Anti-trans hate thoughts + anti-trans hate speech = anti-trans violence/murders. That is the Equation of Anti-Trans Oppression that the Republican Party, the conservative movement and right wing evangelical church folks are gleefully engaging in right now.
Unfortunately, it is increasingly leading to cis women finding out firsthand what it's like to walk in our trans feminine pumps and disrespectfully have their femininity questioned.
But this isn't a new phenomenon. There were instances of cis women with non stereotypical gender presentations getting yanked out of female restrooms long before this current coordinated GOP anti-trans hate campaign began. .
have short hair, don't look like supermodels, or are deemed 'not feminine enough' by the Gender Police for specious reasons are getting caught in World War T crossfire.
I'm increasingly hearing stories from my cis sisters about having anti-trans slurs ignorantly hurled at them. I'm not liking hearing how people with non standard gender presentations are starting to get insults hurled at them in public restrooms.
But this is something I expected would happen when the GOP ramped up the anti-trans hate, and this is also what happens when anti-trans hatred goes unchecked or people are silent about what is going on because they don't think it affects them.
I have to ask this question for those of you who erroneously think you are the arbiters of all things feminine and who is and isn't worthy of it. Who the hell deputized y'all as the Femininity Police?
Cis women are the ones best positioned to shut down the anti-trans lies from conservative white men and calling them on it while we do the same from the trans feminine perspective..
But the sooner we get started doing so, the better because the gender policing BS needs to stop before someone gets hurt or killed..