The opposite to love is NOT hate, it is indifference. Yet the word “haters!” gets bandied about at radfems more often than I have had hot dinners. Just because most radfems disagree with the trans ideology (and agenda), does not mean we “hate” them. Good gawd, are they five years old or something?
Generally we would be indifferent to trans, after all, each to their own. It is only when trans ideology works against much of what we are fighting, then it becomes an issue for us.
At most, you could call us “territorial”, in wanting to keep some spaces as FAAB-only spaces. One specific issue I have on the M2T entering FAAB-only spaces is that the transactivists want to include as many dudes as possible under that banner, even if they have a penis.
But, a lot of this name-calling is projection. Yep, projection. Radfems don’t go around calling trans/transactivists “radhaters” or “radphobic” or anything else. The most they have ever been called (probably by me) is “idiots”. Just a tad milder than “haters”, and IMHO, more accurate and fact-based.
Take Twisty’s response to the mega-trans thread:
Holy shit, there sure is a bunch of hatas what comment on this blog. I was invited by some of them to quit calling myself a radical feminist, since the definition of radical feminism is, apparently, “a branch of feminism based on hatred of transpersons.”
What, we dared disagree with the trans arguments and ideology, and now we are a bunch of haters? WTF indeed. I don’t recall the radfems shouting “radphobic haters” at every opportunity, nope, they didn’t. Plenty of “transphobic” comments from the pro-trans crowd though.
Is the trans ideology so damn fragile that it cannot take even a wiff of criticism? Apparently so, sisteren.
There is plenty of evidence to show which side of the fence is doing all the hating, and it ain’t anti-trans radfems. We aren’t the ones wishing death, painful or otherwise, or rape or torture to our opponents.
All I can say is that it is business as usual, for FAABs to be shouted down and silenced for expressing their views.
ps: I could not really decide which graphic to go with, both had their relevant points.