A new investigative piece delves into the anti-trans experts making the rounds across the United States. In it, we learn that one highly paid expert could not even name a common puberty blocking drug.
I think what we’re seeing here is that hate-fueled culture war politics will travel a mile before compassion and fact-based evidence even get out of the gate. The dynamics of the anti-trans culture war have a remarkable similarity to the psychology of schoolyard bullying, for those that experienced that. It’s both sad and incredibly scary.
Matt Walsh made it clear the goal of this movement is to get these cases to SCOTUS as quickly as possible. Because there they strongly believe they will win. And with current composition of the court I fear exactly that. They have convinced courts on ideological grounds, and scientific truth is merely an inconvenience. Their quality of witnesses is just more play acting in this charade. None the less, thanks to both you and Huffpost for shining a light.
I just read a poll (sent to me by a trans friend) from a nonpartisan organization that interviewed over 20,000 adults and determined that, unsurprisingly, the majority (of any party or unaffiliated) of people believe that lawmakers do NOT have the expertise to legislate on reproductive and gender affirming healthcare, instead depending upon regressive, extremist talking points and cookie cutter laws from other states (see South Dakota, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri)... https://19thnews.org/2023/09/poll-politicians-abortion-gender-affirming-care-trust/?fbclid=IwAR1jJF9KVoomCyu1ZIAWFMUhd2aFsSijRCA7y3id5BpXT2Aq-Vr_-1X6pXE
The United States of Apartheid continues its self destructive march. Wouldn’t be surprised to see the freedom caucus propose to allow slavery and Clarence Oreo Thomas will happily oblige and help campaign for said amendments, on his Nazi emblazoned private jet of course.
Truth is optional, science is not a part of these decisions