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What They Call Transphobia
In today’s liberal feminism, any indication that you think trans woman are not female, were EVER not female, have any kind of ingrained male privilege, and do not have female bodies, even despite having male organs, is transphobic and not allowed. You are called a TERF and put on The Block Bot. It’s not enough to respect the oppression unique to trans women, you must also believe that there is no difference between cis women and trans women at all.
Basically we are being demanded to acknowledge the difference (oppression level) and deny the difference (trans women are women) all at the same time. Anything else is silenced as transphobia. Holy dissonance!
If you pay attention to when claims of transphobia arise on liberal feminist blogs/Twitter/Tumblr, etc, you’ll notice that it most often has to do with a challenge to the notion that trans women are and always have been biologically female, regardless of how long they were treated as male, their surgical history, or their modification/enhancement intentions.