This was never about me. But maybe it should have been.

Because I'm trans. And puf's gaslighting transphobic rhetoric (see my fediblock post) terrifies me. It would even if I wasn't trans myself, but that does make it personal.

But it seems a lot of people have decided my fear is invalid because he is calling out racism (which should have been a good thing), making it indeed a "get-out-of-jail-free card" that permits you to be transphobic and make me feel unsafe.

I'm logging off now, goodbye.

He's literally arguing that trans people can't be trusted to tell the difference between criticism and harassment and thus should not be believed.

And a lot of people here — including trans and queer people — think that rhetoric is somehow fine because he's using it in the context of "calling out racism".

This is extremely dangerous rhetoric that should alarm anyone that cares about trans people.

I can't be part of a community that thinks this is harmless.

Link: hope you feel better soon, resentment is a terrible poison to make yourself feel, it is the reason i had left facebook for twitter.
this was back before i knew the fediverse was a thing of course.

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