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Given the current state of affairs, maybe take some time to listen to the stories of #trans folks, and hear what they have to say.

#TransRightsAreHumanRights #TransWomenAreWomen #nonbinary
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Did you know Canada is the ONLY country in the world that has universal health care, but🚫access to covered contraception⁉️
Contraception is a gender health equity issue & 1:5 have insufficient drug coverage.
#InternationalWomensDay @Ptbohealth…
BC recently announced that contraception would be free for everyone, and all provinces in 🇨🇦, including @ONThealth should follow suit.…
Unfair access to menstrual products means an inability to afford tampons, pads & liners fuels stigma & shame while creating health risks for people who struggle to afford them.
@ONThealth has recently made important progress but gaps remain.…
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For #WorldEngineeringDay and with #InternationalWomensDay coming up, here’s a thread of five female engineers #WomenInSTEM 🧵 🪡

(By the way, #TransWomenAreWomen)
Edith Clarke was the first woman to be awarded an electrical engineering degree from MIT, and the first woman to be professionally employed as an electrical engineer in the US. She worked on the hydroelectric systems that, to this day, provide hydropower at the West Hoover Dam. Black and white, early 20th century photo of Edith Clark: a
Mary Jackson was a mathematician and aerospace engineer at NACA, later to become NASA. She was NASA's first Black female engineer. She particularly worked in understanding air flow, including thrust and drag forces—important for aircraft design. Mid-20th century black and white photo of Mary Jackson: a Bl
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Thanks for the question! As far as I can tell, a lot of what it means to be trans is not being discussed. And what is being discussed is mostly clownish, politicized, and unnecessarily divisive. I'll share what I think might be helpful. 🧵
For starters, I'll try to define what "being trans" means to me. In my view, a person is made up of two components: a body and a soul. The body has a sex, while the soul does not. The sex of the body is almost always male or female.
My understanding is that a very small percentage of people may be born with both male and female reproductive parts. But almost everyone has a body that is clearly male or clearly female. For the sake of simplicity, I will limit my discussion moving forward to these clear cases.
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Im #volksverpetzer gibt es einen anonymen Hetzartikel zum drohenden #Selbstbestimmungsgesetz. Geschrieben von “Florence Trübinger“, über den/die es keine Infos im Netz gibt.
In Anlehnung an #Böhmermann werden frauenhasserfüllt Fakeargumente ausgespotzt.
Zum einen wird der Öffentlichkeit weiter Sand in die Augen gestreut mit dem Begriff #Trans-Person. Dabei denkt jeder an einen Transsexuellen, also eine Person, bei der eine Körperwahrnehmungsstörung so tief sitzt, das sie nicht therapiert werden kann und Leid durch eine…
…körperliche & soziale Geschlechtsanpassung gemildert werden kann. Die Kurzform Trans bedeutet aber #Transgender und umfasst viel mehr. Eine große Gruppe sind autogynophile Männer, die bei der Vorstellung, eine Frau zu sein, sexuelle Erregung erfahren & andere Fetischisten.
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If you are voting blue, um...🤷🏻‍♀️🤪🤷🏻‍♀️...



The CoVid Vx is TOTALLY💯SAFE! You #LibProgSocCommieTards Go With THAT👍🏼

But... Remember THIS:
You people can't UN-Vx your children💉
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Note Jon Stewart's exacerbation here. It demonstrates that, even for those who pushin transgenderism, it is women who have babies, not men.

This undermines his whole argument & that of transgenderism in general.

#gender #TransWomenAreWomen #women #WomensRightsAreHumanRights
Please consider retweeting this to amplify it. It shows the contradiction in the position of proponents of transgenderism.
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There was so much incredible material that I just couldn't fit into this piece. The most moving were the expressions of support for Sandy I found from women writing in lesbian-feminist newsletters and magazines from the time. #TransHistory #LesbianHistory #TransWomenAreWomen 🧵
There were certainly hostile responses to the Olivia scandal, but there was also pushback against that. In 1978 Lesbian Connection printed ten letters responding to an open letter criticising Olivia for working with a trans woman. Eight of those ten disagreed, siding with Olivia. Image description: Cover of Lesbian Connection magazine, Feb
Some of the letters describe loving personal and romantic relationships between cis and trans lesbians. #LWithTheT #TransWomenAreWomen #TransHistory #LesbianHistory
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#YoungGCWomenUnite 🧵
Hey everyone, I’m a mom. I work in an allied healthcare profession. I’m a so called #terf. I don’t have a singular #peaktrans experience, but rather a culmination of experiences. So here we go!
Almost a decade ago, I learned that terms #genderdysphoria and #transgender. There were some people who had extreme distress about their sex and they felt happier looking and presenting like the opposite sex. They worked closely with doctors and therapists.
I didn’t care. None of my business. But when hospital coworkers and staff started saying #TransWomenAreWomen , I started to question it. How could they literally be women? #whatisawoman ?
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Why I say #TranswomenAreMen and not #TranswomenAreWomen. The clue is in the prefix, "Trans". This stems from the word "Transition", which means a state of change from one thing towards another.
The subject of the term "transwoman" therefore refers to someone who is in (cont)... Image
...the process of changing from being a man towards becoming a woman. So, for as long as that process is taking place, the person is actually a man, and will remain so until full womanhood is achieved. And by referring to themself as a "transwoman" that is precisely what the... Image
... person is saying, i.e: "I am a man in the process of transforming into a woman."
So, by self-definition, a transwoman is a man.

