If trans people reach any level of success, they get attacked relentlessly in right-wing media.
You think Twitter can't get any more toxic...and then transphobes quickly go ahead and assure you that it can and shame on you for imagining otherwise.
Parker, thank you for the work that you do to document transphobic hate. The emotional and psychological cost must be immense.
I largely avoid social media to minimize my exposure to this sort of content. Reading your articles gives me information that I need to protect myself, while also providing context that reminds me that there is a world outside of the cesspool of transphobia, and that I am not out here on my own.
Incredibly well stated, as always. (Love your work and what you're doing here.) There is such a vast difference between raising legitimate questions in a respectful way, and full-on trans hatred. What I find to be missing from mostly any conversation these days is nuance, and how can anyone fully understand a complex situation without acknowledging and understanding the subtleties of it?
The people on the furthest end of every debate tend to speak only in simplistic and faulty buzzwords and in woefully misinformed, brick-headed proclamations. Unfortunately these people also tend to be those that scream the loudest, say the most outlandish and obnoxious things, and those that are eventually held up as an example of the horrors of "the other side," which then stokes more hatred, more entrenched division, and, yes, more rabid screaming. The cycle then repeats and worsens.
As not only a trans person but also as a human being, I'm simply exhausted by the surface-level, zealotry-driven arguments that go nowhere and only widen the already massive gulfs between us. Subtlety and nuance are everything, and as a society we've truly lost both.