It’s been a good run.
Guess it’s time to throw in the towel. I’ve had my feminist card revoked.
The word ‘dude’ is not feminist. Everyone, make a note of it.
In response to an unrelated comment wherein your author wrote, “Dude, it’s a metaphor,” echoing the so-cal surfer culture my dudely progenitor had come of age in, commenter Friend of Snakes revoked my feminist card:
Is “Dude” the new omnisexual “you guys?” Because if it isn’t, it feels like what guys intend when they call us the names we know so well. So why do it on a feminist site? Can’t you just make your points/objections/arguments without that kind of barb?
Or maybe you know that Ashley is, in fact, a man? Please share.
p.s., I just followed your link. I note you describe yourself thusly:
I’m transmasculine, which is a short way of saying health issues preclude transitioning but I would if I could. I spend far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet.
So you consider yourself a dude and your idea of calling out someone who’s a woman is to call her a man? My head is spinning.
Now, you may recall a few weeks ago that I lost any claim to trans status by casually using the term “lady parts” to refer to vaginas. Vaginas, as a commenter reasonably pointed out, can be man-parts.
Now, though, my manliness while female has proved my undoing. I have become too dudely. I have crossed over, turning to oppress the cis women I’ve left behind. I’ve called them dude. And as a transdude, a dude is clearly the worst thing I’d think a woman can be.