I think Laurie Penny said this well in her substack column. You should read the whole thing. But realize that most if not all of the crises happening in the world today are the outcome of the same problem: the violent response of a white patriarchal order which sees its power waning.
…And no, I’m not interested in playing the weaponised pedantry game today. It is possible to acknowledge that the forced birth movement is deeply rooted in misogyny while respecting trans identities and making it clear not all pregnant people affected by these laws will be women. For a start- because patriarchy is exactly this ugly – some of them will be children.
So no, I’ve got no time to pay attention to boring edgelords whimpering ‘what is a woman?’ when the whole point is that no state and no nation should ever be allowed to define anyone’s life on the basis of their designated sex. Funnily enough, the crackdown on abortion and contraception, the war on sexual freedom, the strategic attacks on gay rights and trans and queer identities around the world are all part of the same violent right-wing backlash against a future they’d rather burn down than share. They are all part of a violent response by a patriarchal order that sees its power slipping away….