Part of the problem of having been consumed by finals, graduation, grading papers, working on my newest project and my mother's illness is that I've not kept up with my blog reading. As such, I missed this great post entitled "I did not come to feminism for this" by Winter over at Desperate Kingdoms.
When you read it -- it's long but very thought provoking and worth it -- be sure to read the related posts and the comments. This is an old issue, but it warms my heart deeply to know that there are people in the world like Winter.
As for the subject matter, I'm simply not going to comment, beyond acknowledging the fact that I know many feminists loath transpeople -- transwomen, in particular. I read this stuff. I just can't bring myself to engage them. I've commented before (specifically as relates to the MWMF). See, especially, this post. But, in the end, I know who I am. I am blessed to have wonderful loving people in my life who accept me as a woman. And, as a person of privilege, I'm able to say "it's all about me". Still, you should go read.
[UPDATE] In addition to adding my additional commentary below the fold, I found this related link to a petition for the "Declaration and Affirmation on the Importance of Woman-Only Spaces", from Women's Space/The Margins in the comments to a post entitled: "Are Feminists Allowed to be Partnered with Transmen and Transwomen?" It's a great post, and an excellent blog. I signed the petition.