The anti-feminist propoganda term "TERF" (which supposedly stands for trans exculsionary radical feminist) is used to 1) instantly dehumanize anyone (almost always women) who refuses to go along with transgender identity politics, 2) threaten those non-compliant women with violence, and 3) ultimately silence them.
Who is a TERF?
|IF YOU KNOW HUMAN BABIES DON'T COME FROM STORKS, YOU ARE A TERF.|
|IF YOU HAVE A FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF GENDER, YOU ARE A TERF.|
|IF YOU THINK FEMALE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THEIR OWN PRIVATE SPACES, YOU ARE A TERF.|
A TERF is anyone who does not 100% agree with AND eternally prioritize transgender identity politics. It doesn't matter if you include transsexual people in your life/organization/services; it doesn't even matter if you are yourself a transsexual person - if you don't repeatedly and publicly state that 1) people born with penises are female if they feel like it and 2) people born with penises who "feel female" are the most important and oppressed female people in the world, you are "trans exclusive."
(Noted TERF Shirley Chisolm:)
TERF is most definitely a slur:
More importantly, the label "TERF" excuses this sort of violent rhetoric (refer to this series of images whenever you hear the oft-repeated obvious reversal "TERFs want us dead" from AFTAs):
Next page: When biology is bigotry, feminism is hate speech.