Anybody here see the movie "Victor/Victoria" starring Julie Andrews? Good movie so see if you can find it. Sorry to be the barer of bad news, BUT some men like the feel of the material of womens clothing next to their skin. Besides, how better to understand a woman than to act like one. Hell, at going on 76 years this month, I still wear men's jeans and shirts. Much more comfortable than the overpriced tightfitting garments sold in the women's section. Men's jeans will stand up to more stress and strain of garden or yard work than the thin, overpriced jeans for women, Men's shirts are more comforatble and cover up a plethera of body problems. No "camel toes" or "muffin tops" for this old girl. WAKE UP! There are more serious problems that need to be dealt with. Get over yourselves. This is, afterall. "the land of the FREE". Are you a practioner of "the home of the BRAVE"?
Category - Can't Make This Shit Up
We need to protect all LBGTQ+ people from the Texas Legislature! Seems again, these far right Pro-Birth evangelicals seem to have found another use for all these children besides targets for ARs.
"The former chair of the largest county Republican Party in Texas and noted anti-LGBTQ activist knew his business partner was accused of sexually abusing a child, but continued to “pay” his business partner — with young male assistants instead of a salary."
From the story ...
"Texas Republicans have made this session’s main theme attacking the LGBTQ community on false and insulting grounds, returning to a decades-old lie of portraying LGBTQ people as predators. But their attention would best be turned inward, as they have a growing list of credibly accused child predators in their own ranks. It’s almost as if all of these false accusations are a diversion to draw attention away from their own predatory problems.
So why is it that House Speaker Dade Phelan (R- Beaumont) and Republican Governor Greg Abbott make common cause with groups like Texas Values and advance their dangerous agenda, even with their ties to known pedophiles and enablers? If they truly care about keeping children safe from sexual predators, why are they not loudly condemning this behavior, cutting ties, and focusing their legislative might on preventing similar abuse and cover-ups in the future? It’s hard to say exactly, but a lack of courage and decency certainly tops the list. Or maybe all of their rhetoric about saving children is as hollow as the Governor’s empty pledge to “eliminate all rapists” in the state – political theater that ignores real victims in service of an extreme agenda that puts even more vulnerable people in danger."
Hey cornyn, crenshaw and cruz, still locking to get YOUR hands in the ole cookie jar? FU!
On this Trans Day of Visibility, let us remember that trans Americans are humans who deserve love, respect, freedom, and compassion.
It amazes me how the GOP jumped at this chance to start blaming every trans person for this horrific act. Tucker Carlson was on Fox News stating how Trans people were all against Christianity.
Where was he, and MTG and the rest of them when all the shootings done by white, heterosexual cis males were doing the shootings?
By the logic of Marjorie Taylor Green, we should start declaring war and locking up all white , heterosexual cis men as they are the majority of the mass shooters.
Or-here's another idea!-GET THE NRA OUT OF THE GOP'S BANK ACCOUNTS AND PASS SOME GUN LAWS!
I'm not surprised. When school personnel, church leaders, politicians, and the media continually tells you how bad and abnormal and unacceptable you are and how you don't deserve to live your best life the way you want in open society, how can you not have mental issues?
The radicals on the right have villainized trans people for no good reason other than to stir fear in their base while ignoring the real problems in our society.
And once again they refuse to fund or provide mental healthcare to individuals that are traumatized by their actions and policies.
The cruelty is the point. The Republican and MAGA people hate those who don't fit into their narrow moral mold and don't care about the consequences of their hate.
This is truly a public health crisis. As your constituent I would ask you to be part of the solution and not problem.
