True or false: being trans is a choice.
If you believe the answer is true, then why do so many trans people attempt suicide? Is it because they are all mentally ill? No, that cannot be it because the reality is that most of us are extremely high functioning and work in every known profession (including some very challenging intellectually), belong to every known social class, race, age group and religious affiliation. The real reason that trans people suffer so much is through discrimination from society and even their own families simply for being who we are which in turn causes us great turmoil. Nice try though.
If you believe the answer is false, then no one should complain about trans people desiring being addressed by gender affirming pronouns nor should they accuse trans people of trying to usurp women’s spaces since all they are doing is observing their own true natures.
The reality is that trans people upset the social order and instill fear in others. The natural insecurities some have regarding their own status in society are exposed as well as their own tenuous grip on gender norms is challenged in a way that scares them. This can breed aggression which in turn leads to violence.
Trans people also challenge false Judeo-Christian tenets regarding static gender norms which do not reflect reality but are instead created models meant to subjugate people to not always reachable ideals. In that sense, we become particularly dangerous to the ultra-Orthodox.
Yes, we challenge everyone but get used to it, because we also aren’t going anywhere.