“If gender was ‘performance’, then there would be a way to perform that didn’t result in rape for women. But men rape feminine women. Men rape butch women. Men rape traditional housewives. Men rape teenage crustpunks. Men rape every type of woman. There is no way for a woman to be that doesn’t risk rape. There is no way to perform that lets women escape the confines of gender because gender is not performance; it’s the designator of who can rape and who can be raped, who hurts and who is hurt. Performance has nothing to do with it.”


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