Treating people with respect would seem to be one of the building blocks of society, hell, it’s taught in kindergarten — be kind, be curious and accept differences. It seems that one demographic in the U.S. simply finds such things beneath them, and finds some sort of perverse pleasure in lording their homogenous identity over anyone who dares show any sort of difference from the “herd.”
Every single time I start thinking that conservatives have sunk to the lowest level yet, they consistently find a way to set the bar even lower. Especially when it comes to civil rights, which they think actually only apply to them, minorities should just be happy they are no longer legally second class citizens.
Nowhere is this more marked than in their assault on LGBT+ rights, especially the “T.” Along with this rampant transphobia, a glaring lack of education, incorrect assumptions, and simplistic rejection of science, comes a kind of self-entitled bigotry which translates itself into a smug, bullying humor endemic to right wingers.
Sorry, that was a bit abrupt. Conservative memes are usually high on shock and pretty much all prove one thing: conservatives are gullible, angry sheep.
This meme is not only cruel, and worded for maximum self-aggrandizement for the cisgendered moron posting it, it is inaccurate, bigoted, and ignorant to boot.
Oh, and it co-opts Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County to spread this venomous rubbish? Blasphemous.
Let’s begin with this, the history of public bathrooms. 200 years ago there were not gender-specific restrooms. Really, there weren’t many “public restrooms” then, but when there were they consisted of a wooden building with a hole in a plank over a hole in the ground. A little over a hundred years ago, factories legislated that (scary, evil) women weren’t supposed to use bathrooms with men, because they made men uncomfortable. So factories had to have gender specific bathrooms (because the damn women insisted on being allowed to be in public!).
That didn’t stop bigots from trying to keep the places to pee “differences” free, of course, with racially segregated toilets which were, in general, unisex for “colored” people.
But hey, why they hell would these conservative asshats give a flying fornication about facts or history?
So, basically, the first sentence is complete, utter, 100 percent pure bullsh*t. And, like everything based on the slick, slimy, morass of conservative propaganda — it just gets deeper and more incorrect. The simplistic language and incorrect correlation of gender to sex to a small child’s understanding of “wee-wees” and “front butts.” This meme savagely tears a person down to nothing more than an extension of their genitals.
It also completely ignores that science says, in pretty clear terms, that being transgendered is a normal variant of human sexuality. (Not surprising from a group that encourages daughters to “marry” their fathers in mock ceremonies to protect their only worth until they hand it over to another man — their hymen.)
Of course, this logic-free, scandalously stupid, bottom-feeding assholery wouldn’t be complete without a reference to President Obama’s highly effective, acclaimed presidency as an act of tyranny, because “scary black man,” duh. Conservatives have been fretting over “King Obama ruling” over them for over 8 years, you’d think they would have realized by now reality disagrees with them.
But it shows us this: when a culture abhors science and loves superstition, values sameness and is allergic to progress, it breeds dunder-headed neanderthals that have no interest in facts, only hate.
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