Powerful: ANYONE who calls herself an Amazon implies she is a Warrior. But the Amazons did not fight to conquer...THEY FOUGHT TO DEFEND WHAT THEY HAD. They fought to retain their territories, their autonomy as Females, their cultures and worship of the Great Goddess. They were literally the last gasp of RESISTANCE against the encroaching patriarchies and male worship..the enslavement of womyn, the destruction of the ancient Matriarchies, their temples and rape and murder of their Priestesses.
Though this is not that level of physical extreme violence against us as Female Beings...while we see it throughout the world...Michfest was one POWERFUL MATRIARCHAL AMAZONIAN REFUGE. The ideal of it is WORTH DEFENDING AND RESISTING. And CREATING.
And the Castrati were there all along. Once the Greeks or Romans or whatever MALE conquering force destroyed the indigenous Goddess people's rule they replaced the Priestesses withntheir own and amongst them.were the Castrati...the transition between Female and Male worship BUT STILL THE AGENTS OF INTACT MEN.
I figured this out years ago in my Matriarchal studies WHY did most MTFs bother me so when they crashed womyn and Dyke spaces? And I realized IT HAD BEEN DONE TO US BEFORE!!
If womyn are so bothered by direct confrontation then use the stare down technique or withdraw ALL energy from them and turn your backs to them. I literally had to do this at Michfest with one MTF who showed up at just about every workshop or gathering I went to downtown. It wasnt until they tried to butt into a conversation I was having that I completely turned my back on them and cut them out of the conversation without saying a word. It worked. There are ways to use silence that speaks VOLUMES. Because what they so desperately WANT is to suck off our energies and our attention. Narcissism is the foundation of the trans movement.