One problem for transgender people is the prevalence of those who use transgender as a shield for other bad behavior, such as “I can’t pay my child support to the mother, because I’m really a woman.” The most blatant example of this behavior is J Yaniv, whi got a trifecta with their shenanigans, managing to display bigotry against women, transgender, and immigrants of color with their act. Yaniv is a stereotype of everything TERFs and conservatives fear about transgender people, but has stolen a lot of the narrative by being louder and more visible. I’ve personally known a couple of people (both men) who also do this. One of them even goes so far as to abuse his partners (all women) for “not letting” him transition. That should not get a free pass, especially from the transgender community. They do it harm.

On the other hand, there are sex-obsessed people like the GC commenter below who can’t wrap their heads around the idea that the brain is not only biology, but has as much say in sexual biology as the rest of the body. What’s between one’s legs is only part of their sex. I almost hesitated to make my own point because I don’t want to be conflated with such staunch bigotry and denial as hers. GC is the same as J Yaniv, seeking to lock people into labels that don’t apply. GC feminists want to believe they’re the opposite, but taking into account that Yaniv is a misogynist and sex bigot, they look the same to me.

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Jenny Ian Asencio

Jenny Ian Asencio

Card-carrying nerd, rational feminist, spiritual observer, ally of free thinking and objectivity, Harvard student, power metal is life! Trans man, he/him prefd

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