I am a Woman. You are a Trans Woman. And That Distinction Matters.

There is nothing wrong with saying that cis and transwomen have different experiences. To me, that is akin to saying that as a Black woman, I experience being a woman differently than a White woman. With that being said, this is a perfect example of what allyship DOES NOT look like. The way that I interpreted this article is that the you blamed transwomen for the negative experiences that you have had/are having as a cigender woman. I have had some of the same experiences as you (so I in no way make light of your experience and willingness to share said experience), but the issues you have faced are symptoms of patriarchy. Futhermore, I struggle with your advocacy for the trans community when you are placing blame on transfolx for your lack of privilege in society as a woman (which, conversely demonstrates your privilege as a ciswoman). Even the title is problematic. Throughout this article, I kept thinking about intent versus impact. Your intention may have been to have a conversation. Based on this piece though, it is clear that you already had biases and negative intention towards transwomen.

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