My experience as a trans woman with sexual assault [CW for sexual assault, abuse, transphobia, sexism]

Submitted by Radtranswoman14 in Feminism

I'm mentally exhausted from hearing terfs rhetoric.

I was sexually assaulted by someone I had to live with to avoid being abused for being trans. I constantly have it in my head that I'm a risk to other women, that I'm a future rapist because of what I am, even though I was raped myself and when I went for help I was threatened and ignored.

and the often cited risk of "people pretending to be trans to rape people" I've actually dealt with that to, I had a man pretend to be trans in a psych ward to gain my trust in order to try and sexually assault me, when I went for help, the staff didn't defend him "because he's trans", they defended him because they saw him as a male (in their own words) who was just "sexually inappropriate" (key word for threatening to rape me)

Honestly the next terf I have tell me to my face that I'm a threat to other women after I've been through this shit is going to get their teeth fed to them.

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Catsforfun wrote

People are threats to others as a result of their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Not because of their gender identity. I have definitely been sexually abused by transwomen and she had zero concept of how she even broke consent and had zero ability to talk about/process/own up to it, which is more terrifying to me than the actual assaults.

Not that anyone who has ever sexually assaulted/abused me has had the ability to own up to or talk about it.

I can hear that you are really traumatized rn and I feel for you.

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Catsforfun wrote

I'm unclear if you are trying to ask me a question.

I think that one of my exes was a closeted transwoman, but I'm unwilling to seek them out to ask. So I want to make room for the possibility. The other was def is, and god I loved her to pieces, but she was very abusive.

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Catsforfun wrote

leave me alone. Im processing massive amounts of trauma.

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Radtranswoman14 OP wrote

People are threats to others as a result of their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Not because of their gender identity.

They didn't imply trans people are out to get anyone, they explicitly said otherwise.

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