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Its worth a read.

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html

This quote in particular,

"Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery?

Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

Its worth a read. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html This quote in particular, "Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

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I hadn't seen Tootsie when it came out. I watched it sometime last year and I was kind of horrified at how it THOUGHT it was being very feminist but it was actually SEXIST AS FUCK. There are things which are still funny, but freaking screwball comedies from THE THIRTIES are more progressive and present actual women as far more interesting and fully human.

Exactly! I help curate movie screenings at the library where I work, and we once showed an old comedy with Edgar G. Robinson, THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING. One of our 20-something attendees was astounded at the female love interest being more funny, human and street-wise than many women in movies today.