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Are we this scary?
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:48:08 pm »
https://nypost.com/2018/10/09/transgender-girl-barred-from-taking-shelter-in-locker-rooms-during-school-safety-drill/

I hope this link works. This is our future I fear as our courts fill with  people who hate us. Vote for folks who don't see us as so scary that we are disposable in an emergency. Hyperbolic? I wish.

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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 06:09:37 am »
Nuts. From the state where Loving v. Virginia came from.


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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 07:06:23 am »
https://nypost.com/2018/10/09/transgender-girl-barred-from-taking-shelter-in-locker-rooms-during-school-safety-drill/

I hope this link works. This is our future I fear as our courts fill with  people who hate us. Vote for folks who don't see us as so scary that we are disposable in an emergency. Hyperbolic? I wish.

It's not about our future, after all, we're the last generation still fostering these thoughts. I'm sure the other children in the class wouldn't have any trouble allowing the girl safe haven in an emergency. When we, and our lifetime-politicians-without-term-limits all die off, the world will become a much nicer place. Not hyperbole....fact.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 08:44:06 am »
  Devlyn is right.  The times they are a changing, as Bob Dylan mentioned.  It's taken me several decades to understand that.  Now, The Great Issues Of My Day, things I gave my heart and soul to resolving, have become mere curiosities for historians.

 Time is the great healer.
    (But it always seems to take Soo Long.)

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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 01:58:10 pm »
With our help. future generations will have an easier time gaining acceptance. Ignorance dies hard but stupidity dies even harder. Fear has controlled my life. I am no longer afraid. I have found a family and it feels warm and comfortable like a blanket. Devlyn is right, piece by piece the facade is crumbling.
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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 02:25:15 pm »
I'm just glad they disabled the comments section.  What a hell mouth that would have been.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 06:12:31 pm »
This reflects a very sad state of affairs. 

The adults were so consumed by their confusion and misinformation over transgender people and a little girl, that they could not bear to possibly violate taboos on allowing the ‘wrong’ gender person into either gendered safe location, and by inaction chose to sacrifice the life of a child for the preservation of their taboos.

Those who encourage the dissemination ofmisinformation, sow confusion, and seek to enforce taboo at any price must be satisfied at the outcome.  The rest of us are horrified, but are discounted by the powers that be.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 07:15:25 pm »
It's not about our future, after all, we're the last generation still fostering these thoughts. I'm sure the other children in the class wouldn't have any trouble allowing the girl safe haven in an emergency. When we, and our lifetime-politicians-without-term-limits all die off, the world will become a much nicer place. Not hyperbole....fact.
When I was young I watched as some older members of my family and others of that generation spewed hate. As much as I loved these family members despite their bigotry, I would console myself that things would be better with their passing, socially speaking. Surely the open minded, free loving, committed to ending the war generation would end much of their crap. Well, guess again! Bigotry, misogyny, and intolerance seem to have taken on  a new exuberance. Things are getting worse for people like us. I care nothing about the arc of time. That won't help the desperate trans people of today. These people appointed to these courts are specifically picked to be on those courts for 30 or 40 years. My grandkids can't wait that long. 
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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 08:32:47 pm »
Has anyone seem Moni? The lovable imp of a few months ago. Maybe it is where I live on the West Coast but I see a definite uptick in acceptance. That could change but I am changing to a glass half full kind of person. I owe it to my Grandbabies.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 08:54:44 pm »
Has anyone seem Moni? The lovable imp of a few months ago. Maybe it is where I live on the West Coast but I see a definite uptick in acceptance. That could change but I am changing to a glass half full kind of person. I owe it to my Grandbabies.

Dawn,
   I love to joke. I joke to the point of annoying people I'm sure. But I am also passionate about certain things. I imagine that  could irritate as well. I doubt I will ever lose either aspect of what I'm about. Life is good for me. People around me treat me well. It was not true for folks like Leelah Alcorn. It is not true for the kids growing up who will have to use the wrong bathrooms or the adults who won't be able to have surgeries or change their documents. Don't worry the imp will be back, well, unless you all vote me off the island.
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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 09:36:31 pm »
Moni, I agree it is awful and I agree it is our duty to be passionate. But we must also keep our "eye on the prize". Liberation from ignorance and hate. We have to spread the word far and wide and keep on spreading until the hate and ignorance are on the wane. That's on my bucket list. In fact I just signed up to volunteer for Ingersoll to help get the word out. I am old but I am not dead. Actually it is nice to have a purpose. We didn't have bathrooms and in fact until the 90's we didn't even have a name. Moni I expect for your sunshine to return very soon. Love ya girlfriend.
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Re: Are we this scary?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2018, 02:58:25 am »
When I was young I watched as some older members of my family and others of that generation spewed hate. As much as I loved these family members despite their bigotry, I would console myself that things would be better with their passing, socially speaking. Surely the open minded, free loving, committed to ending the war generation would end much of their crap. Well, guess again! Bigotry, misogyny, and intolerance seem to have taken on  a new exuberance. Things are getting worse for people like us. I care nothing about the arc of time. That won't help the desperate trans people of today. These people appointed to these courts are specifically picked to be on those courts for 30 or 40 years. My grandkids can't wait that long.

I grew up in the 1960's in an all white town, and got a pretty bigoted upbringing from my parents. It didn't serve me well when I left that town. Nowadays that town is quite diverse, you see a white kid, a black kid, an Asian kid, and an Indian kid walking down the sidewalk together. I could ignore that and say that the disconnected people in the high courts will continue to perpetuate intolerance, but it just isn't true. We are making progress, you won't see it in the news because they don't report good news. Simple as that.

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