One hears quite a lot about male trannies being excluded from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, but you never really hear much public discussion about the fact that males as old as TEN are allowed.
Girls four and under don’t even have childcare facilities separate from males in their age-group, but are instead lumped together with them as “Sprouts.”
Males as old as four are allowed free reign of the grounds, meaning that all attendees are at all times in the presence of males, including, of course, at the outdoor showers. It’s outrageous that girls would be expected to bathe with these males roaming around.
I should say that I’ve never been to MWMF, but my girlfriend and I have discussed perhaps going in the future. The one thing that causes us hesitation is the fact that boys 4 and under would be running around. In our day-to-day lives the only males we really have any contact with are the bratty 2- and 3-year-old sons of friends of ours. And we hate being subjected to the sight of their penises and just their overall male presence in general.
It is not ... feminist to subject daughters, one’s own or others, to males of any age given the frequency with which boys harass and abuse girls. One would also have to consider the male-supremacist implications of the general lumping of children of both sexes in with women as an inevitable grouping, even if those boys weren’t disruptive or abusive – but of course I haven’t seen any little boys refraining from misogynist abuse of little girls.
Sheesh! These "womyn" are scared of being oppressed by four-year-old patriarchalists. Imagine having to inhabit the head space of these lesbian separatist feminist womyn. Now that would be truly oppressive.