Thanks for your response Shannon. I wanted more understanding of this “hate” you speak of, yet I understand why trans persons would be angry and feel attacked/disappeared by the examples you mention.
I become fearful when I don’t hear people owning or admitting that violence is perpetrated against women who maintain a different ideology based on different lived experiences. This type of silence scares me. I’ve also sat across from a trans person who justified violence against “TE*Fs* without batting an eye. This makes me wonder if there is an echo chamber affect within some communities, and that feels threatening and dangerous to me. It triggers me because it reminds me of how misogyny is promulgated. It’s difficult to trust and to try and get closer to that.
I have much empathy for youth struggling with being trans, and I feel for youth who are struggling with their identity/bodies in general. I don’t trust the medical industry, and I want to assume that people can be clear about how such an industry would bank on this. That comes from my concern for how people are manipulated and propagandized in this country and what I see to be a growing trend towards artificiality and an anti-matter popular worldview.
I’m also frightened and angry about the prospect of any persons being able to self ID so they can enter into women’s spaces for the sake of exploitation/violence. I wonder if their is room to express my fears about this without being cornered or judged and also advocate for trans people’s safe spaces. I hope that conversation can become less polarized in the future and less weighted by reactivity, name calling, and what I perceive to be an attempt to create a common enemy.
Best and thank you