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Critical of “Gender Critical:” Part V of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series

in #TERFweek/Sexing the Body is Gender

Many of the TERFs I’ve had the displeasure of meeting move through life belligerently sexing physical phenomena and behavior (especially rape) while simultaneously (and ironically) proclaiming themselves to be critical of gender.  For TERFs, there is no difference between mentally contextualizing a body as a sex attribute and the body itself. TERFs have such a long history of, with all…

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Debunking TERF Essentialism: Part III of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series

in #TERFweek/Cristan Williams/Sexing the Body is Gender

Part III of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series: Debunking TERF Essentialism In Part II, what gender is and is not was discussed and the ways in which we contextualize our bodies were reviewed. In this section, essentialism arguments regularly asserted as being self-evidently true are reviewed and deconstructed. When appealing to a substance – say,…

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Mom confronts TERF bigotry aimed at her family

in #TERFweek/Featured

By Debi Jackson Although I have been part of the LGBT community for the last three years since my daughter transitioned from male to female, I still seem to learn something new every day. Take, for example, my recent discovery of a group that some call TERFs, or Trans-Excluding Radical Feminists. Within the last few…

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#TERFweek: Debunking TERF Tropes

in #TERFweek

TERFs tend to behave much like a fundamentalist echo chamber so that once a new malicious anti-trans trope is created, it is quickly disseminated and replicated until the trans community and/or allied communities must waste their time addressing the fallacies. Therefore, the TransAdvocate has put together this list of debunked anti-trans TERF tropes for your reference. The Cotton Ceiling: TERFs…

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Contextualizing the Body: Part II of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series

in #TERFweek/Cristan Williams/Sexing the Body is Gender

Part II of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series: Contextualizing the Body If one is talking about something that has chemistry and mass, one is not talking about the thoughts in one’s head. In this series, I will make this simple distinction knowing that there is robust and nuanced discussion around whether there is a biological predisposition that causes trans people to experience…

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Intro to the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series

in #TERFweek/Cristan Williams/Sexing the Body is Gender

About a decade ago, the feminist community came up with the term Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) as a way to halt the default colonization of Radical Feminism and feminism itself by TERFs (and this move by feminists is, of course, claimed to be incredibly insulting). Now, under a wave of new awareness of the hate group hiding among them, feminism is…

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