I started thinking about TERFs (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist) the other day and it suddenly hit me why they are the way they are.
You/They aren’t going to like it.
Of course, the chances of even a single TERF reading this blog is in the negative numbers, but just in case, I’m going to preface this with another important warning:
Methinks thou dost protest too much.
So sit down and get on your listening ears.
If you are identifying yourself as a feminist while ferociously fighting to keep trans women out, you are a fraud.
A HUUUUUGE, card-carrying fraud – you are not a feminist at all.
Because you have, in your heart of hearts and very bones, digested and taken on what the patriarchy wanted you to all along.
The doctrine of “separate but equal” is the rallying cry of every movement designed to keep some segment of the population down and in chains – one of the most efficient ways to make you not only turn the key on the lock of those chains yourself, but to police your fellow-slaves on behalf of your jailers.
And – here’s the real kicker – if you want to keep transwomen out, if you claim they aren’t “real” women, it’s the evidence of your own fear. It’s the evidence that you still toe the line and sing the lyrics you claim you oppose.
The underlying reason you cannot allow the idea that transwomen are women is because you are scared that some other woman will perform “woman” better than you.
You are terrified that you won’t measure up to the patriarchy’s definition of “woman”.
You have bought into the bottom line of your own oppression, the distraction that prevents you from doing more than talking about equality instead of achieving it.
You are in competition with other women.
And that’s exactly where the system wants you to be.