Things that set me off:
i also need white trans women to read this because it’s an important point that you should understand about Black CIS women.
It is NOT just trans women denied their womanness.
Excellent points, but as a trans woman I’m still going to have to point out that being considered a lesser woman, a less sexually viable woman, or thing of that nature is not the same thing as actually being overtly classified as “non-woman” or “man.” I’m not downplaying the intersectional oppression facing black women. I’m not claiming I understand it. I’m also not downplaying how much white people, especially white feminists like myself, tend to ignore the plight of women of color and the unique and profound oppression they face, but I’m going to take severe issue with any cis woman who seems to be equating what she goes through, no matter how bad, with the specific oppression faced by trans women of all colors.
Yes, it’s super easy to find people who claim that they “just aren’t attracted to black women” and who are in complete denial of how racist that is. That’s a symptom of very serious issues black women are forced to deal with, and that’s terrible, but if you’re cis you still have tremendous privileges that trans women are denied, which is exactly why trans women of color are so insanely persecuted proportionate to what a tiny fraction of the population they are. I don’t think it’s fair to them for cis women, even cis women of color, to deny the unique and profound oppression and invalidation of identity that trans women, especially trans women of color, have to deal with specifically because they are not cis.
Yeah, you really aren’t downplaying how white feminists ignore the plight of women of color. I’d say you’re playing it up.
FYI, that’s not a cis woman whose words you are objecting to.
And maybe instead of thinking you can educate hypothetical cis people of color on why trans people of color have it worse off than themselves, you should be thinking about what it means that they get the worst of everything compared to us? What might that herald for cis Black women and other cis women of color?
You admit off the bat you don’t have a firm grasp of intersectionality but you want to sit and lecture people who live in the intersection…