“If the vocal trans majority had not chosen to focus their energy on re-defining women in their image, and instead proudly claimed themselves to be gender non-conforming men …
“If they had not insisted on erasing our biology or their own in order to validate their gender identity, and instead acknowledged themselves as males who simply choose to adopt and express a gender stereotypical feminine appearance.
“If they had not bullied themselves into female spaces and worked to make illegal our private spaces, and instead showed themselves to be true allies of women by respecting and protecting our needs.
“If they allowed themselves to feel even a fraction of empathy that they fully expect from women and girls toward their needs.
“If they had not focused their anger at women for the actual violence they experience at the hands of other males.”
Ruth Barrett, in Female Erasure (p.481)