Happy international working femme & women's day! i do not believe that feminism will effectively challenge patriarchy by using the gender binary because patriarchy is the institutionalization and maintenance of the gender binary. the problem is not just cis men's dominance over cis women, it is about the existence of "man" and "woman" as oppositional & mutually exclusive to begin with. feminism must address the root causes: that gender is foundationally violent and that gender non-conforming people experience the brunt of this violence. centering intersex and gender non-conforming people in feminism is not "politically correct," it is correct. cis feminism is not feminism, it is patriarchy. trans exclusionary feminism is not feminism, it is misogyny. the future is not "female," the future is free of racist and essentialist ideas of "gender" and "sex."
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