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TERFisms: the MAAB/FAAB binary

Anti-trans RadFems, AKA Trans Exclusionary RadFems (TERFs) – not to be confused with non-hate radical feminism (AKA, feminism) – claim that gender is a fallacy. As an ironic (though the irony is completely lost on them) substitute, they’ve invented a binary system they call FAAB and MAAB. Once someone is Male Assigned At Birth (MAAB), they are endowed with a privilege that can… Read more →

You might be a TERF if…

I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re a TERF. Chances are that you’re a TERF if you believe that you’re a feminist when you… 1.) Claim that transwomen are cismen, that transmen are ciswomen* and purposefully misgender transpeople. 2.) Out transpeople to employers. 3.) Tell trans women their surgery… Read more →

1974: TERFs & Trans Folk

The following article was published in 1974, one year after TERFs politicized the use of restrooms, advocated for the public exclusion of trans people in the queer rights movement and participated in beating trans hero Sylvia Rivera and forming a mob to physically hunt and ostracized trans pioneer, Beth Elliott . Keep in mind that all of this was happening just… Read more →