especially: having a vagina is essential to womanhood.
Never saw this one coming. No sir, not at all!
(We suck at lying, we know that).
“The main reason I decided not to go was because of the pussy hats,” 28-year-old Jade Lejeck said in an interview Sunday night. “I get that they’re a response to the ‘grab them by the pussy’ thing, but I think some people fixated on it the wrong way.”
trans womanmentally ill man from Modesto, California, said the hats signaled to herhim that there would be other trans-exclusionary messages at the women’s marches.
We had to fix that a bit in order to make it not insane. What does “trans-exclusionary” mean, you ask? Well…
SheHe expected herhis local march to have its fair share of trans-exclusionary radical feminists, known as TERFs. As Lejeck described it, there are two categories of TERFS: One is the accidental TERF — “the ones who have signs that equate womanhood with having a vagina,” shehe said. The other category, Lejeck explained, includes feminists who argue trans women are actually men in disguise trying to infiltrate their spaces.
Our head hurts.
Our head and our sides, but mostly our sides.
You think that’s insane? Ha!
For 20-year-old Sam Forrey, a
nonbinaryseverely mentally ill student in Ohio, and theirhis/her/its? girlboyfriend Lilian McDaniel, who is transa man, there had been other warning signs that the Women’s March might be a dangerous space for them.
Taking their pants off would seem to be dangerous for them. If nothing else, then due to the terminal confusion that it might cause.
legallyMcDaniel ‘s sexis still malea man, shehe worried that if shehe were to be arrested shehe would be placed in a men’s jail, a concern shehe said always lingers at the back of herhis mind.
…and now we have White Out all over our screen, dammit!
A friend told McDaniel about a protester they’d seen marching with a two-foot-tall hand-knit uterus.
SheHe was glad shehe stayed home.
We’d have to agree that a two foot tall uterus might be freakishly scary. With emphasis on the “freak” part.
And now we need to lie down. With a big bottle of vodka nearby.