And twice is the only way to live.
- Jan 25, 2023
- The boring one
increased cultural acceptance?
If, however, you mean people's right to determine their sexuality or gender expression for themselves, there is almost nobody that believes in that. The suggestion that people choose their own behavior is mocked and derided, sometimes even in the general sense of free will, but specifically in the subject of sexuality any concept of actual self-determination is treated like a slur. Any fight for people to live the way they choose has been thoroughly usurped by the "oh, you think I choose to be like this!?" crowd.
A global cautionary tale: discrimination and violence against trans women worsen despite investments in public resources and improvements in health insurance access and utilization of health care
To determine if improvements in social determinants of health for trans women and decreases in transphobic discrimination and violence occurred over three study periods during which extensive local programs were implemented to specifically address longstanding ...
As always, the answer is in your mirror. Because of increasing recognition and opportunity, there is an increasing reactionary violence (your culture war). Like when slaves or colonized people raise their heads instead of "living in peace" under your dominance and your "just know your place and everything will go fine" threats. There's also an increasing visibility of the stakes, an increasing awareness of this domination, as when femicides or hate crimes become accounted as such after having been just random unfortunate events - suicides due to bullying and unease without any deep questioning on why that person was bullied or uneasy in life. Trans people, with increased visibility, get not only more recognized as victims so far, but get also all the more targetted (verbally, symbolically, physically) by the part of society that you represent. They are experiencing your heinous backlash and its variations on victim blaming.discrimination and violence against trans women worsen despite investments in public resources and improvements in health insurance access and utilization of health care
They are only being crushed against your own arbitrarily constructed walls. Stop pretending you "care" for them. You are washing your hands of them, all too happy that transgressing your cultural categories would lead to disaster and death, and absolutely ensuring that it does. And presenting it as mechanical with the pure smug "look what you're making me do, look what you're doing to yourself" of a slave owner crushing a revolt in the name of social peace.