I know I primarily talk about trans issues, but I'm a radfem. The reason I'm prioritizing trans stuff is because I see the inappropriate medical treatment of people with gender dysphoria, & the misogynistic, sexist efforts of gender ideologues as current and pressing threats.
It's also because I feel I'm competent to speak on this in a way that I'm not as competent to speak on other things, since I have personal experience in the field and both myself and my partner were harmed in different ways by gender ideology.
That being said, there are definitely other timely threats we should speak up on, such as the growing and horrible cultural normalization of cosmetic surgery. I'm going to try to keep that in mind and balance my efforts.
(and I didn't mean this to sound like I'm minimizing other current and pressing threats such as FGM, selective abortion, and so forth, just that I'm not as personally educated on those things as I am on trans medicine and women's health. I need to work on that!)

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I'd like to talk about this a bit. For the purposes of this thread we will assume this story is true (which is itself debatable but bear with me).

As we know, trans women don't get periods. They may have various side effects from hormone replacement; that is not a period.
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