It was going well until it attracted notable "second wave" feminist and fanatic Transphobe m Andrea, whose Feminazi (her words not mine) blog is increasingly devoted to dismissing Transsexual women as men who are mentally ill and selfish too.
Here's my take on her views, but you should read her blog for yourself, to make sure I'm not putting words in her mouth and constructing a StrawPerson.
Transsexuality cannot have a biological cause, because if it did, it would undermine Feminist Theory. Undermining Feminist Theory causes repression, persecution, and injustice. Therefore Transsexuality as a biological condition cannot be allowed to exist, and in the words of the Feminist Janice Raymond,The difficult thing is.. she really is witty, and intelligent, and under other circumstances, I'd both like and admire her. And like the more Fanatic Fundies, she believes she's acting in a Good Cause. One I can get behind as well, no-one knows better jut how much the Patriarchy oppresses women than transsexuals - and I mean the guys too. Some get distinctly uncomfortable at just how much unconscious privilege they acquire from transition."I contend that the problem of transsexualism would be best served by morally mandating it out of existence."This is about politics, not Science. It's about the post-modernist view of science (and every other activity) as being nothing but tools in a power-game, with only an insignificant correspondence to any objective reality.
So yes, those of us researching the genuine sexually dimorphic differences in human cognition had better be extremely careful that our work is not misinterpreted by others to further an odious and contrary-to-reality political agenda. We have a responsibility to see that it doesn't. To that extent, m Andrea is right.
To the extent that she denies the biological realities, she is wrong. To the extent that she uses her considerable intellect and wit to denigrate, insult, oppress, and devalue women belonging to a minority group even more denigrated, insulted, oppressed and devalued than her own relatively privileged one, she is dangerously wrong, and in a moral sense. Though she does it from the highest of motives, you know, can't make an omelette and all that. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. They're not *really* women anyway, they're part of the oppressive class, so deserve all they get.
Her methods though, the weapons used against transsexuals, are exactly those used by the Patriarchy to oppress women everywhere. She's not jut a useful tool of the Patriarchy, she's part of it, and doesn't even know it. In that respect, she's achieved her aim of abolishing the distinction between men and women.