This column will be calling it out. There’s so much folx need to educate ourselves about and DO BETTER. From cis privilege to white privilege, whether it’s how to decolonise, how to handle the pronoun illiterates, this column will be an inclusive space, for ALL GENDERS and ALL IDENTITIES. It is exhausting having to do the emotional work but hey the world is full of normies being problematique.
Not all women have uteruses. Not all people with uteruses are women. Some men have uteruses, get over it
by Remy Bee
they/them, demigender, queer, white priv.
First up, a big cheer for our bestie MP and favourite uterus-bearer Golriz Ghahraman showing how it’s done. Golriz made a really, really horrible mistake recently when she said “Women’s rights are human rights”. She quickly realised that what she had done was deeply triggering to trans women. Words matter and words can be literal violence. She checked herself and retweeted “*people with uteruses. “
That just sounds so much better.
“People with uteruses’ rights are human rights” is not hard to say. To be clear, it’s ok to say:
👏,👏👏 👏,👏👏👏,👏👏👏,👏👏 TRANS WOMEN ARE WOMEN 👏,👏👏 👏,👏👏👏,👏👏👏,👏👏
because trans women are literally women. But it’s not okay to speak about women if it’s about periods, birthing, or chest feeding.
That’s why it was also so cool to see Fertility Support NZ ensuring it is an inclusive space by calling out a cis uterus-bearer for non-inclusive language.
If you think you can come in to an inclusive, fertility support group and use exclusive terms like women, sorry, no.
Lady, you are CANCELLED.