I’ve seen people argue that a trans* woman can’t be a true feminist, because “they weren’t born a woman so they won’t know what it’s like to grow up as a woman”.
Except trans* women face a huge number of issues. To start with, the world is obsessed with their genitals, to the point where every aspect of their personal identity, their soul, is reduced to whether or not they still have a cock. It must be completely dehumanising at times. A trans* woman will find herself dehumanised, sexualised and objectified to an insane degree, with nobody stopping to realise that they’re a real fucking person just like anyone else.
And if they manage to break past all that stigma? If society finally accepts them as the woman they truly are?
Well that’s just great, except being a woman of course means being dehumanised, sexualised and objectified to an insane degree…
So fuck you non-inclusive feminists, trans* women are already fighting TWO fights just to be recognised as a human being, and you’re starting a third fight over whether they’re even allowed to fight or not?
Sorry, love, that’s not your call.