[screencap of a post saying “’cishets aren’t lgbt’ is a controversial statement for the exact same reason ‘males aren’t women’ is. oh, taken at face value, sure, it’s technically true. but you know the context. they know the context. we all know they’re not actually talking about males.”
and a second user adding “it’s called ‘dogwhistling’ and the alt-right uses it all the time. it’s using coded language that could be taken at face value from most people but is directly engineered to be understood differently to a small political group. it’s the same thing as republicans using ‘inner city’ to mean nonwhite people”]
as a transfem, i get so tired of the “aphobes are terfs” comparison. even when it comes from other transfeminine people (and i do not know whether the person saying it here is transfeminine), i maintain that it is a misguided and surface-level comparison. as i’ve said before, A=/=B.
as to the second person, exactly how evil do you have to be to compare lgbt people who don’t want to put up with our oppressors to actual neo-nazis? asking for a friend