What Trans-Exclusionary Feminism Really Looks Like

Originally published on Lefty Cartoons and cross-posted here with their permission.

There are people who identify as feminists who try to exclude trans women from any feminist discussion or space, claiming that “there’s so much more to being a woman than wearing a dress or having some surgery.”

But that line of thinking reminds us of another group — and it’s not a very flattering comparison.

Check out this comic to see how trans-exclusionary logic plays out!

Such An Easy Mistake to Make

To learn more about trans-inclusive feminism, please check out the following:

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Barry Deutsch is the Portland-based author and cartoonist of Ampersand, a political comic with a generally progressive sensibility. A new Ampersand comic appears in every issue of Dollars and Sense Magazine. Barry attended Oberlin College in Ohio in the late 1980s, the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the 1990s (where he took classes from comics legend Will Eisner), and graduated from Portland State University several years ago. While at PSU, his political cartoons won the Charles M. Schulz Award. His current comics project is my comic book Hereville, a fantasy adventure comic about an 11-year-old Jewish girl. Check out his blog and follow him on Twitter @barrydeutsch.