I don’t. I know that you probably won’t believe me when I say that, but it’s the truth. I don’t want to see transwomen harmed or abused. I don’t want them to be harassed. I hope that they get to lead safe and fulfilling lives, and I want to see them getting whatever legal and social support it takes to achieve that.
So no, I don’t hate transwomen. But – crucially – I don’t think that they’re women either.
And that’s the truth of it. Even when I was a mainstream libfem blindly reblogging anti ‘terf’ lists to prove that I was a Good Ally, I never really thought that they were women. I don’t think that womanhood is something as flimsy as an identity that you can opt in and out of at will. I don’t think that biological sex can be ignored when our biology is the entire reason why women across the world are raped, murdered, and oppressed under male supremacy. I don’t think that my homosexuality should be considered bigoted or shameful. Transactivism is actively eroding women’s rights and erasing lesbian sexuality. I wouldn’t be any kind of feminist if I didn’t fight my corner against that kind of appropriation.