Words are not violence. I don’t care how hard you cry about words or how much you believe the words hurt you, words are not capable of inflicting physical damage upon a person. To that end, I have to say that I don’t support the war on words.
Dave Chappelle is a great example of society’s “War on Words”.
“They canceled JK Rowling – my God. Effectually she said gender was fact, the trans community got mad as shit, they started calling her a Terf … I’m team Terf,”
First of all, the word “transphobic” is a non-issue. I’m sorry, but that’s just the way it is. If you want me to pile onto criticizing someone, telling me I need to do it because they’re any kind of *-phobic isn’t going to garner much from me other than just walking away from you as you continue talking. Individuals all have formed opinions and ideas and no two are alike.
Second of all, Dave Chappelle never at any point advocated for violence or cruelty towards trans individuals. He simply stated that he’s siding with trans-exclusionary radical feminists on a hot-button issue that still isn’t “settled” in any capacity. Contrary to trans wishes, TERFs have every right to exist. Telling them they have no right to exist proves even further that there is a disconnect between the trans community and the feminist community.
Lastly, this is a great way to destroy your momentum. People are tired of hearing “everything is transphobic” and “the boy who cried wolf” is really starting to jump the shark. Just stop. You can’t get everyone you don’t like fired, and fuck you for trying. Just grow up and change what you consume when you don’t like something. Christ.
I’ll be honest, I’m not even a huge Chappelle fan. I’m not anti-trans either. Trans folk have every right to exist that cis folk do. Trans individuals should live with the exact same rights and liberties that cis individuals enjoy. But this in particular? Fuck you, you don’t get special rights over arts or media.