Philosophy of Self-Exception
I can’t think of much more
Hypocritical and disgusting and sad than
A trans man
Explaining how a trans woman
Isn’t qualified for woman of the year
Because “it’s a man”
But also insisting that
They — a self made man, are a man,
Fully and completely
Without needing to have
Bottom surgery or
Sperm or strength or
Masculine qualities at all.
It’s like some little angry
Took testosterone and refused to grow up.
I guess it would be like
A man to insist that
No one besides themselves are real
If a woman can’t be woman of the year
Because she used to be a man and now takes
Then for that exact same reasoning
Trans men are all eligible
To be women of the year
Considering we are all
Women who take testosterone.
What about a prescription
Disqualifies me from being
Woman of the year, but also
Disqualifies Rachel Levine ?!
The history of struggle? Are you fucking serious?
What insane philosophy is this?
The philosophy of self exception
An angry young man’s go to-reflection.