So I want to address a couple things about the last video just to clarify, namely trans men and "the children."

The majority of the media tropes as they are relevant to the way trans people are treated IRL pertain to trans women, which is why ultimately I focused on that, but...
As professional David Lynch drone-noise influencer @ContraPoints noted, the transphobia trans men experience is very different from what trans women experience, it is either infantilizing or more often erasure. In this context, it would deserve its own video.
But then there's "the children", which Joanne spends a lot of time on in her essay. This one would be tricky to include in a video about how trans people are depicted in fiction because trans kids are so rare in fiction they aren't really attached to any tropes or clichés.
So while obviously we did go into some real life examples of transphobia (namely, how the fear of trans women as predatory has real world consequences in prisons), and while we did do a LOT of research on Joanne's claims, we ultimately decided not to include "the children."
And we may do something with it at some point, because there is so much to unpack wrt Joanne's concerns for "the children," same with her concerns for trans men (whom she likes because they're women, actually) but for now that's why we included (and excluded) what we did.
although this I don't think i'll ever be able to talk about without falling into an apoplectic rage. Not the polls (idk about the UK but in the US it is not true), but that the only reason cis women aren't trans exclusionary is they've never experienced "male violence" 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃

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