Part of the trans twitter community is toxic and unhinged
I would like to preface this by saying that I am not trying to portray the trans community as a whole, toxic. I don’t wish to extrapolate the bad eggs into the main aesthetic of the easter basket.
Now, I can’t speak to how the trans reddit community behaves but on twitter there is a non negligible sum of trans/trans activists people who are toxic and straight up unhinged. That is my opinion. Perhaps there is not alot of individuals on trans twitter, I do not know the data but they sure are loud sometimes. A couple recent examples I can point out the is response to Elon Musk’s tweet and a #startcisshaming twitter movement that popped up in my feed.
Elon Musk recently tweeted out saying pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare. I agree with him to a certain degree. Having a ton of pronouns and expecting people to learn them is rather bold. I don’t expect people to learn my greatest passions, what identifies me. That’s just my opinion, plz don’t hurt me. However, Imo it’s hypocritical of him seeing as he named his son XAEa12 or sum shit I forgot.
Well following that tweet he got alot of responses telling him to go fuck himself, go to hell, mock his rocket test failures, insult his intelligence and just generally take the topic of discussion completely away from gender identity and pronouns. This is extremely counterproductive and delejitimizes the transgender community’s mission of spreading awareness of transphobia and fighting for better treatment.
Also, I recently noticed a #startcisshaming tag go around twitter. The premise has 2 fronts from what I gather. 1 being that the tag is just a joke from the trans community and front 2 is that the tag is essentially a punching bag for bullied trans people to use in order to vent their frustrations. I don’t have a huge problem with the substance of the tag. My issue is the hypocrisy of the matter. Had I, as a cis person started a #starttransshaming tag I would be demonized and utterly lit up. Rightly so too. Shaming anyone is not cool.
What am I getting at… I’m kinda rambling. I just think that some of the more vocal members of the trans community who resort to shouting and insults over logic and reason should reconsider their methodology so as to not look like the very same people they are fighting against.
P.S Please note that I really hope I did not offend anyone with this post!! I honestly wish nobody harm. I cannot stress this enough.
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