I stumbled across this blog post today.
I was so happy to read it as it was able to eloquently summarise much of what I have felt about presenting as a woman and the implications for my feminism. Some trans exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) argue that the (male to female in particular) transgender community somehow entrench patriarchy because we present ourselves in a form that is sexualised and that entrenches patriarchal views of women and femininity.
I have never agreed with this but felt it difficult to articulate my position. The Thinking Individual has done so for me and I would like to thank and salute her for this. Whilst I am not and have no plans to transition her views mirror almost exactly how I feel about my presentation when I present as a woman. I am not doing it because that is how I think woman should look, quite the contrary I think women should dress anyway they choose to dress, but because it is the way I feel I should look.