Okay, there is obviously so much wrong with this misogynistic, transphobic excuse for feminism post and I just felt the need to rant on it.
The first paragraph has so much wrong with by stating that there is some sort of criteria EVERY woman must follow in order to be a “real woman”. Also it degrades women that enjoy and find pleasure in things like make up, gowns, and fake boobs. Lastly not ALL women are here to have kids/daughters.
In the second paragraph she uses her age as an excuse to build a criteria on “real women” when things, believe it or not, have changed in the span of fifty years. She goes on to tell someone what they can and can’t identify as, which is problematic enough. Periods are not an excuse for you to be arrogant towards the trans community. Also what about the cis women who don’t have periods, or bad cramps? Are they too not able to identify as a woman? Also, Caitlyn Jenner HAS faced unnecessary sexual comments and slander from men so don’t think it’s a cis thing only. So much of the ridicule she’s getting through her transition is about her looks and sex appeal, so yes, she knows the feeling.
As sorry as I am about your miscarriages, no body deserves that, its not a ploy for you to play in order to make you seem like a real woman. Many women have gone their whole lives without a miscarriage, trans and cis included. Another point continuously made in this post is that Caitlyn will never know what it’s like to be a mom because she’ll never give birth. Caitlyn has kids and is an amazing parent to them. Women do not only exist to procreate, also what about the cis women who can’t give birth? Are they, in your eyes, not real women as well? There are adoptive mothers that are still mothers, right?
Your comparison between identifying as a women and identifying as a widow (when your partner is still alive) has no correlation and makes absolutely no sense. Those are no where near the same thing.
Her definition of a real women is full of internalized misogyny and is problematic within itself. Being a women is already hard with the standard set for us by the outside, now other women need to build standards for each other too? That’s ridiculous.
Therefore for I find your transphobic claim to not accept Caitlyn as a woman disingenuous, uneducated, and honestly - quite offensive.