After reading the story about the trans woman who tweeted her arrest and imprisonment this afternoon, I was pretty disappointed by the comments. By now I'm used to the random "we need to fear penises because they rape everything all the time" comments that try to rationalize this sort of treatment of trans women. But I was surprised by the number of people whose response was to essentially shrug and not see what the big deal was, despite the fact that this woman had the right legal documentation. And it leads me to believe that a lot of people don't really get how loaded pronouns can be for someone like me.
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