The video coined by Zack Ford as “The Most Extreme Attempt Yet To Demonize Transgender People And Deny Them Rights” has Facebook running around squashing it and the groups that promote it. It is really that bad.
Who would do such a thing?
The video has TERF (trans Exclusionary Reactionary Feminist) written all over it, a movement arguably fronted by Cathy Brennan. The blog “Gender Identity Watch” authored by Cathy Brennan alias BugBrennan or “bug” as she likes to be known is first in line for credits.
Cathy Brennan denied participation in the video’s production in a transphobic attack on Autumn Sandeen on Gender Identity Watch. Which of course gave her ample reason to share the video, you know, for educational purposes.
And unsurprisingly, the second blog credited shared the video the same day it went up on Youtube.
The video has a lineup of men who at some point dress in women’s clothing while committing crimes. And for honesty’s sake, it did include a number of trans people who have been convicted of crimes, some of which we have reported on here. But most of those profiled in the video were cisgender and none of their crimes had anything to do with the enactment of laws. Any law for that matter. These are lawless people who act on their impulses regardless of possible penalties.
Zack Ford at Think Progress wrote about the one demonizing effect of the Youtube “The problem with this strawman is that it has nothing to do with laws that protect transgender people from discrimination. As Media Matters has repeatedly documented, states that have had these protections for years report absolutely no increase of sexual assault because of them — indeed, not a single attributable case.”
Bug also *denies that she fights gender equality laws, or has ever harassed a transgender person.
Brennan may have never doxxed an adult trans person (snark off) as she claims but she has outed trans minors to their schools
Well. the video doesn’t bear any further response other than a two thumbs up to Facebook for acting so quickly to hate speech and a fitting tribute to the bugs of the world.