This was my sign at the IWD march in Adelaide yesterday.
I was really nervous about getting hate from TERFs, and I felt like I was a one-woman queer bloc in the march, the whole time I was listening to the speeches, but just before we moved off a lovely trans lady came up to me and asked if she could take my picture to show her friends and encourage them to come out and march next year. It really made my day to see that my support meant so much to someone, plus I’ve made a new friend/contact in the queer struggle in my city!
While I enjoy the sentiment, over my years I’ve seen mothers much more hurtful to their daughters as far as body image goes than I have fathers. Whether it’s a off-hand comment about weight, or putting their 8 year old on a diet… It’s all part of the system of oppression.