This may well turn into a rant, so if that’s not your bag, feel free to exit stage left. 🙂
This morning in my newsfeed up popped an article from a respected website that talks about psychology. I visit the site on and off as they have informative pieces on maintaining your mental health, a lay person’s guide to what’s new, etc.
I’ll explain this next bit with a metaphor. Imagine said site is a zen garden. A place of quiet where you can reflect on what’s raised and learn from it. Today in said garden, it felt like there was a person stood in a white pointed hood ‘giving advice’ while there was a slow crackle of a flaming cross next to them.
Yes, it’s another anti-trans article and the rollout of the much flawed and heavily rebuked rapid onset nonsense and detrans crap. FFS.
I am… very angry about this. That level of emotion where you become very polite. Perhaps because those social rules help keep back the boiling storm of frustration that threatens to rob you of reason. But, it’s tiring.
I feel oh, not you as well. As if, like some zombie menace, the now bitten organisation now contains an infection of hatred. To riff on a great man’s words, that everything out of your mouth is now suspect.
What really boils my piss – there’s a lovely turn of phrase 😋 – is trans folk are ignored in this equation. Not only that but as a site that talks about mental health, self acceptance, and healing, to then attack a group of vulnerable people seems to show both hypocrisy and incredible level of unawareness.
I am tired of my friends, my family, and my community coming under attack. No wonder activists are livid. Wouldn’t you be when you’re accused of being deluded, a predator, and threat to your own child.