OPEN LETTER TO A TRANS-EXCLUSIONARY RADICAL FEMINIST -ISSUE #2

A POEM BY JUDE ORLANDO ENJOLRAS 
Birmingham, UK 



Oh, sisters – what are you doing Undoing
The shoulders
Of giant soldiers 
Past?
Last
I checked
We were all in this together, but you wrecked 
The dream that I had
I’m sad
It’s come
To this, but we’ve come
Too far to let you tear
Down the barricade we built, smear
The good name
Of our Revolution. For shame
What part of, United we stand
Do you not understand?
It’s not that hard
If our ranks are marred
By civil war
We will never win the war
Against patriarchy
So WTF is this TERF malarkey?
Who died and made you head 

Of PR? I’ve said
It before, I’ll say it again
You don’t speak for me when you call our sisters men 
Particularly when the men in your head
Are all better off dead
Enough of my trans sisters are dead and cold
And it was you who sold
Them out for a bite of establishment cookie
A rookie
Mistake, latching onto this rhetoric of sin
With a curtsy and a grin
You recycle words like sick, deluded, perverse
Try traverse
A mile in trans women’s shoes
See how you like the abuse
They get –
Familiar yet? 

I won’t let you lose our battles, you will never win in my name
A reign
Of oppression by any other name would smell 

As rank, so show some respect for those who fell I have had my fill
Of words that kill. 

 

Appeared in ISSUE #2 'Feminism is'

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