LETTER OF SUPPORT // AGAINST CIS-SEXIST JOURNALISM

!!RADS-Letter of support for Kerosin95 against the cis-sexist attacks of Karl Fluch (DER STANDARD) !!

Yesterday, the Newspaper „Der Standard“ released an incredibly cis-sexist interview with the non-binary musician Kathrin Kolleritsch, also known as Kerosin95.
The interview was held by the journalist Karl Fluch, whose openly transphobic and cis-sexist „journalism“ apparently was committed to misunderstanding the interviewpartner.
The way his questions were asked where not only poorly researched, but most importantly, they were asked without respect and in a way that reflects cis-normative structural-violence-patterns against non-binary and trans-people.
With his quite set and preconceived notions about what the output of this interview should be, it seemed he wanted to prove that gendered language and non-binary identities are secondary or not important.
We support the experience of Kathrin Kolleritsch, because we know that in our communities many people come out in their gender nonconformity, but still wouldn’t go public. We think this is the consequence of a long standing institutionalized sexism, which is supported by articles like the one from Karl Fluch in the centrist-liberal „Der Standard“.
We know out of historic facts, that people come out in their communities, but neither in public, nor to the state. The Austrian state specifically only quite recently and in adhesion with structural violent barriers, opened the possibility to be non-binary in official IDs.
We strongly object to a non-linked, non-significant statistic being used against the expierence of Kathrin Kolleritsch, just to invalidate them. [Studies in the scientific peer-reviewed journal „Nature“ object and disprove this invalidation through Karl Fluch.]
A fellow RADS described it perfectly: „๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ.
๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ „๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ!“ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด „๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ“ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ.
๐˜Œ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง-๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ „๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด“-๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ.“
The behaviour of „Der Standard“ and Karl Fluch is the perfect example of the emotionally abusive toxic masculinity, that aims to rewrite the perspective of anyone who doesn’t fit in their preset belive-system.
This way you can be an ally as a cis-person:
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Take a stand.
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Write a Leserbrief to Standard
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Send a complaint to the Standard-editorial office and the press council (Presserat)
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Reflect on your own priviliges.
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Reflect on your priviliges in the society’s „common“, cis-normative language-patterns.
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Inform yourself, be sensitive and don’t let trans-people or non-binary people do all the educational work for you. Hence talk to your friends and families about it.
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – LISTEN to and respect non-binary and trans-people around you.
๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ – Call out people who say or do sexist things, even if nobody in the group or situation seems to be affected.