Men, including men on the left, have always hated feminism, have always been misogynists, and will always support activism which harms women.
For example, why are men so supportive of TW in women’s spaces, yet these same men have never been concerned with including women in the spaces occupied by men for centuries? If TW are just women as it’s always stated, then where is this mass support for other issues regarding women from TW supporting males……? TW it seems are therefore NOT actually women by their own supporters hypocritical standards – they are however a very trendy and more importantly, grossly patriarchal cause.
Much of the male support behind TW ‘rights’ is morally bankrupt, all about misogyny and a continuation of the values of subjugation and dominance.
Ultra feminized/sexualized TW are the sort of ‘women’ men want. They are a heterosexual male fantasy.
Research shows 73% of men who have sex with m-to-f transsexuals identify as straight…
Transgender porn is a best seller. It not only preforms as a modern day ‘freak show’ for the titillation of straight men. Both viewer and object participating in the display of exoticism, the thrill of exploitation and dominance of the ‘other’. (The popularity of black and Asian TW in pornography is no coincidence, indicative of the hierarchies within masculinity and a racist culture).
This also projects ideas of the ultimate male fantasy of ‘women’, but from an insider male perspective. The straight male gaze when applied to other men is only acceptable within the illusion of the sexually ever-available caricature of ‘womanhood’ – created for straight male pleasure. It also gives men any excuse for a bit of dick worship applied to that desire….
Certainly no consideration of rights there. Nothing progressive or liberating about objectification, pornography or prostitution or any kind of male violence. It upholds the same patterns of toxic masculinity, homophobia, white supremacy and patriarchal/capitalist values forever serving the values of dominant straight white males.
However, men want women who uphold the values of domination and subjugation and the hierarchy within gender which allows them many privileges.
Feminism, of course, supports the opposite of this.
The thing is, many TW, born into masculinity and male socialisation, know this already….. many playing out incredibly damaging gender stereotypes in the search for straight male approval and ‘validation’.
It is where these hugely harmful roles played out between males leave females, including the poison it injects into already damaging notions of womanhood, as fodder for violent male pleasure, that greatly concerns feminists.