Behind the shame, I was somewhat proud of having to wear an I’m The Big Sister No Question shirt which was supposed to target girls. In both affirming my gender as a trans woman while also shaming me for my womanhood, a question about the place of “equality and inclusion” in our movement comes to mind. On paper, I was treated with the same disrespect as any other girl. However, we should ask for more than mere trans equality: instead, we could work toward abolishing the rules that affect all women.
I’m The Big Sister No Question shirt
Official, I’m The Big Sister No Question shirt
We can have an I’m The Big Sister No Question shirt more important impact: dignity for everyone. It’s boys’ responsibility to not be distracted, not girls’ to cover ourselves. On a broader level, we can demand more than trans equality – for universal healthcare, prison abolition, and justice for all. This goes far beyond the targeting of women’s bodies to all aspects of our lives.