Center someone else, anyone else

Amnesty centers trans rights on International Women’s Day.

Trans rights are women’s rights are human rights. It’s that simple.

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No. Women’s rights are women’s rights. We get to have our own rights, and we get to keep the emphasis there just like any other subordinated group. Imagine a poster that shouted

TRANS RIGHTS

ARE

BLACK RIGHTS

ARE

HUMAN RIGHTS

Wouldn’t that seem like the usual clueless white people changing the subject problem? Wouldn’t it seem like an obnoxious intrusion into someone else’s struggle in order to talk about a different struggle that is more fashionable right now?

Women’s rights are women’s rights. Trans people have other concerns, and they don’t always overlap with women’s concerns, to put it mildly. Women don’t have to share their rights any more than anyone else. Yes, we know we’re supposed to be Universal Mommy and share everything with everyone, but we say fuck that, we’ll have rights instead. Amnesty doesn’t get to decide we can’t.

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