Ooooffff, the woke trifecta.
In all honesty, that’s a shitty deck of cards to be dealt… I’m not sure what the actual prevalence of transexuality is. I’d think REAL gender dysphoria is rare, though inflated numbers amongst my youth demographic appears to be apparent.
I happen to know of one or two previously heterosexual women who suffered from significant psychiatric aberrations and had a history of shocking, deliberately attention seeking behaviour. Suddenly two of them came out as transexual, yet neither to my knowledge pursued gender reassignment surgery.
Are they transexual? Perhaps… But I’ll suspend my disbelief, and I’ve seen my fair share of similar scenarios unfold over the years.
Perhaps I’m just ignorant… That’s what plenty of people would tell me.
I’m not trying to detract from the very real nature of gender dysphoria, I just think it’s a very rare condition (literature would back this) and I’ve seen a disproportionate influx of young kids identify as transgender, a large crowd furthermore egg them on by telling them how brave they are. For those who virtue signal or falsely identify as something they aren’t, you are detracting/hurting the cause for a very real issue that does affect people in ways you probably can’t even begin to comprehend.
This is a first world, secular society. People don’t really care and given the lack of religious influence in Australia most don’t tend to outwardly discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. I don’t see how it’s important or “brave” to identify as trans, gay etc when the risk of persecution is nil to none. Unless you have discriminatory parents/live within a discriminatory demographic (say the conservative areas of the Islamic community in Australia), I don’t think coming out is some amazing feat of strength. Quite frankly I just don’t care.
Forty years ago was it brave? Yes… Now… If you live within the confines of (the majority of) Australia, Eastern Europe etc… No… at least I don’t think so, for the individual at hand typically isn’t going to be at a disadvantage for coming out
Then if someone ever tries to call me homophobic or transphobic I can remind them I’ve made out with a dude once or twice, it’s probably not something I’d do again but a homophobic person probably wouldn’t openly admit to doing this when/if asked about it.
It’s not something I consider to be of significance/of any particular importance to my life… It’s not a big deal, who cares…