We’re supposed to pretend transwomen are just as scared of sexual assault walking home at night as women. Because gender identity ideology would like to pretend that it’s gender identity (feelings) and not sex (material reality) which determines sporting performance, who finds you attractive, sexual assault risk and perpetration.

Any association of womanhood with biology is upsetting to men without wombs who identify as the opposite sex, and their feelings must be coddled by people constantly policing their language and denying the truth.

We are supposed to pretend their suicidality is due to people drawing distinctions between men and women rather than their mind-body incongruity. That’s how the emotionally manipulative argument goes.

Imagine if transabled (body integrity dysphoria) people behaved this way, insisting “not having a physical disability doesn’t make you not physically disabled” just because half their group has a sexual fetish for being disabled and the other half has an incomplete internal body schema telling them their arm doesn’t belong and ought to be amputated. Feelings, however legitimate and inescapable, don’t change your sex, or make you an amputee when you have all your limbs, but we are living in a society where self-conception is valued above material reality. We’ve gone from “a transwoman is a man who doesn’t identify with his sexed body” to being compelled to say “a transwoman ‘is’ a woman”.

Glutting myself on all that life has to offer and writing about it. Art, language, science, humour, and whatever else takes my fancy…

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