Link to said article posted on ovarit: https://ovarit.com/o/GenderCritical/171469/shiloh-s-story-is-an-inconvenient-one-for-trans-activists-a-surprisingly-brutal
I don't know what to make of this being up voted by 10 in under an hour, on a site that comparatively is no reddit when it comes to traffic. Granted, some may have not read the linked article in full, as I did. Suffice it to say, the article strays far from what I have come to understand is what the majority of gc and radical feminists' perspective of what a "normal" girl should be like. Some lowlights from the article:
But in 2021, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, then 15, attended the Eternals premiere with her mom and she showed up wearing a brown, uneven hemmed dress with flats. She had her long hair pulled back—and she very clearly looked like a girl.
So it’s a suit with a tie and a jacket and slacks, or a tracksuit. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything
disclaimer on that 2nd quote, it's not from the article author, but who the author is writing about. Still unsettlingly selected for emphasis by the author, nonetheless.
Even if her parents did allow her to dress like a boy when she was younger, they didn't interfere with her natural growth process, and that's why she ended up outgrowing her tomboy phase.
I'm struggling to see any reason someone would want to promote this on a supposedly radical leaning feminist site. What bothers me about it is the constant references to a young girl being more "like a girl" wearing a dress with long hair, and the girl wearing slacks and tracksuits with short hair being "othered." This, I believe, is part of how the trans excesses took off, and particularly among girls. I know it's why I, as a gnc woman, at one point felt that I had been "born in the wrong body." I may've outgrown that idea, but I remain dressing "like a boy," and I have short hair. So what does that make me? Well, according with that article, less like a female.
Y'know, I used to think the people calling out the use of right wing and fundamentalist platforms by radfems were overreacting. I don't know what "Evie" even is, admittedly, since I've been on a hiatus of sorts from social media, and definitely politics. After seeing this clearly opinionated, sex stereotyping piece get positive traction rather soon, I'm beginning to feel used. I took a long break from nearly all politics, doing the occasional, widely spaced out lurking to stay up to date. I'm beginning to feel like a complete freak again. I feel like I have nowhere to turn and I'm all on my own whilst being judged by all sides for one reason or the other, but always pertaining to my refusal to join a cult or a movement that finds me convenient for talking points, but otherwise disregards my experiences if they don't directly pertain to said talking points.
Maybe I'm overreacting, but then again I thought the same of the others before I actually read something shared and promoted by some who I assumed can do no wrong by me.
This post may come across as defensive and reactionary, but honestly I'm so used to this and I can't be disappointed anymore. I'll always feel like a freak, an outlier, and like my very existence is disruptive and political, when all I'm trying to do is live and let.
edit: wonky formatting, clarification