The Faggot-Effeminists were a 1970’s attempt at Male Liberation from masculine Gender Roles #transgender

Posted: December 5, 2010 in 2010

I found a book which tells the fascinating story of the Radical Feminist rejecting of “Gay” as male supremacy and the rise of a Male Gender Variant activism allied with Radical Feminism. In essence they were refusing the social roles of manhood. Unfortunately they internalized the Male Hate that Radical Lesbian Feminism had embraced from 1971 onwards.

I feel that Transgender Feminism should be seen as a new attempt at male-bodied radical lesbian feminism. Julia Serano’s The Whipping Girl adopts eerily similar rhetoric as the effeminist’s of yesteryear. The big difference is that Essentialist definitions of Woman has been stretched to include the Transsexual Woman, and absolve her of the, guilt and privilege of essentialized maleness. 

My own journey through genders has convinced me that the Faggot-Effeminist rebellion against Masculinity will only succeed when it is combined with self-love for our male-bodies rather than the self-loathing caused by the internalization of radical feminist ethical ideology.

As a movement they died out and were erased from history, but in the age of Google Books I only had to search for the word Effeminist to find scores of books mentioning them.  The book included below traces gay-liberation history from the conscribed Australian standpoint.

Pages 142-149 gives a quick overview of how cultural feminism brought the Radicalesbian and Effeminist schism from the Universalist Gay Liberation Front. Australia has produced some of the most intense haters of Mle Femininity like Greer and Jeffries as well as caustic Transsexual rights activist like Aria Blue. Conversely, the Queer Lesbian I have met seem to be remarkably free of the Anti-Male venom which infects so many of San Francisco’s lesbian separatists. 

http://books.google.com/books?id=VqLV13IG5j4C&lpg=PA147&dq=effeminist%20australia&pg=PA147&output=embed

The following 1973 demonstrates both the radical promise and the self loathing that resulted from a male-bodied embrace of the rhetoric of Separatist Radical Feminism

http://books.google.com/books?id=Hsw22TEOS80C&lpg=PA435&dq=Effeminist&pg=PA435&output=embed

 

 

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