August 13, 2021 Theme: TERFs

Hey there, everyone! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

After some thinking, I’ve decided to cut the personal updates and only touch on them when something important happens – my life is hardly that exciting, after all -, and stick to the weekly themes.

Today’s themes is TERFs. For those not in the know, that stands for Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists. The tl;dr is: they defend that trans women are men. Must I say I have no love at all for them?

Instead of sharing my opinion, though (that might involve some expletives), I’d like to ask yours. Whether you agree with them or disagree, please keep your comment constructive and free of slurs. Thank you.

If you have an idea for a future theme (and I plan on expanding upon them much more than I did this one) feel free to share it in the comments! I’ll be happy to add it to my list!

See you on the next!

8 thoughts on “August 13, 2021 Theme: TERFs”

  1. Trans-sexuality is a tricky subject. Appearance-wise, they can assimilate into the gender of their choice; but, physically, there is a difference. I doubt, however, very many of them want to play high school sport…

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    1. It is indeed. What really grinds my gears is people actively going out of their way to harass people because… they feel they were born in the wrong body? Even if (and I don’t agree with that, just playing Devil’s advocate here for a minute) these people were mentally ill as some claim… what does one gain from harassing someone who’s already suffering? Humans are a weird bunch.

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      1. A transsexual was part of my golf foursome for a couple of years. If you have to interact with someone on a personal level, you soon stop worrying about how they choose to live their lives.

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        1. I think that’s where you hit it right in the head. I wouldn’t even say you have to interact personally – just taking everything else out of the equation and looking at the human should do the trick. Maybe.

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  2. I also am not sure how to have any opinion, because, even if I have lately read a little about the subject, I cannot say I understand it. I heard about disphoria, but I simply do not understand it, and this prevents me in having an opinion.

    I wanted to be a boy when I was in primary school and I dressed in trousers or shorts, but I understood I could not actually be one, that there will always be anatomical differences, and in the process of growing up, I had to accept it. I guess my desire to be a boy streamed from seeing that boys were raised differently, that they had more freedom. And my mother told me that I was supposed to be a boy (there were no ultrasound at that time, the doctors and midwives guessed by the position of the belly and other supposed tell-tales, including the level and duration of morning sickness).

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    1. Oh, I haven’t experienced it myself, but I have friends who have. It’s absolutely horrifying. People kill or mutilate themselves because they literally feel in the wrong body. I was a tomboy as a child and my mother did think I was a boy too, but it was, mostly, because boys weren’t expected to wear skirts and ‘sit like a lady’ or a lot of other expectations put on girls at an early age. And some other things about growing up a girl weren’t fun, but they weren’t agonizing.

      Though a part of me thinks, pulling a thread from what you said, that if societal expectations derived from gender weren’t so rigid (more in some places than others), transgender people might suffer less in trying to navigate life. It’s something to think about.

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  3. There are two major aspects to this subject as I see it – identity and biology. I think in terms of identity, it’s live and let live for the most part. It’s the biology, though, that can be rocky terrain, and it can have an effect on identity in some cases. As to the TERF group, I had not even heard of it until this post. I am not the most informed person on many subjects – this being one of them.
    I think the social/society issues of transexuality are numerous to say the least. I also think that some of those issues have to be dealt with on a case by case basis, and acknowledgement and concessions must be made all the way around.

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    1. The identity point is the one where I’m more… it’s hard to find the word, so I’ll use concerned. Not all transgender people will have the surgery and take hormones, for a lot of reasons, from finances to physical and mental health, etc. I don’t see why and how someone’s personal sense of identity affects me, though. And yes, I agree with a case by case basis. Those people (TERFs) seem to defend that trans women are actually men wanting to get closer to women to rape them, some going so far as to encourage violence against trans women in women’s spaces, so… seeing why I dislike them yet?

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