Reader, it's so sad, that this beautiful woman is being targeted for defending genuine womanhood. How on earth can she be getting so much flack from online for this informed and reasonable opinion?"
I think that trans women are trans women," Adichie said. "I think the whole problem of gender in the world is about our experiences. It's not about how we wear our hair or whether we have a vagina or penis, it's about the way the world treats us. "And I think if you've lived in the world as a man, with the privileges that the world accords to men, and then sort of changed, switched gender, it's difficult for me to accept that then we can equate your experience with the experience of a woman who has lived from the beginning in the world as a woman, and who has not been accorded those privileges that men have."
The internationally known feminist featured on Beyoncé's "***Flawless" is under internet fire after the above remarks she made about transgender women in an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News posted Friday.
She was asked if being a transgender woman makes you "any less of a real woman." In her response she said she can't equate transgender women and women because they've had different life experiences:
Reader, I guess the title woman, in this world, can be given to anybody who feels "a certain way."(Caitlyn Jenner ) I agree 100% with what she said in that a trans-woman is a trans-woman. It's not the same as a woman how can it be? Someone explain.
She never said that trans woman experience is less important than a woman's experience, she simply stated they are not the same. Is this where we have really come to? How is it wrong to say a woman's life experience is different from a trans woman's life experience? When in reality it is.