CN: Light anti-theist sentiments (against Judgmental Xtians), mentions of sexual violence, transphobia, and some vulgar language.
[CN: Mention of Sexual Assault & Genital Mutilation]
Have you heard the news? There’s a new menace lurking in our bathrooms! They’re here to prey on us and our children! They want access to looking at your child’s genitals, and they want to peep while you pee. There have been, at the very least, 57 cases of misconduct within this small portion of the population. In fact, if we scaled the numbers proportional to the entire population of the United States, they would have committed 32m acts against predominantly femme-presenting individuals since 1970. They could be anywhere within your community, and have a secret hiding underneath, like demons ready to corrupt your life!
Do you want to know who these people are to protect yourself and your children and outlaw these vile creatures? Well, they’re individuals of Congress. So, now what’re you going to do?
Inciting fear and loathing is the easy way out as people are easily scared. It doesn’t require credentials. It just takes an individual with a skewed moral compass or someone that derives pleasure from the suffering of other humans. Then, you just need your “sucker” demographic, one that completely lacks exposure to a certain group of people yet feels like they could still be an expert on the subject. That’s the sociological definition of prejudice.
You need a group of people that are deeply influenced by the cognitive bias known as the “Dunning-Kruger effect.” Within this logical pitfall, individuals who are unskilled or lacking adequate experience tend to overestimate their abilities. For individuals falling prey in North Carolina and other states that are attempting to implement anti-trans legislation, they overestimate their ability to understand trans individuals, because they lack exposure to them and who we are.
In fact, more people in the United States claim to have seen a ghost than to have seen an individual that is trans. They essentially fail to recognize their own ineptitude, and evaluate themselves as being more highly knowledgeable on the topic in question because of this. Stated another way, “They don’t know enough to know what they don’t know.”
They are in a vulnerable state, prone to exploitation by people much shrewder than themselves. After all, there’s going to be someone that knows more than them, recognizes this, and knows how to guide their thinking down the path that they wish for them to see. It’s like leading a horse with blinders on.
What’s interesting is that the individuals leading the horse tend to confess to their personality disorder through implications. Don’t believe me? Let’s have a quote from GOP hopeful Mike Huckabee.
“Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE, I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’ You’re laughing because it sounds so ridiculous doesn’t it?”
To me, that’s not funny. Words like that incite violence that continues the genocide against my trans witchlings. That indicates that Mikey would have found it within himself to strip another human being of their consent, subject them to psychological torture, and commit sexual assault from a very young age. That says menace to society, to me. The only type of individual on this planet that would use that kind of logic is psychopath. One who gets pleasure from seeing another person in pain, whether physically or mentally. If having antisocial personality disorder makes it easier to spot other people with it, then I’d say little Mikey looks awfully familiar.
Perhaps he’s not, but if he’s going to go around admitting that he fantasizes about committing sexual violence, then I think we get a fair chance at criticizing what is said in whatever manner we see fit. What I’m saying is that I see signs.
This rhetoric encourages Republican followers to start Facebook pages to think of ways to “protest” allowing transgender restroom rights to exist. This has led to a case of a cisgender man who entered a femme bathroom to expose himself, with the claim that he was “protesting” trans rights.
He was charged, because there are already laws in place to help people in situations like that. Sure, the laws are reactionary. Yet, nothing could keep perverts out of the bathroom. Not a sign, not a law, nothing. However, the laws we have allow for justice and retribution. Nevertheless, allowing trans people to self-identify and choose the proper restroom does not endanger these laws, people using public facilities, or anything at all. Laws are not needed to force people into boxes.
These laws enable, and sometimes monetize, bullying of other human beings within our public education system. Right now, groups of individuals are being put through psychological torture here on Earth because of a religious belief. In these very same schools, it is said that we’re doing everything we can to stop suicides, mass shootings, etc. by having “zero-tolerance” for bullying, and that’s bullshit as long as these or other prejudice laws exist.
No one wants to get news that their child decided that enough was enough. Yet, these laws ensure more scenarios like this. More tragedies in the news. More people dying. As this demographic is but a fraction of all humanity, genocide. Yet, even being a small slice, we are still perfectly human. These laws don’t cost comfort, unless you’re a pervert or an asshole. These laws cost the lives of kids.
Pro-life? Bullshit. You know what I say? You can only use that title if you do absolutely no harm to those that are not harming you physically or mentally. You think it’s costing you eternity in Hell? Why? ‘Cause some spooky man behind the curtain with a booming voice and a bunch of smoke and mirrors told you it would? I challenge anyone that believes that to find any specific reference within the Bible that discusses trans individuals. I know I will be waiting until eternity. The only thing in there is about crossdressing.
This is exactly where it all boils to the surface, the true reason for the fearmongering. To those in control, they want it to be viewed as “crossdressing.” It’s exactly why they clamor for the following Bible verse:
Deuteronomy 22:5, “The woman shall not wear that pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
However, the former quote became murkier as time progressed and women took more control out of the hands of arrogant manipulators while the latter remained roughly the same in Western society. That is why the photos circulating that show trans masculine individuals in femme restrooms does absolutely nothing for the discussion.
They view transmasculine individuals as a normal byproduct of everyday society, as they don’t see the gender identity. The only thing these photos do is perpetuate the idea that one has to pass in society in order to be respected and valued as a human being.
These laws are specific to trans women. They view people like me as “men” putting on an act that isn’t “normalized,” and they want to keep it that way. This belief keeps the blinders on, and ignores the bullying enabled by these laws in schools. It completely ignores all current scientific advancements & discoveries. It equates one’s ability to fulfill societal standards with their worth to everyone else. Do these ideologies truly have a place in modern society?
Furthermore, what are we saying to intersex individuals? These laws erase them completely. Not all intersex individuals are violently and forcefully normalized because of medical malpractice in the western world. Additionally, these laws may also cause interference with many individuals that are dealing with chronic illness, as many states have “Ally’s Law,” or the “Restroom Access Act” on the books that dictates that a business must provide restroom access to individuals in the event of an emergency. Would this conflict with the Bigot Acts? Who knows, but are we going to put people through more pain and suffering to find out?
This is 2016, not some archaic and obscure time long since passed. It’s time to move into modern civilization where we should be respectful, loving, and kind to all people. How would dropping the judgment and hate look to the Christian god? I don’t know, but I would imagine it wouldn’t punish you for leaving people alone. If you think it would, then you don’t fully comprehend the Bible, and I’d suggest you read it at least once before trying to use it to judge others.
It shouldn’t be a person’s business to think about what genitals the other individual has in the stall next to them as they’re doing their business in a similar manner to you. Only a pervert would think about that.
If you agree with me that this is all asinine, then you’re a witchling in my heart. I’m glad I can now count you as part of my brood. I appreciate all of you witchlings, and I hope that you stay safe. Know that you are incredible. If you enjoy my content, don’t forget to subscribe to stay up-to-date with me. Bye~
Note: Some of this was cut as I felt it was problematic for various reasons. However, the main point still stands: There is no reason to deny trans individuals the right to self-identify and use the bathroom that matches their identity. It only interferes with the comfort of perverted jerks. On the other side of the issue, it cost the lives of trans people. Children through adults.