“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou
Females are an oppressed class, and males are an oppressor class. Bigotry flows from the oppressor class to the oppressed class. It is nonsense to speak of “reverse racism” flowing from black folks to white folks, and it’s equally nonsense to accuse females of “transphobia” against people born male.
It’s impossible for an individual to be an oppressor based upon the same axis by which she is oppressed. To suggest so is a great misunderstanding of class analysis and oppression. An axis has only two poles.
Females and males are not equals or peers, and females are certainly not oppressors of males, however the males may identify. If this were so, oppression would be a meaningless concept, a mere collage of unpleasant causes and effects that may or may not…
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