Hi Paula and thanks for reading and responding.

I would like to make a few points in response.

“you have literally no idea what trans people are up against.”

I think that’s a silly, hyperbolic claim to make. I have some idea of the problems some trans people have to deal with. I’m not, of course, claiming to have anything like perfect knowledge, just as no trans person can have perfect knowledge of what another trans person is experiencing.

I am, of course, aware of the existence of trans men.

I am very sorry you have experienced so much anti-trans prejudice and hate.

I wouldnt say I was trying to highlight discrimination against cisgender men. (I get the vague impression you’re assuming that I’m cisgender. I don’t know why you would assume that.). I think I was mainly trying to illustrate just how prejudiced, unreasonable and bigoted a lot of people are. And prejudice and bigotry affect us all.

“you’ve only seen a tiny, tiny fraction of what this is like, I can assure you of that.”

Yes. Absolutely.

Just as I know little of your experience of prejudice, you probably know very little about my experience.

I belong to a minority group that is perhaps the most consistently and harshly discriminated-against minority group of all. And my personal experience of prejudice and discrimination is extensive. But I am very aware that I don’t personally suffer from discrimination anyone near as badly as many others.

I campaign against prejudice as a matter of principle. I campaign against prejudice in all forms, regardless of whether I personally have to suffer from it. I encourage others to do the same.

Thanks again for adding your thoughts! :)

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