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It's not a "culture war"

I really do hate that term. The assault on trans people, especially trans kids, by right wing hate isn't a culture war, it's fascism and we need to call it what it is.

Every major medical organization of significance recognizes the critical need for trans affirming care to ensure the health and well-being of trans people. This is well established medical practice, rooted in deep science, and has success rates all other medical procedures would be envious to have. Yet, some governments are seeking to prevent access to this care. Why?

The GOP in the US has clearly swung deeply fascist and the events of January 6th are just the tip of the iceberg. They have corruptly gerrymandered many US States, they deny clear election results, and they have sought to install people in positions of power so that they may hold elections that even North Korea would consider suspect. The GOP are intensely corrupt and they are now the face of white supremacy and white patriarchy in the United States today. This is absolutely self-evident.

How does that relate to trans care? Precisely the same way that the GOP are trying to prevent reproductive rights. It's always about controlling reproduction. Look carefully at the words they use when they talk about trans youth. They talk about sterilization, they use graphic terms for medical procedures, they routinely talk about things like the ability to orgasm, and so much more. Basically, they want to control our bodies, their ability to reproduce, and they will lie and use inflammatory language as they seek to undermine and deny basic human rights to do that.

Make no mistake, we are watching the fall of US democracy in real time. This is not a culture war, it is fascism, and the US is on the brink of succumbing to it.


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