I think what kills me about the QT/replies to this, is that they're so blinded by their hatred of trans people, they're not even reading. Anyone who's gone through this kind of treatment/violence is invisible to them, just another stepping stone for transphobia.
Even before I came out as trans, I got accosted in bathrooms. The risk for me pre-HRT was always "go to the women's, possibly get assaulted for being a 'man in the women's', go to the men's, get assaulted for being 'an effeminate man' or just being clocked as trans".
There's never been a safe option for me, even when I was closeted. All of this moral panic has only made me more unsafe. There's literal Nazis in my state - open, avowed Nazis - who think it's their DUTY to find and hurt or kill trans people. And GCs scream I'm the bigger threat.
"We're scared we'll be assaulted by men in the bathroom, that's why we're okay with you having been assaulted in the bathroom we demand that you be in, because it makes us feel secure" is all I get from all those QTs. So long as the "right" social policing is enforced, it's ok.

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