This was written by a friend:
“On the subject of foolish women believing that we so-called “TERFs” are hard-hearted and compassionless:
You think that we have no compassion?
How mistaken you are.
While we do in fact have infinite compassion for these poor confused souls, the fact of the matter is that their illness is endangering a great many other people as well.
These men cannot be allowed to claim any part of being “woman”, or countless other innocent women and children will suffer even more. The same goes for dysphoric women, for they destroy birth language and the health of their current and future children by delving into their internalized misogyny.
Would we treat someone with Anorexia Nervosa (another form of body dysphoria/dysmorphia) by validating their delusions? By feeding them next-to-nothing, and giving them unnecessary surgeries? Of course we do not…we treat them through psychological means.
Why, then, do we allow those with gender dysphoria (GID) to progress further into their illness and destroy their bodies for a shortened, unsatisfying life?
There are several reasons, and a big one is MONEY. Those that back this movement have a very great deal to gain from these barbaric “treatments”.
Another reason is homophobia: this has become the new “conversion” therapy for gay and lesbian youth. The homophobes regard it as an added bonus because it sterilizes these gay and lesbian people for life and creates ravaged bodies with shorter lifespans.
A third reason is that this furthers a misogynistic agenda that many men already have. What better way to destroy women than to eliminate all distinctions between men and women…and therefore destroy all accurate statistics, women’s safety, our language even to describe the female experience?
A fourth is that this movement plays into a very specific sexual fetish that some men have, aka autogynephilia, or AGP. They actually get off on forcing women to acknowledge them AS “women”.
Wake up. We have compassion, but we’re NOT willing to sacrifice our safety, our freedom, dysphoric lives, or our children’s lives for this Machiavellian agenda. Frankly, it’s shocking that some of you are.
The day will come when y’all will realize that those you decried as “bigots” and “TERFs” and “transphobes” were in fact working for the freedom of all people to be whole and complete within themselves.
Until that day comes, we’ll continue to be the unsung sheroes, working on behalf of women, men, and children…despite people throwing crap at us from every conceivable direction. We are this generation’s suffragettes. We won’t abandon YOU, even if you abandon US.”