: to be afraid of (something or someone)
: to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)
: to be afraid and worried
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary
Christian Conservatives have launched an all out attack on Transgender Women. This is nothing more than a fear based campaign to create a wedge issue. The success of their racist “Southern Strategy” has fueled yet another fear based strategy to divide an electorate. The numbers of Racists must be dwindling or else why would they make up so many lies about less than half a percent of the population?
The answer is simple, Republicans need a Super Majority of whites to win elections, their message does not resonate with the poor, women, immigrants or blue collar workers. How do they garner votes amongst these groups? Get people to vote against their own best interests. Create a boogeyman as they have done in the past. Get those that are oppressed by the republican platform to become single issue voters. Be it Racism in the past or fear of another religion more recently. They have to instill fear in an uneducated electorate against something, to get them to vote for Tax Breaks for Banks, Corporation’s and crony capitalism. Who is left to demonize to get people to vote against their own self interests? The most oppressed minority of all Trans Women of course.
“In your quest to create fear in your project you have the option to create fear or expand on it. In many cases expanding will be more than sufficient. Instead of investing a gratuitous amount of time and energy trying to make someone fear something new, it may be time better spent to relapse an old phobia or expand on those that already have foundations laid by our cultural indoctrinations.”
These “cultural indoctrinations” may simply be “gender defenders” trying to protect the most basic tenet of their religion. That being; men and women were created by god and he makes no mistakes. If you endanger this basic tenet of the bible and make people question the entire validity of the bible then be prepared for a literal unleashing of hell upon yourself. This in my opinion is what is happening with this sudden onslaught of these “bathroom bills”. They not only have to preserve the story of talking snakes and incest in Genesis, but they have the ever present need to have a President with an “R” behind his name in the White House. They will stop at nothing to achieve the former and to achieve the latter as well, including sacrificing lives.
I believe the gender defenders are complicit, and encouraging and fueling the animosity for Trans Women by this campaign to create a boogeyman in hopes for a political victory. This onslaught of media attention against .3% of the population has painted targets (pun intended) on our backs. Should a tomboy be afraid to pee in a public restroom, should someone that does not comply with a christian’s standard of attire be afraid to pee? Should I? Should You?
Ok kids let’s break this down. By his appearance and speech he would not statistically be a conservative voter, has he become a one issue voter? It would seem so. I know nothing of this man, I am only using statistical analysis. Because of my affinity for my hometown of Dallas (yes that is Jocelyn’s home) this article was a dugger into the heart of Texas. This man chased a woman into a restroom because he was worried that a man might be in a women’s restroom? Ummm, yes there is, and it is you! I realize that you believe you are one of the good ones, and you are safe because you would never assault anyone (we don’t know that). But yet you chased down a born and bred female because of what she was wearing??? She was there with broken fingers, wearing gym attire, is that a reason for a strange man to chase her into a restroom?? No it is not! Maybe since she was wearing basketball shorts she might have actually been playing basketball? Should we tell our daughters that if they get injured playing basketball that they need to put on a dress before going to the hospital? It is always about the kids or so I am told.
What if this man had a firearm? What if he was a drunk single issue redneck? He may very well rush into a Piggly Wiggly restroom with a gun and shoot a female because she had the audacity to wear pants, cut her hair short and shun makeup. Statistically speaking this “self appointed bathroom cop” would have a better chance of killing a sexual predator if he rushed in and murdered someone he just thought was a conservative Politician.
This campaign of fear against Transgender Women has reached a fever pitch. Could I be killed because of something that a conservative group accused me of? Yes I could. This is the next cultural war, would we question fixing a birth defect of to many toes? No we would not! Being Transgender is merely fixing a birth defect, was I born with too many toes? No I was not. My horror was much worse. Self rightous gender defenders want to refuse me the right to fix my birth defect. Because somehow their need to defend gender and what is written on a birth certificate supercedes my Right To Life Liberty And the Pursuit of Happiness.
Please stop inciting people to look for this illusive trans person in a bathroom. You are only going to get someone killed.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.