So for those of you who don't know, my husband has a child from a previous marriage. She is a TIF and has been identified as such for several years. No transitioning beyond social (a small win, I guess) and has been dating other women.
That is, up until recently.
Now, she is going to be moving in with a TIM. A TIM who has up until probably about 6 months ago been a very stereotypical male. Now, he has a half shaved head, wears makeup, and is in a "lesbian"(or "queer", honestly I'm old and can't keep up) relationship with my stepdaughter.
I immediately clocked this dude as male, but he's using that weird soft-focused filter that they use and so I did a little internet stalking to be sure. Yup, that's a MAN baby.
My tiny baby Radfem hackles got up and I have yet again reached peak trans.
How the hell can someone engage in the mental gymnastics of being in a heterosexual relationship as a "trans" couple and still not see that you're just going to be trapped in yet another shitty relationship with a mentally unstable male (this isn't her first go-around with a less than upstanding guy. Stepdaughter came out as bisexual at 15) who is more likely than not going to use and abuse you? I'm not so low key annoyed and disappointed.
I've been supportive of my husband's daughter in all her choices, whether or not I agree with them. I've pointed out the folly, gently, of her trains of thought regarding trans logic. I've put up with the alienation that came after she turned 18. And if she ends up pregnant, I'll not be surprised.
She's ordinarily a bright kid. Used to be very independent and didn't care what anyone thought. Since getting swept up in this trans cult, though, she's made a lot of really poor decisions and while I made my own fair share of stupid decisions at that age, I can safely say I made it out relatively unscathed.
I just hope for the best. I don't want her to get hurt, but her life is hard to watch. I've cringed for a good 5 years now.
At least I have my feminism, right?