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.

5 thoughts on “Why FETA?

  1. stchauvinism December 18, 2014 at 11:40

    Reblogged this on Stop Trans Chauvinism.

  2. Independent Radical December 19, 2014 at 08:07

    I feel that the trans movement’s approach to gender excludes non-feminine females in particular. The feminist movement called attention to the fact that female bodied people were oppressed and highlighted the role of femininity (as well as masculinity) in causing this oppression. The trans movement argues that femininity is somehow oppressed and that there exists some group of innately feminine people that are oppressed. It calls these people “women” and claims that the feminist movement should be about them and that being a feminist means being pro-femininity.

    Clearly this conception of feminism excludes women who do not adhere to femininity and do not feel like they have female/feminine brains, especially if they are actively anti-femininity. In other words it excludes radical feminists and women who support them. And yet the trans movement has the nerve to accuse radical feminists of excluding them.

    • Francois Tremblay December 19, 2014 at 15:03

      Agreed! We already know how they love to accuse butch women of being innately men, and invalidate/erase their identity. They seem to hate any woman who’s the least bit out of line (butch women, lesbians) and want to hammer them down.

  3. Noanodyne December 20, 2014 at 11:07
  4. jillgertrude August 26, 2015 at 01:18

    Reblogged this on Jill Gertrude.

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