You Used to Call Me Sister

A trans man’s perspective on gender critical feminism

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Women’s land workshop participants. Photo: University of Oregon, Ruth Mountaingrove papers 1950/1999
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OWL Farm Council Gathering. Photo: University of Oregon, Ruth Mountaingrove papers 1950/1999

Being a man is so core to my identity that I transitioned even though I am a feminist, even though as a woman in the trades I saw what jerks men can be and I mocked their alpha male jockeying for power stupidity, even though I lived on womyn’s land and celebrated freedoms there to express my masculinity.

What all feminists must understand is that denying that trans women are women is effectively wiping away an entire facet of humanity in one fell swoop.

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Father, transman, teacher, and storyteller

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