Social “habits” are asserted to be a sexed “essence” that trans people supposedly appeal to in order to validate their gender; TERFs would never appeal to social habits as a sexed essence to validate their gender, right?!?
In transgender ideology, persons who transgender are seen as being in possession of an ‘essence’ – consisting of clothing or habits – of the ‘gender’ more usually associated with the opposite sex. – Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts, p 15
Therefore, social habits aren’t a sexed essence… unless the habits are learned by cis women, then they totally are:
“We know that we are women who are bom with female chromosomes and anatomy, and that whether or not we were socialized to be so-called normal women, patriarchy has treated and will treat us like women. Transsexuals have not had this same history… Persons whose sexual ambiguity is discovered later are altered in the direction of what their gender rearing has been (masculine or feminine) up to that point. Thus those who are altered shortly after birth have the history of being practically bom as male or female and those who are altered later in life have their body surgically conformed to their history. When and if they do undergo surgical change, they do not become the opposite sex after a long history of functioning and being treated differently.” – Janice Raymond, Transsexual Empire, pp 114 -115
Hear that intersex people? It’s the socialized habits you learn throughout childhood, beginning at birth, that truly determines your sex. Suggesting otherwise just would not be critical of gender!!!!