I know a lot of you guys have probably seen gender identity politics. I'm curious to see what opinions you guys have concerning the transgender community.
Are you scared of questioning/criticizing the community in fear of being called transphobic? Are you unable to take the community seriously due to people who voice, loud, generally radical opinions?
I'm curious to see what non-transgender people think of it, and if it's doing more harm than good.
Personally, I've been out as transgender for about 4 years now and I've seen that generally most transgender people have the same views. People like Milo Stewart, and among many other people like them are hurtful to my community. People, like me, who have 'wrong' political views have to self-censor to not face exclusion. If you are transgender, you're expected to hold their views. Hell, I have been called transphobic by a group of trans people for stating that I can't date/be attracted to other trans men like myself.
I see the community becoming a fight for subjective identities, rather better healthcare, more accessible ways to transition, ect. I feel as if calling yourself transgender is almost an accessory at times, because many people see it as an aesthetic, and not how it really is for most people which is having extreme dislike/uncomfort with our bodies. I feel it's being forced to not be seen as a medical condition, but rather an identity that deserves respect regardless if they don't have dysphoria.
The equality movement should be focused on ending discrimination, rather the sense of self-entitlement that has been becoming of my community's politics. I think it has a long lasting effect on non-transgender people who have become fed up with it. There are many ways I think credibility has been diminished, but I am more curious about hearing your opinions and thoughts, even if you are transgender.
What is your opinion on the community? Is it doing more harm than good, based on your current opinions and experiences with trans people? Have you ever been called transphobic although you don't seemingly hate transgender people?