Not going to lie, nothing makes me rage harder than feminist transphobia (except maybe Twilight, but that's another rant for another time). I was seriously fuming while reading the section in the trans history chapter about second-wave feminist transphobia. To me it is Super Hypocrisy Technology 100%. How can one make the argument that trans people are "dupes" of the sex/gender system for transitioning from one sex to the other, as if these feminists were themselves not "dupes" for arguing that what makes a ~woman~ is the ability to reproduce, or possessing a uterus. How is the second-wave fad of androgyny -- and ONLY androgyny will make you a REAL feminist/lesbian -- no more oppressive than mainstream heteronormative gender presentations as the ONLY proper way to be gendered? It also just doesn't make any goddamned sense to criticize transwomen in particular for "raping" the ~women only spaces~ with their supposed male privilege. Excuse me? It's not like transwomen before transitioning are lounging around in their golden castles of opulence, being served fancy ham rolls by scantily-clad women while their butlers count their wads of cash and make lists of all the ways they're receiving male pleasure. No. Transwomen are disproportionately below the poverty line, unemployed, discriminated against, violently attacked, and have higher instances of AIDS/HIV. So you want to say that transwomen are going to ruin the woman-only party because they don't know the oppression and ~suffering~ of women. Oh yeah? Well I say you don't know the oppression and real suffering of transpeople, which they face not only from general society, but apparently also from you, the only place they thought they might be able to turn to.
So, fine. Have your ~Women Only Spaces.~ I'm going over here to make my ~Not A Stupid Idiot Transphobic Bigot Only Space.~
... I'm working on it. I'll think of a better name when I stop raging so hard I can't think.