This is all very interesting in light of the Piers Morgan fiasco. The comment by Leila is dead on “It just strikes me that trans women and feminists clash so much because they have entirely different priorities. The priority of feminism is dismantling a patriarchal system that oppresses women, while most trans women mainly want to be seen as women and therefore fully embrace patriarchal norms imposed on women. While we fight against the harm of compulsory femininity, the poverty that overwhelmingly affects women and leads them to engage in survival sex work, etc. trans women view this as affirming and empowering, because what matters is people confirming their identity. It’s the same reason that the Vancouver Rape Relief was sued by Kimberly Nixon. Because who actually cares about the vital services it provides to rape victims? The important thing is validating trans women’s identities. and all thing is modern, mainstream feminism apparently. ugh.”
“A sense of community, sisterhood, resiliency, resources, strength. It was like our underground railroad of resources to navigate a system not built for us. And for me that’s what sex work gave me.”- Janet Mock on his child prostitution experience.
Janet Mock says child prostitution is “liberatory” and “empowering” for transgender children in an article and series of videos he published this week. He describes an “underground railroad” of adult males that introduce transgender minors, including himself, into sexual relations with adult men for pay, which he celebrates as “making us feel desired”.
It is hard to imagine a public figure celebrating child prostitution and publicly testifying to personal knowledge of an “underground railroad” that coveys minors into sexual acts with adults without –at the very least- being questioned by the FBI. But in this case it is supposedly different, because transgender children are different.
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