So….I’ve decided to go through various TERFs and TEFs that I’ve blocked and compile a list of “clues” and “warning signs” that someone might be a TERF/TEF. Obviously a quick check of their TL will generally give them away, but these are for “quick glance” checks.
1) “Old School Lesbo” is one to check, especially when paired with 2) “Before the T got added to LGB” or 3) 80s gender bending.
Reason for this one is that children don’t transition, at the MOST they might be given puberty blockers. I’ve covered this in blogs and videos numerous times. Please see this series for more information: Breaking down the misinformation of the article “Gender Ideology Harms Children”
Cis is a Latin prefix meaning same. This isn’t that hard people.
12) “Adult Human Female”
This goes along with the XX, and is generally a good sign that they are a TERF/TEF and is a form of intersex erasure as well.
There are multiple variations of this.
This is a variation of 13, but just…wow….
Assigned Female at Birth = Cis woman
Trans woman literally cannot be AFAB.
This one is a new one for me.
This goes along with the “Biology matters” and other variations of science denial or 9th grade understanding of biology levels of ignorance.
This generally is paired with AFAB, OFAB (obviously female at birth), or variations.
32) Not understanding puberty blockers, associating puberty blockers with HRT or that puberty blocker = child transitioning.
As you can see, many of the signs overlap/appear together with others.
Thank you for following me down this rabbit hole of just….what the fuck…