It doesn’t, the slight atypicality in a couple of areas of the brain vis-a-vis other same-sex attracted* men of their sex, cross-sex hormones, surgeries, donning gendered clothing, a self-evaluation of being woman-like all result in a group with the same pattern of sexual offending, the same overwhelming advantage in sports, who are as attractive to lesbians…as are other males. To *you*, your gender identity/affinity with prototypical feminine things matters more than your body, and you want to be free of sex-based expectations and live like a woman socially (requiring others to play along). That’s all well and good.

But it doesn’t mean gender identity trumps sex. If research showed transwomen are the same physicality and behaviour-wise (deeper things than liking tea parties as a toddler or putting on a dress like Harry Styles or not putting on a dress like a butch lesbian), then that would be a different matter.

Protect these prepubescent kids who without your indoctrination, research shows will almost all** grow out of being transgender and into gay teens? From what — reality?

*confounding factor

**some won’t, and are free to seek out surgery as adults that will make them look more like the opposite sex even though you keep reiterating sex isn’t as important as gender. Try being a little girl about to be raped or mutilated, invoking male “gender” won’t help you. You disregard women’s experiences when you say the grounds for their oppression doesn’t matter. It’s a vile and entitled and dismissive view. I’m a woman because I’m an adult female human. There’s more to me than being a woman, but there’s not more to being a woman than biology, socialisation, and lived experience that has only minimal overlap with the transwoman experience. To be classified as a woman you only need to be an adult female human. It’s a simple definition, even if it inconveniences you.

Be happy about the rights you have, and stop being jealous of the rights and protections accorded to people on the basis of something you don’t have/are not affected by.

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