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This writer really thinks trans people should be allowed to completely erase their past, and any reminder of who they used to be is “violence” - does any other group do this?

… no matter how much progress one makes in their transition, the person they used to be (or pretended to be) is still there.

Isn’t this true of literally everyone?

Anyway the writer still doesn’t get it - they think we respect some “gender identities” but not others (spoiler: we reject them all!). Re Chelsea Manning

… all too often her crimes have invalidated her womanhood for her critics.

No, Manning’s being male did that. Lots of people will use preferred pronouns with people they respect, out of courtesy, but not those they don’t - not a difficult concept.

Gotta love the closing line:

Chelsea Manning is a woman… Caitlyn Jenner is a woman… Neither of these statements is conditional.

Neither statement is accurate either.

Yeah. Look I'll use their new names, and outside of Ovarit I'll call them she, but it doesn't alter the fact that they are males, that they had many achievements while living in unmodified male bodies with male names and male pronouns, and that the very fact that they are TRANS women means they are, at absolute best, a Special Kind of Category Of Women Who Are Not Women But Who Live As If They Are Women (Except For How Their Decades Of Male Socialisation Keep Popping Up). Caitlin Jenner was, what, 65 or so before transitioning? Even if he DID feel like a lady 40 years ago and take hormones for a bit, he was wandering round the place being Olympian Bruce Jenner producing many children from the sperm of his penis, and there is no point in DENYING that.

I can't help but notice that when we say "she" about a person we want to think of as a victim on some level that it engenders a lot more sympathy than "he". I find myself feeling some kind of empathy for "Chelsea" as "she" that I cannot feel for Manning as a dude. I feel that there are SOME trans types who absolutely use this.

[–] BlackCirce enby jinping 2 points

he was wandering round the place being Olympian Bruce Jenner producing many children from the sperm of his penis, and there is no point in DENYING that.

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