The primary opponent to for inclusion of Transwomen is Z Budapest and her main point is that Dianic Witchcraft is only for those women who were born women and have the experience of menstruating. Her actual comments were quite confusing:
This struggle has been going since the Women’s Mysteries first appeared. These individuals selfishly never think about the following: if women allow men to be incorporated into Dianic Mysteries,What will women own on their own? Nothing! Again! Transies who attack us only care about themselves.
We women need our own culture, our own resourcing, our own traditions.
You can tell these are men, They don’t care if women loose the Only tradition reclaimed after much research and practice ,the Dianic Tradition. Men simply want in. its their will. How dare us women not let them in and give away the ONLY spiritual home we have!
Men want to worship the Goddess? Why not put in the WORK and create your own trads. The order of ATTIS for example,(dormant since the 4rth century) used to be for trans gendered people, also the castrata, men who castrated themselves to be more like the Goddess.
Why are we the ONLY tradition they want? Go Gardnerian!Go Druid! Go Ecclectic!
Filled with women, and men. They would fit fine.
But if you claim to be one of us, you have to have sometimes in your life a womb, and overies and MOON bleed and not die.
Women are born not made by men on operating tables.
(Bold emphasis mine).
First off, transies is an offensive term, like tranny. Perhaps, were you to argue the points using more respectful language, you might have more of a leg to stand on.
Second, that you would exclude a whole segment of women because you feel they aren’t “true women” is the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in Paganism since the embrace of Gavin and Yvonne Frost and their alleged abuse of children.
I can understand your viewpoint, in that Dianic Wicca is for women only. I get that. I’m not attacking the viewpoint that women need a space of their own. I fully support that.
What I am saying is to exclude a whole segment of women based solely on the fact that they were born with penises smacks of a type of hate that would make Fred Phelps and his ilk proud.
If anything, Z (can I call you Z?), I feel sorry for you. Your mindset is limited, at best, and will only lead to a marginalization of your otherwise decent ideas.
I urge you to take a step back and stop feeling so threatened by what you don’t understand. Maybe if we all did that from time-to-time, we’d all be in a better place.