i dream of being possible

and of course

it is, ultimately, an accountability dodge

white science evangelists want us to understand that biological racism isn’t science

in the same what that cis feminists want us to understand that transmisogynist feminism isn’t ‘real’ feminism

despite the very real reality that biological racism is a product of science and transmisogyny is a product of cis feminism

by creating an arbitrary criteria for legitimacy, both groups work to absolve themselves for the real harm that their actions have caused

it also prevents us from doing serious and needed inquiries into the ethics of how feminism or science has been applied.

science without ethics or science as its own ethic

is exactly how we justify things like scientific racism and create an institution out of science that ends up oppressing as much as it may enlighten