That Heineken Ad Isn’t Sweet; It’s Dangerous
Mirah Curzer

I completely disagree with your article. While I understand where you are coming from, the Trans women can either decide to protect herself and leave or educate someone at personal risk to herself but perhaps enlighten someone and protect others in her situation.

Failure educate puts you (the educator) on the same level as the uneducated. Now if when they sit down the uneducate is not willing to learn then leave. However not taking the opportunity to see that we are more alike than different and build off it to me is a mistake and if you want an enlightened society you must invest in it. Also bear in mind that changing the “trans haters” mind might result in a lot of pain for him. He may have in the past done some thing he will deeply regret so change for him might not be as easy as you think, he may be entrenched and invested in his position.

Both parties are risking pain and yes I would suggest the trans person is risking more pain, I would also suspect that they are also more accustomed to and able to deal with the pain that maybe presented because sadly it is not new to them.

I get where you are coming from but if we are to advance as a society it will only be because individuals challenged the status quo to move it forward

As a note I would be curious to know how many people said no to the beer and the learning to get the yes’s in the commercial.

Finally it is just that a beer commercial don’t read too deeply into it.

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