Don’t Let’s be Beastly to the Bigots!

Is now the time for trans people to open any sort of dialogue with those whose primary goal has always been our literal obliteration?

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Le Massacre de Scio (“The Chios massacre”) by Eugène Delacroix (1824): public domain

Good to talk?

You can kill me, grind my corpse to dust, bring me back as a fully-paid up member of the walking dead and…I still would not be up for talking to the hateful bigots […] who have actively campaigned to remove medical treatment that will lead to some trans folks dying early and in pain.

But who is editing the conversations?

just 5% of trans-related pieces included input from a trans person: 45% included “allies” who did their best, but were often just not up to the task. 75% included comment from the haters.

Free speech is absolute — unless it is about ME-E-E!

Everyone talks in the end?

when it came to actual Nazis — and there is more than a whiff of overlap between modern-day trans exterminist views and the racial and other exterminations advocated by that group — they fought til the bitter, bitter end

Or we could just talk…like normal people

No-one has the right to demand you talk…

it was not…was never…my place to preach to one who had survived such horror how he should respond now to “the other side”

…or forgive

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Feminist, writer, campaigner on political and sexual liberty who also knows a bit about IT, the law and policing. Not entirely serious…

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