You TERF’s don’t get to play that game in which you gleefully oppress and attack trans women’s humanity and then climb on your white femininity pedestal and claim you’re being ‘bullied’ or ‘attacked’. You’re getting called on your transphobic crap and if you don’t like it, tough.
Trans women, and especially trans women of color are especially tired of predominately white lesbians and feminists not only pushing anti-trans propaganda and hate speech, but actively opposing trans inclusion in human rights laws. It is Black and Latina trans women who are disproportionately dying because of their unjust stances and lack of civil rights vision.
So the onus is on the feminist and lesbian community to send the message that the disco era anti-trans hate is no longer acceptable and clean it up in their ranks."
Chris Sanders (from the Tennessee Equality Project)
When trans women are told that they need to stop being assertive and strong because it is a sign of male privilege - invariably by “feminists” who, of course, encourage cis women to be assertive and strong - that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are pressured into being silent, rarely offering their opinion, and refusing leadership roles for fear of being seen as male or accused of having male privilege, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women are afraid to analyze or discuss the role of male privilege in their life because of the way accusations of male privilege have been used as weapons to silence, shame, and misgender trans women, that’s transmisogyny.
When trans women do analyze and discuss the role of male privilege in their lives and come to different conclusions than the dominant cis feminist perspective and are told it is because they simply don’t understand privilege or are ignorant of feminism, that’s transmisogyny."