Julia Serano has a new book coming out October 1, 2013 entitled Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. In this passage, he imagines responding to a feminist who argues his presence, as a man who thinks he’s a woman, would trigger sexual assault survivors in attendance at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, which is one of the remaining safe spaces for Women in the United States and is under continual threat from men like Serano.
“There are no words in your second-wave feminist lexicon to adequately describe the way that we, young trans girls forced against our will into boyhood, have been raped by male culture. Every trans woman is a survivor, and we have triggers too. And my trigger is pseudo-feminists who hide their prejudices behind ‘womyn-born-womyn-only’ euphemisms.”