What amazes me is that they draw the exact opposite conclusion, which the study demonstrates is erroneous, from the conclusion if the study authors.
Which is sorta interesting.
That TERFs find it so absolutely useful is not the interesting point, nor is it that they are leaping on the study as validation and affirmation of something it does not affirm nor validate.
What is interesting is the way they are so enamored of the study, and the way they use the data to draw conclusions that have neither basis nor merit.
I mean, it probably makes lots of sense of ignorant, incompetent, prejudiced, bigoted, violent people like themselves.
But the truth doesn’t have to make sense. Fiction does.
I posted about this recently.
Like in the US, if you examine trans women’s criminality, you have trans women of color hassled and arrested under suspicion of being sex workers - Monica Jones is a high profile example of this. Also, Duanna Johnson, who was arrested for prostitution because she was basically crossing the street. And then she was extrajudicially executed after suing the police department for the savage beating the police inflicted on her.
And of course there’s CeCe McDonald who was convicted of killing a man who was trying to kill her.
Or transgender women who are arrested for using a women’s restroom.
Or transgender women who actually are sex workers and all of the potential problems that can entail because of anti-sex work laws.
There’s basically a lot of trumped up shit that police arrest trans women for (especially trans women of color), so a detailed study would have to acknowledge that this happens in the first place.
The other day I saw a post about how violent trans women supposedly are to cis women as a typical rule.
One of the cases was a far right wing tabloid (the Toronto Sun) basically being the only source to report that a cis man claiming to be a trans woman gained access to a women’s shelter and raped a woman inside said shelter. All of the sources are TWERF blogs and the Toronto Sun.
The other three were Michelle Kosilek - whose case is often presented as “she brutally murdered her wife” and that may be the truth. But Michelle Kosilek’s testimony was that her wife had attacked her, threw boiling water at her, threatened to kill her with a knife, and that she reacted in self defense. I also have no illusions about a jury sympathizing with a trans woman, and the jury rejected Ms. Kosilek’s story entirely.
One of the other two cases was a trans woman who was arrested for using a women’s restroom. That in itself was not actually illegal, and is not really sufficient cause for arrest. It did come out that she is also a registered sex offender, and there is a possibility she violated the terms of her sentence, and if so then yes, of course. But she didn’t actually do anything in the restroom.
And then there’s the whole outing of the trans girl in Colorado to lie about her harassing cis girls in the girls’ restroom, and Catherine Brennan hooking up with the anti-LGBT organization, Pacific Justice Institute to encourage and enable as much harassment, bullying, etc. at this teenaged girl as possible - but you will never ever see these TWERFs who carefully save every example of a trans woman doing something horrible and attempt to claim this indicates that trans women as a group are inherently as violent toward cis women as cis men, and that’s bullshit.
Also, Plansfornigel accused trans women of color of being police trying to brutalize her poor white delicate cis femininity because they disagree with her. She’s basically horrible.
Also, TWERFs should really read the entire study, including “strengths and limitations.”