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There are two potential wedges in the trans issue.

Before any political considerations, of course, is the mental health of the people who 'think' they are trans. On the one hand, yes, this is ancient. There have been people who don't want to live as the gender associated with their biological sex about as far back an any historical records go. On the other hand, it's very rare. A tiny fraction of a percent of people really have this condition. Yet the number of people claiming to be trans has exploded in the last decade. I forget the statistics, but it's completely impossible that 50 or 100 times as many people as have ever had this condition before have suddenly developed it now. This is a horrific fad. Mass hysteria. Whatever name you might like to coin for the folly and madness of crowds. That said, actually treating the people who think they are trans, one way or another, involves actual health care. They ought to be counseled/evaluated/screened to see if they genuinely have gender dysphoria or are simply grasping for something to distract from or escape from other problems.

But, that means spending money! Conservatives are certainly not going to be in favor of that. Money spent on health care doesn't fatten the bank accounts of the rich, except a few owners of certain large health care providers. They are not a large enough slice of the rich to influence policy, so this plausible and realistic option is not likely to be pursued. Instead the whole concept of 'trans-gender' is attacked, and the reality that some people have this is simply denied. The current explosive 'fad' is not helping. We saw it on these boards during the 2020 election. The reich-wing trolls kept posting pictures of men in makeup and ugly women who were probably men, labeling them as Biden supporters. It became a meme on the right years ago, and it's just getting stronger now. Essentially, the right sees any sort of gender non-conformity as a moral failing rather than any sort of mental health issue.

The other issue is the one we will see, are already seeing, really hammered in the media. Fake trans people. Haven't you seen this? There are already claims of 'trans women' with male genitals getting into women's spaces and molesting biological women. This is where the 'pervs' accusation comes from. It's already as big as the 'antifa coming to burn down your suburban neighborhoods' scam from the last election cycle. Expect it to get bigger. Since criminals of all sorts will exploit anything to get what they want, I'm sure there are some real cases of this. But the actual proportions won't matter. It's all about the outrage and hysterics. The right can't win elections on the issues and facts anymore, and they know it. So politics is going to be all about fearmongering and scapegoating into the forseeable future.

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Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 655 OCaptain 09-Aug-21 16:22
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 103 Nolondil 09-Aug-21 21:48
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 148 Archaic 12-Aug-21 01:06
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 110 Glass Jigsaw 12-Aug-21 21:02
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 112 OCaptain 13-Aug-21 14:42
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 77 Aine 13-Aug-21 15:50
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 87 Glass Jigsaw 14-Aug-21 13:10
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 153 Archaic 14-Aug-21 21:16
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 75 Glass Jigsaw 15-Aug-21 12:09
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 97 Archaic 14-Aug-21 21:11
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 82 eli stills 15-Aug-21 01:48
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 83 Archaic 15-Aug-21 01:59
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 78 eli stills 15-Aug-21 12:10
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 77 Archaic 21-Aug-21 04:00
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 66 eli stills 21-Aug-21 13:51
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 76 Archaic 26-Aug-21 02:36
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 81 eli stills 27-Aug-21 00:54
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 61 Archaic 04-Sep-21 01:28
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 101 eli stills 04-Sep-21 01:32
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 58 Archaic 04-Sep-21 02:40
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 59 eli stills 04-Sep-21 03:16
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 52 Archaic 05-Sep-21 23:20
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 43 eli stills 06-Sep-21 00:24
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 47 Archaic 06-Sep-21 00:30
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 45 eli stills 06-Sep-21 01:01
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 46 Archaic 06-Sep-21 01:03
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 43 eli stills 06-Sep-21 01:11
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 43 Archaic 06-Sep-21 01:38
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 57 OCaptain 04-Sep-21 02:36
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 66 Archaic 04-Sep-21 02:40
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 56 eli stills 04-Sep-21 03:18
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 62 Warwick 04-Sep-21 16:07
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 59 Archaic 05-Sep-21 23:19
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 58 eli stills 06-Sep-21 00:26
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 45 Archaic 06-Sep-21 00:32
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 42 eli stills 06-Sep-21 01:04
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 45 Archaic 06-Sep-21 01:05
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 49 eli stills 06-Sep-21 01:08
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 49 Archaic 06-Sep-21 01:39
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 96 Brian Patterson 10-Aug-21 01:36
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 155 OCaptain 10-Aug-21 18:53
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 111 Brian Patterson 11-Aug-21 04:51
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 154 OCaptain 11-Aug-21 17:20
Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 178 Archaic 12-Aug-21 00:45
trans rights are human rights! 105 OCaptain 13-Aug-21 17:19
Re: trans rights are human rights! 102 Archaic 14-Aug-21 21:08
When you're calmly outreasoned, you become enraged! 76 OCaptain 15-Aug-21 20:37
Re: When you're calmly outreasoned, you become enraged! 77 Archaic 21-Aug-21 04:06
Re: When you're calmly outreasoned, you become enraged! 73 OCaptain 21-Aug-21 19:41
Re: When you're calmly outreasoned, you become enraged! 144 Archaic 26-Aug-21 02:44
Re: When you're calmly outreasoned, you become enraged! 80 OCaptain 26-Aug-21 22:04
Triggered!! 69 OCaptain 01-Sep-21 14:19
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Re: Let's talk about the facts on trans people and trans rights 117 debraregypt 15-Aug-21 23:38
You wouldn't be trying to start a moral panic, would you? 97 OCaptain 16-Aug-21 00:28


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