Violating freedom of thought, speech, association, assembly — that has never indicated progress toward justice.
But now there’s this “gotcha” quality to it, as if “she” = trans women are women = literally biologically female = all rights are now gender- rather than sex-based.
So I don’t do the pronouns anymore.
For me, individually, the demands of the movement were unsustainable, and I had to withdraw my support. And other people will do. Every day, more people are.
What we must do is make clear - loudly and often - that homosexuals, women, the disabled - we are NOT asking for people who believe differently than us to affirm us by living as if they agree.
Freedom from emotional insecurity isn’t a human right.
We’re endangering basic liberties like medical decision-making & parental rights for the sake of pronouns.
We do not have the right to punish people for disagreeing with us, or for saying so.
We do not have the right to compel or stop speech.
You know how speech is repressed under oppressive regimes? With CONSEQUENCES.
I refuse to go down with it.