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Transphobia in Gender-Critical Feminist Ideology: Background information when reading Detransition, Baby

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Detransition, Baby

by Torrey Peters

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Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters
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Transphobia in Gender-Critical Feminist Ideology

This article relates to Detransition, Baby

Trans solidarity rally and march In Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters draws attention to the views of feminists who discriminate against transgender women through the thoughts of Reese. "In old books she had read," Peters writes, "Reese remembered women saying that if your husband doesn't beat you, he doesn't love you, a notion that horrified the feminist in Reese but fit with a perfect logic in one of the dark crevices of her heart. And yeah, liberal feminists—especially the trans-hating variety—would have a field day with her. She supposed that they would accuse her of misogyny, of being a secret man, a Trojan horse in slutty lingerie who sought to recapitulate under the guise of womanhood all the abusive tropes that they, in the second wave, had sought to put in the past. But you know what? She didn't make the rules of womanhood; like any other girl, she had inherited them."

As discussions of gender transitioning become increasingly mainstream, gender-critical feminists of the kind Reese is ...

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