Transactivists: “Sex-Based Oppression Doesn’t Exist”

The modern transactivist movement argues that sex-based oppression does not exist. They claim that oppression is based on feminine expression, and therefore there are no issues that women face that people who claim to be “transwomen” do not also face.

According to transactivists, girls and women are privileged to be accepted by our societies as our biological sex. Trans-identified men have it worse than we do, transactivists say, because transgenders suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts when people don’t validate their gender identity.

This article will prove these points to be absurdly false, condescending, and dismissive of the harsh reality girls and women face in western countries where this trans agenda is flourishing, and around the world.

As women know, sex-based discrimination can begin from the moment of conception. Some of these sex-based oppressions are regional, and some are worldwide (sex-based oppressions that affect women worldwide are in bold, because MRAs and the transactivist movement falsely claims that women in the west have no problems).

Examples of Sex-Based Oppression

  • People do not ask human female fetuses with which gender they identify before they sex-selectively abort female fetuses. This practice is common in such nations as China and India, where male babies are strongly preferred. When an ultrasound shows that a fetus is female, she’s usually aborted. Thus, China has 33.5 million more men than women.
  • No one asks newborn female infants their gender identity before committing sex-selective infanticide in nations such as the same listed above, where female infants are often drowned in buckets that are placed by the mother’s bedside specifically for this purpose.
  • No one asks female babies about gender identification before raping these baby girls – sometimes to death – due to a widespread myth that sex with a virgin will cure a man of HIV or AIDS. This belief and practice is common in nations like South Africa.
  • No one asks girls in certain African or Middle Eastern nations whether they identify as girls before subjecting the girls to female genital mutilation. Statistics show that genital mutilation has been on the rise in the US in recent years.
  • No one inquires about pre-pubescent girls’ gender identity before subjecting girls to breast-ironing in order to decrease the girls’ desirability to adult male pedophiles. This is a tradition in Cameroon and several other nations.
  • People don’t request a girl’s gender identity before subjecting her to child sexual abuse. The vast majority of victims of child sexual abuse in every nation wordwide are girls. In the US, 82% of juvenile sexual assault victims are female. 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18, according to the Center for Disease Control.
  • No one asks girls whether they identify as girls before denying them of an education and having them instead do housework or get married, instead while their brothers attend school. This occurs in many nations, because education is not considered as important for girls. Worldwide, more than 130 million girls are out of school. Uneducated girls are more likely to contract HIV or become child brides, and less likely to raise healthy, educated children.
  • No one asks girls their gender identity before taking girls as their child brides. Childbirth is the second biggest cause of death for adolescent girls in nations where child marriage is standard. Child marriage occurs worldwide, including in western countries like the US. In the US, more than 167,000 children were married between 2000 and 2010; nearly all of these married children were girls — some as young 12. Most of these girls married men aged 18 or older, and at least 31% of girls married men aged 21 or older.
  • Women and girls aren’t asked what gender they identify with before they are kidnapped and forced into human sex trafficking. 76% of the victims of human sex trafficking are women.
  • No one asks women whether they identify as women before raping women. The vast majority of rape victims in every nation in the world are women. In the US, 91% of rape victims are women. 1 in 5 women in countries such as the US and the UK have been raped or faced raped attempts.
  • No one asks women whether they identify as women before forcing female rape victims to marry their rapists.
  • Potential male suitors don’t ask women whether they identify as women before throwing acid in the faces of women who refuse to marry them. This commonly occurs in nations like Pakistan.
  • Voyeurs never ask women and girls how they identify before spying or using photo or video equipment to record them during their private moments, such as in public restrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

Women are Humans

Kaitlyn (Bruce) Jenner, a trans-identified man who claims a female identity, said: “The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.” When women discuss the natural challenges of womanhood, many trans-identified men express anger that women could show so little appreciation for a biological function that trans-identified men wish they could experience.

This cold self-centeredness communicates to many of us as women that trans-identified men romanticize the concept of what it means to be a woman, and view womanhood as a form of escapism, rather than seeing women as humans, complex humans who experience challenges, frustrations, ups and downs, negatives and positives, sad moments and happy moments – just like other human beings. The fact that trans-identified men get offended when women express anything that suggests we exist beyond their superficial concepts of who we are tells us that they aren’t capable of viewing us as humans, and don’t want to know or connect with us on a human level. This does not suggest the “sisterhood” that trans-identified men claim they seek with women when trans deny us of our humanity. It suggests hatred of women, suppression of women, and a desire to oversimplify us in order to more easily fetishize us.

Women are not a concept, feeling, urge, or identity that exists within a man’s brain. Women are humans.