Constance…this is must reading, but even more so…must living.
It must stop.
I do not care if you are male, female, gender fluid, straight, gay, bi, asexual…
I do not care if you are conservative or liberal, christian identified or not…the killing of women in general, and trans-women specifically is literally unacceptable!
By any standard, in any ethical system.
And yet it continues…
Men: if you do not begin to lead out strong in your groups and spaces, and live out just and humble relationships, then you are as guilty of these crimes as the actual perpetrators…
Women: if you stay silent, in word and deed, and do not find a way to make it clear to the people you are in relationship with that this way of living is unacceptable, then you are the modern day equivalent of the 1940s Jewish collaborators who sought to avoid persecution by collaborating with their oppressor.
I regret that I did not understand these things years ago…but that is irrelevant, for this is now.
Change must start now. Right now…for if not, when?
After thousands more have been brutalized and senselessly slaughtered?
Sober and sorrowful,