Trans issues are far more interesting when contextualized through the lens of social justice. Otherwise they can just become a dull and repetitive topic.

Humanity has seen at every juncture of its history the issue of the marginalized fighting for basic rights. The struggle was always framed in the same manner namely that the tormentor saw less than a human being and the tormented wanted nothing more than to be left in peace. Whether it was the jews of medieval Spain, black people in the US or now the LGBTQ contingent, the same questions are posed and the same exaggerated demonization happens due to the massive ignorance of the oppressor.

That the world thrives on ignorance is hardly surprising only that every era hopes we have finally seen the light and is yet again disappointed.


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