David Artavia's article ("Ricky Gervais's Netflix special draws criticism...") misrepresents the point of view of gender critical feminists
This was the comment I posted on the article:
""TERF,”,or Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist, has been used to describe a feminist who believes that biological sex determines gender"
This is NOT what gender critical feminists ("TERFs") believe.
We believe that people should be free to defy gender norms and express themselves however they please. "Gender" refers to social norms associated with sex. Stereotypes, basically. People shouldn't have to conform to those.
BUT we also believe that SEX--as opposed to gender/social norms--is determined by biology, and that law and social policy should not prioritize gender identity over sex.
Not "biological sex determines gender."
Those of us who hold this point of view are not all radical feminists. Neither are we all conservatives, or religious fundamentalists, or heterosexual. But the notion that radical feminists, in particular, believe that people should be pressured to conform to gender roles is beyond laughable. That is not the objection.
Surely Yahoo's reporters should attempt to fairly represent the positions they report about."
Please correct this misrepresentation. You should also know that "TERF" is not just innacurate; it is widely considered to be a slur.