Today, was my first online fight with a TERF (Trans exclusionary radical feminist) today. I suppose that probably means I have officially pissed off every extremist group by my existence.
However usually I can shrug of the negativity that comes with online bullshit, but with this I haven’t been able to this easily.
I suppose its because I’m actually disappointed in the people, and not even mad.
I’m disappointed that a hate group, which in theory they are, uses feminism as a launching pad to spread hate. True feminism is about equality, about safety and most importantly freedom of expression, regardless of gender and find ways to find it, without violence in any form being shown.
I’m disappointed that TERFs are taking something that people are fighting for, and pissing it up the walls.
I’m disappointed that feminism teaches us that everyone should be treated as equal regardless of gender or sexuality, and I have been told today that I’m denying being a lesbian. I’m not even a lesbian, I’m bisexual for starters, but that’s not even the reason to be mad.
Feminism has taught me that body parts are not the be all and end all, and shouldn’t be used to discriminate someone. Something that TERFs are doing all to much.
I suppose my point is this. PLEASE STOP ASSOCIATING HATE SPEECH WITH THE ONE THING WE ARE NOT.
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