Such statements seem accommodating, but they come at the expense of actual women.
What's truly sad is that there are many trans women who don't adhere to these language contortions. They acknowledge their unique status. Saying trans women are trans women is fine with them. Why can't their voices be heard? But no, they get cancelled, too.
The elephant in the room is pornography. The idea that women can be reduced to an appearance, a hyper-feminine performance, sexual submissiveness, and body parts comes directly from a porn-saturated culture, and all of these men are getting their ideas about women from porn consumption or the society it has shaped.
Whereas women and girls are seeking to escape objectification, such men see women as only objectification, an experience they can possess, not as humans in full ownership of our own female bodies.
Well said Abigail. What I cannot comprehend are the adults who are complicit in this lie. Thank you for standing up for women and girls.
Great article. This sort of polite lie dominates women's circles because that's what we're raised on - don't upset men, don't make them uncomfortable for even a second. You see it in the lack of the same fervor toward transgender identifying females.
Cancel culture is the one sphere of control women dominate. We police each other into submission. It's a shame, but hopefully the tide is turning.
Thank you for creating this space and your continued advocacy on behalf of women and girls. ♥️
Thank you for everything you do! Looking forward to hearing more truth. Hopefully this censorship will wake people up to the continuous attacks on the free market of ideas.
They're taking women's right to negotiate and navigate spaces with males. Many of us were fine with accommodating trans-identified males under circumstances where we felt safe in doing so. But you give an inch and men take ten thousand miles.
The activist lobby is actually trying to remove sex as a characteristic in human rights legislation, statistical reporting, medical research, and every other area they can with no input from the public. See Benjamin Boyce's interview with Katherine Deves. It's shocking.
Thanks for establishing The Truth Fairy - much needed.
Reminds me of the gay term for heterosexuals - breeders.
There is a big difference between the two types of transgenders - autogynephiles (who are very vocal men with an overwhelming paraphilia and who dominate the transgender discourse) and homosexual transexuals (who generally keep their lives private and can pretty much pass 90-99% in public).
I'm waiting for Mike Tyson to self identify as a lightweight, and take the lightweight title.
My understanding is that homosexual transexuals will acknowledge what they are - biological males, but autogynephiles are the ones who insist that “transwomen are women.” Yet HSTS are far more convincingly female.
Thank you for using your strong and clear voice to advocate for women and girls. Thank you for articulating the issues with your insight and depth. Your voice will change minds.
Thank you for everything you are doing. We need to stay grounded in reality. It feels like women need to start from ground zero for our rights all over again. This is crazy.