My Butch pal has come forward with another brilliant thought provoking post.
"Having an opinion is not the same as having the capacity for critical thinking, let alone, "agile critical thinking" - i.e. the next step up in critical thinking. The latter requires imaginative, resourceful thinking. The ability to anticipate, conceptualize, and communicate ideas outside of a proscribe, ideological box. I find it telling that trans ideologues didn't anticipate that there would, invariably, be a slew of detransitioners after the fantasy of "sex change" was replaced by the reality that biological sex cannot be changed, nor inner angst remedied by surgery and hormones.
Trans ideologues are not alone in their dearth of critical thinking. I see plenty of it in the RFist community, too. I could name many examples, but don't have the time to do so just now. The two that immediately come to mind are: That misandry - a form of hate - is a viable, legitimate way to counter misogyny; coupled with an inability to recognize or admit that misplaced misandry is often directed at butch women. And secondly, a recognition that genuine "Sisterhood" cannot be achieved by erecting hierarchies or personality cults.
As always, those who don't tow the party line or genuflect at the altar of rigid ideology - whether it be trans' or RFist ideology - are dismissed as inauthentic, failed adherents and malcontents. Actually, they are the truth tellers."- C.T.