Queerty has almost completely conflated Civil Rights for Trans people with what could perhaps be called an Extremist Gender Ideology. The two are not the same (no matter how much Twitter might like to insist otherwise).
Everyone here, all commenters, pretty much all Liberals, and, yes, Bette Midler, are totally on board with Civil Rights for Trans people. But Queerty is treating us all like we’re the worst and most reprehensible of villains. By doing so, Queerty is engaging in self-destructive behavior that threatens to backfire on trans people, gay rights, and perhaps our democracy itself. So, FFS, get a grip!
Because the cold hard fact of the matter is that even though Trans people, as I already indicated, already have overwhelming support for their Civil Rights, they will never have much support (let alone majority support) for an Extremist Gender Ideology. Outside of twitter and some progressive woke scolds, literally no one else is going to support the abandonment of words like “women.” That is a hill that the Trans movement will senselessly, tragically, and uselessly destroy itself on; and it may very well take Gay people down with it.
Stop! attacking your own allies because they don’t even know what you’re talking about when you insist upon the latest woke slogan coined a few minutes ago on Twitter. Stop! making yourselves look like worse extremists than anybody wearing a red MAGA hat. Stop! dividing the Left at a time when it could not be more important for us to unite in the face of a genuine threat (from the Right) to our democracy.
This insanity really does need to stop, so for all of our sakes, please just grow the f * $ k up!