I see a real problem with the word ‘is.’ When you say a transwoman ‘is’ a woman, what does that mean? What does it mean to be a woman or to be a man? Isn’t gender more variable than that? But as a male-identified man, I can certainly sympathize with women who do not want to compete against biologically male-born people in sports, or to sleep in shelters or dorms with them. Because for that matter, what ‘Is” a transwoman? Is anyone who claims that status really trans? I certainly see a number of stories of men calling themselves transwomen and doing stereotypically toxic male things including rape and assault. How do you know?

Writer, fighter, lover, friend, listener. Based in San Francisco. Write about Health, Economics, Spirit, Psychology, Politics

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