As I’ve started to use the term FETA (Female-Excluding Trans Activists) to replace trans genderism (which is perhaps too confusing), I think I should probably explain fully why this term should be used.
The term is intended to mirror the slur term TERF (Trans-Excluding Radical Feminists). Both terms are structured the same and intend to single out certain specific people: radical feminists who “exclude transgender people,” and trans activists who “exclude women.”
What is not clear, in the case of TERF, is where the exclusion is taking place. Where are transgender people being excluded? Not from the public square, since more and more legislation is being passed to accommodate transgender people. Not from the LGBT community, where they are rising to prominent positions. Not from women’s spaces, since transgender people who were socialized women are still allowed to attend.
The term TERF is not just a slur, it’s a piece of rhetoric which serves a political purpose: to marginalize and destroy the credibility of radical feminists.
We know very clearly what females are being excluded from by trans activists. They are being excluded from owning their own spaces. They are being increasingly excluded from feminist discourse and, as lesbians, they are being increasingly excluded from LGBT discourse and demeaned for being lesbians. Finally, their identification as females is being attacked by a FETA ideology which argues that sex is a social construct and has no political relevance.
To talk over female voices, to make them irrelevant, to silence them: this has always been men’s objective in reaction to feminist movements, and this is the objective of the transwomen who fight against feminism.
The term FETA makes clear not just who they are (genderists), but also what their objective is (to exclude females).
Who is a FETA? Any trans activist who argues any of the following:
* Feminism should take men’s interests and men’s issues into account.
* Sex is a social construct. Genitals have no connection with sex.
* Men should be allowed to enter women’s spaces.
* Lesbians should sleep with men.
Transgender people aren’t the enemy. By and large, any group of people just wants to be free to live their lives without getting hurt. It is only those people who openly advocate the exclusion of females that we have a problem with.