And I believe you… however I’ve only ever heard that term in the context I laid out. Mind you, I don’t necessarily stumble across a lot of trans community related content on a regular basis, whereas I seem to stumble across a lot more feminist content where those word are used. So let’s chalk it up to personal experience… Whatever the origin of the usage of the word, there seems to be an appropriation going on at any rate…
As for the DeCampi article… I just don’t think throwing vague but still pretty dammaging allegations onto the public arena is either useful, helpful and even less courageous.
In my opinion she’s doing more dammage overall than anything else. I’d certainly fire anyone who behaved like that within my company.
As some others have said, if what she’s saying is true, and I have no reason to doubt her, it’s a rather important issue that should be dealt with on the proper channels… And if she’s gonna be going public with it, she should be calling the culprits out… because otherwise she’s just creating gossip and rumour-mongering that doesn’t help her cause and has the potential of dammaging a lot of her innocent co-workers and other employees. Among other things.
I’m criticizing her choice of procedure, not the fact that she’s speaking out against it, to clear out any misunderstanding.