Following, and leading up to, the murder of Angie Zapata, the feminist blogosphere has been experiencing a new round of discussions on OMIGOD trans!!! If you want more context, please read this righteous post by Lisa Harney.
To me, some of the eruptions on the topic are reminiscent of “Reefer Madness” or promos for “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” And that’s why I didn’t want to write about them, and still don’t really want to write about them. Because I am in a screamy kind of mood as it is. There’s nothing new I could possibly add, except for maybe a loud ANGIE ZAPATA SHOULD STILL BE ALIVE.
And yes, I believe that many people in the feminist community hate people like Angie Zapata, though they often hide said hate behind sugary bemusement and/or doe-eyed earnestness. This”if trans people only knew their place, they’d be alright” mentality that makes my blood bubble and steam.
Angie Zapata, a teenager, is dead because someone decided that her place was in the grave. Think about it.