So the other day I was reading a heartfelt gripe about how the Trans Activists™ have been so nasty and repressive as to have dictated that you can’t discuss gender in any way whatsoever, or else you are a horrible TERFy transphobe, blah blah blah Orwell thoughtcrime 1984. I’m sure you can imagine how that sort of gripe goes.
The funny thing is, since my promotion to the Transgender Thought Police (Mind Control Division), I’ve now been to quite a few of these Trans Cabal party meetings where we engorge ourselves on roasted cis babies and other delightful snacks, plotting our further campaign of world domination, and — quite inexplicably — I can’t remember such a dictatorial edict ever coming down from our great unanimous Trans Activists’ Repressive Dictatorship Implementation Subcommittee. So, I immediately raised the issue in council — uploaded my unilateral proposal to the hivemind – and every other trans activist in the world instantly assented to be of one mind with me, ratifying the following proclamation:
1. Yes, of course you are allowed to question and discuss gender. Your gender.
2. However, we have noticed that a great deal of the time, you cisgender people are not discussing your own gender: most of the time you’re engaging in masturbatorial thought experiments regarding gender variant and transgender people’s genders. My, and the tone! And even more curiously, while a strikingly large proportion of these arguments tend to advance anecdotal assertions about trans people’s genders and life experiences – which for obvious reasons, you cannot know as well as your own – these discussions just as frequently tend to reach fallacious conclusions that invalidate trans people’s genders and experiences, while the parallels that compare to cis people’s genders are almost never discussed, almost never pointed out for criticism, and almost never invalidated. Why, it’s almost as if you have a motive – a cis agenda – for these discussions! Obviously we cannot permit this to continue.
3. Since it is clear that you cisgender people cannot be trusted to treat other people’s genders with any respect, we The Trans Cabal™ are instituting the rule that you may only question and discuss your own gender. If you are a cis man, you can only discuss the aspects of gender that you as a cis man can speak on reliably and critically. Likewise if you are a cis woman.
4. Having said all that, we do anticipate a rush from cis people to identify under the trans umbrella by claiming to be agender, in order to revert to the status quo ante of being in a position to denigrate other people’s genders willy-nilly. If this is the case, please leave your gender at the door and nominate your mandatory preferred gender neutral pronoun before proceeding.
5. Thank you. Discuss.
Oppressive Transgender Thought Policing Overlord j.g. (f-t)
Mind Control Divn [MiniTrans]
via the Trans Activists’ Repressive Dictatorship Implementation Subcommittee
ALL HAIL THE TRANS CABAL™!