My good friend Cici Kytten – as thoughtful and kind a soul as you are ever likely to meet – recently released a blog post about talking back against the backlash, or more simply answering our haters. She put me in mind to write a complementary post myself on the subject. But first, I invite you to go over to her site and read her wonderful writing, and you can do so simply by clicking here.
I think the most profound point she makes is that people who tend to oppose our rights – y’know, to exist and such – are people who haven’t a clue who we are. Say what you will about trans people, we are, if nothing else, a group of some of the most fascinating, fun and friendly people on the planet. Hanging out with us for a few hours will prove as much. But, haters prefer the comfort of their own ignorance and assumptions. When you think about it, a human being who decides on a course of action and personal philosophy that is calculated to deprive others of the lives they desire, and sometimes of their lives altogether, must be pretty callous and unfeeling. I mean, at least know the people you are throwing under the bus before you go ahead. You may just change your mind.