MTF Plays the MRA, “It Could Be Worse” Card
I’ve decided to churn out this last post focusing on recent MTF behavior in response to my post calling for MTFs to clean up their own backyards before they demand access to female space. I mean really, I need to move on because their frantically cyclic antics are ridiculous. The argument is always the same. It has no logic, it is all just, “Wahhhh I feel like a woman so you should indulge my delusions” and “Look how mean she is, while I totally refuse to address the topic that I was born male, raised with male privilege, and totally expect women to accommodate my every desire. Also, I refuse to hold non-transsexual men accountable for mistreating and murdering us.” That’s right. If you missed it the first time, I will say it again, MTFs, the very men who were born male and raised with male privilege expect to appropriate women spaces instead of rehabilitating his fellow brothers and demanding safe space from them. Just like a baby boy sucking on his mommy’s tit, he continues to go through life expecting women (FAB) to fight his battles for him, to move over and welcome him into our already susceptible spaces. Apparently, there are not enough liberal-feminists fighting the good fight for him. Now he expects/demands all women (FAB) to put down our needs and pick up his desires.
Men have been playing the “It Could be Worse” card for years, especially western male born misogynists. You know how it goes, a western female points out whatever, then the western male retorts with, “What are you complaining about, look at those women in Iran (or fill in the blank with whatever country that comes to his mind first). Typical Diversionary Tactics 101.
And of course, MTFs are no exception when it comes to using this tactic. It is learned behavior reinforced by patriarchy and/or possibly innate, —extracted and strengthened with patriarchal reinforcement. By the time they are adults and can start the transitioning process, male entitlement has been ingrained in their bones. For example, pissed at my post, C.L. Minou tries to argue how he is not the enemy to women, however, when making this claim he reveals his own male privilege. Not to mention how he tries to capitalize on his own self-determined exceptionalism.
He is referring to a comment that a MRA wrote on another MRA’s blog.
I found all of this when I followed the links revealing how Minou stole my entire post and labeled it an excerpt (he has since redacted some of it). Minou directs his readers to a MRA site in order to demonstrate how life for women (FAB) like me could be worse, so, I should be grateful that he (the MTF) is not as bad as the MRAs. The MRA’s site has a commenter that informs other MRA readers about a clinic in India that uses poor women to make babies for western men. The MRA commenter likes this idea because he can bring that baby back to the United States without the baggage of a mother. Minou did not just stumble upon this MRA site, but followed a series of MRA links to arrive there. Why is he so interested in MRAs? Tips?
Here is the MRAs comment:
For less than $10,000 they will provide you with an egg donor and another woman who will happily be the surrogate mother (they are usually poor women who already have children and are only in it for the cash).
So you send your sperm to India via DHL, and 9 months later you have your first-born, with no state-empowered gate-keeping mother standing between you and the next generation of your line. Apparently you don’t need to go to India at any point. (I don’t know what name would appear on the birth certificate for mother – preferably there would be none).
This is how you reseed patriarchy.
The MRA has labeled the poor Indian woman’s womb artificial. What better way to justify exploitation than to dehumanize a person by replacing their whole existence with just the part of their body that the MRA wants to exploit,—and then call that part artificial! On what planet, would a person who is supposedly an ally to women, some even claiming to be feminist themselves, direct people to a site that is advocating the exploitation of poor women of color? The meme that MTFs are WOC friendly is continuously touted all over the net, but, I guess that alliance only goes so far.
The only point he made by directing his readers to that site is that men can and do exploit women. Duh. Look in a mirror. Incidentally, if I were to put on my tinfoil hat, I would say, it was his way of letting other MTFs know where they can buy themselves a uterus. Don’t act as if that has not been suggested already by a MTF. But of course I can no longer link to it, because Anji did her patriarchal duty and deleted all the posts concerning that particular brouhaha.
But I do have to say Minou provided me with a little comedy. He bandies about the word enemy freer than Dick Cheney did in security briefings. His post title calls me the enemy, yet, being snarky he claims himself as the enemy, and then he directs his readers to the real enemy, —the misogynist MRA.