Yeah, I’m not your “sister*”, and your definition of woman now means someone who agrees with you about public policy. Weird.

Transwoman can have the label if they like, ultimately the group that will suffer from inclusion of men in women’s spaces through self-ID laws will remain the same, whatever you call them, and will continue to deal with the realities of female biology and socialisation. And women (new name pending) will remain different to men, who have only their world view and media to go on, and assumptions of what it’s like to be a woman in a material sense to enact. I cannot know what transwomen are feeling and vice versa, but I very much doubt there’s much overlap beyond superficialities like an affinity for some traditionally feminine things.

Maybe if transgender people didn’t take disagreement about their demands or the gender identity theories they’re foisting on others as “hate” they would find they experience less of it. Also, Trump? I’m not American, unless you’ve changed the meaning of that word too?

I used to be an ally, before that meant accepting males in female sports and prisons (even sex offenders!). Sometimes the desire for validation of a personal identity to make it real socially needs to be tempered with actual reality and not polite pretense, and weighed against the cost to half of humanity. Why is that hard, is it selfishness plain and simple, or a denial of women’s risk of sexual assault through lack of empathy as is typical with male-bodied people formerly known as men?

*is that what people think women call each other?

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