Sharron Davies is not only a TERF but a homophobic anti-drag CUNT

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  1. Beverley

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    Well, as an ally, I think my responsibility is to follow the lead of trans activists leading the fight, rather than dictating the way. I'll tell you this, in all my years of advocating for queer Muslims, I didn't feel the need to throw other communities under the bus, and even now, when I wrote a book about Islamophobia, I didn't feel the need to reference how relatively seriously antisemitism has been taken by the British media.
     
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    In fairness, it's transphobes who are making the comparison and trans people and their allies who are repelling it.
     
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    In fairness, it happens on both sides.
     
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    But I don't feel that if you did, it would in any way damage your argument. I think there are probably more ways than one to work through the problem. Making people aware of the difference in the way that Islamophobia and anti-semitism have been treated by the media, is one way of calling out the problem and making it clearer. I'm a mathematician so I (and many others like me) am drawn to patterns, in history, in sociological groups, as a way to understanding what is happening.

    I'm not saying your way is wrong, but I don't think that necessarily means that other ways are wrong too.
     
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    I think it’s a harmful way of arguing and shouldn’t be used because what it always inevitably leads to is illegitimatising the struggles of the group being used as the example. Any racism is bad and should and can be called out without using another - otherwise it ends up becoming a tool to absolve people of their own prejudices and it creates false equivalences.
     
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    Without wanting to get involved in this particular debate, what do you mean by sociological group?
     
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    Twitter really does bring out the worst in people. I hope they at least keep Instagram wholesome
     
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    At the moment, I take up the fight as an ally of trans/intersex people much more than I do any other group, because it seems a large majority of the population don't.

    I'm not in any way reducing the struggles of gay people by using them as a comparison (which is the group I would compare them to specifically because the parallels are so fucking clear). What we've ended up doing though is once again fighting between liberal people on the left on the best way to handle it rather than fighting the actual problem.
     
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    The only solution to this is in-fighting in the left really, because half of the terfs are otherwise liberal feminists who read the Guardian.
     

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