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    sexgenderbody, Batya the Toon

    Many of us have been where you were.  I was over race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, etc. in the early 1960s myself.  Thanks for a great personal story of growth.

    One of things that happens that disturbs me about transphobia is the carte blanche some feel to physically assault transwomen after some physical attraction had been expressed and then the trans identity discovered after that began.  I recently had a friend describe an encounter in New Orleans' French Quarter described in such a manner and didn't know what to say.  it's a similar dynamic to the idea gay males who go to cruising areas and get bashed are to blame for putting themselves in danger.  It also is for blaming rape on women wearing short skirts.  People just need to stop blaming the victims of violence and blame the perpetrators.  

    The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Kangaroo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:52:02 AM PST

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