The creepy GenderCynical dudes are on saidit now... by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 44 insightful - 28 fun44 insightful - 27 fun45 insightful - 28 fun -  (0 children)

How cute! They miss us. :')

If you ever thought that they weren't hateful... by theachan in GenderCynical

[–]pirilampo 30 insightful - 6 fun30 insightful - 5 fun31 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Honestly, you're just making us look good by pointing out a slightly mean comment which was heavily disagreed with in the comments, hahaha.

Upvote good, thoughtful comments that are not unduly mean! TRAs lost their ability to brigade and downvote ''sane TERFs'' on reddit to make us look more toxic. They're terrified people might see we're reasonable and it will work! by venecia in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 75 insightful - 4 fun75 insightful - 3 fun76 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I actually find it kind of funny that the "trans women are not beautiful, valid, etc." post is literally the meanest thing I've seen on this sub so far, and it was heavily criticized by many of us. It's just so little compared to what they do. But yeah, I agree with you, and I wouldn't be surprised if posts like that are being made by TRA's trying to make us look bad.

Rap song about how a man cannot become a woman. by FrancisAaronUK in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well, gender IS a social construct, biology isn't. And femininity IS performative... but choosing to perform it does not make you a woman. Sorry about nitpicking - it's catchy, though! :P

Can't take it anymore. by [deleted] in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is so awful, I'm sorry you had to go through that shit. Out of curiosity, did you save screenshots etc. of those TIMS who harrassed you?

I want to be a cute anime girl. TRA: you must be trans by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm low-key furry (a rare radfur specimen) so I feel ya, haha

BBC officially drops Mermaids by Terfenclaw in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Have you got any sources on that? I've been trying to explain to my boyfriend how awful they are and I'd like to show him more evidence other than the infamous Barbie - GI Joe chart

I want to be a cute anime girl. TRA: you must be trans by dandeliondynasty in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Escapism. But there are plenty of well-adjusted people who love anime... we're just not as obnoxious about it. :P

the role of yaoi/anime bL in the “gay” tif (specifically tumblr/twt) community by gencritcurious in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 19 insightful - 1 fun19 insightful - 0 fun20 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If I were a decade younger that might've been me. As a teenager, I used to say half jokingly that I was a gay dude trapped in a woman's body (cringe) and I liked shipping male anime characters (I tried getting into yaoi manga but I thought they were mostly poorly written and badly drawn lol). I felt very inadequate because I wasn't feminine enough, I was awkwardly tall and flat-chested and didn't menstruate until I was nearly 15. Boys my age were mostly jerks so I was very conflicted because I was straight, but I ~wasn't like the other girls~. I was scared of growing up and I didn't really have any healthy references of straight relationships... To sum it up, I was basically afraid of being mistreated by men, so I thought gay relationships were better because men were equal to each other. I obviously grew out of it but I actually feel sorry for young weeaboo TIFS... They're using gender identity as an escape mechanism because growing up as a woman is really fucking hard.

Both: How do you feel about pronouns? Are they are a courtesy or a right? by worried19 in GCdebatesQT

[–]pirilampo 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not even when talking about male sex offenders? Anyways, my bad. Won't happen again.

A (Very Long) Letter to My Sisters: A Contextualized Response to The Appropriation of Black… by bluetinfoilhat in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing this.

Both: How do you feel about pronouns? Are they are a courtesy or a right? by worried19 in GCdebatesQT

[–]pirilampo 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm fine with using pronouns as a courtesy, but I absolutely refuse to use any pronouns other than he/him when talking about TIMs who are sexual offenders.

Teaching women to be afraid hurts women by squintypreyeyes in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, I agree with you that it should only be done as the last resort... But if it does come to that, it's useful to know beforehand how to do so more effectively.

My physics teacher just announced he’s transgender. by LoganBlade in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I know that TRAs have made it hard to look at trans people the same way we used to but I think we need to be careful not to assume stuff beforehand. GC feminism is about breaking free from gender chains, which also means accepting GNC men who want to live their lives in peace. There are trans people who acknowledge their sex and who don't want to undermine women's rights and yeah I know that they're def not the majority but I still believe we should give people the benefit of the doubt lol. Is your teacher a raging mysogynist? Has your teacher expressed views you're uncomfortable with? Or done anything to make you uncomfortable after coming out as trans?

Teaching women to be afraid hurts women by squintypreyeyes in GenderCritical

[–]pirilampo 20 insightful - 1 fun20 insightful - 0 fun21 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

While I agree that we perhaps should begin encouraging women to learn how to fight back in case the worst happens, I don't think it's unreasonable to refuse to have a male stranger come into your house when you're a woman who lives alone. "Did anyone think it likely that the guy installing her medical equipment was going to rape her?" Yeah, have you met men? Lol. The chances might be slim but it does happen. I've heard about it happening in my country with male internet techs, Uber/Lyft... Men will often jump at the chance to abuse a woman in a vulnerable position.