kittybecca wrote (edited )

No, not really. Some people try to make it seem like that, especially those with a vested interest in blurring the lines between different forms of communism, but it's in our interest to defend the distinction. In my view, a tankie is even worse than a Marxist-Leninist; they're a Marxist-Leninist who defends every decision of the Soviet Union, every action of Stalin, etc., thus being more extreme and dogmatic than members of the actual leadership of the USSR.


kittybecca wrote (edited )

I'm Jewish so I have a question: if someone is afraid of Jews and believes that we eat the blood of Christians, do they have the right to harass us in public? Does their fear justify attacks on Jews? If they're told they can't attack Jews out of fear, are their rights "at loggerheads" with mine?

Because that's exactly what's happening here. Unfounded fear is conflicting with the harsh reality of trans women's lives and cis people are doing actual, material harm to us, harm that is virtually non-existent for the "other group" at the hands of trans people.