Unqueering the Essay, Part II

At the Paris Dyke March this weekend, a group of women carried a banner that read “les LESBIENNES n’aiment PAS les PENIS,” lesbians don’t like dicks. The deployment of a putatively unobjectionable descriptive statement as though it were a normative claim has long been one of the characteristic stylistic markers of the anti-trans activists who call thems…

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