Alternate title that was too smug to make the real title: “The Safe Network being used to hide everyone’s xenophobia”.
But yeah, everyone show off your ignorance so that I can counter it. Nobody is going to, though.
OK for real though, I am completely open to every aspect of the discussion; and I have no feelings of blocking people (unless they’re a max troll against the Safe Network itself) (or are a close friend for years who decides to stop being one… long story)—even if they’re vehemently against what I am bringing to this table, though it does make me get on edge, since it usually follows from an incomplete understanding. (I made this topic as a result from a random off-topic discussion within a more popular thread.)
My profile is that of a straight heteronormative cisgender male (with maybe some slight female intuition / sensibilities?) who just so happens to be involved heavily with someone who is a transgender woman. I feel it is my duty to spread awareness to her situation, as I have come to understand it, along with related conditions (e.g. transgender man, etc.). I was completely ignorant about the situation before knowing, and it took me awhile longer to grow from there.
I still struggle with other gender realities, but I am not one to judge until closely looking at the reason for each. Gender is a spectrum, after all, with male and female being on the left and right “number line” so to speak. This link is the best I can do, regarding that.
For me, and I’d imagine others who also share my profile (and related peers), it all seems silly straight away. But there is the definite ability to grow into the knowledge of it.
Ironically, the guy [in the above videos] who goes a step further beyond the medical treatment of trans patients than the classical norm has much better care than those who don’t. So current widespread science is actually not going far enough. I guess that’s the case in other fields, as well.
I don’t know specifics of most laws, but when Trump was in office, he made it so that every person is the gender that they are stated on their birth certificate. Then there’s the whole military ban thing, just straight up ignorance. Complete devastation for anyone officially wanting to be treated. There’s a reason the Supreme Court overruled Trump somewhere along this topic at least once, as a statement of human rights.
(A recurring theme unfortunately for me is not retaining some specifics, so apologies in advance. Maybe it’s my attention problem or something else. I’ll be glad to talk about anything that’s brought up, of course!
I’m starting to feel tired from here, but it’s a last but not least, kind of thing.)
Then there’s all the stuff as it relates to global, or elite (not sure what they have in the matter besides pitting everyone against each other, i.e. not actually caring about the intricacies of this topic) agendas, which I’m not really in the ball game for, but do realize that it exists.
Discussion on Joe Rogan’s podcast always seem to hone in onto two things — well, three if you count the complete ignorance and showing of transphobia all across some of his guest’s talking points and the comment sections, but that’s not up for discussion IMO aside for the complete eradication of such a thing — 1) sports, 2) prepubescent transgender treatments.
My own thought on the sports part: there is legitimacy there, but it’s used as yet another sensationalist topic to appease everyone’s ignorance on the matter of the condition itself.
My thought on the prepubescent treatments: yes, I see giving kids hormones as being child abuse. But I also see it as a field that needs growing, to be able to actually determine with 100% certainty whether a child will grow up to be transgender, via tests medical tests. Maybe that will never happen. Until then (or not), there’s just this video I can fall back on (“Treating Transgender Children”).
However, I don’t think I see puberty blockers as a bad thing. See: Puberty Blockers in Transgender/Questioning Children.
Hopefully I didn’t just own every single unaware person, and now I will just receive crickets, or dumbfounded silence. Anyway, nah, just kidding; there’s much else to bring up, so just share your experiences with all this!