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Thread re: Republican U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn’s question to Ketanji Brown Jackson— Let’s talk about how utterly absurd it is to give the following command to another person: “Define woman”. The word ‘woman’ isn’t something that can easily be defined, due to the fact that 1/
it’s A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT. After all, just give it a try. Please just try to define the word ‘woman’. And as you’re doing so in your mind, I invite you to keep reading…
If you say a woman is someone who was born with a vagina, that statement is very obviously not always true. 2/
If any person who claims “women were born w/ vaginas” were to look at the person in this picture I’ve posted, they would *definitely* assume that she’s a woman. They’d *definitely* be referring to her with “she/her” pronouns and would believe she’s a woman. And they’d be right.3/
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1/20 🧵

I have been hearing more frequently the narrative that women's sport apparently exists as a 'protected category' so that women can win (because on this account without it no woman will ever win again)

This is: a) *not* the reason why women's sport exists as a category,

and b) it is *not* true that women will never win again.

This narrative is profoundly paternalistic and keeps women small.

Let's unpack this a little:

A. Women's sport exists as a category because the dominance of men athletes was threatened by women competing.

We see this over and over again in the history of sport...
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So guys there's a lost ark public discord that @amazongames isn't affiliated with. Obviously even if it was Amazon's server I'm sure the same type of results would of been the same. This server has rules against any kind of discriminatio- (1/9)
@amazongames n

But they do not have an owner that follows their own discord rules. I basically created a ticket the correct way instead of flaming the person back and fighting toxicity with toxicity like I would normally right? So I basically did a much abnormal move than I normally (2/9)
do. Well said owner instead of simply trying to "respect" someone's right to exist without seeing transphobic remarks on their discord server. Out of pure frustration of the owner, I was banned for trying to report something and get someone who shouldn't be allowed in a (3/9)
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@Die_Gruenen Persönlichkeit ist nicht Geschlecht.
Man missexed Menschen nicht, denn gendern ist Stereotypdenken.
Auch ein femininer (=gender) Junge (=sex) ist ein richtiger Junge.
Vielfältigen Jungen soll nicht (wie früher) eingeredet werden, sie seien keine richtigen Jungen.
Daher #NoSelfID.
@Die_Gruenen Auch eine Frau (sex=female/vagina) mit Bart ist eine richtige Frau
mit ihrer
[maskulinen oder nichtbinären, aber nicht femininen (genders=Stereotype)]
vielfältigen Persönlichkeit,
und kein Mann. #NoSelfID #NoMissexing
@fdpbt @GrueneBundestag @spdbt
@Die_Gruenen @fdpbt @GrueneBundestag @spdbt Ihr seid regressive Irrende,hört nicht zu, lest nur in Echokammern und schadet dem Erreichten.
Wie oft wurde ich wegen langer Haare&meiner Persönlichkeit schon als Mädchen bezeichnet. Scheiß Stereotype.
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Richard has either failed to read the declaration he’s signed, or he’s adopted the position of being anti-science and anti-human rights. I think it’s time for a breakdown thread…
The declaration states that signees are pushing for “all appropriate measures, including legislation, to modify or abolish existing laws, regulations customs and practices which constitute discrimination against women.’’

That seems fine, right?
Keep reading…
Signers also want “appropriate measures, including legislation, to ensure the full development and advancement of women, for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms on a basis of equality with men.’’ Also fine, right?..
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Breaking down "Biological Sex"

Tweeting this rather than replying so I can make a proper chain. Credit to @RileyJayDennis for helping me frame my understanding -

#TransRightsAreHumanRights #TranswomenAreWomen #transmenaremen #trans #TransIsBeautiful
Biological Sex is a human-created classification system for sorting organisms based on their reproductive abilities. The stuff that ‘biological sex’ describes is objective, but the system isn’t.

