Six Ways to Stop Feminist Infighting Online

For decades, feminism has been dedicated to furthering and securing equal rights for women. From obtaining the right to vote to fighting for reproductive rights, women and their allies have been advocating for their right to live equally.

However, feminism has long been scrutinized for being exclusionary. Women of color and lesbians have often voiced these concerns. And there’s always been much debate over whether or not men can and should identify as feminists, or if this social movement can only belong to women.

Now, with the current advancement of transgender visibility, a new debate has emerged over whether or not there is room in the feminist movement for trans individuals.

While scrolling through Facebook last week, I saw an argument – which seemed to escalate quickly – about this very issue. Initially, the heated discussion centered on whether certain comments were transphobic, and if so, what should be done…

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