[quote] Feminism shouldn’t be about telling trans women they’re not female enough
The idea that your body tells your mind what gender you are and is always, infallibly right is ridiculous. It’s the other way round. Your mind tells your body, because that, biologically, is what your mind is for. Most people’s minds confirm to their bodies that they are the sex their mind thinks they are. But human minds are so complex that even the most learned among us don’t really comprehend how they work. Too many people report, using similar language, that the gender characteristics of their bodies don’t match the gender identity they feel in their heads for such a phenomenon to be capricious, misguided or delusional. It’s also possible that in the fight between brain and body, no gender identity emerges victorious. Some people aren’t even sure if they have any kind of strong gender identity at all. They’re pretty androgynous, and that’s how they have to proceed with life.
- From commentisfree (Deborah Orr)
I didn’t link to any posts from Burchill, Moore, or anyone else who thinks that transphobia is acceptable and that hate speech is warranted when someone objects to what you say, but I will link to this piece from Deborah Orr. Because she’s right.