Liberals eat their own: Pussy hats are now offensive

The Pussy hat is a symbol of resistance against Donald Trump. It's also an offensive symbol if you identify as transgender. (Photo via AP)

The Pussy hat is a symbol of resistance against Donald Trump. It’s also an offensive symbol if you identify as transgender. (Photo via AP)

Back before Donald Trump was sworn into office and he was just “President-elect,” the Women’s March on Washington was slated to be an immediate rebuke of the new president and his agenda. However, after the women’s marchers banished pro-life groups from marching with them, the unity within their resistance started to fracture.

Now, in a recent op-ed by Taylor Griggs in the University of Oregon’s The Daily Emerald, the onus of the problem women face today falls squarely on the shoulders of white women. And it’s all because of the infamous hat made to look like a woman’s reproductive system, better known as the “pussy hat.”

“There are many groups of people in this country who can’t embrace this supposedly empowering movement,” Griggs writes. “I have seen it noted multiple times in different post-women’s march think pieces that transgender women have felt especially left out of reproductive system-focused feminism.”

Griggs borrows a line from a Mic article in which she echoes the point that the trans community is becoming more isolated by the women’s march movement.

“So, while transgender women certainly should not be left out of any definition of womanhood, there definitely needs to be a conversation about the female reproductive system and I think there is some merit to taking back what the government seems so privy to taking away from us. And there is one group of people who seems to be totally left out here: transgender men, some of whom have vaginas and uteri that cause significant psychological pain for them that is rarely addressed.”

In short, Griggs is asserting that the pussy hat is offensive and oppressive to the trans community because having a vagina shouldn’t define womanhood.

And like that, we enter yet another slippery slope in the debate over intersectionality where reproductive organs no longer determine your sexual identity, rather it appears that simply identifying yourself as one way or another makes it so.

By that logic, Donald Trump, without the permission of the author, can claim he’s the first woman President of the United States based on his personal convictions which we dare not question.


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