(c)people with vaginas are automatically kind of women. that’s transphobic, and I was wondering why you think that.
Not at all. I am personally comfortable with trans men identifying as feminist because feminism fights for the rights of anyone capable of pregnancy and who need access to reproductive choices that don’t currently exist or are being rolled back by lawmakers. And those laws do not exclusively effect cis women. You are twisting MY beliefs so they seem transphobic against trans men when they are based in inclusivity of all trans people. The only people I don’t like to see calling themselves ‘feminist’ without a serious and proven background of feminist advocacy is cis men, not because I think they’re the only “true men”, but because they’re the only group that doesn’t experience gender-based oppression, since they have both cis and male privilege. And I’m not actively policing the title of feminist. I just have dealt with enough shitty, sexist cis men who call themselves feminist, and then hide behind that title when they pull problematic shit, that I’m automatically skeptical of cis men who INSIST on being called feminist and included in the movement that is not based around their rights or needs. I don’t want to push labels on anyone who isn’t okay with them, and if a trans man would rather call himself a feminist ally than a feminist, that’s fantastic.
- Abusers can do nice things for people they are not abusing.
- Abusers can do nice things for people that they are abusing.
- Abusers can otherwise seem like nice, caring, supportive people when they are not actively abusing someone.
- It does not mean they’re not fucking abusers.