He tells her he’s a woman too

He tells her he’s a woman too
He has a ladybrain
He tells her his identity
and hers; they are the same

He tells her not to talk about
her body; it’s not fair
her body is her privilege
his own, a cross to bear

He tells her that she cannot talk
Or otherwise allude
to what her female body does
It’s nasty to exclude

He says respect diversity
except he would prefer
that she not point out all the ways
that he’s diverse from her

He tells her that biology
does not impact her life
she should still bear his children
but she must call him ‘wife’

He says that words must all evolve
She must learn to make do
And now that woman is his word
He’s taking ‘female’ too

He tells her that a woman is
whatever he decides
He will not put it into words
She must not ask, he chides

He tells her he is more oppressed
Than she has ever been
He says she must agree with him
or else she’s being mean

She searches for the words she needs
To talk about herself
The billions who exist like her
their lives, their rights, their health

Whatever word she chooses now
He finds a way to spin it
The conversation carries on
But she’s no longer in it

By Rachel Irischild.

The photo of Dan/Diana Miller with his wife “Elizabeth” comes from this interesting post on The Cut: My Husband Is Now My Wife.

Quotes above from My Husband Is Now My Wife. The photo albums are a paste-up from a variety of sources including Marianne Taylor Photography, London.

2 comments on “He tells her he’s a woman too

  • 7th August 2017 at 01:22

    We all know he’s a dude with a fetish and no amount of surgery or hormones is ever gona erase his XY male DNA

  • 7th August 2017 at 20:24

    What these married men who trans don’t understand is that they are expecting to rewrite someone else’s history. The wives are in most cases not lesbians and may not even be bisexual, they married a man, they had children with a man, and now he wants to say he is a wife. In some cases, they want no pictures or evidence left or displayed that they were a man. This is rewriting the wife’s (and children’s) history and it is not something he has the right to do or to expect that she will be okay with it. His fetish is not her reality.


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