[Noisebridge-discuss] modern sexism

Hannah Grimm dharlette at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 02:13:50 UTC 2014

"Troll-de-lol-lol" says Elizabeth Hubbard


On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Elizabeth Hubbard <emhubbard28 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Pardon the criticism, no offense, but as a lifelong feminist, the term
> "ally" ties my stomach up in knots.  I can't stand when we put up all these
> demographic barriers, like, "You're a man, so you can't be a feminist,"
> just because someone has a penis, that means they are somehow fundamentally
> different from women.  What about transgender women and men?  Are we going
> to exclude them, too?  Or just cis-gender men?  And isn't that the sort of
> discrimination we're trying to end?
> Ally is offensive because it's highly condescending and patronizing.  It's
> placing people in that demographic as a lesser class of human, as feminist
> being Grade A and feminist ally being Grade B.
> And, Hannah, how would you feel if someone said to you, "That's how to be
> a good person who can never join our group based on body type?"
> Oh, and we need some female football players in the NFL asap.
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