It appears like it is not enough for transgender individuals to just press for recognition and compel legislation to alter such that they can utilize restrooms that conform to the identity they associate with.
Hitting further the latest movement has been to get people to speak Transgender’s chosen pronouns in conversation—or to endure stigma and retaliation.
What would be next, you might ask?
Ok, one transgender feminist believes that heterosexual men who are not attracted to transgender people actually have a problem they “should try to work through.”
I’m not kidding. She actually said that…
In other words — according to Zinnia Jones of Orlando, Florida — straight men should be willing to be romantic with biological men who identify as women. And if not, as Jones gets into soon, they ought to be viewed as holding an odd opinion.
“Nobody has to be with anyone they don’t want,” Jones seems to hedge in Saturday’s Twitter thread, but then adds “AND it’s okay to have a baseline social norm of treating trans women as the women they are.”
But that was just the beginning. She went much further…
Being exclusionary of trans women partners should be an outlier and marginal position for straight men, not some commonplace expectation— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017
These angry declarations that they have some absolute right to not want to be with trans women are just misplaced and inappropriate— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017
“I also don’t believe the blanket claim of ‘straight men don’t want to be with someone who has a d***!'” Jones said.
There's some baseline rate for that as an actual true preference. But it's artificially inflated by social stigma and biases.— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017
It's subject to the effect of *incredible* numbers of straight men who want us but refuse to ever admit to it, and cover it with transphobia— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017
Turns out touching a trans woman's body or genitals is probably way less of an issue than most people think it is.— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017
“It’s absolutely possible to work through this,” Jones adds with the verve of a motivational speaker. “It’s a d***? Yes — a woman’s. It’s part of her body.”
All genitals are sort of funny looking. It's just flesh. You can probably deal with it.— Zinnia, adult demon female (@ZJemptv) July 1, 2017