Or, as Dennis (born Justin Dennis) also calls the infraction — “cissexist.”
“Some people are making the argument that it’s not cissexist at all to only be attracted to people with one kind of genitals,” Dennis begins. “For example, these people might argue that being attracted to only women with vaginas in no way negatively affects trans people. On the other hand, I would argue that it’s more complicated than that. We all have our implicit biases built into our preferences, and gender isn’t as simple as just the genitals you have.”
And believe it or not, Dennis, 24, takes no prisoners — even getting in the collective face of lesbians who don’t toe the line.
“If you’re a woman who only likes women, go ahead, identify as a lesbian,” Dennis says, “but some women have penises. And if the fact that some lesbians might be attracted to those women offends you, it’s because you don’t think trans women are real women.”
Rewind? Sure. Dennis indeed says, “some women have penises.” Among other things.
“I’m trying to show that preferences for women with vaginas over women with penises might be partially informed by the influence of a cissexist society,” Dennis explains.
In the end, Dennis’ argument is an offspring of the widespread (and growing) notion that one can dictate one’s gender despite DNA — with the twist that those stereotypically on the receiving end of bias are now becoming guilty (in Dennis’ eyes, at least) of bias themselves.
(H/T: The Daily Wire)