I’m really happy that there are so few SWERFs (feminists who are anti-sex work), and so few TERFS (feminists who are anti-trans women), in this country. However – we need to keep on top of this and not get complacent.
SWERFs and TERFS have changed policies and laws in many countries across the world, harming trans women and sex workers and literally causing suffering and death on a large scale. We can’t let this get a foothold here, we have to fight it fiercely.
One of the few vocal anti-sex work activists locally, Renee Girlich, has also publicly come on on Twitter as anti-trans women too.
This shot shows her page on Twitter, where she has shared someone saying that trans women are really just men pretending to be women in an attempt to degrade and dehumanise ”real” woman (which is what Blackface is originally about).
Besides being racist, that logic, and yes petitions from TERFs, is the reason why transgender surgeries were taken off the public funding schedule in the USA, which was the beginning of private health insurance companies refusing to cover transition related care.
The rest of the world followed suit.
The actual literal reason why we can’t get healthcare is because of TERFs.
Anti-trans feminists are the cause of thousands of trans people suffering and attempting suicide. The actions of TERFS have consequences.
Anti sex work feminists are a major part of the reason why sex workers are illegalised in many countries – why sex workers experience violence, rape, murder, and incarceration at such high rates in those countries.
There is simply no neutral position to take on this – feminists who are anti-trans women and anti- sex workers are advocating against our human rights.
We are so lucky to be in a country where sex workers and trans women aren’t being killed every week. I urge you all to not be complacent – do not let this shit slide.
Stand up against people who want trans women and sex workers to stop existing
Don’t let them get credibility – don’t let them change policies and laws here, don’t let them kill us.