The Next Cis Lesbian to be ‘Erased’ by Trans Women Will be the First

From Carrie Lyell at The Independent:

Yes, lesbians are marginalised within the LGBT+ movement, but this has nothing to do with trans people. These tactics are nothing but scaremongering designed to divide us….

Let’s be clear: in my personal life, and as editor of the world’s leading magazine for queer women, I know a lot of trans people. Not one of them has ever tried to recruit me or even asked me if I’ve ever thought about transitioning. Not one has “pressured” me to “accept them as sexual partners”. This is scaremongering, designed to divide us. But believe me: it’s not a thing.

Yes, it is scaremongering.

But there is another term for it: exterminationist bigotry.

There is a reason that #TERFIsNotASlur.  And a significant portion of it involves the fact that almost all of the voices fraudulently asserting that TERFs are being ‘silenced’ by trans women are allowed to use said voices in forums such as editorial column inches in major publications and – my favorite – tenured positions in academia that trans women are excluded from ever being considered for (often by the very TERF academics who claim that they are being silenced.)

#TERFIsNotASlur.

Never has been, never will be.

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