Facinating, thoughtful, and well written. While I think your analysis has merit, I’m not sure your goals are the same as CP’s. I see Nat’s videos as a kind of reflection of the frenetic psychic landscape of trying to come to grips with trans phenomena and experience. I’m not sure she intends, or requires, a liberatory aim. The offending video didn’t explicitly support the Butlerian view. To me, her mutiple personas are a way of dealing with these conflicting theoretical ends. But, as a post-structuralist, I am suspicious of universal theories. At the very least, you’ve shown the alt right that Marxists and post-modernists are not happy bed fellows.

I’m trans, a PhD candidate in Gender Studies, and a researcher.

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