Your Friday #thread

So, as people who've been following the news over the past 18 months or so will know, there's been a severe uptick in violence in the UK against #LGBT+ people

And this hasn't come out of nowhere

This is the inevitable result of the...

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rhetoric used by #TERFs, and their allies in the far-right, including the religious far-right, who #TERFs are perfectly happy to work hand-in-hand with

Here's the thing. #TERFs are perfectly happy to work with the...

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pinknews.co.uk/2019/01/31/tra…
religious far-right, but refuse to accept that they are just being used

They are being used to block rights for #LGBT people in the US...

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And they're being used to push for a significant and terrifying rollback of already existing rights, not just for the #LGBT community, but also being used in conservative efforts to criminalise not only abortion, but to also criminalise any...

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woman seeking to have an abortion or even any woman who is unable to carry a child to term

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But that's the US, so what has that to do with the UK, and the sharp increase, and still rising, levels of violence against #LGBT+ people in the UK?

As has been extensively documented, #TERFs in the UK have allowed...

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themselves to be used by the US religious far-right as a testing ground for all the ideas that the religious far-right want to see put into practice. #TERFs have been very well funded by the religious far-right to do this, and have gleefully engaged in all the practices...

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that the religious far-right in the US engage in. And I do mean all the practices

UK #TERFs are on the record as trying to sabotage the #RepealThe8th efforts in Ireland, actually working to stop women in Ireland from being able...

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to access safe, legal abortion

#TERFs are on the record, repeatedly, calling for it to be made illegal for schools to teach about #trans peoples existence, #trans issues, and #trans existence...



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but have also gone further than that, demanding that #trans children should be placed in danger of violence, including the very real possibility of violence leading to their deaths, by forcibly outing them, including to what could be an extremely abusive family

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#TERFs, in exactly the same way as far-right US religious groups, have publicly called #LGBT+ people deviants, perverts, mentally ill, and fetishists. One need only do a quick search through Twitter to see all of this happening

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And #TERFs, in exactly the same way that far-right US religious groups and individuals have, have repeatedly stated and inferred that #LGBT+ are sexual predators, especially towards children

CW: Appalling Homophobia

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UK #TERFs have constantly whipped up fears and hate towards #trans people with claims that we're predators, that we're coming after your bodies, that we're coming after your children, and then turn around and say the same thing about the rest of the #LGBT+ community...

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calling #LGBT+ people who have children through surrogacy, including familial surrogacy, ghouls, and constantly alluding to this as being the equivalent of rape

Some #TERFs have openly stated that anyone bringing a child up without a mother is abusing their child, or...

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trans people should be sterilised in a forced program of eugenics, yet these #TERFs continue to be supported, including financially, by other #TERFs

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For anybody in the #LGBT+ community who lived through the 80s, this rhetoric is very familiar

It's the same stochastic terrorism that incited sickening levels of violence against #LGBT people then

and it's this stochastic terrorism that's having exactly the same effect now
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As long as #TERFs and their pet journalists in the media continue to promote this narrative that sees #trans people as legitimate targets for hate—a narrative that goes out of its way out of their way to minimise such violence, always finding ways to claim that...

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#trans people physically attacked or even murdered were asking for it one way or another, and that #trans people who are sexually assaulted get off on it—then the rise in violence against the #LGBT community as a whole will continue to increase and grow

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And #TERFs will happily continue to feed this increase in violence

Because it gets them what they want

Trans people eradicated from society

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