There is no “vs”.
THERE IS NO COMPETITION.
I don’t know where this epic battle originated nor why it’s perpetuated to the levels we’re seeing online (mostly targeted at Laci Green and at the so-called “Tumblr SJ Community”), but it has its roots in bullshit.
Tonight I’m going camping with some awesome trans* peeps. We need body autonomy, we need positive sexuality, we need acceptance, we need the support of sex-positive community.
Tomorrow I’m going SlutWalking with some awesome sexpoz peeps. We need body autonomy, we need positive sexuality, we need acceptance, we need the support of the transgender community.
And you know what? Maybe some of us has let the others down on both sides. But we’re trying. We’re looking forward. We’re coming together tomorrow night for a Transgender Panel at SlutWalk (I’m going to see many of the same people at both events). There is respect, there is concern, and there is hopefully increased understanding and compassion for each other.
So when I see all this SELFISH FOOLISH BICKERING all over my Tumblr and my internets, I am hurt. I am drained of my optimism and hope. Yes, things may need to be said, and people may need to learn lessons. But when it fucking goes to 11 and stays that way for as long as this has, it’s time to get a fucking grip and either BECOME THE SOLUTION OR SIT THE FUCK DOWN AND SHUT THE FUCK UP.