A (hopefully, no promises) brief thread of why the bad apples must be discussed.
It’s also implied that I’m stirring up unfounded fear by pointing at seeming outliers.
But we’re not. We’re talking about intimate spaces, vulnerable spaces, secluded spaces. There’s a high threshold of trust required here.
But I’m not. I’m talking about male abuse of women, of which we have thousands of years of recorded precedent. It’s accepted fact that women have to be wary of men.
Without diving into that statement, let’s focus on how we should consider TW *for the purpose of assessing risk to natal women.*
We’d want to know if they commit crime like men or women.
“[R]egarding any crime, male-to-females had a significantly increased risk for crime compared to female controls (aHR 6.6; 95% CI 4.1–10.8) but not compared to males (aHR 0.8; 95% CI 0.5–1.2).”
This data 100% supports an approach which assumes the threat to women from TW to be similar or the same as what women face from non-trans men.
It’s just math.
That population wants women to surrender the obstacles to male violence that we’ve established to make it safer for women to leave their homes & move freely in the world.
A bathroom is a space where a woman is shielded from view, with her guard down.
We aren’t allowed to question anyone’s presence there. There is no dress code or femininity minimum.
Best case scenario, multi-stall public restrooms are now exhausting, one more high-risk zone.
Home should be green. Your friends’ place, church - green.
Parking lots? Yellow. It’s fine, but watch your ass.
Stairwells, ATMs at night, Walk to your car at night, red: Be fully alert, avoid if alone.
Trans-inclusive policies without meaningful safeguards make a lot more of the world red for us.
The restroom at your job shouldn’t be red.
Where you go to work out and take care of your health shouldn’t be red.
But, if men we don’t know can be alone with us there, they all become red spaces.
Men hurt women. Women, in public, have to watch out for that. That should be enough.
No, that’s not true. They act as though women should just be good sports about the increased personal risk. Take one for the team.
Is it a TW who circulated video of them raping a 4 yr-old girl? Nope.
Is it the hundreds of porn sites devoted to bathroom voyeurism? Nope.
Girls assaulted in changing rooms? Lesbians shot and stabbed by a TW?
Predators are opportunists. That’s why you avoid the stairwell, check the backseat.
I’m not willing to accept that. I’m not going to be a good sport. I’m unwilling to accept a single woman being harmed for the sake of male inclusion.
It’s abhorrent to think it’s okay to discuss these policies without addressing how they could hurt non-trans women. It’s anti-woman.
What is being asked of women right now is too much. We’re willing to share our world, just not these critical spaces.
If you have complaints about me bringing up trans violence against women, then tell me -
How many rapes and murders are an acceptable sacrifice for women to make for inclusivity?