If Gender Didn’t Exist, Would Trans People?

Does accepting transgender people mean perpetuating harmful gender binaries?

Some people – like radical feminists who try to exclude trans people from the movement – believe it does. As intersectional feminists, we’re working to eradicate harmful gender norms – which might make you wonder if trans people would exist if we succeed.

Kat Blaque gets this question a lot, and in this episode of her True Tea series, she has a really insightful answer. Find out why this conversation is a harmful attempt to invalidate trans people’s existence. And learn the difference between dismissing people’s identities and having genuine conversations about how perpetuating gender roles causes harm.

Those genuine conversations are worth having – but talking about eradicating gender just for the sake of invalidating trans lives is not okay, and this video will help you understand why it needs to stop.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Kat Blaque is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s also a children’s illustrator and thrift store shopper. Check out Kat’s website and YouTube channel, and follow Kat on Twitter @kat_blaque. Watch her videos here!