Sarah McBride, a trans woman and national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, was harassed by two trans-exclusionary radical feminists.
TERFs and their transphobic message have become pawns of American right-wing groups.
We have to examine who's actually setting standards for what is an acceptable version of femininity. The patriarchy reaffirms this ideal of acceptable femininity to better conceptualize, understand, and control the fairer sex.
When people all around you are telling you directly that you have no claim to your womanhood and that by merely existing you are furthering the patriarchy, it cuts right through to your heart. I want to be able to return to the Land feeling welcome and safe. MichFest is my home too.
Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminism, or TERF, is a loosely-organized collective with a message of hate and exclusion against transgender women in particular. They have attached themselves to radical feminism as a means to attempt to deny trans women basic access to health care, women's groups, restroom facilities, and more.
According to Sr. Jean Hughes, it was her experience in the Dominican Republic that allowed her to hear "the political cries