Hello, I am new to SJ on tumblr so please forgive me if you've already answered this question: what is your take on the war between rad fems (people who think feminism applies to people assigned female at birth, and believe trans*women are taking advantage male privilege) and feminists who want to be inclusive towards trans*women?
I certainly don’t beleive trans* people are “taking advantage” of male privilege, although some may benefit from it passively. Nor do I believe in ‘womyn born womyn’ garbage. I acknowledge, accept and welcome people of all genders who are feminists, including trans* folks! :)
In all honesty, I think the issue is much more complex than most people who commonly post and argue on either side give credit for. Both sides fight rather like kids on tumblr, throwing insults, death threats and extremism in every direction which is why I’ve avoided talking about it.
I believe that trans* people deserve to be treated equally, and must be accepted for who they are, with the same rights, and should be treated as ‘normal’ (normal is such a silly word!). However to say it’s a simple fix is naive, and to say it’s impossible is ignorant, discriminatory, lazy and naive. Changing an entire system, bending ways of thinking thousands of years old, dealing on a personal level with peoples fears, concerns, misgivings and lack of education isn’t a quick fix. It’s something that takes a good deal of time and consideration so things are changed for the better, for everyone.