Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The violence due to transphobia is heart-breaking and unnecessary, it's rooted in ignorance and dehuminization, and it absolutely needs to to be stopped. The only way I see it happening is awareness, better education, and an end to a lot of the discriminatory language against trans-men and -women that still gets a "pass" in our popular culture. (I can think back to many times in movies and television shows where a generic trope of "with a transgendered sex worker" (to clean it up a bit) was a punchline--shorthand for.... (yes....taps foot, impatient with world, what, exactly?)

It should never be normal for people to be afraid for their lives just for being who they are, and it shouldn't be so hard for people to understand that no human being deserves death for that, either.

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