Recently, I published a critique of what I am calling ‘brain-sex activism’ yesterday as a polemic with the intention of stirring up controversy and starting a dialog. I am something of a newbie with discussion forums, and I did not understand the medium. I got a lot of people angry and a lot of people made me angry and the discussion ended more polarized than it began.
I have the feeling that in a face to face discussion, I could have have found common ground with most everyone, but this medium makes anger too easy. So, I take responsibility for setting up this dialog wrongly, and escalating the conflict when I got triggered. I am taking the following actions on jasperswardrobe.com: I will not be publishing emotionally loaded comments from others, and I will be vigilant that I do not write ‘in anger’ either.
The point of my activism is to push for society to make room for all gender-variant and queer persons, not to privilege my identity group over another’s. Like abolition, the worker’s movement, feminism and gay liberation before, I think there are many competing vision on how to achieve trans and/or gender liberation. We can disagree on methods while agreeing on the goal.