The Rose McGowan thing pushed me over the edge as well. Seeing her get screamed down was my turning point. I’ve pandered to trans people because I have been afraid to do otherwise, and my liberal guilt has definitely helped push me into it. I’ve always felt that it is important to listen to other people and honor their feelings because feelings do count and I don’t like being hurtful to others, but I had a hard time admitting to myself that I was being emotionally manipulated by people who were “literally” this and that, and I can’t take it anymore.
I also noticed that my behaviors and tastes were being actively influenced by the cult of trans supremacy. I was browsing the bookstore and didn’t even want to pick up feminist texts about women because I was afraid to be perceived as anti-trans. I certainly didn’t want to purchase a book and risk upsetting a cashier. My liberation and education, especially where feminism is concerned, has stopped. Discovering gender critical feminism has been extremely eye opening and I’m really excited by it, but I don’t even know where to begin.
I’ve been reading other posts on this page and I’m absolutely blown away by the ardent and rational intellects you all have. I’m so glad that I’ve hit the tipping point.