People really thought that the anti-trans activists were going to stop with trans people, didn't they? It was always going to expand like this.
The whole anti-trans movement harms anyone who doesn't fit neatly into boxes about what men or women are "supposed" to look like. For instance, it's turned random people into bathroom vigilantes vox.com/2016/5/18/1169…
But just to REALLY highlight what the long game is...

Here's what the Family Research Council lists in a publicly-available document:

They see it as part of a decline that stemmed from women's rights and gay rights, both of which they'd also like to roll back.
And they want to do this by... you guessed it: using their revulsion to trans people to enforce a world where women look and act a certain way, men look and act a certain way, etc.
That document, which is horrific, can be found here: downloads.frc.org/EF/EF15F45.pdf

Another part... they found some right-wing doctors to echo their own views, spouting false statistics, etc. Also, if you're a writer whose work sounds like this, maybe reconsider... everything
(Oh, and yes, this is part of their explicitly-articulated plan: attack trans rights as a way to set themselves up to attack gay rights as a way to set themselves up to attack women's rights. So, you know, maybe pay attention.) splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017…

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