Like most privileged cis ladies with platforms, Jessica Valenti has fucked up, big time.
Haha gotcha bitch Along with other marginalised folks, I am literally shaking at the following tweet and what it implies:
Thanks to those who pointed out that “sausage fest” is transphobic. Tweet deleted with apologies; it was unthinking & insensitive.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 7, 2015
As anyone who isn’t a fucking bigot knows, “sausage fest” is problematic since it suggests that being over-represented in public, political, professional and economic life is in some way connected to the ownership of a penis. This is simply not true (other than in reality, which only a TERF would take into consideration).
Yes, it’s a privileged media feminist, hence we knew not to expect much better. However, when someone like Valenti – who already thought she’d done her bit for trans inclusive feminism by dutifully slagging off Julie…
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