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Author: Trans people can become women for ‘frivolous’ reasons like ‘fashion or clothes’

Nick Duffy April 7, 2017

An author has claimed that an “undertow” of transgender women want to be female for “frivolous” reasons.

She Devil author Fay Weldon was making an appearance on BBC Newsnight to speak about her new book ‘Death of a She Devil’, which features a transgender character who is portrayed negatively through a feminist lens.

The book says: “Faced with the prospect of her successor employing the same technology she herself once used – but this time to turn man into woman – the She Devil finds herself anxious and disturbed: what has she instigated?

“Male science has stealthily moved ahead, surreptitiously effecting a secret but potentially winning move in the battle between the sexes.

“Man now controls the best weapon woman ever had, the body he so envied, its very moods and subtleties. He can become her, suck her up, subsume her.”

Speaking on Newsnight, Weldon suggested that men are “fighting back” against the easier lives of women by “becoming women themselves”.

“There are lots of sort of transgender people for whom this is a really serious business, but there is also a sort of undertow of frivolous people who for the sake of fashion or the clothes or whatever want to be the other gender. Most of them men wanting to be women.

“The women who want to be men have a really hard time for them, I think, because it’s a real serious business for them”.

“I’m not saying they shouldn’t [be themselves] for one minute… I’ve written a comic novel about somebody who’s a frivolous person.

“But I’m not offending transgender people or thinking there’s anything wrong with changing your gender, because I don’t.”

More: author, Gay, LGBT, Trans, Transgender

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