Feminist views on transgender topics  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Feminist views on transgender topics vary wildly. Early feminist views on trans people were often hostile, but views of modern feminists tend to be more positive. The National Organization for Women (the largest feminist group in the United States) supports trans rights, as does the Feminist Majority Foundation (another large feminist activist group in the United States).

Some feminists, such as Janice Raymond and Sheila Jeffreys, believe that transgender and transsexual people uphold and reinforce sexist gender roles and the gender binary. Feminists who exclude trans women from womanhood and women's spaces have been referred to as "TERFs" (short for "trans-exclusionary radical feminists"), a term which some of those feminists object to.

Additionally, some transgender and transsexual people, such as Emi Koyama, Julia Serano, and Jacob Anderson-Minshall, have formed a movement within feminism called transfeminism, which views the rights of trans people and trans women in particular as an integral part of the feminist struggle for all women's rights.

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