Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie faces backlash for suggesting transgender women are not real women

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has sparked outrage for suggesting transgender women are not real women.

The feminist author’s argument stems from the idea trans women have been culturally conditioned to be men from birth until the point they decide to transition. Ngozi Adichie believes their male privilege fundamentally sets their experiences apart from non-transgender women.

Appearing on Channel Four earlier in the week, the Nigerian novelist said: “When people talk about, ‘Are trans women women?’ my feeling is trans women are trans women.” 

“I think the whole problem of gender in the world is about our experiences,” she said. “It’s not about

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