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yes, people are beginning to come to their senses, in large part due to a small handful of academics and feminists who have been smeared as transphobes for their efforts (1/6) .....…
when an analysis is done about how this mania was allowed to sweep schools etc so quickly, part of the answer is that there is a huge cohort of progressives who saw this as the next Selma, the next Stonewall. so they jumped in 100%, mechanically parroting maximalist TRA demands
but you can't compare the campaign against, say, segregated lunch counters and holocaust denial with the demand that autistic 14 year olds get to go on lifelong massive drug regimens and get body parts chopped off, or that men get to invade female spaces.
reasonable observers realize such equivalences are insane. as @HJJoyceEcon notes, the issue betrays the massive gulf between common sense, & the dogma peddled by glassy-eyed journos/politicians/activists/academics who are terrified of SJ enforcers withing their own organizations
gender dysphoria is real. adults should be able to identify as a member of the opposite sex. the rest of us, the vast bulk of society, should respect that. and yes, use prefered pronouns. it's what u would want if u had gender dysphoria. but the rights of kids & women count too
talking about this stuff doesn't make you a transphobe. it means you're concerned with women's rights & safety, with the integrity of female athletics, & with the safety of children (which sometimes includes protecting them from fixations that may or may not reflect reality)
we also need to look at our education system, & the sheer # of scholars engaging in what @coldxman of @Quillette calls grievance archeology. gender studies, in particular, now has turned in on itself, like an overgrown nail, & become so pro-trans that it now seems anti-feminist
@coldxman @Quillette here's an example
what possible jobs are available to people who graduate from this? and when they cant find jobs, they spend the whole day on twitter talking about how styrofoam is racist, or some cartoon movie made them all hurty on their insides…
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