When third-wave feminism arrived on the scene in the 1960s, it began a domino effect that would invariably lead to the erasure of women. That’s not hyperbole. As Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star recently noted, you can’t even say “woman” in casual conversation anymore. It’s not politically correct.
DiManno wrote that saying “woman” is taboo now. In order to follow the arbitrary woke guidelines laid forth by the mob, one must do away with the feminine descriptor altogether:
“‘Woman’ is in danger of becoming a dirty word … struck from the lexicon of officialdom, eradicated from medical vocabulary and expunged from conversation,” wrote DiManno.
She went on to give examples such as the “Lancet,” a medical journal, using the term “Bodies with Vaginas” on the cover of its latest issue. She also brought up the ACLU’s butchering of a 1980 Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote to replace the word “woman” with “person.” She also included the British Medical Association recommending to its staff to use the term “pregnant people” instead of pregnant women.
She notes Democrats seem to be a big fan of this anti-women take as well:
The Biden administration’s proposed 2022 budget substituted “birth people” for mothers. Rep. Cori Bush has used that term, while her Congressional Squad teammate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has talked of “menstruating people.”
DiManno’s article highlights a very interesting chain of events. A long time ago, the 1960s encouraged women to break out of traditional gender roles, celebrate sex freely, and resist the patriarchy. This mentality carried well into the 2010s where it had almost become something of a religion. Men were the enemy, women should all be believed no matter what they say, and everything is unfair to women even when it benefits them. The only wrong women can do is disagree with whatever Democrats are ruling is “feminism” at the moment.
Right now, feminism is saying that women aren’t really women anymore. Disagreeing with this assessment makes you a TERF or Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. The term first came into the mainstream when Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling refused to cave to the transgender community and declared that women were women.
It needs to be understood that it was the feminist movement that brought this around. It was the mainstream embrace of “intersectionalism” back around 2015 that opened the door to the erasure of women. Intersectional feminism was the idea that all matters of inequality, bigotry, and more were feminist issues.
The United Nations “Women” division published an article in July of last year describing intersection feminism’s importance as such:
Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American law professor who coined the term in 1989 explained Intersectional feminism as, “a prism for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other,” in a recent interview with Time.
“All inequality is not created equal,” she says. An intersectional approach shows the way that people’s social identities can overlap, creating compounding experiences of discrimination.
“We tend to talk about race inequality as separate from inequality based on gender, class, sexuality or immigrant status. What’s often missing is how some people are subject to all of these, and the experience is not just the sum of its parts,” Crenshaw said.
Intersectional feminism centres the voices of those experiencing overlapping, concurrent forms of oppression in order to understand the depths of the inequalities and the relationships among them in any given context.
This naturally meant that transgenderism would fall under the umbrella of “intersectional feminism.” If you were a feminist, then you have to care about transgender people, and if you care about transgender people, then you’ll acknowledge them as women too. No questions.
Transgenderism went from a fringe issue to a mainstream one almost overnight as Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlin Jenner in a “stunning and brave” moment. Transgenderism would not be defied by anyone with cancel culture also turning all its guns to anyone who would dare defy the new narrative. Transgendered people were untouchable. They could even threaten their opponents live on air with no consequences.
Caitlin Jenner even won a “Woman of the Year” award to make it clear that when it came to transgendered people, they weren’t just women, they were more women than women.
So it should surprise no one that we’re here today with women being completely erased and made irrelevant. Feminism, on its face, was meant to empower women, but it was never really about that. It was all about political and social power, a power that has now swung away from actual women and toward the transgender community.
It used to find its power in telling women they were oppressed and that the only way to break out of this oppression was to resist the patriarchy and the Republicans that represent and support these traditions. Now, it has made women yesterday’s garbage. It now has a new path to power.