Why are plastic surgical procedures to “change” one’s race considered to be racist, while medical procedures for gender assignment not considered to be sexist? If a woman wants to become a man, why is that not considered misogynistic, while if a Chinese wants to have plastic surgery to acquire “Western” features, that raises questions of racism/Western imperialism?

A friend of mine said,  “Actually, some feminists do argue against gender reassignment surgery on the ground that it’s sexist. But then they’re countered as cis gendered privilege.”

To which I replied, “It’s amusing to see how this dispute plays out precisely in this rather bizarre incident: Feminists assaulted in Transgender Attack at Portland conference for Social Change

You just can’t make this up!

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