We women, the "Privileged"
Transactivism defines being born a woman as a "privilege" that must be open even to those who have not had this unspeakable fortune. E' the old envious story as always, or patriarchy. But talking about privilege is a step forward in clarity. If the world needs women more and more, then the real women will be "them"

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There's something good here.

In recent years we have been resisting theinvasion of being a woman by men. In reality he is only the latest figure in the old envious story ever, or patriarchy.

Men have always wanted take ownership of being a woman and her creative power, exploiting female bodies in every way and occupying the center of the world. The good thing is that today language reveals this movement in all its clarity. Today a significant number of men asks to be able to access being a womanto. Being born in a woman's body is explicitly stated as "privilege": it's a nice one leap of clarity. It's a taboo that breaks.

They always tried to convince us that being born in a woman's body was a disgrace, and that we would pay dearly for it. That because of our female sexual bodies our existences would be less free and subject to domination. Too many, fortunately not all, are still convinced by this reading.

But today transactivism speaks clearly about the "privilege" of being born in a female body. To be precise, it says that if you are born in a woman's body you enjoy a "privilege" that non-women - men - can only try to conquer with a hard struggle, taking hormones, undergoing surgical manipulations which however will never reach the goal. 'objective.

It's all so clear, finally!

Judith Butler insists on the fact that the women "category" must open up and be inclusive for subjectivities that are not exclusively women born women. However, there does not seem to be the same urgency for what concerns the "category" of men.

How do you explain this growing human desire to be part of the "category" of women, or to be able to join if one does not enjoy this "privilege" from birth? 

Men - all men - are well aware of female greatness. They know that they have usurped their place at the center of the world, and that that place was not theirs. And they know that the matter has now reached the ropes.

Every man knows this, and in his private life he always looks for a woman to rely on, he trusts in the female ability to govern things, while in the public space he does not intend to give up monosexual exclusivity. It is above all men - even more than women, who are induced to forget it - i holders of the secret of female greatness, aware of the injustice of exclusion.

Men do not forget the power of the woman who brought them into the world and not being women in turn they look for a woman for their lives that they can tame and control, to whom they entrust themselves as children without however feeling threatened by her. More than anyone, they remember the truth of the world that claimed women to be the center of humanity, and of their violation of this natural arrangement of things.

But now this claim of the world is reaffirmed by the threat of human extinction: environmental and climate crisis and pandemic - whatever its origin - tell us that male Prometheanism is at an end -alternatively, at the end of the race it's us-. AND they indicate a female-rooted civilization as the path to the salvation of the species.

A significant number of men are pressing to be part of this necessary souveraineté female, claims to be included in the ranks of the "privileged". The main means to be part of it, affirmed with violence, are the artificial reproduction of the human - all the techniques -, the uterus transplant on which we are working tirelessly, male pregnancies and breastfeeding, the cancellation and replacement of the mother with the uterus for rent, pharmacological and surgical "therapies" of the body, genetic manipulation, the fetishization of the female body and its functions.

These are some of the means that configure the so-called transhuman transition. But transhumanism is configured "homeopathically" as a super-Prometheanism that should repair the damage caused by Prometheanism.

Transhumanism constitutes the last attempt at resistance of historical patriarchy. It admits the non-postponable need for one souveraineté feminine, but demands that men remain sovereign in this too souveraineté, replacing women again as women truer simple “natives”. Primadonna, in short.

The answer to this historical passage can only be one civilization with female roots, somewhat a-historical civilization because, if a nature exists, this was the way nature had arranged things for the human species. A disposition that we can still observe in the very rare matrilineal enclaves where men find their peaceful place in the world.

Some might object that if it is the "category" of women that is asked to open up to be maximally inclusive, if it is the "native" women that are asked to renounce the exclusivity of the name "woman" to be content with being defined as "bodies with vaginas" » (The Lancet), in reality we observe an enormous growth in FtM transitions (now 8 out of 10 cases) very rare until about twenty years ago or even less. Girls who give up the "privilege" of being born women to identify as men. A phenomenon which, however, cannot be included in the transhuman perspective.

The vast majority of FtM transitions are nothing but the most radical and extreme manifestation of the "old" emancipation (see here). These are young women still subject to the patriarchal deception that requires them to interpret their being born in a female body as a misfortune that must be remedied in some way. That they have not yet encountered the awareness of the "unspeakable fortune of being born a woman" (Luisa Muraro). Fortune which, in fact, today is given the name of "privilege". The phenomenon of FtM girls resorts in an imitative way to part of the transhuman symbolic paraphernalia, but does not participate in it except by using its language, an equal flattening that hides the reality of sexual difference.

Marina Terragni


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