This. OK, so I’m on the other side of the Atlantic but this still profoundly disturbed me. Over in the US transphobia is mostly fuelled by right-wing Christianity (an oxymoron if ever there was). Here in the UK, as I know you’re aware, Jim, anti-trans sentiment is powered by feminists, many of them academics. Which is, of course, a massively frightening position. Even more so as a trans woman.
I watched Trump Jr’s speech with horror for my American sisters ANYWHERE near that rhetoric.
Then my horror extended back here to the UK and to all the other places globally that look on the US as a bastion of liberal democratic values.
With such a global platform Trump Jr has materially made the lives of tens of thousands of trans women such as myself more vulnerable.
There is no condemnation strong enough…
Thanks for highlighting, Jim.