The most widely used model for determining sex is:
Secondary sex characteristics

These 5 things are measurable facts. But grouping them together under one system is a human invention. A model for understanding and classifying bodies.

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Hey researchers, listen up!
Here’s a crash course thread on writing gender questions from a trans person who has designed surveys before.
We criticize this a lot, but rarely do we show what is correct, so in this thread I’ll do my best to do that. 🧵
Firstly, do you want to ask your research question about sex, or about gender, or about something else entirely? The best advice I can give is this: be specific.
If you’re asking questions about uterine health, ask if your participant has a uterus, not for their gender. If you’re researching gender bias, ask about gender. If you simply need sex statistics, ask about sex.
Think critically about what information you want.
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This is going to be controversial, but here goes.
Although I do believe in #GenderEquality, I don't consider myself to be a #feminist.
I will explain the reasons why in this thread... (1/x)
First let's look at the Meriam-Webster definition of the word...

"[A] belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests."

This definition: ✔️
However, the people that call themselves "feminists" don't always reflect this reality.
Even if you are committed to improving the rights of women, you might very well not be a feminist.
Why? (3/x)
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Today, March 31st, is the #transgenderdayofvisibility, my first since coming out and letting the whole world see who I really am...

I have been blessed by support and acceptance in my #transition, but I know that this experience is not universal. (1/x)
Far too many of my #transgender and non-binary brethren are shunned, cast out, or attacked, simply for trying to live as who they are. Even now, in some parts of the world considered the most advanced and civilized, this community of mine is under direct attack. (2/x) ...
... Attacks that seek to legislate us right out of existence. It is no wonder that we are community that is struggling with fear.

Despite this, trans people are showing how strong we can be; we are showing ourselves as the beautiful people we are, inside & out, showing (3/x) ...
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If you only do one thing for #TransDayOfVisibility RT this.

Trans children in the United States are under unprecedented attack right now.
If you live in one of THESE states, bills to criminalize trans existence are moving through your state NOW.
Info to help in reply: A United States map with the following states highlighted in
HERE you can find info on what bills are a threat, how far they are in the legislative process, and who to contact about them. Contact your reps and advocate for trans existence. It is life or death for trans kids right now. Please.
All performative allyship in the world won’t save lives. This simple action could.

Please RT and contact your representatives. Please.

#ProtectTransLives #ProtectTransYouth #ProtectTransWomen #ProtectTransKids #TransDayOfVisibility #TransWomenareWomen #TransWeekOfVisibility
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Tw eugenics, queer phobia, violence, medical abuse

The curious thing about anti-queer eugenics is that they will never actually work; being queer is not heritable or contagious. Anti-queer eugenics attempts operate on the false belief that we can be eliminated.
These crusades never succeed at eliminating queer people (it’s not possible, we will always be born into every population); but they do succeed at driving us into hiding. For the perpetrators of these actions, that is often good enough.
They often argue that this is “proof” that they’ve eliminated the “evil influence” or that queer people chose to be queer all along.
You can’t eliminate us. You can only make us suffer from your cruelty.
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Hey idk which cis “ally” needs to hear this, but it is literally never acceptable to out someone as trans without their consent.
Also outing someone as trans to “prove” how progressive you are, no matter who they are, is selfish and dangerous. It is not allyship in any capacity.
Also telling anyone a trans person’s deadname without their explicit consent, for any reason, is an act of transphobia. No exceptions.
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If people knew what we went through...

Here’s a photo journal of my journey from changing my name, to first day out at work, to getting my passport, to losing my family, to now

Let’s see when people decide it’s ok for me to “self ID” who I am

So, first day on hormones!
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Next, the day I changed my legal name

Is that the point I meet their standard?
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The day I got my corrected passport maybe?
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#TransWomenareWomen so here's a thread of badass trans women to learn about and celebrate on #InternationalWomensDay

Let's start with Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a veteran of the Stonewall uprising, AIDS activist, prison abolitionist, feminist, and trans liberation organizer. Image
Now on to Wendy Carlos, trans woman musician who helped invent the popular Moog synthesizer. She composed the scores for A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Tron, as well as "Switched on Bach." An absolute legend and godmother of electronic music. Image
Marsha P. Johnson. Activist. Performer. Drag queen. Stonewall veteran. Sex worker. Founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and co-founder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) Later an AIDS activist with Act-Up. Consistently fought for the most vulnerable. Image
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