Male approval of transwomen is predictably patriarchal.

Men, including men on the left, have always hated feminism, have always been misogynists, and will always support activism which harms women.

For example, why are men so supportive of TW in women’s spaces, yet these same men have never been concerned with including women in the spaces occupied by men for centuries? If TW are just women as it’s always stated, then where is this mass support for other issues regarding women  from TW supporting males……? TW it seems are therefore NOT actually women by their own supporters hypocritical standards – they are however a very trendy and more importantly, grossly patriarchal cause.

Much of the male support behind TW ‘rights’ is morally bankrupt, all about misogyny and a continuation of the values of subjugation and dominance.

Ultra feminized/sexualized TW are the sort of ‘women’ men want. They are a heterosexual male fantasy.

Research shows 73% of men who have sex with m-to-f transsexuals identify as straight…

Transgender porn is a best seller. It not only preforms as a modern day ‘freak show’ for the titillation of straight men. Both viewer and object participating in the display of exoticism, the thrill of exploitation and dominance of the ‘other’. (The popularity of black and Asian TW in pornography is no coincidence, indicative of the hierarchies within masculinity and a racist culture).

This also projects ideas of the ultimate male fantasy of ‘women’, but from an insider male perspective. The straight male gaze when applied to other men is only acceptable within the illusion of the sexually ever-available caricature of ‘womanhood’ – created for straight male pleasure. It also gives men any excuse for a bit of dick worship applied to that desire….

Certainly no consideration of rights there. Nothing progressive or liberating about objectification, pornography or prostitution or any kind of male violence. It upholds the same patterns of toxic masculinity, homophobia, white supremacy and patriarchal/capitalist values forever serving the values of dominant straight white males.

However, men want women who uphold the values of domination and subjugation and the hierarchy within gender which allows them many privileges.

Feminism, of course, supports the opposite of this.

The thing is, many TW, born into masculinity and male socialisation, know this already….. many playing out incredibly damaging gender stereotypes in the search for straight male approval and ‘validation’.

It is where these hugely harmful roles played out between males leave females, including the poison it injects into already damaging notions of womanhood, as fodder for violent male pleasure, that greatly concerns feminists.

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Male approval of transwomen is predictably patriarchal.

  1. It’s all hierarchy. At the top of the hierarchy are men who are perceived as “white” and who perform masculinity correctly, and are thus fully persons. The further you are from this model, the more of a person-failure you are. In a sense, men who don’t perform masculinity correctly are seen as person-fails in the same sense that women are, so it is desirable to throw us all in the same person-fail box.

    I do agree with you about the fetishism and how racism is all intertwined with this as well, but it really does make more sense if you look at the whole thing as a hierarchy.

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    • Some good points – yes, and I do see it as hierarchical too and understand what you’re saying. Straight white men, particularly of course, benefit from the status quo (and their place in the hierarchy) and know TW are not a threat to them, hence that support. I do note the values of subjugation and dominance and the hierarchical nature of patriarchy, white supremacy as central to this. I also wanted to briefly explore the collaboration between straight men and TW to continue this – gender/patriarchy at the expense of women. I also think straight men often support TW as ‘women’ as it removes them as a threat to masculinity, their own and in general, to keep male privilege in place.
      I take your point anyway and thanks for the comment.

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  2. Reblogged this on RaFeCaMe and commented:
    “This also projects ideas of the ultimate male fantasy of ‘women’, but from an insider male perspective. The straight male gaze when applied to other men is only acceptable within the illusion of the sexually ever-available caricature of ‘womanhood’ – created for straight male pleasure. It also gives men any excuse for a bit of dick worship applied to that desire….”

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