Oh d’horror! Twanzface – a man pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman!
In the great battle of appropriation, twanzjacktivists have now nicked another bit of radfem theory! Radical feminists, such as Professor Sheila Jeffreys and others, have for the longest time pointed out the parallel of white males mocking MOC (blackface) with males (the dominant class) mocking females (both drag queens and transwomen) – womanface.
“In the States for instance they (trans people) were often compared to the black and white minstrels. The black and white minstrels were white men who dressed up with blackface to imitate what they thought were the behaviours of black singers and entertainers. That was seen as very insulting by the black community,” Jeffreys said.
“Transgenderism for men is about the right to imitate and pretend to be members of the subordinate class even though they are members of – biologically and were brought up in – the superior class. That was problematic for the black and white minstrels. It’s problematic generally when a group of people claim to be another group of subordinate people.”
But now we have a new player! Transface!
The outrage really got going at this week’s Oscars, with Jared Leto, a straight white man, played a gay white man who dressed in womanface. zmog… twanzface!
So lets review:
- Blackface = white dudes mocking black peoples
- Womanface = dudes of all colours mocking all females
- Transface = someone ‘not tranz’ portraying tranz, who are by virtue, mocking females
Get it, got it? Good. No irony to be seen here, move it along people.
Or what about this dude?
Yep, some dude pretending to be a woman for an acting job, and not even trying to be a drag queen or twanz! Dustin Hoffman. So fucking twanzphobic!
I guess that the only thing moar twanzphobic than some dude doing ‘transface’, is if some woman does transface?
Yep, some woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a drag queen (mocking women of course!). Julie Andrews. So fucking twanzphobic!
Of course, as revealed in the previous post, the 1980s were twanzphobic too! Yep, there were no twanzwomen, only drag queens and transsexuals! The 1980s. So fucking twanzphobic!
Actual females are probably also twanzphobic, wearing twanzface all the time – dammit, everyone just knows that twanzwomen make better women that actual women – to think otherwise would be twanzphobic! Women. For wearing twanzface. So fucking twanzphobic!
So in conclusion, some important things to remember:
- A man, or a woman pretending to be a man, pretending to be a drag queen mocking women… is twanzface, and twanzphobic.
- Twanzface, even though womanface, is to be taken most seriously at all times.
- And women, stop looking like women, because that is twanzface, and making a mockery out of twanzwomen’s most serious mockery.