One Sunday morning a few weeks ago, I woke up to an endless barrage of Twitter notifications. One of my tweets, “Women’s history belongs to trans women,” had already received over 400 responses. My tweet was part of a longer thread, where I had also typed the four-letter acronym for transphobic pseudo-feminists: trans-exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs for short. I had forgotten that TERFs tend to word-search Twitter so that they can dogpile trans and nonbinary people, like me, who use that term. No wonder they spotted me.
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