A feminist roars discusses the attacks by trans genderists against radical feminists, and the underlying structural problems with “TERF”-speak.
When transwomen change the way they wear their head hair, remove their body hair, have cosmetic surgery, breast implants or a cavity they name a ‘vagina’ created they are reducing women to their bodies and the social norms imposed on those bodies.
By insisting they are or need to become women, transwomen validate archaic ideas about the female sex. It is true that many women also do this to function within the world but that does not negate the impact. Wanting to end women’s oppression demands an acknowledgement of this, as RadFems do. Many transwomen also seek to find ways to express their experiences that do not negatively impact on women. It can be done.
Here is also an entry from Ask A Radfem (an excellent tumblr, highly recommended) where the issue of “cis”-talk is discussed.
For a woman to be cis, she must be/identify/whatever as the feminine gender. She must innately have the aforementioned traits according to both the patriarchy and trans politics, or at least have those traits willingly. I shouldn’t have to explain why that is pure misogyny.
Gender was not fabricated by the trans politics, but by the patriarchy as a tool to control and dehumanize women. Trans politics just use it as well and also think it’s true, but that there are a few who are born with the wrong gender for the wrong body, trans. Those who have the same gender as they are “supposed to” are cis.