Transgender people have been around since the beginning of time, and have always been disenfranchised, especially those who are trans women. Denial of us as female is a good example of how the disenfranchisement goes on. Basically, you are saying that the Patriarchy has always disenfranchised women based on their genitals, and that’s not ok, but it is ok if you define women by their genitals — as long as that means you can define trans women out of the picture. And what about trans men? Do you just figure they don’t exist?

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