TERFs: You are being conned


A lot has been written on the relationship between TERFs, the broader Gender Critical (GC) movement and the right. There is increasingly obvious evidence of considerable practical collaboration and ideological crossover between ostensibly “feminist” transphobes and open fascists and religious fundamentalists. A great deal of money raised by GC causes has been raised under the banner of feminism and ended in the pockets of an anti-choice, anti-feminist activist solicitor. In this piece I want to focus on a particular example of GC/right-wing cooperation and the dynamic it exemplifies. I do this not to shame or berate anti-trans feminists, but to ask them – Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

In February 2020, the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group, a right wing all party parliamentary group (APPG) held a briefing chaired by homophobic DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson at which a number of anti-LGBTQ+ activists spoke against…

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