POD wrote:You can use whatever words you like, and refuse to accept the way they self-identify, but it does not change the fact that they identify that way.
I'm not denying however they self-identify because that's up to them, what I'm saying is that being a woman doesn't amount to a set of feelings and dresses.
And mainly, that you can't change your sex. Men can't have babies, for instance.
If that were the case, gender identity would be completely cultural and without a biological basis, but there does seem to be such a basis in neurology.
Gender identity pretty much seems cultural. Sex is biological. And you can't change your sex, but you can surely pretend to.
Please provide evidence for the claim that hormone treatment will have lifelong negative impacts. Thank you.
I can't imagine blocking puberty of a developing child would have positive effects. Not to mention the likely negative psychological effects from grown-ups telling them they can change their sex, realizing it was a lie, etc. But if you think it's all harmless, ok.
Sorry, it was a word I picked up from my trans accepting radical feminist female friends.
Surely they'd be called 'TARFs' then?
I don't know any radical feminists who self-identify as "TERFs" because 1) it's basically hate-speech i.e. it is often used alongside threats
from transwomen or liberal feminists who don't like women being gender-critical / radical feminists 2) it is a way to shut down debate that includes idealists saying you can be whatever you want to be and materialists who say sex is immutable.
I will not bother to tell these women that they are supposedly misogynist.
It was you I was calling a misogynist. You slip easy into that role when it comes to this issue. I'll note you completely ignored the parts of my post that included the (legitimate) fears women have about sharing their vulnerable spaces with men or transwomen(people with dicks), or about male/trans violence against women, about the encroachment of men/transwomen into our sports etc., or how it is only men
who are a threat to trans people. That's why I call you a misogynist, because you seem to not care about women.