This sort of thing is what tipped me over the edge from being a hardcore leftist to free trade minimalist government. I got sick of the classically right wing attitude to cultural discourse the new left operates under. That lead me to economics and libertarian and constitutionalist writers and figures.
On leftist websites and in leftist groups if you say you wouldn't sleep with a transexual because of it but don't have a problem with them or want their rights restricted you are labelled sexist, hetro-normative, transphobic and oppressive.
This is the same bizzaro bullshit as when feminists shame hot girls for wearing make up and conforming to gender stereotypes but will shout you go girl and support a transexual wearing lipstick and hooker heels.
This kind of weak and victimhood outlook is fucking our country and its new generation. I was taken by it and it let me be a weak motherfucker for years something I am having to deal with now and try and sort my life out and achieve goals and work for them.
Most of these people are economically liberals but they are culturally marxist in their outlook on race, gender, sexual politics, class etc. However it is a crude marxism because they don't understand marxism nor have they read any of his works or understand the premise of them.
It is like kindergarden socialism. Economics goes out the window and identity politics and cultural protests make up the hollow meaningless framework of their movement and ideology, o lack there of.