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"Transgender People Can Never be Women." says Han Seo-hee

voomvoom 2017.11.13 18:04
 
Singer trainee Han Seo-hee, notorious for her marijuana scandal with BIGBANG's T.O.P, publicly stated that "[she doesn't think male-to-female (MTF)] transgender people are women." 

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Via her social media on Nov. 12nd, Han Seo-hee posted that "[MTF] transgender people ask me to write in support of their women's rights, but I don't think they can be called female. How can you be biologically female when you have a penis?"
Han differentiated women and transgender people, underlining that "I only got the women's back. [MTF transgender people] are not women."
 
In her follow-up remarks, Han explained that "[MTF] transgender people, instead of challenging the existing gender norms, uphold and strengthen the sexist, dichotomized gender binary, stereotypically presenting themselves as being 'feminine'."
 
Presuming that her words may be labeled hostile to sexual minorities, Han added that she "was not queerphobic" and "as women can't be men, [MTF] transgender people can never be women." 
Harisu, the first MTF transgender celebrity, criticized Han openly. On her Instagram post, Nov. 13th, Harisu stated that "it's sad how [Han Seo-hee] doesn't weigh her words."
 
Harisu also mentioned that "while everyone has a freedom of speech, one should be aware of the gravity of one's words, especially if you're a celebrity-to-be," and pinpointed that "[Han's] actions, along with her ways of thinking, are deplorable."
Web users, upon hearing the news, have started a debate of their own, on the controversy and discourse of feminism.  
 
By Bongbong and Suwon Han voomvoomk@gmail.com