WTF? 1 of……… I Am Truly Becoming Scared.

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Am I terrified because I am A Transgender Woman?  NO I AM NOT.  What i am afraid of is some enraged zealot assaulting or murdering someone that they believe is Transgender.    I have not been this terrified since I first started transitioning.  This should not be the case once you assimilate into society as female.  Those fears should go away, but they are rearing their ugly head again.  Does any segment of society have a right to instill fear into another?  NO THEY DO NOT. The “immoral majority” has waged an all out war on Trans Women, in the name of privacy and so called “religious freedom”.  They have grasped onto this issue of Trans women and bathroom usage as the tip of their poison laden spear to reinstate christian dominance into the fabric of this nation.

Riddle me this, how does sending men into a Womens restroom protect women?   Is that not what they are afraid of?  That is something that scares me.  Especially men with deeply held religious convictions.  Their argument is that “we don’t want men in womens restrooms”.  This campaign to demonize Trans people is reaching a fevered pitch.  A segment of society is so riled up by this issue that, somehow they believe that it’s ok for them to police restrooms.

This is but one example of one group waging a war against another.  The AFA has gotten over a million peoople to sign a petition to boycott Target.  Their rhetoric resonates with a citizenry that feels repressed by a so called liberal agenda.  A cursery look at the demographics of American Family Association’s members is quite frighteneing.  They tend to be extremely conservative firearm owning white southerners.  What could possibly go wrong when group that believes that they are being oppressed for their religious beliefs gets mobilized?  Recent history shows us that type of belief system leads to violence,  be it the bombing of Womens Health Clinics, The Charleston Church shooting or just simple everyday Assault and Murder.   The FBI keeps track of such things. Their data shows that of all reported hate crimes,

 

  • 19.2 percent were targeted because of a bias against a particular sexual orientation.
  • 18.7 percent were victimized because of a bias against a religious belief.

 

Based on these numbers my trepidation is not imagined.  When you fan the flames of bigotry and intolerance you get this.  A man rushing into a women’s restroom because he believed that a man was in there.  Huh???  Yes there was you idiot, it was you.

I wrote about an incident in a previous blog of a woman being escorted out of a restroom by male police officers for having the audacity to not have her ID on her and not conforming to a christian opinion of how women should dress.

This rhetoric that instills fear about Transgender people has even reached the lips of Presidential candidates.  The right will stop at nothing to demonize Trans people, for them, no lie is to big to tell.  Ted Cruz went so far as to try to allege that a psychopath who shot up a planned parenthood was Trans.   Cruz said “It’s also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist, if that’s what he is.”  When the evidence shows that the alleged shooter was enraged by a story accusing Planned Parenthood of selling baby parts.  A story the right told over and over to whomever that would listen. The story was later debunked and the originators of the story were eventually charged with crimes stemming from their accusations against Planned Parenthood.

Cruz later recanted that accusation but once you put a notion into someone’s mind it has a tendancy to remain there.  Does the Right have blood on their hands?  YES THEY DO.  Do they feel remorse for enraging someone so much that he committed murder?  No they do not.  Instead they walk away tsk tsking, clutching their pearls or with merely a shrug of their shoulders.  Accusations do have consequences especially unfounded heinous ones.  Below is an actual list of all the Transgender Women that have assaulted someone in a restroom.

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That is the complete list, the perfect illustration of how unfounded their fears are.

What is the christian right’s obsession’s with genetalia??? I am at a loss to understand how a sexually repressed religion whose very own book of myths which endorses a “rape culture” even has a say in matters of Womens Rights.  What do they think goes on in a women’s room?  To quote Megyn Kelly a Fox News Rockstar,

“I’ve been in women’s bathrooms my whole life. We don’t have the urinal situation.We got the stalls. We get to go in, we do our business, and like it’s not – we don’t see each other. So why are you concerned about young girls exposing themselves or seeing somebody else exposed in a women’s bathroom?”

Another right wing idol, Chris Mathews stated that they (meaning Fox News) could not find a single incident of a Transgender person assaulting someone in a restroom.  But yet the ‘immoral majority’ persist’s in their claims that “these laws open the door for someone to claim that they are a transgender to commit a crime”  The rationale for this is that criminals will obey the laws that ban trans women from bathrooms and not commit a crime {insert face palm here}.  Odd that they do not use the same rationale about gun laws.

I am going to run with this as is, I may update it later, I have been working on this for two days between WPATH appointments.  I close with the fear that we will lose more sisters because of societies willingness to oppress a group of people that they do not even know.  I will raise a candle for you, or you may raise one for me on November 20th this year.  As we go about our daily lives we never know when our last day may be.  This life is fragile and we can be murdered at any time for no other reason than existing.   If that day may come I will still proudly be a Transgender Woman.  Hate only inspires me to continue living with my head up and shoulders back. This authentic life is mine, prejudices and lies cannot take that away.

“Do remember, though, that sometimes the people you oppress become mightier than you would like.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent