TERF’s are trans-exclusionary radical feminists. They are not new, exactly, nor is this internal left-wing conflict. But it is a war, over social justice diversity voodoo. And what could be more fun than that?
First, there are factions among the LGB community who agree with the TERF’s. They find the T in LGBT abhorrent. Just getting that out there because it’s a thing. Another thing (that’s a thing and not new) is the militant feminist, feminazi (TERF) resistance to all men including those who claim to be transitioning to women.
To the TERF’s that is not a thing. Back in 2014, I quoted a piece in the New Yorker that framed it thusly (yes, I said thusly, twice).
Anyone born a man retains male privilege in society; even if he chooses to live as a woman—and accept a correspondingly subordinate social position—the fact that he has a choice means that he can never understand what being a woman is really like. By extension, when trans women demand to be accepted as women they are simply exercising another form of male entitlement.”
Isn’t it just that, though? Men being women are still men. Just ask the pathologist who performs their autopsy. We all die, relax, it’s not a threat, it’s a scientific inevitability. As is this. Nowhere in the examination does it care what you thought or felt about your gender.
It’s just parts. And if they are men’s parts, well, you’re a man.
Just ask the girls who keep losing to “men” in girls’ sports. Which is a thing that’s not just a thing, progressives from DC to New Hampshire are voting to make it a thing you can’t complain about, you bigot! Title IX be damned.
So, I get why the TERFs are so bent. First, the patriarchy is being, well, the patriarchy, and the next thing you know they’re calling themselves, women. What will be next, trans-inclusive radical feminists?
I actually think we already have those. They’re called registered Democrats.
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