If Transwomen ARE women, do we need a new word to define the type of humans who are biologically built to menstruate, give birth & lactate; who have a uterus and breasts and are oppressed because of their biology ? ***
*** Examples of oppression for biological reasons include: selective abortion, higher rates of childhood abuse and sexual abuse. FGM, rape, exploitation through prostitution or surrogacy, access to abortion, access to education, low pay…
If we don’t need a new word, why not?
Women are 51% of the world’s population. Are our rights so unimportant?
Great point, and well-chosen graphic! I’ve said before that if it will end the fighting, fine– “trans women are women” (whatever that is supposed to mean) but then we’ll just need a new word for actual females as a reproductive sex class. Call us flibbittygibbits for all I care, just know that we will always find a new word to describe our objective and unalterable reality. You can try to colonize our language, and occupy our spaces, but you’ll never really be one of us.