countering misinformation spread by transphobes with citations
Keeping a little list of pinned research citations to keep on hand for the purposes of countering misinformation spread by "gender critical"/TERF/general transphobes
Luckily a google search turned up a reddit user who already put together a nice list of citations which works well for this. It's multiple studies on the reduction of suicidal ideation with acceptance and transitioning, handy for when well meaning or outright dishonest individuals use the suicide rate to justify their opposition to the very treatments shown to reduce suicide ideation:
Archive today mirror: https://archive.fo/jTTAz
Another citation I found relevant to this issue is this:
European Society of Endocrinology. "Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm
Today in: England is the Worst
The Church of England has ruled that an Irish-language inscription on a Coventry gravestone must have a translation with it to ensure the phrase is not mistaken as being a political statement.
This itself is a horrifyingly political statement! It says "through centuries of political turmoil and suffering that we inflicted on you, English people removed so many uses of your language that the only ones left are, we must assume, hostile to us."
Kent Hovind thinks he "whacked" me. He didn't. It was entirely a self-whacking.
It's a good day when racists face some real repercussions.
"you guys say you're sooo tolerant, but you don't tolerate ME!!1!"
"literally if we tolerated you then other people wouldn't be able to be tolerated, because you would be preventing that. by not being tolerant. You are literally the only group who should not be tolerated. It's just you. Just intolerant people. That's how it works."
Jacob Wohl & Jack Burkman again -- doing the same failed schtick. How stupid are these two?
Franklin Graham deserves to be run out of town on a rail.
remember that time that one of the massive megacorps that decide what we get to hear in the american media decided to tell all their pawns to read out the exact same word-for-word pro-trump brainwashing skit and it ended up being a hilarious example of exactly why they're evil
This country is totally buggered.
It bugged me, so I made a video about it.
Of the many things that piss me off, claiming that there is such a things as "biological sex" that a layman can use to justify a sweeping discriminatory bill is near the top of the list.
Insurance companies are the true villains of our time.
I usually detest trolley problems, but this one is enlightening.
I've been reading this article on Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/even-uncontacted-tribes-in-brazil-may-face-coronavirus-risk/
TLDR: missionary group risks spreading COVID-19 to uncontacted peoples in the Amazon by persisting in using their new helicopter to reach them during the outbreak.
This is just appalling to me on every level. Missionary work is morally dubious at best. It slips out of dubious and right into obscene when the target is a group who specifically do not want outside contact because of the frankly awful way the outside world has already treated them. Doing it anyway when the activity also bears a vastly increased risk of spreading a deadly disease to those people is straying into outright evil territory.
God save us all from missionaries.
Plagues are eye-opening opportunities to see the worst of humanity.
Please, please vote Susan Collins out.
Bye-bye, Mayor Pete.