2. Assigned male at birth. My gender was constantly policed. I was told I acted like a girl and was bullied and shamed for that. My— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 11 mars 2017
Showed academic promise being nurtured in the black community I grew up in in Mobile, Ala. Gender exists on a spectrum & the binary— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 11 mars 2017
Is constituted differently based on the culture we live in. There's no universal experience of gender, of womanhood. To suggest that is— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 11 mars 2017
Approach to feminism. Class, race, sexuality, ability, immigration status, education all influence the ways in which we experience privilege— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 11 mars 2017
Punished my femininity and gender nonconformity. The irony of my life is prior to transition I was called a girl and after I am often called— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 12 mars 2017
That's OK cause it's complicated. Intersectionality complicates both male and cis privilege. This is why it is paramount that we continue— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 12 mars 2017
Jorgensen stepped off the plane from Europe and became the first internationally known trans woman the narrative about trans folks in the— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 12 mars 2017
Works to reinforce binaries rather than explode them.That explosion is the gender revolution I imagine,one of true gender self determination— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) 12 mars 2017
Nigerian-American writer and feminist Jarune Uwujaren's response to Adichie’s Comments :
"Your viewpoint is old and tired as hell. Trans exclusionary feminism is not new or interesting or nuanced or enlightened just because the normally on point Adichie failed to recognize that it is not her place to tell trans women who they are or how they live in the world. The feminist movements of our time have been historically weighed down by gender essentialism, cissexism, transphobia, and a belief that trans people are not who they say they are but who they are violently pressured to be.
You cannot fix your mouth to say you are an ally to trans people if you think Adichie’s decision to talk over trans women was appropriate. You cannot claim to shed tears for the trans women out here being killed while defending Adichie’s belief that trans women aren’t really women (and yes, that’s what she said) because that belief upholds such violence. You cannot talk about trans people as if we’re talking points or theoretical concepts and ignore our own words about our experiences with gender and call that allyship. Trans people are working, living, and speaking before your eyes about who we are and what we need—stop looking to cis feminists to dictate how you see and support us.
In short, you need to listen to trans people more than you need to speak for or about us. Anything else is further marginalizing a group of people who cannot afford to be further marginalized."
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