I’ve actually loved myself so much it has offended other people. Which is hilarious because I hate myself. Like what does my family want from me when they forbid every little thing that makes me feel pretty but then tell me to stop hating myself.
Radfems wanna talk shit about how trans women are “socialized differently” from cis women. But non-white women are socialized differently from white women; Indigenous women are socialized differently from non-Indigenous women. Poor women are socialized differently from rich women. Women are socialized differently because they are raised in all kinds of environments with all kinds of privileges and disadvantages—it doesn’t negate their identity as a woman.
Like, you don’t get to fucking pick and choose whose gender identity is invalid because of a different upbringing. If I told a white woman that she isn’t a woman because she grew up white, cis, and rich, then these people would attack the fuck out of me. But they’re somehow allowed to decide that AMAB women aren’t women.
Slurs are not just “bad words”. They’re part of systemic dehumanization of entire groups of people who are and have historically been subjugated and hated just for being alive.