Haters are gonna hate, but this mother of a FTM trans kid warms my heart with responding to self-identified RadFem (TERF) rants about how she’s an evil pawn of a patriarchy conspiracy that’s hell-bent on a butch lesbian genocide via forced FTM transition.
Hope everyone is has a wonderful Wednesday!
Originally posted on Trans*forming Family:
I’ve had this blog for about fourteen months, and during that time have considered myself fortunate to have received very few negative comments or emails regarding my decisions about my transgender child. I also rarely check my blog stats, and at any given time could not even tell you how many followers i have (although my son occasionally updates me). I find it easier to imagine that i’m just writing to those of you who regularly comment and to those few whom i’ve shared this blog with who know me personally than the overwhelming and intimidating thought that any and every human connected to the internet can read what i write here.
However, i recently discovered that some very kind folks were sharing the link to my blog with others on various websites, so i’ve started looking at my stats more often to see where folks are coming from, so i can learn of these links and thank the people who shared them.
And that’s how i found the link to the most harsh criticism i’ve received yet. The referring website had the word “gender” in the url, so i expected something totally different from what i found when i arrived at the site. What greeted me was a blog run by a self-identified lesbian radical feminist who posted photos stolen from the blogs and websites of trans men, of both top and bottom surgery results, along with disrespectful commentary and refusal to recognize these individuals as men at all. And, in the comments section, the conversation turned to parents — and that is where i found the link to my blog posted with comments that misgendered my son, questioned and criticized my parenting, and generally showed an offensive level of transphobia.