Google “labiaplasty femininity” and you’ll see that female bodies, supposedly ~feminine~ by nature, are not actually feminine at all. “Feminine” does not mean “anything female” (like the liberal feminists and even some radical feminists want it to mean) as much as it means “conforms to male desires and standards”. If your labia is not as pretty and neat and symmetrical as it “should” be according to men, you’re not feminine. Your femaleness does not make you feminine: your ability to conform to male standards does. The way in which labiaplasty is marketed makes that clear. So, is your female body not “feminine” enough? Never fear, there’s surgery to help you with that. Plain or “unfeminine” face? There’s make-up for that. There’s clothing to ~enhance~ your “innate” femininity, too! Hobble around on stilettos to really feel like a woman.
That is femininity. There’s nothing natural or innate about it. It was designed by men with men in mind. It’s not revolutionary. And, yeah, “not doing it for men” doesn’t make it any less male-centric.
“I support people with body dysphoria changing their bodies in ways that make their lives more comfortable, but I am wildly against erasing the meaning of female and replacing it with completely identity based definitions, particularly while females continue to be oppressed on that axis.”
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