The anti-trans movement makes me sick. Some politicians are using a tried and true fascist tactic. Find some group that is different and isolate and condemn them. Focus the public on a handy and weak target as the source of all evil and the facist ruler gains power. It is exactly the technique used by Hitler to condition the German people to accept what followed - the Holocaust. Not only were 6 million Jews killed, but the terror expanded to others Hitler considered inferior: Gypsies, Slavs, handicapped or mentally disabled people and of course, anyone who opposed Hitler. Putin is currently using this same tactic in Ukraine. By labelling Ukrainians as "Nazis", Putin hopes to justify wiping Ukraine from the face of the earth and escape responsibility for his brutal crimes against Ukrainian citizens. Once the fascist playbook takes hold, no one is immune. And the signs of the anti trans movement expanding are already evident. Immigrants, black people, Jews, LGBTQ and "woke liberals" are already listed for condemnation. Indeed, anyone who does not meet a particular definition of "Christian" is an outsider since they claim America is a "Christian nation". (The Founders would be appalled by this idea. What happened to the idea that everyone is created equal, endowed by God with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?) This kind of intolerance is not authorized by the Christian religion or really by any religion. The Bible teaches love and acceptance, not hatred. Anyone who thinks this does not impact them because they do not belong to a targetted group needs to wake up. Because in the final analysis, the targets are whoever the fascist leader says they are and no one is safe. We must stop looking for scapegoats and start doing the hard work of solving our problems and serving all our people.
The Republican Cartel's tactic of finding some group or class of people to demonize as a way to appeal to the most ignorant biases of their base is unethical, immoral and often does real harm to the people that they attack.
The groups or classes of people that they target are those that have little collective ability to politically fight back. They have done this to the LBGTQ+ community generally, the BLM movement and ANTIFA, teaching the real and deplorable history of slavery and race relations in this country, poor immigrants seeking political asylum and others.
Certainly this will impact transgender youth as well, as they are being told that they are not worthy do to the limitations and restrictions being imposed on them - only being done so politicians can gain the support of their wrong-headed and irrationally biased base for their personal political benefit.
The Republican Cartel, particularly the MAGA-morons in the House, have not authored much in the way of any practicable legislation for decades because their tactics of appealing to the emotional biases and fears of their base is an easier path to re-election than actually having to do the work of developing practicable legislation that solves problems. Instead, they only develop often poorly authored legislation that causes real harm to the people that they choose to single out for victimization.
it is time to politically exterminate the Republican Party and let a principled, ethical, honest and honorable Conservative Party emerge from the ashes; One that is willing to govern, compromise and to actually earn their re-election by their ideas, ideals and legislative accomplishments.
Most people are forming opinions on this with no 1st hand experience, and no compassion for someone else's situation.
On top of this politicians are using it to get voters stirred up, angry if they can, as this has been found to increase their voter base turn out for elections by 30%, and of course all their campaign contributions playing on fears parents have for the safety, well being and future.
A truly sad situation for the victimized, and those profiting off their misery.
This country began with a Declaration of Independence, which states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." So what gives politicians the right to infringe on the individual rights of Life and the pursuit of Happiness of LGBTQ+ individuals? Our forefathers fought to liberate us from oppression and religious prosecution, and now its ugly head is again coming to the forefront.
I have no doubt that they are! Most of the LGBTQ+ Community is due to the hate-filled rhetoric of being called "Groomers" simply for existing! That, however, is the GOP. Nothing but lying hate-mongers!
Of course they are! Hate-filled people on the right are constantly attacking these young people, trying to discriminate against them, deny them equal rights, deny their healthcare, and acting like they're the biggest problem in society today.
We know the MAGA/DeSantis crowd hates children and hates LGBTQ+ people, but they also refuse to provide healthcare and mental healthcare, so how will this get better?
The only way is to put more Democrats and progressives into positions of power over policy and government. Trans young people are still Americans, still children, and still in need of protection and safety.
Nobody who attacks trans youths is a good person. Nobody who attacks trans youths is a "Christian". Nobody who attacks trans youths is pro-life.
Even hater Glenn Younkin didn't know what to say about monitoring bathrooms for transgender youths:
Is he going to pay for all schools to add gender-neutral bathrooms?