As a trans woman and a victim of two separate men raping and stalking me, I would ask you to see my humanity. I would not have been raped or stalked if I hadn’t transitioned to womanhood. My womanhood made me a target, not my gender nonconformity.
Trans women share the risk of male violence with cis women when we transition and we could have avoided that violence had we not transitioned.
A world with less male violence is a safer world for trans women, so it makes sense to organize and care for each other with the devastating effects of the violence men subject us both to.